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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-HL-19-019: Summer Institute for Research Education in Biostatistics (R25 – Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: May 28, 2018
External Deadline: June 28, 2018, 5pm local time

RFA-AA-18-011: Limited Competition: Interaction of HIV Infection and Alcohol Abuse on Central Nervous System Morbidity (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: 30 days prior to the application due date
External Deadline: July 3, 2018, 5pm local time

RFA-RM-18-006: Limited Competition: Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity (BUILD) Initiative Phase II (U54 – Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: 30 days prior to the application due date
External Deadline: June 11, 2018 5pm local time

RFA-RM-18-010: NIH Director’s Early Independence Award (DP5-Clinical Trial Optional)
Internal Deadline: July 6, 2018
LOI: August 27, 2018
External Deadline: September 27, 2018, 5pm local time

PAR-17-238: Developmental Centers for AIDS Research (P30)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: 30 days prior to the application due date
External Deadline: August 1, 2018, 5pm PT

PAR-17-237: Centers for AIDS Research (P30)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: 30 days prior to the application due date
External Deadline: August 1, 2018, 5pm PT

RFA-DE-19-002: National Dental Practice-Based Research Network: Coordinating Center (U01 Clinical Trial Required)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: June 17, 2018
External Deadline: July 17, 2018

PAR-17-312: NINDS Neuroscience Development for Advancing the Careers of a Diverse Research Workforce (R25)
Internal Deadline: June 22, 2018
LOI: 30 days prior to application due date
External Deadline: September 25, 2018, 5pm PT

PAR-17-209: Research Education: Bridges to the Doctorate (R25)
Internal Deadline: July 9, 2018
LOI: N/A
External Deadline: September 25, 2018, 5PM local time

PAR-16-103: Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Awards (IRACDA) (K12)
Internal Deadline: July 9, 2018
LOI: N/A
External Deadline: September 19, 2018, 5pm PT

RFA-HL-18-023: Stimulating Access to Research in Residency (StARR)
Internal Deadline: August 1, 2018
LOI: N/A
External Deadline: October 24, 2018, 5pm PT

RFA-AI-18-003: Autoimmunity Centers of Excellence, Clinical Research Program (UM1 Clinical Trial Required)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: May 22, 2018
External Deadline: June 22, 2018

RFA-AI-18-002: Autoimmunity Centers of Excellence, Basic Research Program (U19 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: May 22, 2018
External Deadline: June 22, 2018

RFA-AI-18-001: Consortia for HIV/AIDS Vaccine Development (CHAVD) (UM1 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: May 28, 2018
External Deadline: June 28, 2018, by 5:00 PM local time

RFA-AR-19-001: NIAMS Skin Biology and Diseases Resource-based Centers (P30 – Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: 30 days prior to the application due date
External Deadline: June 11, 2018, by 5:00 PM local time

RFA-AR-19-002: NIAMS Musculoskeletal Biology and Medicine Resource-based Centers (P30 – Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: 30 days prior to the application due date
External Deadline: June 11, 2018, 5pm local time

PAR-17-339: NIH Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) (R25)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: July 9, 2018, 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-17-585: Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) Program
Internal Deadline: July 9, 2018
External Deadline: September 27, 2018, 5pm PT

NSF-18-547: Cybersecurity Innovation for Cyberinfrastructure (CICI)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: June 4, 2018

NSF-17-573: Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)
Internal Deadline: July 20, 2018, 5pm PT
External Deadline: November 7, 2018


Foundations & Others:

2019 Searle Scholars Program
Internal Deadline: Monday, June 29th, 2018, 12pm PDT
External Deadline: September 28, 2018, 5pm CDT

DE-FOA-0001912: Computational Chemical Sciences Research
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested
External Deadline: June 18, 2018, 5:00pm Eastern Time

The Pew Charitable Trusts: Pew Biomedical Scholars
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested
External Deadline: June 29, 2018

Brain Research Foundation: Brain Research Foundation Scientific Innovations Award
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested
External Deadline: September 25, 2018 4pm CST

NEH Summer Stipends Program 2019
Internal Deadline: July 9, 2018
External Deadline: September 26, 2018, 5pm PT

Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation – Mallinckrodt Grants
Internal Deadline: Monday, June 4th, 2018, Noon
External Deadline: August 1, 2018

American Diabetes Association – Pathways to Stop Diabetes: Accelerator Award (ACE), Visionary Award (VSN)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: July 2, 2018 for January 1, 2019 funding

Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art – Curatorial Research Grants
Internal Deadline: June 29, 2018, 5pm PT
External Deadline: September 30, 2018

The New York Academy of Sciences 2019: Takeda Innovators in Science Award in Regenerative Medicine
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: June 25, 2018, 11:59pm EST