University of Southern California

Research

Institutionally Limited External Competitions

These are competitions for awards by outside agencies for which USC can nominate a limited number of candidates. Applications for any of the awards listed here must go through an internal review process and receive approval from the USC administration prior to submission to the sponsoring agency. Moreover, internal USC application deadlines are typically at least one month in advance of the sponsoring agency’s own deadlines, given the time required for the internal review process.

Investigators interested in applying for any of the awards should contact the Office of Research at or (213) 740-6709, and their research dean at least two months in advance of the sponsor’s deadline. The internal USC selection process, coordinated through each school’s dean of research, typically takes place at least one month in advance of the external deadline.  Faculty should indicate their interest in being considered for a given competition prior to the internal selection process being initiated.

National Science Foundation Limited Competitions Listing

NSF maintains a catalog of upcoming solicitations and grant programs that are institutionally limited competitions at its website.

Current Internal Competitions for Institutionally Limited Programs

NIH-Collaborative Human Tissue Network (CHTN) (UM1)
Internal Deadline: April 15, 2013
External Deadline: May 31, 2013

Core Centers for Musculoskeletal Biology and Medicine
Internal Deadline: May 13, 2013
External Deadline: July 1, 2013

The NEH Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Program Award
Internal Deadline: April 1, 2013
External Deadline: May 14, 2013

NIND Institutional Center Core Grants to Support Neuroscience Research (p30)
Internal Deadline: April 1, 2013
External Deadline: May 16, 2013

NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM)
Internal Deadline: July 15, 2013
External Deadline: August 13, 2013

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Talent Expansion Program (STEP)
Internal Deadline: November 4, 2013
External Deadline: December 3, 2013

Skin Diseases Research Core Centers (P30)
Internal Deadline: May 20, 2013
External Deadline: September 20, 2013

NIH- NINDS Stroke Trials Network – Regional Coordinating Stroke Centers (U10)
Internal Deadline: March 25, 2013
External Deadline: May 15, 2013

NEH Summer Stipends Program
Internal Deadline: June 10, 2013
External Deadline: September 26, 2013

Team-Based Design in Biomedical Engineering Education (R25)
Internal Deadline: March 25, 2013
External Deadline: May 13, 2013

Open Internal Competitions for Institutionally Limited Programs

The internal deadlines to the competitions below have all passed. If interested in submitting, please contact the Office of Research at vprsch@usc.edu or 213-740-6709 for further information.

NSF – ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers (ADVANCE)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
Sponsor Deadline:      November 12, 2013 – Institutional Transformation (IT) and Institutional Transformation Catalyst (IT- Catalyst)

NIH – Autoimmunity Centers of Excellence, Clinical Research Program (UM1)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: June 13, 2013

NIH -  Data Coordinating Center for the NICHD Cooperative Multicenter Reproductive Medicine Network (U10)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: April 4, 2013

High Performance Computing System Acquisition: Building a More Inclusive Computing Environment for Science and Engineering
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: April 15, 2013

Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Centers 2013 (U54)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: April 9, 2013

EPA/NSF Networks for Characterizing Chemical Life Cycle (NCCLCs)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: March 18, 2013

Next Generation Nation Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NG NINN)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: April 1, 2013
External Deadline: May 13, 2013

NIH – Superfund Hazardous Substance Research and Training Program (P42)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: April 10, 2013

Upcoming Institutionally Limited Competition

(Currently none available)

Closed Internal Competitions for Institutionally Limited Programs

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