Filling out an application does not guarantee a position. We have a limited amount of positions and will do our best to match students to appropriate positions based on availability.
Although some research positions do require prior experience or certain skills, there are also positions available for students with no prior experience.
Yes, there is a section on the application to complete if you already have a research position for the year.
If you are already receiving funding you will not be considered to receive additional funding.
Students can participate in CURVE for a maximum of 2 academic years. Funding renewal is not automatic or guaranteed, so returning CURVE students will still need to complete the application form to be considered.
Students residing outside the U.S. can apply but are not eligible to receive funding while abroad.
Yes, this is not an employment opportunity so any student living in the U.S. is eligible to receive funding regardless of immigration status or work-authorization.
All declared Viterbi students and all class levels are able to apply. Please note that projects will specify whether they are seeking freshmen or continuing students.
All applications will be reviewed after the deadline; there is no benefit to submitted your application early. We encourage applicants to attend faculty information sessions prior to submitting their application.
Research positions will be on-campus or remote as determined by the faculty mentor and upon final approval of USC and LA county guidelines.
In order to get the most out of your research experience for both you and your faculty mentor, the positions are for the academic year.
This program is intended for students to participate in research for the entire academic year, so students who will be on an LOA for the fall or spring semester are not eligible to apply.
No, this program is intended for students who will be studying for the entire academic year.
Yes! Dean's Research and Merit Research recipients are encouraged to use the CURVE matching process to find open lab positions.
Yes, you may apply for a research position you are interested in even if it is outside your major.