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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):

PAR-19-037: Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) (T32)
Internal Deadline: October 25, 2019
External Deadline: January 28, 2020

PAR-19-219: Maximizing Access to Research Careers (T34)
Internal Deadline: March 2, 2020
External Deadline: May 21, 2020

RFA-DK-19-010: Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) Research and Translation Core Centers (U54 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Internal Deadline: August 23, 2019
LOI: October 21, 2019
External Deadline: November 21, 2019

RFA-DK-19-011: Central Coordinating Site for the Polycystic Kidney Disease Research and Translation Core Centers (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Internal Deadline: August 23, 2019
LOI: October 21, 2019
External Deadline: November 21, 2019

RFA-HD-20-015: Population Dynamics Research Infrastructure Program
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: 30 days prior to application due date
External Deadline: August 30, 2019

RFA-AG-20-019: Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Centers (P30 Clinical Trial Optional)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: September 2, 2019
External Deadline: October 2, 2019, 5pm PT

RFA-AG-20-021: Nathan Shock Centers Coordinating Center (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: October 22, 2019, 5pm PT

RFA-CA-19-031: Cancer Prevention Clinical Trials Network (CP-CTNet): CP-CTNet Sites (UG1 Clinical Trial Required)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested: first-come, first-served.
External Deadline: August 29, 2019, 5pm PT

PAR-17-237: Centers for AIDS Research
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: 30 days prior to application due date
External Deadline: August 17, 2019, 5pm PT

PAR-17-238: Developmental Centers for AIDS Research
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: 30 days prior to application due date
External Deadline: August 17, 2019, 5pm PT

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 application due date
External Deadline: September 25, 2019, 5pm PT

PAR-17-340: Collaborative Program Grant for Multidisciplinary Teams (RM1) (Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Internal Deadline: September 20, 2019, noon PT
LOI: 30 days prior to application due date
External Deadline: January 25, 2020, 5pm PT

PAR-19-072: Data Science Research: Personal Health Libraries for Consumers and Patients (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
Internal Deadline: September 20, 2019, noon PT
LOI: 30 days prior to application due date
External Deadline: January 25, 2020, 5pm PT

PAR-19-268: Conference for Early Stage HIV/AIDS Researchers Using Nonhuman Primate Models (R13 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: N/A
External Deadline: AIDS Application Due Date(s) September 10, 2019, 5pm local time

RFA-RM-19-008: NIH Director’s Early Independence Awards (DP5 Clinical Trial Optional)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: August 13, 2019
External Deadline: September 13, 2019

RFA-DK-19-002: Nutrition Obesity Research Centers (NORCs) (P30 Clinical Trial Optional)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: September 23, 2019
External Deadline: October 23, 2019

National Science Foundation (NSF):

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

NSF-19-522: National Science Foundation Research Traineeship Program (NRT)
Internal Deadline: September 13, 2019, noon PT
LOI Window: November 25, 2019 – December 6, 2019
External Deadline: February 6, 2020 5pm PT

NSF-17-579: Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) – Multiple Programs
Internal Deadline: August 23, 2019, noon PT
External Deadline: Implementation-Only Alliances: November 15, 2019
Pre-Alliance Planning: November 15, 2019
Regional Centers of Excellence (LSRCE): January 31, 2020

NSF-17-585: Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) Program
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: September 27, 2019, 5pm PT

NSF-15-576: Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: October 11, 2019, 5pm PT

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: September 18, 2019, 5pm PT

NSF-18-513: Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Program
Internal Deadline: September 27, 2019, noon PT
External Deadline: January 1 thru January 22, 2020

NSF-19-587: Advanced Computing Systems & Services: Adapting to the Rapid Evolution of Science and Engineering Research
Internal Deadline: September 6, 2019, noon PT
External Deadline: November 5, 2019

NSF-19-586: Critical-Zone Collaborative Network
Internal Deadline: August 23, 2019, noon PT
External Deadline: December 2, 2019

NSF-19-507: NSF Quantum Computing & Information Science Faculty Fellows (QCIS-FF)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: September 17 – 27, 2019, 5pm PT

NSF-19-578: Physics Frontiers Centers (PFC)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: January 30, 2020

NSF-19-567: Science and Technology Centers: Integrative Partnerships
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: January 27, 2020

NSF-19-552: ADVANCE: Organizational Change for Gender Equity in STEM Academic Professions (ADVANCE)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: Depends on chosen track within grant. Click link for more details.

NSF-19-517: Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers (MRSEC)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: November 26, 2019


Foundations & Others:

Johnson & Johnson WiSTEM2D Scholars Award Program
Internal Deadline: August 16, 2019, noon PT
External Deadline: September 3rd – October 3rd

AXA Chairs
Internal Deadline: August 30, 2019, noon PT
LOI: September 18 – October 21, 2019
External Deadline: November 26, 2019

AASLD NP/PA Clinical Hepatology Fellowship
Internal Deadline: Keck School of Medicine will coordinate.
External Deadline: January 15, 2020

DHS S&T Terrorism Prevention and Counterterrorism Research (TPCR) Center of Excellence (COE) – Lead
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: September 13, 2019, 11:59:59pm EDT

Harry J. Lloyd Charitable Trust – Melanoma Research Grants
Internal Deadline: Contact the Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center if interested.
External Deadline: November 1, 2019

Curing Kids Cancer Grant
Internal Deadline: Contact the Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center if interested.
External Deadline: September 9, 2019

The Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: September 23, 2019
External Deadline: January 9, 2020

Simons Foundation – Investigators in Mathematics, Physics, Astrophysics, and Theoretical Computer Science
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: October 31, 2019

2020 Searle Scholars Program
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: September 27, 2019

NEH 2020 Summer Stipends
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: September 25, 2019

Pew: 2019 Pew Biomedical Scholars
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: October 17, 2019