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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-15-178: Jointly Sponsored Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Institutional Predoctoral Training Program in the Neurosciences (T32)
LOI: April 25, 2016
Internal Deadline: February 24, 2016
External Deadline: May 25, 2016

RFA-ES-15-019: Superfund Hazardous Substance Research and Training Program (P42)
LOI: March 11, 2016 (optional)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: March 11, 2016

RFA-NS-16-003 — Child Neurologist Career Development Program (CNCDP) (K12)
LOI: 30 days prior to due date
Internal Deadline: March 11, 2016, 5pm
External Deadline: June 14, 2016

RFA-DA-16-009: NIH Blueprint Training in Computational Neuroscience: From Biology to Model and Back Again (T90/R90)
LOI: February 16, 2016
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: March 18, 2016

RFA-DK-15-026: Diabetes Research Centers (P30)
LOI: May 14, 2016
Internal Deadline: April 1, 2016, 5pm
External Deadline: June 14, 2016

National Science Foundation (NSF):

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

NSF-14-547: Innovation Corps Sites Program (I-Corps Sites)
Internal Deadline: March 16, 2016
External Deadline: June 14, 2016

NSF 15-528- Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: February 16, 2016

NSF-16-503: National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT)
LOI: December 9, 2015
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: February 9, 2016

NSF-16-513 Scalable Nanomanufacturing (SNM)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Viterbi School if interested.
External Deadline: February 16, 2016

NSF-16-533: Cybersecurity Innovation for Cyberinfrastructure
Internal Deadline: February 26, 2016, 5pm
External Deadline: April 19, 2016


Foundations & Others:

Dr. Scholl Foundation Grants
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: March 1, 2016

Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation Grant
Internal Deadline: April 22, 2016, 5pm
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

CHALLENGE AMERICA (National Endowment for the Arts)
LOI: April 4, 2016
Internal Deadline: March 4, 2016, 5pm
External Deadline: May 5, 2016

American Diabetes Association Pathway to Stop Diabetes Visionary Award
LOI: Not required; letters needed include letters of recommendation and a nomination letter from an institutional representative.
Internal Deadline: April 1, 2016, 5pm
External Deadline: July 1, 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: April 1, 2016, 5pm
External Deadline: July 1, 2016

The David & Lucille Packard Foundation – Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering
LOI: March 15, 2016
Internal Deadline: February 19, 2016, 5pm
External Deadline: April 20, 2016

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation “Moore Inventor Fellows”
Internal Deadline: March 4, 2016, 5pm
External Deadline: May 1, 2016

STEM Expert Facilitation of Family Learning in Libraries and Museums (STEMeX) – A National Leadership Grants Special Initiative
Internal Deadline: March 11, 2016, 5pm
External Deadline: May 1, 2016