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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-CA-16-017: Coordinating Center for Population-based Research to Optimize the Screening Process (PROSPR)(U24)
LOI: 30 days prior to application date.
Internal Deadline: December 2, 2016, 5pm PDT
External Deadline: February 9, 2017, 5pm

PAR-17-053: Research Education: Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) Program (R25)
Internal Deadline: December 2, 2016, 5pm PDT
External Deadline: January 27, 2017, 5pm

PAR-16-361: Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE)
Internal Deadline: February 27, 2017, 5pm PDT
External Deadline: May 25, 2017, 5pm PDT

RFA-AI-16-027: T Cell Reagent Research for the Study of Allergic Diseases (U19)
LOI: February 3, 2017
Internal Deadline: December 1, 2016, 5pm
External Deadline: March 3, 2017

RFA-DK-16-028: Kidney Precision Medicine Project – Central Hub (U2C)
LOI: November 6, 2016
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: December 6, 2016, 5pm

RFA-DK-16-029: NIDDK Inflammatory Bowel Disease Genetics Consortium (IBDGC) Genetic Research Centers (GRCs) (U01)
LOI: November 14, 2016
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: December 14, 2016, 5pm

RFA-GM-17-003: Limited Competition: Centers for HIV/AIDS-Related Structural Biology (P50)
LOI: December 9, 2016
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: January 9, 2017, 5pm

RFA-ES-16-011: BD2K Research Education Curriculum Development — Data Science Overview for Biomedical Scientists (R25)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: December 7, 2016

RFA-AI-16-065: Asthma and Allergic Diseases Cooperative Research Centers (U19)
LOI: March 3, 2017
Internal Deadline: January 11, 2017, 5pm
External Deadline: April 3, 2017, 5pm

RFA-DK-16-020: Diabetes Research Centers (P30)
LOI: January 28, 2017
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: February 28, 2017, 5pm PDT

RFA-HD-17-007: Population Dynamics Centers Research Infrastructure Program FY 2017 (P2C)
LOI: 30 days prior to application date.
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: December 28, 2016, 5pm

RFA-NS-17-011 – NINDS Institutional Center Core Grants to Support Neuroscience Research (P30)
LOI: January 14, 2017, 5pm
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: February 14, 2017, 5pm

National Science Foundation (NSF):

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

NSF-17-522: Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES)
Internal Deadline: December 22, 2016, 5pm
Preliminary Proposal Deadline: February 14, 2017, 5pm PST
Full Proposal Deadline: May 16, 2017, 5pm PST

NSF-15-528: Cultivating Cultures for Ethical Stem (CCE STEM)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: February 15, 2017

NSF-16-593: Network for Computational Nanotechnology (NCN)Supporting the Next Phase of NCN Nodes Programs
LOI: November 3, 2016
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: December 2, 2016

NSF-15-504: Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI)
Internal Deadline: October 31, 2016, 5pm
External Deadline: January 11, 2017, 5pm PDT

National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program
LOI: December 9, 2016, 5pm
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: February 7, 2017, 5pm

NSF-16-547: Innovation Corps Sites Program (I-Corps Sites)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: February 9, 2017, 5pm

NSF-16-571: Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
Preliminary Proposal Deadline: September 14, 2016, 5pm PDT
Full Proposal Deadline: April 24, 2017, 5pm PDT

NSF-17-501: IUSE / Professional Formation of Engineers: REvolutionizing engineering and computer science Departments (IUSE/PFE: RED)
LOI: December 9, 2016
Internal Deadline: E-mail Marjorie Brownbill at brownbil@usc.edu for information.
External Deadline: January 18, 2017


Foundations & Others:

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation “Moore Inventor Fellows”
LOI: February 8, 2017, 5pm PT
Internal Deadline: December 16, 2016, 5pm
External Deadline: March 1, 2017, 5pm PT

Rita Allen Foundation Scholars Program 2017
LOI: December 9, 2016
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: January 20, 2017

The Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics
LOI: November 1, 2016, 12pm ET
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: January 17, 2017, 12pm ET

Brain Research Foundation Fay/Frank Seed Grant Program
LOI: January 4, 2017, 4pm CST
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: March 22, 2017, 4pm CST

Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: February 10, 2017