University of Southern California

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Courtesy of Jed Furhman, epifluorescence microscopy image

Founded in 1880, the University of Southern California is a private research university located in Los Angeles. The university is home to more than 43,000 undergraduate and graduate students and almost 4,000 full-time faculty. It downtown University Park campus houses the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, the Graduate School and most of the university’s professional schools, and the Health Sciences campus is made up of the Keck School of Medicine, School of Pharmacy and three teaching hospitals.

In the area of research, the University of Southern California has nearly $700 million in annual research expenditures, is ranked first in the nation among all universities in the size of its computer science research program and has the largest graduate program in science, engineering and health of all private research universities.

Our work with the University of Southern California ranges from an investigator award sponsored by Marine Microbiology Initiative, to the development and installation of instrumentation infrastructure for the seafloor and sub-seafloor observatory systems at North Pond in the Atlantic Ocean.


recent grants

Science Elucidating Electron Transfer in Cable Bacteria


University of Southern California, Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences Physics & Astronomy Department

  • date awarded

    Nov 2021

  • amount


  • term

    50 months

Patient Care Advancing Palliative Care through Economic Research and Policy Analyses


University of Southern California, Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Education

  • date awarded

    Nov 2019

  • amount


  • term

    24 months


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