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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-DK-17-005: George M. O’Brien Kidney Research Core Centers (P30)
Internal Deadline: August 25, 2017, 5pm PDT
LOI: October 1, 2017
External Deadline: November 1, 2017, 5pm PDT

RFA-NS-17-010 — Neurosurgeon Research Career Development Program (NRCDP) (K12)
Internal Deadline: April 28, 2017, 5pm PDT
External Deadline: May 30, 2017, 5pm PDT

PAR-17-237: Center for AIDS Research (P30)
Internal Deadline: May 26, 2017, 5pm PDT
LOI: 30 days prior to application due date
External Deadline: August 1, 2017, 5pm PDT

PAR-17-238: Developmental Center for AIDS Research (P30)
Internal Deadline: May 26, 2017, 5pm PDT
LOI: 30 days prior to application due date
External Deadline: August 1, 2017, 5pm PDT

PAR-17-159: Data Science Research: Personal Health Libraries for Consumers and Patients (R01)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI:March 31, 2017, 5pm PDT
External Deadline: May 1, 2017, 5pm PDT

PAR-17-096: Jointly Sponsored Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Institutional Predoctoral Training Program in the Neurosciences (T32)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: 30 days prior to the application due date.
External Deadline: May 25, 2017

PAR-17-075: Shared Instrumentation for Animal Research (SIFAR) Grant Program (S10)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: May 31, 2017, 5pm PDT

PAR-17-068: Maximizing Access to Research Careers Undergraduate – Student Training in Academic Research (MARC U-STAR) (T34)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: May 24, 2017, 5pm PDT

PAR-16-361: Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: May 25, 2017, 5pm PDT

RFA-MD-17-005: NIMHD Specialized Centers of Excellence on Minority Health and Health Disparities (U54)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: April 14, 2017
External Deadline: May 15, 2017, 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-17-550: Competition for the Management and Operation of the National Center for Atmospheric Research
Internal Deadline: May 19, 2017, 5pm PDT
External Deadline: August 7, 2017, 5pm PDT

NSF-17-522: Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
Preliminary Proposal Deadline: February 14, 2017, 5pm PST
Full Proposal Deadline: May 16, 2017, 5pm PST

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-17-540: Tomorrow’s Internet Project Office (TIPOFF): Building on the Success of the Global Environment for Network Innovations
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: May 2, 2017, 5pm PDT


Foundations & Others:

Searle Scholars Program 2018
Internal Deadline: June 30, 2017, 5pm PDT
External Deadline: September 29, 2017, 5pm PDT

Brain Research Foundation 2018 Scientific Innovations Award
Internal Deadline: May 4, 2017, 5pm PDT
LOI: June 29, 2017, 4pm CST
External Deadline: September 26, 2017, 4pm CST

2018 Pew Biomedical Scholars
Internal Deadline: May 26, 2017, 5pm PDT
LOI: July 7, 2017
External Deadline: October 23, 2017

Takeda Innovators in Science Award in Neuroscience
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: April 26, 2017, 5pm PDT

American Diabetes Association – Pathway to Stop Diabetes 2017: Accelerator & Visionary Awards
Internal Deadline: April 28, 2017, 5pm PDT
LOI: A nomination form and a letter of nomination from the sponsoring institution are required
External Deadline: July 3, 2017

The David & Lucille Packard Foundation – Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: Nomination form due March 15, 2017
External Deadline: April 20, 2017