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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.

Process for Limited Submissions: PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Office of Research Application Portal: https://app.wizehive.com/webform/USCgrants.

Materials to submit include:

(1) Single Page Proposal Summary (0.5” margins; single-spaced; font type: Arial, Helvetica, or Georgia typeface; font size: 11 pt). Page limit includes references and illustrations. Pages that exceed the 1-page limit will be excluded from review.

(2) CV – (5 pages maximum)

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-20-014: Superfund Hazardous Substance Research and Training Program (P42 Clinical Trial Optional)
Internal Deadline: October 30, 2020
LOI: January 15, 2021
External Deadline: February 15, 2021

PAR-20-297: NIOSH Centers of Excellence for Total Worker Health® (U19)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested by noon, Friday, September 11, 2020.
LOI: November 2, 2020
External Deadline: January 12, 2021

PAR-19-072: Data Science Research: Personal Health Libraries for Consumers and Patients (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
Internal Deadline: October 16, 2020, noon PT
LOI: December 18, 2020
External Deadline: January 19, 2021

PAR-19-037: Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) (T32)
Internal Deadline: October 9, 2020, noon PT
External Deadline: January 28, 2021

PAR-20-103: Collaborative Program Grant for Multidisciplinary Teams (RM1 – Clinical Trial Optional)
Internal Deadline: October 9, 2020, noon PT
LOI: December 27, 2020
External Deadline: January 27, 2021

RFA-DK-20-003: Liver Cirrhosis Network: Clinical Research Centers (U01 Clinical Trial Required)
Internal Deadline: September 18, 2020, noon PT
LOI: November 1, 2020
External Deadline: December 1, 2020

RFA-DK-20-004: Liver Cirrhosis Network: Scientific and Data Coordination Center (U24 Clinical Trial Optional)
Internal Deadline: September 18, 2020, noon PT
LOI: November 1, 2020
External Deadline: December 1, 2020

PAR-20-240: NIH Neuroscience Development for Advancing the Careers of a Diverse Research Workforce (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Internal Deadline: Friday, October 16, 2020, noon PT
LOI: 30 days prior to application due date
External Deadline: January 25, 2021

RFA-OD-20-017: Emergency Awards RADx-RAD: Screening for COVID-19 by Electronic-Nose Technology (SCENT) (U18 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Internal Deadline: First-come, first-served.
LOI: August 18, 2020
External Deadline: September 18, 2020, 5pm PT

RFA-OD-20-018: Emergency Awards: Exosome-based Non-traditional Technologies Towards Multi-Parametric and Integrated Approaches for SARS-CoV-2 (U18 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Internal Deadline: First-come, first-served.
LOI: August 18, 2020
External Deadline: September 18, 2020, 5pm PT

RFA-OD-20-019: Emergency Awards: Emergency Awards: RADx-rad Data Coordination Center (DCC) (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Internal Deadline: First-come, first-served.
LOI: August 31, 2020
External Deadline: September 30, 2020, 5pm PT

RFA-AI-20-035: Martin Delaney Collaboratories for HIV Cure Research (UM1 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: November 6, 2020
External Deadline: December 7, 2020, 5pm PT

RFA-AI-20-036: Martin Delaney Collaboratory for Pediatric HIV Cure Research (UM1 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: November 6, 2020
External Deadline: December 7, 2020, 5pm PT

RFA-AG-21-024:Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Centers (P30 Clinical Trial Optional)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: September 29, 2020
External Deadline: October 29, 2020, 5pm PT

RFA-ES-20-001: Collaborative Centers in Children’s Environmental Health Research and Translation (P2C Clinical Trial Optional)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: October 23, 2020
External Deadline: November 23, 2020

PAR-20-220: Institutional Network Award for Promoting Kidney, Urologic, and Hematologic Research Training (U2C-Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: August 28, 2020
External Deadline: September 28, 2020

RFA-AI-20-029: Clinical Trials in Organ Transplantation in Children and Adults (CTOT-CA) (U01 Clinical Trial Optional)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: 30 days prior to the application due date
External Deadline: October 9, 2020

RFA-AG-21-009: Artificial Intelligence and Technology Collaboratories for Aging Research (P30 – Clinical Trial Optional)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: September 1, 2020
External Deadline: October 1, 2020

RFA-AI-20-020: Tuberculosis Research Units (U19 Clinical Trial Optional)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: 30 days prior to application due date
External Deadline: September 28, 2020

RFA-AR-21-002: NIAMS Rheumatic Diseases Research Resource-based Centers (P30 – Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: 30 days prior to application due date
External Deadline: October 6, 2020

PAR-20-175: Institutional Development Award (IDeA) Networks for Clinical and Translational Research (IDeA-CTR) (U54 Clinical Trial Optional)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: 30 days prior to application due date
External Deadline: October 7, 2020

 

National Science Foundation (NSF):

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

NSF-20-606: Advanced Computing Systems & Services: Adapting to the Rapid Evolution of Science and Engineering Research
Internal Deadline: October 9, 2020, noon PT
External Deadline: December 3, 2021

NSF-19-522: National Science Foundation Research Traineeship Program (NRT)
Internal Deadline: October 9, 2020, noon PT
External Deadline: February 6, 2021

NSF-20-604: National Artificial Intelligence (AI) Research Institutes
Internal Deadline: Friday, September 18, 2020, noon PT
External Deadline: December 4, 2020

NSF-20-600: Harnessing the Data Revolution: Coordination Hub (HDR Central)
Internal Deadline: Friday, September 18, 2020, noon PT
External Deadline: November 12, 2020

NSF-15-576: Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC)
Internal Deadline: Friday, September 11, 2020, noon PT
External Deadline: October 9, 2020

NSF-20-595: Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) Program
Internal Deadline: Friday, September 11, 2020, noon PT
External Deadline: November 4, 2020

NSF-20-590: Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) – STEM Pathways Implementation-Only (SPIO)
Internal Deadline: Friday, September 11, 2020, noon PT
External Deadline: November 20, 2020

NSF-20-569: Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: October 5, 2020
External Deadline: January 26, 2021

NSF 20-554: ADVANCE: Organizational Change for Gender Equity in STEM Academic Professions (ADVANCE)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: See call for more information.
External Deadline: See call for more information.

NSF-20-530: Competition for the Management of Operations and Maintenance of the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: February 21, 2020
External Deadline: September 18, 2020Extended due to COVID-19

 


Foundations & Others:

The Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics
Internal Deadline: First-come, first-served.
LOI: September 21, 2020, 11:59pm E.T.
External Deadline: January 11, 2021 (invite-only), 11:59pm ET (8:59pm PT)

Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program 2021
Internal Deadline: November 6, 2020, noon PT
External Deadline: February 4, 2021

CLIR Recordings At Risk
Internal Deadline: Friday, October 16, 2020, noon PT
External Deadline: January 29, 2021

Lever for Change – Equality Can’t Wait Challenge
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: September 22, 2020

Simons Foundation – Simons Investigators in Mathematics, Physics, Astrophysics, and Computer Sciences
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: October 28, 2020,at 11:59:59 p.m. EDT (8:59:59 p.m. PDT)

Searle Scholars Program 2021
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: September 30, 2020

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation for Islamic Art: Building Bridges 2020 Grant Program
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: July 13, 2020, 11:59 pm ET
External Deadline: September 21, 2020, 11:59pm ET

NEH 2020-2021 Summer Stipends
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: September 23, 2020

Brain Research Foundation 2021 Scientific Innovations Award
Internal Deadline: Contact Office of Research if interested.
LOI: June 25, 2020
External Deadline: September 22, 2020