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Weekly Research Update: Thursday, June 13, 2024

New Propel AI program opens opportunities to discover artificial intelligence tools for innovative, collaborative research

Building on the robust foundation of our existing Propel program, the Office of the Vice President for Research is proud to unveil a new initiative: Propel AI. This new Propel program is designed to enrich and extend the skills of our academic community by facilitating the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) across USC’s comprehensive research domains.

Applications for the Propel AI program are open through July 1, 2024. For more information about Propel AI, the timeline and target audience, please see the announcement and call for applications here.


Upcoming deadline for administrators: STRIVE research administration training 

The Office of Research Training and Education is launching STRIVE: Strategic Training in Research Innovation and Administrative Excellence in August of 2024. STRIVE is a comprehensive and tiered training program designed specifically for research administration professionals at USC. Learn more and apply to participate by July 1, 2024.


Upcoming deadline for faculty: Propel Research Mentorship Program 2024-2025

The Office of the Vice President for Research is now accepting applications for Propel Research Mentorship Program 2024-2025. Complete application packages are due by Monday, July 1, 2024. Program activities for the 2024-2025 Propel class will run from August 23, 2024 through May 2, 2025, and participants will submit their proposals no later than June 2025. 


Review the Monthly New Grant Awards Report for May 2024

Each month the Office of the Vice President for Research produces a comprehensive list of awards received by faculty throughout the preceding month. We are proud to share this list each month because it reflects the hard work of our faculty and their exemplary dedication to USC’s research community. For the May 2024 new awards report, please visit our website


National Laboratories Office seeks proposals for 2025 summer REU programs 

The National Laboratories Office (NLO) is seeking faculty proposals to fund Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) programs to be held at USC beginning in the summer of 2025. 

The NLO will support two kinds of REU programs:

  • The NLO will fund up to two new, stand-alone REU summer programs.
  • Active National Science Foundation-funded REU sites may apply for co-funding of up to three additional summer participants.

To learn more about REU programs and eligibility for faculty, please review the current request for proposals, found here. Concept papers are due on Friday June 28, 2024.



13 June 2024

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