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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-HG-19-004: Human Genome Reference Center (HGRC) (U41 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Internal Deadline: February 15, 2019, noon PT
LOI: March 2, 2019 (not required)
External Deadline: April 2, 2019, 5pm PT

RFA-DK-18-026: Data Coordinating Center for the Advanced Clinical Trials Consortium to Test Artificial Pancreas Device Systems (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Internal Deadline: February 15, 2019, noon PT
LOI: March 10, 2019
External Deadline: April 10, 2019, 5pm PT

RFA-OD-19-001: Botanical Dietary Supplements Research Centers (BDSRC) (U19 Clinical Trial Optional)
Internal Deadline: February 15, 2019, noon PT
LOI: 30 days prior to the application due date.
External Deadline: April 15, 2019, 5pm PT

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

PAR-19-128 — Biomedical Research Facilities (C06 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: February 1, 2019
External Deadline: March 4, 2019, 5pm PT

RFA-OD-19-014: NIH Research Evaluation and Commercialization Hub (REACH) Awards (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: February 19, 2019
External Deadline: March 19, 2019, 5pm PT

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

RFA-AR-19-027: HEAL Initiative: Back Pain Consortium (BACPAC) Research Program Data Integration, Algorithm Development and Operations Management Center (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Internal Deadline: Contact Office of Research if interested.
LOI: February 20, 2019, 5pm PT
External Deadline: March 20, 2019, 5pm PT

PAR-19-114: Non-human Primates Facilities to Support HIV/AIDS-related Research (C06 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Internal Deadline: Contact Office of Research if interested.
LOI: February 1, 2019
External Deadline: March 6, 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-19-037: Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) (T32)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: N/A
External Deadline: February 22, 2019

PAR-19-036: Medical Scientist Training Program (T32)
Internal Deadline: February 22, 2019, noon PT
LOI: N/A
External Deadline: May 25, 2019

RFA-NS-19-007: NIH Blueprint Program for Enhancing Neuroscience Diversity through Undergraduate Research Education Experiences (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested
LOI: January 15, 2019
External Deadline: February 15, 2019, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

RFA-DK-18-017: Ancillary Studies to the NIDDK Inflammatory Bowel Disease Genetics Consortium (R01- Clinical Trial Optional)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested
LOI: January 21, 2019
External Deadline: February 21, 2019 by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization

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

RFA-HL-18-023: Stimulating Access to Research in Residency (StARR)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested
LOI: N/A
External Deadline: February 13, 2019

National Science Foundation (NSF):

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

NSF-19-552: ADVANCE: Organizational Change for Gender Equity in STEM Academic Professions (ADVANCE)
Internal Deadline: March 15th, 2019, noon PT
External Deadline: Depends on chosen track within grant. Click link for more details.

NSF-19-558: Faculty Development in the Space Sciences
Internal Deadline: March 30, 2019, noon PT
External Deadline: May 24, 2019

NSF-18-529: Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES) – NSF INCLUDES Alliances Proposals Only
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: April 04, 2019

NSF 19-534: Advanced Computing Systems & Services: Adapting to the Rapid Evolution of Science and Engineering Research
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: March 4, 2019

NSF-18-532: Cultivating Cultures for Ethical Stem (CCE STEM)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: February 22, 2019

NSF-19-517: Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers (MRSEC)
Internal Deadline: February 22, 2019, noon PT
External Deadline: November 26, 2019

NSF-19-510: Enabling Access to Cloud Computing Resources for CISE Research and Education (Cloud Access)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: February 19, 2019

NSF-19-506: Partnerships for Innovation: PFI-RP Track
Internal Deadline: March 8, 2019, noon PT
External Deadline: July 10, 2019, 5pm PT

NSF-19-507: NSF Quantum Computing & Information Science Faculty Fellows (QCIS-FF)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
Preliminary Proposal Deadline: December 17, 2018, 5pm PT
External Deadline Submission Window: February 11 – February 25, 2019


Foundations & Others:

The David and Lucille Packard Foundation – 2019 Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering
Internal Deadline: February 15, 2019, noon PT
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: April 12, 2019, noon PT
External Deadline: July 11, 2019

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation – Moore Inventor Fellows
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: February 11, 2019, 5pm PT
External Deadline: March 4, 2019, 5pm PT

Vascular Cures: Wylie Scholars
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: March 1, 2019

Brain Research Foundation 2019 Fay/Frank Seed Grant Program
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested
External Deadline: March 27, 2019, 4:00 p.m. CST