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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-17-237: Centers for AIDS Research
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: 30 days prior to application due date
External Deadline: August 17, 2019, 5pm PT

PAR-17-238: Developmental Centers for AIDS Research
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: 30 days prior to application due date
External Deadline: August 17, 2019, 5pm PT

PAR-17-312: NINDS Neuroscience Development for Advancing the Careers of a Diverse Research Workforce (R25)
Internal Deadline: June 28, 2019, noon PT
LOI: 30 days prior to application due date
External Deadline: September 25, 2019, 5pm PT

PAR-17-340: Collaborative Program Grant for Multidisciplinary Teams (RM1) (Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Internal Deadline: September 20, 2019, noon PT
LOI: 30 days prior to application due date
External Deadline: January 25, 2020, 5pm PT

PAR-19-072: Data Science Research: Personal Health Libraries for Consumers and Patients (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
Internal Deadline: September 20, 2019, noon PT
LOI: 30 days prior to application due date
External Deadline: January 25, 2020, 5pm PT

RFA-GM-19-002: The NIGMS Human Genetic Cell Repository (U42 – Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: July 9, 2019, 5pm

PAR-19-268: Conference for Early Stage HIV/AIDS Researchers Using Nonhuman Primate Models (R13 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Internal Deadline: June 7, 2019, noon PT
LOI: N/A
External Deadline: AIDS Application Due Date(s) September 10, 2019, 5pm local time

RFA-RM-19-008: NIH Director’s Early Independence Awards (DP5 Clinical Trial Optional)
Internal Deadline: June 7, 2019, noon PT
LOI: August 13, 2019
External Deadline: September 13, 2019

RFA-NS-19-036: HEAL Initiative: Early Phase Pain Investigation Clinical Network – Specialized Clinical Centers (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: May 3, 2019
External Deadline: June 3, 2019

RFA-AI-19-014: Atopic Dermatitis Research Network Leadership Center (UM1 Clinical Trial Required)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: June 7, 2019
External Deadline: July 8, 2019

RFA-AI-19-015: Atopic Dermatitis Research Network – Clinical Research Centers (U01 Clinical Trial Optional)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: June 7, 2019
External Deadline: July 8, 2019

RFA-DK-19-003: Cystic Fibrosis Research and Translation Centers (P30 Clinical Trial Optional)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: June 18, 2019
External Deadline: July 18, 2019

RFA-DK-19-002: Nutrition Obesity Research Centers (NORCs) (P30 Clinical Trial Optional)
Internal Deadline: June 21, 2019, noon PT
LOI: September 23, 2019
External Deadline: October 23, 2019

PAR-17-339: NIH Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) (R25)
Internal Deadline: Slots have already been allocated.
LOI: 30 days prior to application due date.
External Deadline: July 9, 2019, 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-18-513: Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Program
Internal Deadline: September 27, 2019, noon PT
External Deadline: January 1 thru January 22, 2020

NSF-19-587: Advanced Computing Systems & Services: Adapting to the Rapid Evolution of Science and Engineering Research
Internal Deadline: September 6, 2019, noon PT
External Deadline: November 5, 2019

NSF-19-586: Critical-Zone Collaborative Network
Internal Deadline: August 23, 2019, noon PT
External Deadline: December 2, 2019

NSF-19-507: NSF Quantum Computing & Information Science Faculty Fellows (QCIS-FF)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: September 17 – 27, 2019, 5pm PT

NSF-19-578: Physics Frontiers Centers (PFC)
Internal Deadline: June 15, 2019, noon PT
External Deadline: January 30, 2020

NSF-19-567: Science and Technology Centers: Integrative Partnerships
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: January 27, 2020

NSF-19-552: ADVANCE: Organizational Change for Gender Equity in STEM Academic Professions (ADVANCE)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: Depends on chosen track within grant. Click link for more details.

NSF-19-517: Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers (MRSEC)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: November 26, 2019

NSF-19-506: Partnerships for Innovation: PFI-RP Track
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: July 10, 2019, 5pm PT


Foundations & Others:

2020 Searle Scholars Program
Internal Deadline: June 28, 2019, noon PT
External Deadline: September 27, 2019

NEH 2020 Summer Stipends
Internal Deadline: June 28, 2019, noon PT
External Deadline: September 25, 2019

AXA Fellowships: Cyber Risk: Creating a Safer Cyberspace
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs if interested
External Deadline: From now up to June 17, 2019 11am Paris time

AXA Fellowships: Towards an improved and better supported Mental Health
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: From now up to June 17, 2019 11am Paris time

California Tobacco Control Program – CG 19-10090: Finishing The Fight: Statewide Coordinating Center for Community Engagement and Organizing
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: June 12, 2019, 5pm

2020 Brain Research Foundation Scientific Innovations Award
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: June 25, 2019, 4pm CST

The Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation – Mallinckrodt Grants
Internal Deadline: June 7, 2019, noon PT
External Deadline: August 1, 2019

Pew: 2019 Pew Biomedical Scholars
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: October 17, 2019

NEA Art Works: Limited Grants in Multiple Disciplines
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: July 11, 2019