University of Southern California


RFA-AR-18-004: NIAMS Rheumatic Diseases Research Resource-based Centers (P30)

Slots:                                                     1                             

Internal Deadline:                           Contact the Office of Research if interested.

LOI:                                                        30 days prior to the application date.                     

External Deadline:                          October 3, 2017, 5pm PDT

Award Information:                        Type: Grant

Estimated Number of Awards: 3

Anticipated Amount: $500,00K in direct costs per year for a maximum of 5 years.

Submission Process:                     PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Office of Research Application Portal:

Materials to submit:

 Link to Award:                        

Who May Serve as PI:                    Standard NIH eligibility requirements.


The focus of the Center is determined by the Program Director/Principal Investigator (PD/PI) and may encompass basic, translational, and/or clinical research. For this particular announcement, the Center focus is restricted to rheumatic diseases research. The focus may be very broad, e.g. mechanisms of autoimmunity underlying rheumatic disease, and serve a diverse group of investigators that share the need for critical shared core services.  Alternatively, a Center may have a narrow disease or biology focus or theme. In some cases, the relevant research community may share a highly specialized resource such as a well-defined patient cohort with associated patient data and biospecimens and/or may share a need for highly specialized technologies and services (e.g. advanced imaging or single cell analysis). However, in all cases the focus of the Center must be within the NIAMS mission. Potential PDs/PIs are strongly encouraged to contact the Scientific/Research Contact listed in Section VII. Agency Contacts early in the application planning process to discuss NIAMS mission relevance.


Each Center must include one or more Resource Cores. For the purpose of this FOA, examples of Resource Cores include, but are not limited to, Cores providing the following:


The Administrative Core has oversight responsibility for the entire Resource-based Center (P30) and also plans and carries out activities that promote the goals of the Center.


The following are examples of additional goals that would be appropriate for a Resource-based Center. This list is neither mandatory nor inclusive. PDs/PIs are encouraged to propose other innovative goals.

The Administrative Core must include an Enrichment Program that is designed to expand the research community and/or promote innovative research on the topic of focus of the Center.
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