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 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):

PAR-16-013: Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Awards (IRACDA) (K12)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: September 19, 2016

PAR-16-109: Bridges to the Doctorate (R25)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: September 25, 2016, 5pm

RFA-RM-16-006: NIH Director’s Early Independence Awards
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: September 12, 2016, 5pm

RFA-DK-16-006: Nutrition Obesity Research Centers (NORC) (P30)
LOI: October 23, 2016
Internal Deadline: September 2, 2016
External Deadline: November 23, 2016, 5pm

RFA-DK-16-020: Diabetes Research Centers (P30)
LOI: January 28, 2017
Internal Deadline: September 19, 2016, 5pm
External Deadline: February 28, 2017, 5pm PDT

PAR-16-290: HIV/AIDS Vaccine Facility (C06)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: August 1, 2016, 5pm PDT

RFA-TW-16-002: Fogarty Global Health Training Program (D43)
LOI: July 16, 2016
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: August 16, 2016, 5pm PDT

National Science Foundation (NSF):

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

NSF-16-547: Innovation Corps Sites Program (I-Corps Sites)
Internal Deadline: November 4, 2016, 5pm
External Deadline: February 9, 2017, 5pm

NSF-16-545: Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers
Internal Deadline: Team selected through 2015 Zumberge competition
Preliminary Proposal Deadline: July 01, 2016, 5pm
Full Proposal Deadline: December 2, 2016, 2016, 5pm PST

NSF-15-576: Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC)
Internal Deadline: July 1, 2016, 5pm
External Deadline: October 14, 2016, 5pm

NSF-16-561: Physics Frontiers Centers (PFC)
Internal Deadline: June 3, 2016, 5pm
Preliminary Proposal Deadline: August 1, 2016, 5pm
Full Proposal Deadline: January 30, 2017, 5pm

NSF-16-571: Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE)
Internal Deadline: July 20, 2016, 5pm PDT
Preliminary Proposal Deadline: September 14, 2016, 5pm PDT
Full Proposal Deadline: April 24, 2017, 5pm PDT


Foundations & Others:

Brain Research Foundation 2017 Scientific Innovation Award
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: September 29, 2016, 2pm PDT

Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation Grant
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: August 1, 2016

ART WORKS (National Endowment for the Arts)
LOI: July 14, 2016
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: July 21, 2016

American Diabetes Association Pathway to Stop Diabetes Accelerator Award
LOI: Not required; letters needed include letters of recommendation and a nomination letter from an institutional representative.
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: July 1, 2016

Searle Scholars Program
Internal Deadline: July 1, 2016, 5pm PDT
External Deadline: September 30, 2016

NEH Summer Stipends
Internal Deadline: July 1, 2016, 5pm PDT
External Deadline: September 29, 2016, 11:59 pm EST

Pew-Stewart Scholars for Cancer Research Programs
LOI: July 1, 2016
Internal Deadline: Please contact Dr. Stephen Gruber at sgruber@med.usc.edu.
External Deadline: October 17, 2016

Pew Biomedical Scholars
LOI: July 15, 2016
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: November 1, 2016

National Endowment of the Arts Research Labs
LOI: See link for details.
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: July 12, 2016, 11:59 pm EDT

The Marion E. Kenworthy-Sarah H. Swift Foundation
Internal Deadline: July 15, 2016, 5pm PDT
External Deadline: October 31, 2016, 5pm EST

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation “New Directions Fellowships”
Internal Deadline: July 13, 2016, 5pm
External Deadline: October 14, 2016, 12pm

Harry J. Lloyd Charitable Trust Melanoma Research Grants
Internal Deadline: July 25, 2016, 5pm
External Deadline: November 29, 2016, 11:59pm CST