Skip to main content


USC Dornsife Training

Our most recent proposal submission training was held on September 25, 2014. Future training dates TBA. Contact the research office at if you need assistance.


USC Department of Contracts and Grants (DCG) Training

Training for Research Administrators

Research Administrators Forum

The Research Administrators Forum provides research administrators from both campuses an opportunity to network and share information related to research administration and compliance, discuss issues and learn about university policies and procedures as well as changes in laws and regulations that may apply to them. The RA Forum is sponsored by the Office of Compliance.


USC Trojan Learn

Offers a variety of classes for staff training. You need to sign in to view courses. Select "Contracts and Grants" under USC Training to request the Cardinal & Gold Curriculum.


USC Office of Research

The USC Office of Research cooperates with the Offices of Compliance and Professional Development in training faculty and staff to become more effective in managing and initiating research. Descriptions of the classes are available at the Workshops and Training catalog page.


External Training


SRA (Society of Research Administrators International)

SRA International Annual Meeting 2014

SRA Western/Southern Section Meeting

SRA Basics of Research Administration 2014

NCURA (National Council of University Research Administrators)

A Primer on Federal Contracting

A Primer on Subawards

NCURA - Fundamentals of Sponsored Project Administration

Annual NCURA Conference