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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-15-032 – Academic-Community Partnership Conference Series (R13)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: November 17, 2015

RFA-AI-15-032 – Asthma and Allergic Disease Cooperative Research Centers (U19)
Internal Deadline: July 13, 2015; 5pm
External Deadline: October 2, 2015

PAR-13-341 – Bridges to the Doctorate (R25)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: September 25, 2015 [updated 4/1/15]

RFA-DK-15-006 – Career Development Programs in Diabetes Research for Pediatric
Internal Deadline: August 10, 2015; 5pm
External Deadline: December 2, 2015

PAR-14-251 – Developing and Improving Institutional Animal Resources (G20)
Internal Deadline: July 6, 2015; 5pm
External Deadline: August 3, 2015

RFA-HG-15-026 – NHGRI Genome Sequencing Program Analysis Centers (U01)
Internal Deadline: July 6, 2015; 5pm
External Deadline: August 25, 215

RFA-DK-14-002 – Nutrition Obesity Research Centers (NORCs) (P30)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: June 18, 2015 [updated on 1/8/2015]

RFA-HG-14-004 – Predoctoral Training in Biomedical Big Data Science (T32)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: July 27, 2015

PAR-14-228 – NIH Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) (R25)
LOI: 30 days before the application due date
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: June 22, 2015

 

National Science Foundation (NSF):

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

NSF-14-573 – ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers (ADVANCE)
LOI: October 5, 2015 (IT Catalyst); November 5, 2015 (IT)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: November 03, 2015 (IT Catalyst); January 20, 2016 (IT)

NSF-14-564 – Collections in Support of Biological Research (CSBR)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: July 13, 2015

NSF-14-506 – Faculty Development in the Space Sciences (FDSS)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: August 31, 2015

 

Foundations & Others:

Dr. Ernest J. Ring – Academic Development Grant
Internal Deadline: August 10, 2015; 5pm
External Deadline: December 14, 2015

Edward Mallinckrodt – Grants
Internal Deadline: June 17, 2015; 5pm
External Deadline: August 1, 2015

NEH Summer Stipends
Internal Deadline: July 30, 2015; 5pm
External Deadline: October 1, 2015

PEW Biomedical Scholars
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
USC’s Nomination Due: July 15, 2015
External Deadline: November 16, 2015

Searle Scholars Program
Internal Deadline: July 6, 2015; 5pm
External Deadline: September 30, 2015