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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-17-312: NINDS Neuroscience Development for Advancing the Careers of a Diverse Research Workforce (R25)
Internal Deadline: July 28, 2017, 5pm PDT
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: July 14, 2017, 5pm PDT
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-HD-18-010: Data Coordinating Center for the NICHD Neonatal Research Network (U24)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: 30 days prior to the application date.
External Deadline: June 30, 2017, 5pm PDT

RFA-DK-17-007: Cystic Fibrosis Research and Translation Center (P30)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: June 20, 2017, 5pm
External Deadline: July 20, 2017, 5pm

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: August 25, 2017, 5pm PDT
LOI: October 1, 2017
External Deadline: November 1, 2017, 5pm PDT

PAR-17-237: Center for AIDS Research (P30)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: 30 days prior to application due date
External Deadline: August 1, 2017, 5pm PDT

PAR-17-238: Developmental Center for AIDS Research (P30)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: 30 days prior to application due date
External Deadline: August 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-17-573: Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)
Internal Deadline: August 4, 2017, 5pm PDT
LOI: August 18, 2017, 5pm PDT
External Deadline: November 6, 2017, 5pm PDT

NSF-17-574: Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Pathways into Geoscience (IUSE: GEOPATHS)
Internal Deadline: August 4, 2017, 5pm PDT
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: August 4, 2017, 5pm PDT
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-15-577: Collections in Support of Biological Research (CSBR)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: August 14, 2017, 5pm PDT

NSF-17-550: Competition for the Management and Operation of the National Center for Atmospheric Research
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: August 7, 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:

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: August 11, 2017, 5pm PDT
External Deadline: October 31, 2017, 11:59pm EST

Simons Investigators in Mathematics, Physics, Astrophysics, and Computer Science
Internal Deadline: August 11, 2017, 5pm PDT
External Deadline: October 31, 2017, 11:59pm EST

Simons Investigators in Mathematical Modeling of Living Systems
Internal Deadline: August 11, 2017, 5pm PDT
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

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

American Diabetes Association – Pathway to Stop Diabetes 2017: Accelerator & Visionary Awards
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: A nomination form and a letter of nomination from the sponsoring institution are required
External Deadline: July 3, 2017