University of Southern California


Limited Submission

NINDS Institutional Center Core Grants to Support Neuroscience Research (P30) PAR-12-081


The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) invites applications for Center Core Grants to support the NINDS mission, which is to reduce the burden of neurological disease.  In pursuit of this mission, NINDS supports basic, translational, and clinical research on the normal and diseased nervous system.  The Centers will provide cutting edge resources and facilities to investigators who have existing NINDS-funded research projects, and to other investigators pursuing research consistent with the NINDS mission.  The Centers should enhance the effectiveness of ongoing research and facilitate new research directions.  This support is intended to increase resource accessibility and to capitalize on potential economies and synergies that would not be attained through independent funding of separate research projects.

Program Information

Institutional Limit

Limit of 2 proposals per organization.


Internal: 2/17/2012
Sponsor Letter of Intent (not required): 3/3/2012
Full Proposal:  4/3/2012

Nomination Process

Interested faculty should contact their school’s dean of research who coordinate the first step in the internal selection process.  Faculty are typically asked to submit, at a minimum, a CV or biosketch, as well as a single-page proposal summary to their research dean.  Individual schools’ deadlines are in advance of the internal deadline posted above.  Check with your school prior to our internal deadline for details concerning the nomination process.