University of Southern California

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-15-032 – Academic-Community Partnership Conference Series (R13)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: November 17, 2015

RFA-AI-15-032 – Asthma and Allergic Disease Cooperative Research Centers (U19)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: October 2, 2015

PAR-13-341 – Bridges to the Doctorate (R25)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: September 25, 2015 [updated 4/1/15]

RFA-DK-15-006 – Career Development Programs in Diabetes Research for Pediatric
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: December 2, 2015

RFA-AG-16-011 Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Centers (P30)
LOI: September 21, 2015
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research by 8/31/15
External Deadline: October 22, 2015

 

National Science Foundation (NSF):

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

NSF-14-573 – ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers (ADVANCE)
LOI: October 5, 2015 (IT Catalyst); November 5, 2015 (IT)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: November 03, 2015 (IT Catalyst); January 20, 2016 (IT)

NSF-15-528 – Cultivating Cultures for Ethnical STEM (CCE STEM)
Internal Deadline: September 28, 2015; 5pm
External Deadline: February 16, 2016

NSF-14-506 – Faculty Development in the Space Sciences (FDSS)

Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: August 31, 2015

NSF-15-542 National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT)
LOI: December 22, 2015
Internal Deadline: September 28, 2015; 5pm
External Deadline: February 22, 2016

NSF-15-598 – Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI)
LOI: October 16, 2015 [Required]
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: November 4, 2015

NSF 15-536 – Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science
Internal Deadline: September 21, 2015; 5pm
External Deadline: November 2, 2015

 

Foundations & Others:

Dr. Ernest J. Ring – Academic Development Grant
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: December 14, 2015

GED/Integrated Intelligence Space Program Office – FY 2015 Prospector Program Area of Interest
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: September 16, 2015

Indo-U.S. 21st Century Knowledge Initiative
Internal Deadline: September 14, 2015; 12pm [updated 8/21/15]
External Deadline: November 2, 2015

NEH Summer Stipends
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: October 1, 2015

PEW Biomedical Scholars
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
USC’s Nomination Due: July 15, 2015
External Deadline: November 16, 2015

Searle Scholars Program
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: September 30, 2015

Simons Foundation: Simons Investigators in Mathematical Modeling of Living Systems
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: October 28, 2015

Simons Foundation: Mathematics & Physical Sciences – Math+X Investigators
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: October 28, 2015

Simons Foundation Mathematics & Physical Sciences – Simons Investigators in Mathematics, Physics, and Theoretical Computer Science
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: October 28, 2015