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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-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: Friday, October 19, 2018, noon PT
LOI: January 15, 2019
External Deadline: February 15, 2019, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

RFA-CA-18-030: Cancer Prevention Clinical Trials Network (CP-CTNet): Data Management, Auditing, and Coordinating Center (DMACC) (U24 Clinical Trial Required)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested
LOI: October 15, 2018
External Deadline: November 15, 2018, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

RFA-CA-18-029: Cancer Prevention Clinical Trials Network (CP-CTNet): CP-CTNet Sites (UG1 Clinical Trial Required)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested
LOI: October 15, 2018
External Deadline: November 15, 2018, 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: Friday, October 19, 2018, noon PT
LOI: January 21, 2019
External Deadline: February 21, 2019 by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization

RFA-CA-18-018: Prevention of HPV-related Cancers in HIV-infected individuals: United States-Latin American-Caribbean Clinical Trials Network: Partnership Centers (U54 Clinical Trial Required)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: October 15, 2018
External Deadline: November 15, 2018, 5pm local time

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: October 26, 2018, noon PT
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-18-583: Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Pathways into Geoscience (IUSE: GEOPATHS)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: November 19, 2018

NSF-18-578: Enabling Quantum Leap: Convergent Accelerated Discovery Foundries for Quantum Materials Science, Engineering and Information (Q-AMASE-i)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
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: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: November 16, 2018, 5pm PT

NSF-17-579: 2019 Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) – Alliances
Internal Deadline:Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: November 16, 2018, 5pm PT

NSF-17-579: 2019 Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) – Bridges to the Doctorate
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: November 2, 2018, 5pm PT

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

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


Foundations & Others:

Vascular Cures: Wylie Scholars
Internal Deadline: December 7, 2018, noon PT
External Deadline: March 1, 2019

Brain Research Foundation 2019 Fay/Frank Seed Grant Program
Internal Deadline: November 2, 2018, noon PT
External Deadline: March 27, 2019, 4:00 p.m. CST

Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program
Internal Deadline: November 2, 2018, noon PT
External Deadline: February 7, 2019

NEH – 2019 Dialogues on the Experience of War
Internal Deadline: October 5, 2018, noon PT
External Deadline: November 8, 2018, 5pm PT

American Association of Universities (AAU) Undergraduate STEM Education Initiative Network Mini-Grant Awards
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: November 19, 2018, 11:59pm ET (8:59pm PT)

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