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Ming Hsieh Institute Solicitation

Program Overview

The Ming Hsieh Institute aims to make USC an international leader in translational cancer research that bridges basic science, engineered devices, synthesized molecules and materials, and medicine. Established in 2010 through a generous gift from Ming Hsieh (a USC graduate of the Viterbi School of Engineering and founder of Cogent Systems), the centerpiece of the Ming Hsieh Institute is integrated engineering, scientific and medical research that speeds discovery and creates the pathways by which research rapidly improves the lives of patients living with cancer and other diseases.

The Ming Hsieh Institute seeks proposals that will initiate multi-disciplinary research teams employing computational biology, protein chemistry, physics, chemistry, pharmacology, and/or engineering, for the purpose of developing new treatments or diagnostics. Proposals should demonstrate that a modest seed investment will have significant impact, either through initiating pre-clinical or translational projects accelerating research into clinical trials.

For the 2020 solicitation, proposals are invited for cancer and all other diseases afflicting large populations of patients.

Proposal Deadline: 5 pm, Monday, January 25, 2021

FY22 Ming Hsieh Institute RFP

Proposal Submission

Submit your proposal application utilizing the new Office of Research application submission and reporting portal.

Go to USC Application Portal to log in (or create an account for yourself), using your USC email address.

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For questions regarding the proposal submission process, please contact the Office of Research Initiatives and Facilities at or 213-821-8163).

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