USC School of Architecture faculty are invited to apply for two annual research funding opportunities: Faculty Research Grants and Research in Architecture Grants. These grants assist faculty in developing sustained research programs or serve as a stepping stone to external funding agencies for faculty seeking federal/corporate/foundational research funds. These programs also support faculty whose research field has limited external funding opportunities, fostering research that would not otherwise be carried out due to a lack of grant sources in the investigator’s area of scholarship. 

Funding areas for 2019-2020 focused on research and creative work in:

  • Urban Design and Mobility Infrastructure: Los Angeles, Fresno, and the California-Mexico Border 
  • Urban Workforce Housing: Asia and the Americas
  • Technology, Environment and Social Justice 
  • Reimagining American Inner City: Imperial Courts Housing in Watts, CA (in partnership with Housing Authority of City of Los Angeles) 

Please contact Kay Chang at for more information.