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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-17-159: Data Science Research: Personal Health Libraries for Consumers and Patients (R01)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI:March 31, 2017, 5pm PDT
External Deadline: May 1, 2017, 5pm PDT

PAR-17-096: Jointly Sponsored Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Institutional Predoctoral Training Program in the Neurosciences (T32)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: 30 days prior to the application due date.
External Deadline: May 25, 2017

PAR-17-075: Shared Instrumentation for Animal Research (SIFAR) Grant Program (S10)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: May 31, 2017, 5pm PDT

PAR-17-068: Maximizing Access to Research Careers Undergraduate – Student Training in Academic Research (MARC U-STAR) (T34)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: May 24, 2017, 5pm PDT

PAR-16-361: Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: May 25, 2017, 5pm PDT

RFA-AI-16-065: Asthma and Allergic Diseases Cooperative Research Centers (U19)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: March 3, 2017
External Deadline: April 3, 2017, 5pm

RFA-MD-17-005: NIMHD Specialized Centers of Excellence on Minority Health and Health Disparities (U54)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: April 14, 2017
External Deadline: May 15, 2017, 5pm PDT

National Science Foundation (NSF):

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

NSF-17-526: Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation (SSE, SSI, S2I2 ) – S2I2 Conceptualization only.
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
Full Proposal Deadline: April 11, 2017, 5pm PT

NSF-17-524: Management and Operation of the Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: January 18, 2017 5p PT
Full Proposal Deadline: April 17, 2017, 5pm PT

NSF-17-522: 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.
Preliminary Proposal Deadline: February 14, 2017, 5pm PST
Full Proposal Deadline: May 16, 2017, 5pm PST

NSF-16-571: Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
Preliminary Proposal Deadline: September 14, 2016, 5pm PDT
Full Proposal Deadline: April 24, 2017, 5pm PDT

NSF-17-540: Tomorrow’s Internet Project Office (TIPOFF): Building on the Success of the Global Environment for Network Innovations
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: May 2, 2017, 5pm PDT


Foundations & Others:

American Diabetes Association – Pathway to Stop Diabetes 2017: Accelerator & Visionary Awards
Internal Deadline: April 7, 2017, 5pm PDT
LOI: A nomination form and a letter of nomination from the sponsoring institution are required
External Deadline: July 3, 2017

Brain Research Foundation Fay/Frank Seed Grant Program
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: January 4, 2017, 4pm CST
External Deadline: March 22, 2017, 4pm CST

DOE Combined Heat and Power Technical Assistance Partnerships
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: February 14, 2017
External Deadline: March 21, 2017

The David & Lucille Packard Foundation – Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: Nomination form due March 15, 2017
External Deadline: April 20, 2017

Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO): FY 2017 Creative Arts Exchange
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: Not mentioned in proposal.
External Deadline: April 10, 2017