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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 to two months in advance of the sponsoring agency’s own deadlines, given the time required for the internal review process.

Faculty should indicate their interest in being considered for a given competition prior to the internal selection process being initiated and their research dean at least two months in advance of the sponsor’s deadline.

Investigators interested in applying for any of the awards should contact the Office of Research at vprsch@usc.edu or (213) 740-6709.

For a list of recurring institutionally limited competitions, please click here.

Advance to: National Science Foundation (NSF) || Foundations & Others

National Institutes of Health (NIH):

RFA-ES-18-003: Environmental Health Sciences Core Centers (EHSCC) (P30 Clinical Trial Optional)
Internal Deadline: January 26, 2018
External Deadline: April 17, 2018

PAR-17-340: Collaborative Program Grant for Multidisciplinary Teams (RM1) (Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: January 25, 2018, 5pm PDT

PAR-17-053: Research Education: Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) Program (R25)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: January 26, 2018, 5pm PDT

PAR-17-339: NIH Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) (R25)
Internal Deadline: January 26, 2018, 5pm PDT
External Deadline: July 9, 2018, 5pm PDT

National Science Foundation (NSF):

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

RFA-ES-18-003: Environmental Health Sciences Core Centers (EHSCC) (P30 Clinical Trial Optional)
Internal Deadline: Jan 26, 2018, 5pm PDT
LOI: March 17, 2018
External Deadline: April 17, 2018

NSF-18-511: Partnerships for Innovation (PFI)
Internal Deadline: December 8, 2017, 5pm PDT
External Deadline: February 1, 2018

NSF-18-507: National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: November 27, 2017 – December 6, 2017
External Deadline: February 6, 2018

NSF-18-513 – Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI) (replaces NSF-15-504)
Internal Deadline: December 8, 2017, 5pm PDT
External Deadline: Submission Window: January 29, 2018 – February 05, 2018

NSF-17-591: Inclusion Across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES) – NSF INCLUDES Coordination Hub
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: November 27, 2017, 5pm PDT

NSF-17-592: Mid-Scale Innovations Program in Astronomical Sciences (MSIP)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
Preliminary Proposal Deadline: November 20, 2017, 5pm PDT
External Deadline: April 6, 2018, 5pm PDT

NSF-17-579: Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) – Alliances
Internal Deadline:
Alliances: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
STEM Pathways & Research Alliances: October 20, 2017, 5pm PDT (within ‘Alliances’ category)
External Deadline:
Alliances: November 17, 2017, 5pm PDT
STEM Pathways & Research Alliances: January 26, 2018, 5pm PDT (within ‘Alliances’ category)

NSF-17-579: Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) – Louis Stokes Regional Centers of Excellence
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: January 26, 2018, 5pm PDT

NSF-17-579: Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) – Pre-Alliance Planning
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: November 17, 2017, 5pm PDT

NSF-17-581: CISE Research Infrastructure (CRI)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
Preliminary Proposal Deadline: November 2, 2017, 5pm PDT
External Deadline: January 11, 2018, 5pm PDT

NSF-17-558: Towards a Leadership-Class Computing Facility – Phase 1
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: July 14, 2017, 5pm PDT
External Deadline: November 20, 2017, 5pm PDT


Foundations & Others:

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation – The Moore Inventor Fellows
Internal Deadline: December 14, 2017 by 5:00 p.m. PT
LOI: February 12, 2018 by 5:00 p.m. PT
External Deadline: March 5, 2018 5:00 p.m. PT

ASHP Foundation – Award for Excellence in Medication Safety
Internal Deadline: December 8, 2017, 5pm
LOI: January 5, 2018
External Deadline: March 22, 2018

Rita Allen Foundation Scholars Program
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: December 8, 2017
External Deadline: January 19, 2018. 11:59pm EST

Brain Research Foundation Fay/Frank Seed Grant Program
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: January 8, 2018, 4pm CST
External Deadline: March 28, 2018, 4pm CST

Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program 2018
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: Nomination letter included.
External Deadline: February 8, 2018

Graves Awards in the Humanities
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: December 8, 2017, 5pm PDT

The Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: November 1, 2017
External Deadline: January 15, 2018, 5pm PDT

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation – Building Bridges: Islamic Art
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: September 8, 2017
External Deadline: December 1, 2017

Andrew Carnegie Fellows
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: November 17, 2017

The Conservation, Food & Health Foundation Grants
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: Concept Application due January 1, 2018
External Deadline: March 1, 2018

Simons Investigators in Mathematical Modeling of Living Systems
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: October 31, 2017, 11:59pm EST