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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-ES-18-002: Superfund Hazardous Substance Research and Training Program (P42 Clinical Trial Optional)
Internal Deadline: September 21, 2018, noon PT
LOI: November 19, 2018
External Deadline: December 19, 2018, 5pm local time

RFA-CA-18-025: Cooperative Human Tissue Network (CHTN) (UM1 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: July 28, 2018
External Deadline: August 28, 2018, 5pm local time

RFA-RM-18-010: NIH Director’s Early Independence Award (DP5-Clinical Trial Optional)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: August 27, 2018
External Deadline: September 27, 2018, 5pm local time

PAR-17-312: NINDS Neuroscience Development for Advancing the Careers of a Diverse Research Workforce (R25)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: 30 days prior to application due date
External Deadline: September 25, 2018, 5pm PT

PAR-17-209: Research Education: Bridges to the Doctorate (R25)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: N/A
External Deadline: September 25, 2018, 5PM local time

PAR-16-103: Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Awards (IRACDA) (K12)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: N/A
External Deadline: September 19, 2018, 5pm PT

RFA-HL-18-023: Stimulating Access to Research in Residency (StARR)
Internal Deadline: October 26, 2018, noon PT
LOI: N/A
External Deadline: October 24, 2018, 5pm PT

National Science Foundation (NSF):

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

NSF-18-578: Enabling Quantum Leap: Convergent Accelerated Discovery Foundries for Quantum Materials Science, Engineering and Information (Q-AMASE-i)
Internal Deadline: August 17, 2018, noon PT
LOI: September 17, 2018, 5pm PT
External Deadline: November 5, 2018, 5pm PT

NSF-17-579: 2019 Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) – Pre-Alliance Planning
Internal Deadline: September 7, 2018, noon PT
External Deadline: November 16, 2018, 5pm PT

NSF-17-579: 2019 Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) – Alliances
Internal Deadline: September 7, 2018, noon PT
External Deadline: November 16, 2018, 5pm PT

NSF-17-579: 2019 Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) – Bridges to the Doctorate
Internal Deadline: September 7, 2018, noon PT
External Deadline: November 2, 2018, 5pm PT

NSF-18-513: Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Program: Instrument Acquisition or Development
Internal Deadline: September 7, 2018, noon PT
External Deadline: Submission Window: January 1 – 22, 2019

NSF-17-585: Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) Program
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: September 27, 2018, 5pm PT

NSF-17-573: Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: November 7, 2018


Foundations & Others:

American Association of Universities (AAU) Undergraduate STEM Education Initiative Network Mini-Grant Awards
Internal Deadline: August 31, 2018, noon PT
External Deadline: November 19, 2018, 11:59pm ET (8:59pm PT)

Johnson & Johnson WiSTEM2D Scholars Award Program
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: September 25, 2018

Simons Investigators in the Mathematical Modeling of Living Systems
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: October 31, 2018, 11:59pm EST

National Endowment for the Arts: Our Town: Place-Based Projectsm
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: SF-424: August 9, 2018, Applicant Materials: August 14-21, 2018

2019 Searle Scholars Program
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: September 28, 2018, 5pm CDT

Brain Research Foundation: Brain Research Foundation Scientific Innovations Award
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested
External Deadline: September 25, 2018 4pm CST

NEH Summer Stipends Program 2019
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: September 26, 2018, 5pm PT

Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art – Curatorial Research Grants
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: September 30, 2018