University of Southern California


George M. O’Brien Kidney Research Core Centers (P30)


This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites new and renewal applications for the George M. O’Brien Kidney Research Core Centers to support both basic and clinical research on kidney disease. The goal of the O’Brien Kidney Research Core Center program is to make state of-the art technologies and resources readily accessible to a broad spectrum of investigators who are pursuing studies in relevant topic areas. The emphases for this program are fourfold: (1) to attract new scientific expertise into the study of the basic mechanisms of kidney diseases and disorders; (2) to encourage multidisciplinary research focused on the causes of these diseases; (3) to explore new basic areas with translational potential; and (4) to generate Developmental Research (DR)/Pilot and Feasibility (P&F) studies which should lead to new and innovative approaches to study kidney disease. .

Program Information

Program Announcement

Institutional Limit

Limit of one proposal per organization.
Limit one proposal per school.


Internal: September 10, 2012
Letter of Intent (LOI): October 14, 2012 (not required)
External Deadline: November 14, 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.