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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-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-AI-19-014: Atopic Dermatitis Research Network Leadership Center (UM1 Clinical Trial Required)
Internal Deadline: April 19, 2019, noon PT
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: April 19, 2019, noon PT
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: April 26, 2019, noon PT
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-19-215: Team-Based Design in Biomedical Engineering Education (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: April 29, 2019
External Deadline: May 31, 2019, 5pm local time

PAR-19-177: High-End Instrumentation (HEI) Grant Program (S10 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: N/A
External Deadline: May 31, 2019, 5pm local time

PAR-19-179: Shared Instrumentation Grant (SIG) Program (S10 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: N/A
External Deadline: May 31, 2019, 5pm local time

RFA-CA-19-007: The Experimental Therapeutics Clinical Trials Network (UM1 Clinical Trial Required)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: 30 days prior to the application due date
External Deadline: May 22,2019, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

RFA-CA-19-008: The Experimental Therapeutics Clinical Trials Network (ETCTN) Pharmacokinetic Resource Laboratories (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: 30 days prior to the application due date
External Deadline: May 22, 2019, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

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

PAR-17-221: Enhancing Science, Technology, EnginEering, and Math Educational Diversity (ESTEEMED) Research Education Experiences (R25)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: April 24, 2019
External Deadline: May 24, 2019, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization

PAR-19-036: Medical Scientist Training Program (T32)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: N/A
External Deadline: May 25, 2019

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

National Science Foundation (NSF):

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

NSF-19-567: Science and Technology Centers: Integrative Partnerships
Internal Deadline: April 15, 2019, noon PT
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-19-558: Faculty Development in the Space Sciences
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: May 24, 2019

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:

AXA Fellowships: Cyber Risk: Creating a Safer Cyberspace
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: May 23, 2019 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: May 23, 2019 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: May 3, 2019, noon PT
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

The David and Lucille Packard Foundation – 2019 Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: March 15, 2019
External Deadline: April 19, 2019

Pew: 2019 Pew Biomedical Scholars
Internal Deadline: April 26, 2019, 5pm PDT
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