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.

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-17-096: Jointly Sponsored Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Institutional Predoctoral Training Program in the Neurosciences (T32)
LOI: 30 days prior to the application due date.
Internal Deadline: March 1, 2017, 5pm PDT
External Deadline: May 25, 2017

PAR-17-075: Shared Instrumentation for Animal Research (SIFAR) Grant Program (S10)
Internal Deadline: February 24, 2017, 5pm PDT
External Deadline: May 31, 2017, 5pm PDT

PAR-17-068: Maximizing Access to Research Careers Undergraduate – Student Training in Academic Research (MARC U-STAR) (T34)
Internal Deadline: February 24, 2017, 5pm PDT
External Deadline: May 24, 2017, 5pm PDT

RFA-CA-16-017: Coordinating Center for Population-based Research to Optimize the Screening Process (PROSPR)(U24)
LOI: 30 days prior to application date.
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: February 9, 2017, 5pm

RFA-CA-17-004: PDX Data Commons and Coordinating Center (PDCCC) for the PDX Development and Trial Centers Research Network (PDXNet) (U24)
LOI: 30 days prior to the application due date.
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: March 3, 2017, 5pm

PAR-17-053: Research Education: Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) Program (R25)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: January 27, 2017, 5pm

PAR-16-361: Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE)
Internal Deadline: February 27, 2017, 5pm PDT
External Deadline: May 25, 2017, 5pm PDT

RFA-AI-16-027: T Cell Reagent Research for the Study of Allergic Diseases (U19)
LOI: February 3, 2017
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: March 3, 2017

RFA-AI-16-065: Asthma and Allergic Diseases Cooperative Research Centers (U19)
LOI: March 3, 2017
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: April 3, 2017, 5pm

RFA-DK-16-020: Diabetes Research Centers (P30)
LOI: January 28, 2017
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: February 28, 2017, 5pm PDT

RFA-NS-17-011 – NINDS Institutional Center Core Grants to Support Neuroscience Research (P30)
LOI: January 14, 2017, 5pm
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: February 14, 2017, 5pm

National Science Foundation (NSF):

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

NSF-17-528: Cybersecurity Innovation for Cyberinfrastructure (CICI)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
Full Proposal Deadline: March 1, 2017, 5pm PT

NSF-17-526: Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation (SSE, SSI, S2I2 ) – S2I2 Conceptualization only.
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
Full Proposal Deadline: April 11, 2017, 5pm PT

NSF-17-524: Management and Operation of the Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI)
LOI: January 18, 2017 5p PT
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
Full Proposal Deadline: April 17, 2017, 5pm PT

NSF-17-522: 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.
Preliminary Proposal Deadline: February 14, 2017, 5pm PST
Full Proposal Deadline: May 16, 2017, 5pm PST

NSF-15-528: Cultivating Cultures for Ethical Stem (CCE STEM)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: February 15, 2017

National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program
LOI: December 9, 2016, 5pm
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: February 7, 2017, 5pm

NSF-16-547: Innovation Corps Sites Program (I-Corps Sites)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: February 9, 2017, 5pm

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:

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation “Moore Inventor Fellows”
LOI: February 8, 2017, 5pm PT
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: March 1, 2017, 5pm PT

Brain Research Foundation Fay/Frank Seed Grant Program
LOI: January 4, 2017, 4pm CST
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: March 22, 2017, 4pm CST

Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: February 10, 2017