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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-19-072: Data Science Research: Personal Health Libraries for Consumers and Patients (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
Internal Deadline: Contact Office of Research if interested.
LOI: December 18, 2018, 5pm PT
External Deadline: January 18, 2019, 5pm PT

RFA-DK-18-010: Data Coordinating Center (DCC) for the Diabetic Foot Consortium (DFC) (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: December 23, 2018, 5pm PT
External Deadline: January 23, 2019, 5pm PT

PAR-17-221: Enhancing Science, Technology, EnginEering, and Math Educational Diversity (ESTEEMED) Research Education Experiences (R25)
Internal Deadline: January 25, 2019, noon PT
LOI: April 24, 2019
External Deadline: May 24, 2019, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization

PAR-19-037: Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) (T32)
Internal Deadline: December 7, 2018, noon PT
LOI: N/A
External Deadline: February 22, 2019

PAR-19-036: Medical Scientist Training Program (T32)
Internal Deadline: February 22, 2019, noon PT
LOI: N/A
External Deadline: May 25, 2019

RFA-DA-19-017: HEALing Communities Study: Developing and Testing an Integrated Approach to Address the Opioid Crisis (Data Coordinating Center) (UM1- Clinical Trials Not Allowed)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested
LOI: November 11, 2018
External Deadline: December 11, 2018, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

RFA-DA-19-016: HEALing Communities Study: Developing and Testing an Integrated Approach to Address the Opioid Crisis (Research Sites) (UM1 – Clinical Trial Required)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested
LOI: November 11, 2018
External Deadline: December 11, 2018, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

RFA-NS-19-007: NIH Blueprint Program for Enhancing Neuroscience Diversity through Undergraduate Research Education Experiences (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested
LOI: January 15, 2019
External Deadline: February 15, 2019, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

RFA-DK-18-017: Ancillary Studies to the NIDDK Inflammatory Bowel Disease Genetics Consortium (R01- Clinical Trial Optional)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested
LOI: January 21, 2019
External Deadline: February 21, 2019 by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization

PAR-17-221: Enhancing Science, Technology, EnginEering, and Math Educational Diversity (ESTEEMED) Research Education Experiences (R25)
Internal Deadline: March 1, 2019, noon PT
LOI: April 24, 2019
External Deadline: May 24, 2019, 5pm local time

RFA-ES-18-002: Superfund Hazardous Substance Research and Training Program (P42 Clinical Trial Optional)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested
LOI: November 19, 2018
External Deadline: December 19, 2018, 5pm local time

RFA-HL-18-023: Stimulating Access to Research in Residency (StARR)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested
LOI: N/A
External Deadline: February 13, 2019

National Science Foundation (NSF):

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

NSF 19-534: Advanced Computing Systems & Services: Adapting to the Rapid Evolution of Science and Engineering Research
Internal Deadline: January 7, 2019
External Deadline: March 4, 2019

NSF-19-522: National Science Foundation Research Traineeship Program (NRT)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI Submission Window: November 25, 2018 – December 6, 2018
External Deadline: February 6, 2019, 5pm PT

NSF-19-526: Materials Innovation Platforms (MIP)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: February 4, 2019

NSF-18-532: Cultivating Cultures for Ethical Stem (CCE STEM)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: February 22, 2019

NSF-19-517: Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers (MRSEC)
Internal Deadline: February 22, 2019, noon PT
External Deadline: November 26, 2019

NSF-19-518: Harnessing the Data Revolution
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: January 28, 2019 – February 4, 2019, 5pm PT

NSF-19-510: Enabling Access to Cloud Computing Resources for CISE Research and Education (Cloud Access)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: February 19, 2019

NSF-18-598: Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs (BD Hubs) Accelerating the Big Data Innovation Ecosystem
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested
External Deadline: December 18, 2018

NSF-19-513: IUSE / Professional Formation of Engineers: Revolutionizing Engineering Departments (IUSE/PFE: RED)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: January 24, 2019, 5pm PT

NSF-19-506: Partnerships for Innovation: PFI-RP Track
Internal Deadline: March 8, 2019, noon PT
External Deadline: July 10, 2019, 5pm PT

NSF-19-507: NSF Quantum Computing & Information Science Faculty Fellows (QCIS-FF)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
Preliminary Proposal Deadline: December 17, 2018, 5pm PT
External Deadline Submission Window: February 11 – February 25, 2019

NSF-18-513: Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Program: Instrument Acquisition or Development
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: Submission Window: January 1 – 22, 2019


Foundations & Others:

Project to Develop and Distribute High School Curricula Materials that Reflect the Redefinition of the International System of Units (SI)
Internal Deadline: December 18, 2018
External Deadline: January 28, 2019

Cooperative Threat Reduction Metrics 2018-2019
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested
External Deadline: December 10, 2018

Vascular Cures: Wylie Scholars
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: March 1, 2019

Brain Research Foundation 2019 Fay/Frank Seed Grant Program
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested
External Deadline: March 27, 2019, 4:00 p.m. CST

Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested
External Deadline: February 7, 2019