University of Southern California


RFA-HD-17-007: Population Dynamics Centers Research Infrastructure Program FY 2017 (P2C)

Slots:                                                   One                    
LOI:                                                     30 days prior to application date
Internal Deadline:                           October 28, 2016, 5pm
External Deadline:                           December 28, 2016, 5pm
Award Information:                        Type: Grant
Estimated Number of Awards: 3-4

Anticipated Amount: $1,937,000

Submission Process:                  PIs must submit their application utilizing the Office of Research’s 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


The goal of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to advance the field of population dynamics research by increasing research impact, innovation, and productivity; develop junior scientists; and maximize the efficiency of research support.

The primary objectives of this initiative are to:


This initiative will provide funding for population dynamics infrastructure cores at already productive population research centers. Applicant centers are expected to have a recent record of high impact, innovative scientific publications and competitiveness for peer-reviewed external funding for research within the scientific mission of the NICHD Population Dynamics Branch (PDB).


Applications must include a minimum of two research infrastructure cores, a mandatory Administrative Core plus a Development Core and/or one or more Scientific/Technical Cores. The Development Core is meant to develop junior scientists and advance new scientific research within the Center. A Scientific/Technical Core is meant to provide scientific and/or technical services and/or resources to Center researchers in order to enhance their research capabilities.

With the exception of the Development Core, which should focus on new projects, the cores should provide support for both existing projects and the development of new projects. The proposed cores should be effective in promoting scientific impact, innovation, productivity, and competitiveness, but need not be innovative themselves. Core activities promoting interdisciplinary collaborations and collaborations within and across institutions are encouraged.


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