University of Southern California


RFA-AR-21-004: NIAMS Resource-based Centers for Bone, Muscle and Orthopaedic Research (P30 – Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Slots:                                        1

Internal Deadline:                     Friday, May 15, 2020, noon PT

LOI:                                          30 days prior to the application due date

External Deadline:                    August 11, 2020

Award Information:                  Type: Grant

Estimated Number of Awards: NIAMS intends to commit up to $1.5 million direct costs in FY2021 to fund a maximum of three awards.

Anticipated Amount: Application budgets are limited to $500,000 direct costs per year.

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 bone, muscle and orthopaedic biology and diseases, with the broad overall goal of accelerating, enriching, and enhancing the effectiveness of ongoing basic, translational, and clinical research and promoting new research on bone, muscle and orthopaedics within the NIAMS mission. The Centers could potentially facilitate projects in many areas of bone, muscle, orthopaedics, including musculoskeletal tissue engineering and regenerative medicine research on muscles, skeleton, cartilage, and other connective tissues such as tendon and ligament. 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:

    • Efficiently provide critical research infrastructure to advance fields within the NIAMS mission
    • Include Cores that offer resources and services in addition to equipment and other infrastructure
    • Contribute and/or facilitate significant innovations in research and technology
    • Facilitate expansion of research fields within the NIAMS mission
    • Foster innovative exploratory projects and junior investigators
    • Have flexibility to adopt and adapt to emerging needs and opportunities


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