Department of Contracts and Grants

The Department of Contracts and Grants (DCG) supports USC’s investigators from proposal development to award closeout, ensuring that our grants and contracts are consistent with university standards for academic freedom, research ethics and fiscal responsibility. The Department of Contracts and Grants:
  • Reviews, approves and submits proposals to extramural sponsors
  • Negotiates and accepts awards on behalf of the University
  • Executes subcontracts
  • Coordinates pre-award and post-award actions
  • Develops and maintains positive sponsor relationships
  • Ensures institutional compliance with Federal and State regulations, sponsor policy and University policy
  • Determines how agreements for research services will be processed

In light of these responsibilities, DCG has created a Feedback Form that allows faculty, research administrators, and other support staff to provide anonymous feedback regarding the quality of their interactions with DCG Staff.

Getting Started

Research administration regarding pre-award and post-award management, and procedures and forms
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Training

DCG’s training materials created to assist the research community with USC’s proposal development, routing, and submission systems
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Directory

The Department of Contracts and Grants staff directory and contact information
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DCG NewsFlash

Stay up-to-date on issues related to Research Administration
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DCG NewsFlash

Updated NSF Pre-Award and Post-Award Disclosure Table

Update: The National Science Foundation (NSF) has issued an updated version of the table entitled NSF Pre-Award and Post-Award Disclosures Relating to the Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending Support. The updated table

Revised NIH Grants Policy Statement (NIHGPS)

Announcement: On December 17, 2021, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) ​issued a revised Grants Policy Statement (NIHGPS) that represents an update to the April 2021 version and is applicable to all

Calendar

See the calendar below for important dates: