by Eric Lindberg
In the world of academic research, streams of funding from federal and state agencies are king.
A large grant from the National Institutes of Health can propel a young faculty member’s career forward and sustain ongoing research for years.
But as public institutions tighten their purse strings and the federal funding environment grows increasingly competitive, researchers at the USC School of Social Work have begun exploring previously overlooked forms of support, particularly from private foundations, businesses, and philanthropic donors.
These private sources of funding are not necessarily supplanting multimillion-dollar grants from public agencies, but often allow faculty members to focus […]