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ASPIRE I funding for Postdoctoral Scholars

USC postdoctoral scholars have the opportunity build their research portfolios by competing for an ASPIRE-I: Innovation grant through the Office of the Vice President for Research.

Postdoctoral scholars may compete for funding through the Advanced Support for Innovative Research Excellence, or ASPIRE, internal funding program. Beginning with the 2015 funding cycle, postdocs may apply for ASPIRE-I, Track II-B, which provides funding to develop a relatively new line of research exploration for which they ultimately plan to seek new scholarly pursuits, including external funding. Complete details about ASPIRE, including guidelines for ASPIRE-I, Track II-B, visit the ASPIRE page in our Internal Funding and Awards section.