Affiliates Program

Our USC CAIS Affiliates Program is for companies, foundations, and other organizations to provide a yearly contribution and receive unique access to the center. Each tier is associated with different perks.

CAIS Affiliate

Benefits include:

  • Invite to annual USC CAIS student showcase
  • Invite to annual USC CAIS Affiliates Program meeting
  • Invite to seminars, symposia, workshops, & other events
  • Receive center reports, e-newsletters, & publications every few months
  • Acknowledgement of Affiliate on USC CAIS website & at public events
  • Opportunity for Affiliate to list USC CAIS as an academic partner on company/organization promotional materials
  • Opportunity to connect with faculty with relevant research interests

CAIS Affiliate Gold

Benefits include all of those at the CAIS Affiliate level plus:

  • Priority recruiting access to undergraduate & graduate students with a tailored recruiting event/visit
  • Named fellowship for 1 undergraduate or graduate student
  • Participate in the AI for Social Good undergraduate course projects (e.g., give lectures, provide data access, mentorship, specific research problems)
  • Opportunity to establish separate joint faculty-industry-student project aligned with the USC CAIS mission

CAIS Affiliate Platinum

Benefits include all of those at the CAIS Affiliate Gold level plus:

  • Named fellowship for multiple undergraduate or graduate students
  • Title sponsorship for large event (e.g., symposium, workshop)
  • Opportunity to have a featured speaker at the USC CAIS seminar series
  • Opportunity to have a featured speaker at the USC CAIS student showcase

Interested in becoming a USC CAIS affiliate?  Please contact Maurena Nacheff-Benedict with Viterbi Advancement at maurena.nacheff-benedict@usc.edu or Hailey Winetrobe Nadel with USC CAIS at hwinetro@usc.edu.

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