Each year the federal government’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) outline the administration’s priorities for multi-agency federal funding for Research and Development (R&D) for the coming fiscal year. A priority area is focused on climate change impact. R&D priorities for FY23 are detailed in the “Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies,” issued Aug 27, 2021.
The USC R&D Priorities Award provides seed funding for interdisciplinary collaborative research activities involving groups of faculty from multiple schools who are preparing a proposal for an externally funded grant in areas of R&D priorities outlined by the OMB/OSTP. Applications can request up to $75,000; awards are for a period of one year.