Research and Academics

USC is proud to be a leader in sustainability research. Find sustainability tools, research centers and studies, information on programs and funding, access to data and more at the links below.

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Presidential Sustainability Solutions Fellowship

See how the Presidential Sustainability Solutions Fellowship program plays a central role in USC’s Assignment: Earth framework by preparing the next generation of sustainability scholars.

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Scholarships, Fellowships, Extension, Internships and Funding

Apply for sustainability scholarships, fellowships, internships, and other funding to support your academic studies and professional development.

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Research Centers and Research Studies

Apply for sustainability scholarships, fellowships, internships, and other funding to support your academic studies and professional development.

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Sustainability Data Hub

Source sustainability data for class projects or research.

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Sustainability Course Finder

Plan your next semester with sustainability courses tailored to your major.

Pauline Yu, a Ph.D. candidate in biological sciences, prepares gels for protein electrophoresis in professor Donal T. Manahan's marine biology laboratory.

Sustainability Research Finder

See the leaps and bounds USC is making in sustainability research.

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Sustainability Across the Curriculum Initiative

Sustainability Across the Curriculum Initiative (SACI) was created to support faculty in developing new courses, programs, and curricular approaches that focus on sustainability.

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President’s Sustainability Initiative Award

The President’s Sustainability Initiative Award has disbursed $1.5 million for research addressing neighborhood-scale air quality sensor networks, the PFAS drinking water crisis in Southern California, catalytic upcycling of polyvinyl chloride (PVC), and more.