University of Southern California

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.

Process for Limited Submissions: PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Office of Research Application Portal: https://app.wizehive.com/webform/USCgrants.

Materials to submit include:

(1) Single Page Proposal Summary (0.5” margins; single-spaced; font type: Arial, Helvetica, or Georgia typeface; font size: 11 pt). Page limit includes references and illustrations. Pages that exceed the 1-page limit will be excluded from review.

(2) CV – (5 pages maximum)

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-20-240: NIH Neuroscience Development for Advancing the Careers of a Diverse Research Workforce (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Internal Deadline: Friday, October 16, 2020, noon PT
LOI: 30 days prior to application due date
External Deadline: January 25, 2021

RFA-AI-20-035: Martin Delaney Collaboratories for HIV Cure Research (UM1 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Internal Deadline: August 21, 2020, noon PT
LOI: November 6, 2020
External Deadline: December 7, 2020, 5pm PT

RFA-AI-20-036: Martin Delaney Collaboratory for Pediatric HIV Cure Research (UM1 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Internal Deadline: August 21, 2020, noon PT
LOI: November 6, 2020
External Deadline: December 7, 2020, 5pm PT

RFA-AG-21-024:Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Centers (P30 Clinical Trial Optional)
Internal Deadline: July 24, 2020, noon PT
LOI: September 29, 2020
External Deadline: October 29, 2020, 5pm PT

RFA-ES-20-001: Collaborative Centers in Children’s Environmental Health Research and Translation (P2C Clinical Trial Optional)
Internal Deadline: Friday, August 21, 2020, noon PT
LOI: October 23, 2020
External Deadline: November 23, 2020

RFA-OD-20-013: Emergency Awards: RADx-UP Coordination and Data Collection Center (CDCC) (U24 Clinical Trial Optional)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: July 8, 2020
External Deadline: August 7, 2020

PAR-20-223: Enhancing Science, Technology, EnginEering, and Math Educational Diversity (ESTEEMED) Research Education Experiences (R25)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: N/A
External Deadline: July 24, 2020

PAR-20-220: Institutional Network Award for Promoting Kidney, Urologic, and Hematologic Research Training (U2C-Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Internal Deadline: July 10, 2020
LOI: August 28, 2020
External Deadline: September 28, 2020

RFA-RM-20-021: NIH Director’s Emergency Early Independence Awards (DP5 Clinical Trial Optional)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: August 4, 2020
External Deadline: September 4, 2020

RFA-RM-20-014: NIH Director’s Early Independence Awards (DP5 Clinical Trial Optional)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: August 4, 2020
External Deadline: September 4, 2020

RFA-AI-20-029: Clinical Trials in Organ Transplantation in Children and Adults (CTOT-CA) (U01 Clinical Trial Optional)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: 30 days prior to the application due date
External Deadline: October 9, 2020

RFA-AG-21-019: Alzheimer’s Disease Research Centers (P30 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: August 15, 2020
External Deadline: September 15, 2020

RFA-AG-21-009: Artificial Intelligence and Technology Collaboratories for Aging Research (P30 – Clinical Trial Optional)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: September 1, 2020
External Deadline: October 1, 2020

RFA-HD-21-010: Population Dynamics Centers Research Infrastructure Program FY 2021 (P2C Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: 30 days prior to application due date
External Deadline: July 30, 2020

RFA-AR-21-004: NIAMS Resource-based Centers for Bone, Muscle and Orthopaedic Research (P30 – Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: 30 days prior to application due date
External Deadline: August 11, 2020

RFA-AR-21-003: 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 application due date
External Deadline: August 11, 2020

PAR-20-106: Center for AIDS Research (P30 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: June 29, 2020
External Deadline: July 28, 2020

PAR-20-107: Developmental Center for AIDS Research (P30 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: June 29, 2020
External Deadline: July 28, 2020

RFA-AI-19-073: Childhood Asthma in Urban Settings -Clinical Research Centers (U01 Clinical Trial Optional)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: May 19, 2020
External Deadline: July 6, 2020

RFA-AI-19-074: Childhood Asthma in Urban Settings – Clinical Research Network – Leadership Center (UM1 Clinical Trial Required) (U01 Clinical Trial Optional)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: May 19, 2020
External Deadline: July 6, 2020

PAR-19-072: Data Science Research: Personal Health Libraries for Consumers and Patients (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: June 30, 2020
External Deadline: July 31, 2020, 5pm PT

PAR-20-153: NIH Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) (R25 – Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: 30 days prior to application due date
External Deadline: July 14, 2020

RFA-HD-21-009: Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Centers 2021 (P50 Clinical Trial Optional)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: 30 days prior to application due date
External Deadline: August 14, 2020

RFA-AI-20-020: Tuberculosis Research Units (U19 Clinical Trial Optional)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: 30 days prior to application due date
External Deadline: September 28, 2020

RFA-AR-21-002: NIAMS Rheumatic Diseases Research Resource-based Centers (P30 – Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: 30 days prior to application due date
External Deadline: October 6, 2020

PAR-20-175: Institutional Development Award (IDeA) Networks for Clinical and Translational Research (IDeA-CTR) (U54 Clinical Trial Optional)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: 30 days prior to application due date
External Deadline: October 7, 2020

 

National Science Foundation (NSF):

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

NSF 20-573: Panel Study of Income Dynamics Competition (PSID)
Internal Deadline: First-come, first-served.
LOI: June 8, 2020
External Deadline: August 4, 2020

NSF-20-569: 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.
LOI: October 5, 2020
External Deadline: January 26, 2021

NSF-19-506: Partnerships for Innovation: PFI-RP Track
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: N/A
External Deadline:  August 5, 2020 (updated due to COVID-19).

NSF 20-554: ADVANCE: Organizational Change for Gender Equity in STEM Academic Professions (ADVANCE)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: See call for more information.
External Deadline: See call for more information.

NSF-20-550: General Social Survey (GSS) Competition
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: June 1, 2020
External Deadline: August 17, 2020

NSF-20-530: Competition for the Management of Operations and Maintenance of the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: February 21, 2020
External Deadline: September 18, 2020Extended due to COVID-19

 


Foundations & Others:

Simons Foundation – Simons Investigators in Mathematics, Physics, Astrophysics, and Computer Sciences
Internal Deadline: Friday, July 31st, noon PT
External Deadline: October 28, 2020,at 11:59:59 p.m. EDT (8:59:59 p.m. PDT)

DOS-USNATO-PAA-2020-002: U.S. Department of State – U.S. Mission to NATO: The Next 70 Years: NATO in 2089
Internal Deadline: First-come, first-served.
External Deadline: July 31, 2020

National Endowment for the Arts “Our Town” Grant
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: August 6, 2020, 11:59pm ET

U.S. Department of Energy – Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy: DE-FOA-0002252: FY20 Advanced Manufacturing Office Multi-Topic FOA
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: August 26, 2020

Searle Scholars Program 2021
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: September 30, 2020

Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation: Mallinckrodt Grants
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: August 1, 2020

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation for Islamic Art: Building Bridges 2020 Grant Program
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: July 13, 2020, 11:59 pm ET
External Deadline: September 21, 2020, 11:59pm ET

NEH 2020-2021 Summer Stipends
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: September 23, 2020

Breast Cancer Alliance Young Investigator Award
Internal Deadline: First-come, first-served. Contact Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: July 24, 2020

Brain Research Foundation 2021 Scientific Innovations Award
Internal Deadline: Contact Office of Research if interested.
LOI: June 25, 2020
External Deadline: September 22, 2020

NEA Grants for Arts: Music
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: July 9, 2020

NEA Grants for Arts: Theater
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: July 9, 2020

NEA Grants for Arts: Dance
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: July 9, 2020

NEA Grants for Arts: Opera
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: July 9, 2020

NEA Grants for Arts: Local Arts Agencies
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: July 9, 2020

NEA Grants for Arts: Museums
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: July 9, 2020

NEA Grants for Arts: Presenting & Multidisciplinary Works
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: July 9, 2020

NEA Grants for Arts: Literary Arts – Audience and Professional Development Projects
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: July 9, 2020

The Pew Charitable Trusts: 2021 Pew Biomedical Scholars
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: May 18, 2020 – nomination form
External Deadline: September 10, 2020