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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-DK-16-031: George M. O’Brien Kidney Research Core Centers
LOI: October 2, 2016
Internal Deadline: August 11, 2016, 5pm
External Deadline: November 2, 2016, 5pm PDT

RFA-DK-16-032: Pediatric Centers of Excellence in Nephrology (P50)
LOI: October 2, 2016
Internal Deadline: August 11, 2016, 5pm
External Deadline: November 2, 2016, 5pm PDT

PAR-16-013: Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Awards (IRACDA) (K12)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: September 19, 2016

PAR-16-109: Bridges to the Doctorate (R25)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: September 25, 2016, 5pm

RFA-RM-16-006: NIH Director’s Early Independence Awards
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: September 12, 2016, 5pm

RFA-DK-16-006: Nutrition Obesity Research Centers (NORC) (P30)
LOI: October 23, 2016
Internal Deadline: September 2, 2016
External Deadline: November 23, 2016, 5pm

RFA-DK-16-020: Diabetes Research Centers (P30)
LOI: January 28, 2017
Internal Deadline: September 19, 2016, 5pm
External Deadline: February 28, 2017, 5pm PDT

PAR-16-290: HIV/AIDS Vaccine Facility (C06)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: August 1, 2016, 5pm PDT

National Science Foundation (NSF):

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

National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program
LOI: December 9, 2016, 5pm
Internal Deadline: September 21, 2016, 5pm
External Deadline: February 7, 2017, 5pm

NSF-16-547: Innovation Corps Sites Program (I-Corps Sites)
Internal Deadline: November 4, 2016, 5pm
External Deadline: February 9, 2017, 5pm

NSF-15-576: Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: October 14, 2016, 5pm

NSF-16-561: Physics Frontiers Centers (PFC)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
Preliminary Proposal Deadline: August 1, 2016, 5pm
Full Proposal Deadline: January 30, 2017, 5pm

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


Foundations & Others:

Simons Foundation Mathematics & Physical Sciences – Math+X Investigators
Internal Deadline: August 11, 2016, 5pm
External Deadline: October 31, 2016, 11:59 pm EST

Simons Foundation Mathematics & Physical Sciences – Simons Investigators in Mathematics, Physics, Astrophysics, and Theoretical Computer Science
Internal Deadline: August 11, 2016, 5pm
External Deadline: October 31, 2016, 11:59 pm EST

Simons Investigators in Mathematical Modeling of Living Systems
Internal Deadline: August 11, 2016, 5pm
External Deadline: October 31, 2016, 11:59 pm EST

The PAC-12 Student-Athlete Health and Well-Being Grant Program 2017 Cycle
LOI: At least two weeks before the proposal submission deadline.
Internal Deadline: August 8, 2016, 5pm
External Deadline: October 1, 2016

California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
Concept Proposal Deadline: August 8, 2016
External Deadline: September 30, 2016

Brain Research Foundation 2017 Scientific Innovation Award
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: September 29, 2016, 2pm PDT

Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation Grant
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: August 1, 2016

Searle Scholars Program
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: September 30, 2016

NEH Summer Stipends
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: September 29, 2016, 11:59 pm EST

Pew-Stewart Scholars for Cancer Research Programs
LOI: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
Internal Deadline: Please contact Dr. Stephen Gruber at sgruber@med.usc.edu.
External Deadline: October 17, 2016

Pew Biomedical Scholars
LOI: July 15, 2016
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: November 1, 2016

The Marion E. Kenworthy-Sarah H. Swift Foundation
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: October 31, 2016, 5pm EST

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation “New Directions Fellowships”
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: October 14, 2016, 12pm

Harry J. Lloyd Charitable Trust Melanoma Research Grants
Internal Deadline: July 25, 2016, 5pm
External Deadline: November 29, 2016, 11:59pm CST

The Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics
LOI: November 1, 2016, 12pm ET
Internal Deadline: September 8, 2016, 5pm
External Deadline: January 17, 2017, 12pm ET