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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-AA-18-002: Alcoholic Hepatitis Clinical and Translational Network – Late Phase Clinical Trials and Observational Studies (Collaborative U01)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: September 23, 2017, 5pm PDT
External Deadline: October 23, 2017, 5pm PDT

RFA-AA-18-004: Alcoholic Hepatitis Clinical and Translational Network – Data Coordinating Center (U24)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: September 23, 2017, 5pm PDT
External Deadline: October 23, 2017, 5pm PDT

RFA-AA-18-005: Alcoholic Hepatitis Clinical and Translational Network – Clinical Pilot Trials (U01)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: September 23, 2017, 5pm PDT
External Deadline: October 23, 2017, 5pm PDT

RFA-HL-18-023: Stimulating Access to Research in Residency (StARR) (R38)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: October 24, 2017, 5pm PDT

PAR-17-312: NINDS Neuroscience Development for Advancing the Careers of a Diverse Research Workforce (R25)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: 30 days prior to the application date.
External Deadline: September 25, 2017, 5pm PDT

RFA-AG-18-007: Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Centers (P30)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: September 19, 2017
External Deadline: October 19, 2017, 5pm PDT

PAR-17-276: NIH StrokeNet Regional Coordinating Stroke Centers
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: 30 days prior to the application date.
External Deadline: September 25, 2017, 5pm PDT

RFA-RM-17-008: NIH Director’s Early Independence Awards (DP5)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: August 22, 2017, 5pm PDT
External Deadline: September 22, 2017, 5pm PDT

RFA-AR-18-004: NIAMS Rheumatic Diseases Research Resource-based Centers (P30)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: 30 days prior to the application date.
External Deadline: October 3, 2017, 5pm PDT

RFA-DK-17-005: George M. O’Brien Kidney Research Core Centers (P30)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: October 1, 2017
External Deadline: November 1, 2017, 5pm PDT

National Science Foundation (NSF):

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

NSF-17-591: Inclusion Across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES) – NSF INCLUDES Coordination Hub
Internal Deadline: September 22, 2017, 5pm PDT
External Deadline: November 27, 2017, 5pm PDT

NSF-17-592: Mid-Scale Innovations Program in Astronomical Sciences (MSIP)
Internal Deadline: September 22, 2017, 5pm PDT
Preliminary Proposal Deadline: November 20, 2017, 5pm PDT
External Deadline: April 6, 2018, 5pm PDT

NSF-17-579: Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) – Alliances
Internal Deadline:
Alliances: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
STEM Pathways & Research Alliances: October 20, 2017, 5pm PDT (within ‘Alliances’ category)
External Deadline:
Alliances: November 17, 2017, 5pm PDT
STEM Pathways & Research Alliances: January 26, 2018, 5pm PDT (within ‘Alliances’ category)

NSF-17-579: Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) – Bridge to the Doctorate
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: November 3, 2017, 5pm PDT

NSF-17-579: Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) – Louis Stokes Regional Centers of Excellence
Internal Deadline: October 20, 2017, 5pm PDT
External Deadline: January 26, 2018, 5pm PDT

NSF-17-579: Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) – Pre-Alliance Planning
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: November 17, 2017, 5pm PDT

NSF-17-585: Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) Program
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: October 25, 2017, 5pm PDT

NSF-17-581: CISE Research Infrastructure (CRI)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
Preliminary Proposal Deadline: November 2, 2017, 5pm PDT
External Deadline: January 11, 2018, 5pm PDT

NSF-17-573: Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: November 6, 2017, 5pm PDT

NSF-17-574: Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Pathways into Geoscience (IUSE: GEOPATHS)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: August 18, 2017, 5pm PDT
External Deadline: October 10, 2017, 5pm PDT

NSF-17-575: Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science Supplements and Sites
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: October 10, 2017, 5pm PDT

NSF-17-558: Towards a Leadership-Class Computing Facility – Phase 1
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: July 14, 2017, 5pm PDT
External Deadline: November 20, 2017, 5pm PDT

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:

The Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: November 1, 2017
External Deadline: January 15, 2018, 5pm PDT

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation – Building Bridges: Islamic Art
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: September 8, 2017
External Deadline: December 1, 2017

Andrew Carnegie Fellows
Internal Deadline: September 15, 2017, 5pm PDT
External Deadline: November 2017 – TBA

The Conservation, Food & Health Foundation Grants
Internal Deadline: November 3, 2017, 5pm PDT
LOI: Concept Application due January 1, 2018
External Deadline: March 1, 2018

Simons Foundation – Math+X Investigators
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: October 31, 2017, 11:59pm EST

Simons Investigators in Mathematics, Physics, Astrophysics, and Computer Science
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: October 31, 2017, 11:59pm EST

Simons Investigators in Mathematical Modeling of Living Systems
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: October 31, 2017, 11:59pm EST

NEH Summer Stipends Program 2018
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: September 27, 2017, 5pm EST

Searle Scholars Program 2018
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: September 29, 2017, 5pm PDT

Brain Research Foundation 2018 Scientific Innovations Award
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: June 29, 2017, 4pm CST
External Deadline: September 26, 2017, 4pm CST

2018 Pew Biomedical Scholars
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: July 7, 2017
External Deadline: October 23, 2017

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