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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):

RFA-NS-16-003 — Child Neurologist Career Development Program (CNCDP) (K12)
LOI: 30 days prior to due date
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: June 14, 2016

RFA-DK-15-026: Diabetes Research Centers (P30)
LOI: May 14, 2016
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: June 14, 2016

PAR-16-013: Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Awards (IRACDA) (K12)
Internal Deadline: June 20, 2016, 5pm
External Deadline: September 19, 2016

PAR-16-109: Bridges to the Doctorate (R25)
Internal Deadline: June 24, 2016, 5pm
External Deadline: September 25, 2016, 5pm

PAR-16-118: Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE) (R25)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: May 25, 2016, 5pm

RFA-RM-16-006: NIH Director’s Early Independence Awards
Internal Deadline: June 17 2016, 5pm
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

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: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: June 14, 2016

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

Foundations & Others:

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: May 31, 2016, 5pm
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

Brain Research Foundation 2017 Scientific Innovations Award
LOI: June 29, 2016, 2pm PDT
Internal Deadline: May 6, 2016, 5pm PDT
External Deadline: September 29, 2016, 2pm PDT

DARPA-BAA-16-34: Enhanced Attribution
LOI: Not mentioned in proposal.
Internal Deadline: May 6, 2016, 5pm PDT
External Deadline: June 7, 2016, 12pm EST

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