Funding Opportunity – Advancing Scholarship in the Humanities and Social Sciences

Message to USC Faculty

From: Michael W. Quick, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs; Elizabeth Graddy, Vice Provost for Academic and Faculty Affairs

September 20, 2018

I am pleased to announce that the 2018-2019 application cycle for the Advancing Scholarship in the Humanities and Social Sciences (ASHSS) program is now open.  The Office of the Provost awards ASHSS funding to support selected USC full-time faculty in the arts, humanities, and humanistic social sciences in their scholarship. 

The ASHSS program includes three distinct funding channels targeting faculty at strategic points during their academic careers.  The ASHSS early sabbatical/school-paid leave program affords our most productive faculty the time to produce high-caliber scholarly work; the ASHSS research and creative grant awards up to $25,000 to recently promoted faculty members seeking to make important scholarly or creative contributions in these fields; and the ASHSS grant writing mentorship program provides an opportunity for a faculty member to work one-on-one with a colleague with appropriate expertise on their fellowship or grant application.  For more information on eligibility, please see

Awardees are selected through a competitive application process, and their selection is a testament to the excellent quality of their proposals.  We look forward to seeing the products of last year’s awards, and we strongly encourage those of you who are eligible to consider applying.

Cc: Wanda Austin
Academic Senate
Academic Deans
President’s Cabinet
Provost’s Cabinet