University of Southern California


RFA-AR-19-002, NIAMS Musculoskeletal Biology and Medicine Resource-based Centers (P30 – Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Slots:                                                     1                             

Internal Deadline:                           Contact the Office of Research if interested.

LOI:                                                        30 days prior to the application due date

External Deadline:                          June 11, 2018, by 5:00 PM local time

Award Information:                        Type:  Grant

Estimated Number of Awards: maximum of four awards

Anticipated Amount: up to $2.0 million total

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:                    Any individual(s) with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research as the Program Director(s)/Principal Investigator(s) (PD(s)/PI(s)) is invited to work with his/her organization to develop an application for support. Individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups as well as individuals with disabilities are always encouraged to apply for NIH support.


The NIAMS requests applications for the NIAMS Resource-based Centers Program (P30) to provide critical research infrastructure, shared facilities, services, and resources to groups of investigators conducting research on musculoskeletal biology and medicine, with the broad overall goal of accelerating, enriching, and enhancing the effectiveness of ongoing basic, translational, and clinical research and promoting new research on musculoskeletal biology and medicine within the NIAMS mission.  The Centers could potentially facilitate projects in many areas of musculoskeletal biology and medicine, including the muscles, skeleton, cartilage, and other connective tissues such as tendon and ligament. Skeleton (bone) and cartilage are connective tissues, and cartilage will include intervertebral disk (IVD) and meniscus.  Key public health problems addressed by this research include, but are not limited to, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, orthopaedic disorders, and muscle diseases including muscular dystrophies.

NIAMS expects that the Resource-based Center Program will:

Each Center must include one or more Resource Core(s). A Resource Core is a facility and/or resource shared by or providing services to multiple research community investigators, enabling them to conduct their independently-funded individual and/or collaborative research projects more efficiently and/or more effectively. The selection of Resource Cores is left up to the PD/PI, but should be justified by the needs of the research community and should be appropriate for the focus of the Center which should be within the NIAMS mission. Resource Cores may be located at multiple institutions separated geographically.

For the purpose of this FOA, examples of Resource Cores include, but are not limited to, Cores providing the following:

Visit our Institutionally Limited Submission webpage for updates and other announcements.