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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-18-006: Limited Competition: Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity (BUILD) Initiative Phase II (U54 – Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Internal Deadline: May 4, 2018 noon
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

RFA-GM-18-003: Coordination Center for the Models of Infectious Disease Agent Study (MIDAS) Program (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: N/A
External Deadline: May 31, 2018, 5pm local time

PAR-17-238: Developmental Centers for AIDS Research (P30)
Internal Deadline: May 26, 2018, 5pm PT
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: May 26, 2018, 5pm PT
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-17-340: Collaborative Program Grant for Multidisciplinary Teams (RM1) (Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: 30 days prior to application due date
External Deadline: May 25, 2018, 5pm PT

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-18-599: Shared Instrumentation for Animal Research (SIFAR) Grant Program (S10 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: May 31, 2018, 5pm local time

 

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, 2018

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, 2018

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, 2018, 5pm PT
External Deadline: May 24, 2018, 5pm PT

PAR-16-108: Team-Based Design in Biomedical Engineering Education(R25)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: April 30, 2018, 5pm PT
External Deadline: May 31, 2018, 5pm PT

PAR-16-361: Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE)(R25)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: May 25, 2018, 5pm PT

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-18-542: Partnerships between Science and Engineering Fields and the NSF TRIPODS Institutes
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: May 29, 2018

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

NSF-18-518: American National Election Studies Competition (ANES)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: February 21, 2018
External Deadline: April 20, 2018


Foundations & Others:

DE-FOA-0001909: Department of Energy Office of Science Basic Energy Sciences: Materials and Chemical sciences Research for Quantum Information Science
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: May 24, 2018, 5:00pm Eastern Time

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: May 4, 2018
External Deadline: June 29, 2018

Brain Research Foundation: Brain Research Foundation Scientific Innovations Award
Internal Deadline: May 4, 2018
External Deadline: September 25, 2018 4pm CST

DE-FOA-0001904: Research at the Frontiers of X-Ray Free Electron Laser Ultrafast Chemical and Materials Sciences, Department of Energy – Office of Science – Basic Energy Sciences
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested
External Deadline: May 21, 2018, 5pm Eastern Time

NLG-SI-CC-FY18: Activating Community Opportunities Using Museums/Libraries as Assets – A National Leadership Grants Special Initiative, Institute of Museum and Library Services
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: May 14, 2018, 11:59pm U.S. Eastern Time

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

Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions, National Endowment for the Humanities
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: May 1, 2018

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

The David & Lucille Packard Foundation – 2018 Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: March 15, 2018
External Deadline: April 20, 2018

CHALLENGE AMERICA (National Endowment for the Arts)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: April 12, 2018: The SF-424 (Application for Federal Assistance) is due through Grants.gov.
External Deadline: April 17 – 24, 2018