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October 17, 2018
 

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Click here for a comprehensive listing of NIH and other grant deadlines.

Important: Please submit your proposal via Kuali Coeus (KC). The KC proposal should include the proposal budget, budget justification, abstract (scope of work), and RFA guidelines. The KC Proposal should be routed to the KSOM Research Administration office (KAM 400) at least 5 business days in advance of the grant deadline, and the full application to Department of Contracts and Grants via KC at least 3 business days in advance of the deadline, to ensure that there is adequate time to review and process your application. https://research.usc.edu/files/2014/09/Step-by-Step1.pdf

 
 
The NSF 2026 Idea Machine

The NSF 2026 Idea Machine is a competition to help set the U.S. agenda for fundamental research in science and engineering. Participants can earn prizes and receive public recognition by suggesting the pressing research questions that need to be answered in the coming decade, the next set of "Big Ideas" for future investment by the National Science Foundation (NSF). It's an opportunity for researchers, the public and other interested stakeholders to contribute to NSF's mission to support basic research and enable new discoveries that drive the U.S. economy, enhance national security and advance knowledge to sustain the country's global leadership in science and engineering.

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Progeria Research Foundation Seeks Proposals for Research on Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome (HGPS, or Progeria)

The Progeria Research Foundation (PRF) is a driving force worldwide in finding treatments and the cure for Progeria and its aging-related disorders, including heart disease. PRF has brought Progeria to the forefront of research efforts, engaging large, reputable institutions in Progeria research.

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American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT) 2019-2020 Fellowship Programs

ARIT supports and administers programs of fellowships for scholarly research and for language study in Turkey. Programs for scholars and graduate students based in the U.S. and Canada include the ARIT, the ARIT National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship programs, and the ARIT Summer Language Program at Bogazici University in Istanbul (pending funding). ARIT Fellows come from all regions of North America. ARIT fellowships support individual research projects in ancient, historical, and modern times in all fields of the humanities and social sciences, that must be carried out in Turkey.

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The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation 2019 Clinical Scientist Development Award Competition

Physician scientists pursuing research careers face challenges that are particular to their dual roles as researchers and health care providers. The purpose of the Doris Duke Clinical Scientist Development Award (CSDA) is to provide support to physician scientists at the Assistant Professor rank to: 1) conduct an outstanding clinical research project, 2) enable research time protection to ease the tension between research and clinical responsibilities, and 3) facilitate development of strong mentorship relations. Ultimately, the CSDA program aims to enable physician-scientists' achievement of independent and successful research careers.

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The David & Lucille Packard Foundation

While the official The David & Lucille Packard Foundation - Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering solicitation will not be released until next year, faculty who are interested should begin preparing their applications and thinking about their proposals.

Information on the opportunity is in the link below.

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Non-Limited Ovarian Cancer Grant

Funding for innovative approaches to scientific questions can be difficult to find as these new ideas may not yet be mainstream in the scientific community. In order to foster these novel ideas the Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer funds promising pilot studies in ovarian cancer each year. The discoveries from these studies lay the groundwork for major research initiatives and allow scientists to further pursue research ideas through highly competitive national government grants necessary to complete these projects.
Funding is open to investigator-initiated projects in all areas of ovarian cancer research. In addition, projects designed to analyze data from already funded clinical trials will be considered.

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SC CTSI Funding Opportunities

SC CTSI is seeking applications for pilot research projects of up to $40,000 each from individual investigators or small research teams.

Up to $40,000 for one year composed of a 4:1 ratio of funds from SC CTSI to funds from the investigators' home department(s), school(s) or Institute(s). For example, the maximum award would be $32,000 from SC CTSI and $8,000 from the home department(s), school(s) and/or institute(s) of the participating investigator(s). Applications must include a letter of commitment specifying the amount and source(s) of the cost share.  Applications from multiple departments can derive the cost share in any mix from the participating departments; it is up to the investigators to secure the matching funds.

Apply by February 15, 2019

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Biostatistics 4-Part Series Seminar

Join the Keck School of Medicine and the SC CTSI on the Biostatistics 4-Part Workshop Series!

October 22, 2018 12-1PM | NRT LG 503/504
Formulating a sound research question and study hypotheses: hypothesis testing

November 12, 2018, 12-1 PM | NRT LG 503/504
Study designs, data collection strategies: scientific & logistical considerations in selecting the design to address research question

January 14, 2019, 12-1 PM | NRT LG503/504
Sample size and study power: Why do I need so many subjects? What will my biostatistician need to know and how can I get that information?

March 11, 2019, 12-1 PM | NRT LG 503-504
Statistical analysis: What statistical methods are appropriate for my study design and data collected

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Alpha Omega Alpha: Postgraduate Fellowship

In 2011, the Board of Directors of Alpha Omega Alpha established the Postgraduate Award to encourage and support AOA residents or fellows from programs or institutions with an active AOA Chapter or association to pursue a project in the spirit of the AOA mission statement that could fulfill the ACGME requirements for scholarly activity.

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USC Conflict of Interest training and disclosure

Please be advised that faculty who wish to submit proposals to HHS agencies (such as NIH) must complete their USC Conflict of Interest training and disclosure as required by federal regulation. This requirement includes new grant submissions, competing renewals and non-competing continuations (progress reports). Click on "diSClose" to submit the on-line disclosure, in the following link.

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Harry J. Lloyd Charitable Trust Melanoma Research Grants, Nov 1

Since 2004 The Harry J. Lloyd Charitable Trust granted 125 melanoma research grants totaling $15,312,228. Former recipients of Lloyd Trust melanoma grants have conducted research around the world in countries including Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and The United States of America. With a special focus on screening and prevention, most individual grants do not exceed $125,000 per year.

Last Deadline: November 01, 2018

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The McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience: The 2019 McKnight Technological Innovations in Neuroscience Awards, Dec 10

The McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience supports innovative research designed to bring science closer to the day when diseases of the brain can be accurately diagnosed, prevented, and treated. To this end, the McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience invites letters of intent for the 2019 McKnight Technological Innovations in Neuroscience awards.

Last Deadline: December 10, 2018

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SC CTSI Team Building Opportunity, Jun 30

The Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute is seeking applications for team building activities of up to $3,000 each from small research teams.  This mechanism is intended to provide rapid funding for activities that promote the SC CTSI goal of assembling new multidisciplinary or transdisciplinary teams focused on clinical and community research, particularly those that are grounded in the team science principles (https://sc-ctsi.org/training-education/team-science-training) principles.

SC CTSI - Team Building Voucher
Up to $3,000


Apply by: Rolling Application

Last Deadline: June 30, 2020

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The following funding opportunities are Institutionally Limited. USC may submit only a limited number of proposals to the sponsor for that particular grant. If you are interested in any of these funding opportunities, your proposal must be submitted through the KSOM Office of Research Advancement. Final selection of applicant is decided by the Office of the Vice President of Research.

Important!: For any limited submission opportunity that is not advertised by the USC Office of Research, please inform Silvia da Costa at sdacosta@usc.edu or Mike Yarsky at yarsky@research.usc.edu as soon as possible to give their office time to announce and review applications.

 
RFA-DK-18-017, Ancillary Studies to the NIDDK Inflammatory Bowel Disease Genetics Consortium (R01- Clinical Trial Optional), Oct 19

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to expand the number of genes and range of IBD-related phenotypes and physiological domains under study by means of collaborations of the IBDGC with investigators with expertise complementary to that of their own members.

PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Office of Research Application Portal: https://app.wizehive.com/webform/USCgrants by October 19, 2018.

Materials to be submitted include: (1) a Single Page Proposal Summary (0.5" margins; single-spaced; font type: Arial, Helvetica, or Georgia typeface; font size: 11 pt.); and (2) a CV that is 5 pages maximum.

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RFA-HL-18-023: Stimulating Access to Research in Residency (StARR) (R38), Oct 26

The overall goal of the Stimulating Access to Research in Residency (StARR) program is to provide clinicians with in-depth research experiences early in their careers, in order to recruit, retain and accelerate independence of a pool of clinician-investigators with both clinical and research experience necessary to perform basic, clinical and/or translational research.

PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Office of Research Application Portal: https://app.wizehive.com/webform/USCgrants by October 26, 2018.

Materials to be submitted include: (1) a Single Page Proposal Summary (0.5" margins; single-spaced; font type: Arial, Helvetica, or Georgia typeface; font size: 11 pt.); and (2) a CV that is 5 pages maximum.

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Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program, Nov 2

The Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program supports the research and teaching careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences. Based on institutional nominations, the program provides discretionary funding to faculty at an early stage in their careers. Criteria for selection include an independent body of scholarship attained in the early years of their appointment, and a demonstrated commitment to education, signaling the promise of continuing outstanding contributions to both research and teaching.

PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Office of Research Application Portal: https://app.wizehive.com/webform/USCgrants by November 02, 2018.

Materials to be submitted include: (1) a Single Page Proposal Summary (0.5" margins; single-spaced; font type: Arial, Helvetica, or Georgia typeface; font size: 11 pt.); and (2) a CV that is 5 pages maximum.

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Brain Research Foundation 2019 Fay/Frank Seed Grant Program, Nov 2

The purpose of the BRF Fay/Frank Seed Grant program is to provide start-up monies for new research projects in the field of neuroscience that will likely lead to extramural funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) or other outside funding sources. The objective of the BRF Fay/Frank Seed Grant Program is to support new and innovative projects, especially those of junior faculty, who are working in new research directions.

PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Office of Research Application Portal: https://app.wizehive.com/webform/USCgrants by November 02, 2018.

Materials to be submitted include: (1) a Single Page Proposal Summary (0.5" margins; single-spaced; font type: Arial, Helvetica, or Georgia typeface; font size: 11 pt.); and (2) a CV that is 5 pages maximum.

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Vascular Cures: Wylie Scholars, Dec 7

Vascular Cures' Wylie Scholar Program is building a pipeline of innovators in vascular health. We provide 3-year career development grants to outstanding young vascular surgeon-scientists who combine active patient care with academic research. The award supports crucial research that enables them to compete for future research funding. Wylie Scholars become North America's world-class vascular surgeon-scientists; many are now chiefs at major academic centers, prominent leaders in the field, and play a key role in our programs. The award may be used to support research in the following areas: basic science, translational, clinical research, outcomes/health services research, teaching, community service, and patient care.

PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Office of Research Application Portal: https://app.wizehive.com/webform/USCgrants by December 07, 2018.

Materials to be submitted include: (1) a Single Page Proposal Summary (0.5" margins; single-spaced; font type: Arial, Helvetica, or Georgia typeface; font size: 11 pt.); and (2) a CV that is 5 pages maximum.

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NSF 17-527, NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM), Mar 27

A well-educated science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workforce is a significant contributor to maintaining the competitiveness of the U.S. in the global economy. The National Science Foundation (NSF) Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) program addresses the need for a high quality STEM workforce in STEM disciplines supported by the program and for the increased success of low-income academically talented students with demonstrated financial need who are pursuing associate, baccalaureate, or graduate degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Office of Research Application Portal: https://app.wizehive.com/webform/USCgrants by March 27, 2019.

Materials to be submitted include: (1) a Single Page Proposal Summary (0.5" margins; single-spaced; font type: Arial, Helvetica, or Georgia typeface; font size: 11 pt.); and (2) a CV that is 5 pages maximum.

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PAR-17-221, Enhancing Science, Technology, EnginEering, and Math Educational Diversity (ESTEEMED) Research Education Experiences (R25), Apr 24

The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research educational activities that complement other formal training programs in the mission areas of the NIH Institutes and Centers. The over-arching goals of the NIH R25 program are to: (1) complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation's biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs; (2) enhance the diversity of the biomedical, behavioral and clinical research workforce; (3) help recruit individuals with specific specialty or disciplinary backgrounds to research careers in biomedical, behavioral and clinical sciences; and (4) foster a better understanding of biomedical, behavioral and clinical research and its implications.

PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Office of Research Application Portal: https://app.wizehive.com/webform/USCgrants by April 24, 2019.

Materials to be submitted include: (1) a Single Page Proposal Summary (0.5" margins; single-spaced; font type: Arial, Helvetica, or Georgia typeface; font size: 11 pt.); and (2) a CV that is 5 pages maximum.

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Ferring Innovation Grant, Dec 31

The focus of the Ferring Innovation Grant program is to fund exploratory, discovery and preclinical research into novel drug targets with potential application in indications within our core therapeutic areas: Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Reproductive Medicine & Women's Health, Urology, and Biomarker Discovery.

2018 grant program opens for pre-applications on May 14, 2018. See Program Information for additional information. No deadline date provided.

Last Deadline: December 31, 2018

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Small Grants on Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases, Jul 17

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) will support small grants on primary immunodeficiency diseases focusing on ex vivo studies with human specimens and on studies with current or new animal models including novel clinical strategies for detecting, identifying the molecular basis of, or developing innovative therapies for primary immunodeficiency diseases. In addition, this FOA aims to encourage analyses of clinical data and samples maintained in primary immunodeficiency registries, consortium databases and repositories to address questions relevant to primary immunodeficiency research. The R03 grant supports different types of projects including pilot and feasibility studies; secondary analysis of existing data; small, self-contained research projects; development of research methodology; and development of new research technology. The R03 is intended to support small research projects that can be carried out in a short period of time with limited resources. Investigators who have not received independent NIH funding or independent NIH funding in this field are encouraged to apply to this FOA.

Last Deadline: July 17, 2019

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Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research, Sep 30

Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Admin Supplement/PA-16-288: The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) hereby notify Program Director(s)/Principal Investigator(s) (PD(s)/PI(s)) holding specific types of research grants (activity codes listed above) that funds are available for administrative supplements to improve the diversity of the research workforce by recruiting and supporting students, postdoctorates, and eligible investigators from groups that have been shown to be underrepresented in health-related research.

Last Deadline: September 30, 2019

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NIAID Physician-Scientist Pathway to Independence Award, May 8

The purpose of the NIAID Physician-Scientist Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00) program is to increase and maintain a strong cohort of new and talented independent physician-scientists. This program is designed to facilitate a timely transition of outstanding postdoctoral researchers with a clinical doctorate degree from mentored, postdoctoral research positions to independent, tenure-track or equivalent faculty positions. The program will provide independent NIAID research support during this transition to help awardees launch competitive, independent research careers in biomedical fields and thereby help to address the national physician-scientist workforce shortage.

Last Deadline: May 08, 2020

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USAMRMC FY18-FY22 Broad Agency Announcement for Extramural Medical Research, Sep 30

Description:
The USAMRMC mission is to provide solutions to medical problems of importance to the American Service member at home and abroad, as well as to the general public at large. The scope of this effort and the priorities attached to specific projects are influenced by changes in military and civilian medical science and technology, operational requirements, military threat assessments, and national defense strategies. Extramural research and development programs play a vital role in the fulfillment of the objectives established by the USAMRMC. Projects funded under this BAA must be for basic and applied research to support scientific study and experimentation directed toward advancing the state of the art or increasing knowledge or understanding rather than focusing on development of a specific system or hardware solution. Research and development funded through this BAA are intended and expected to benefit and inform both military and civilian medical practice and knowledge.

Last Deadline: September 30, 2022

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A two-year postdoctoral fellowship opportunity: Training for the Multiscale and Multimodal Analysis of Biomarkers in Alzheimer's Disease, Nov 1

The USC Laboratory of Neuro Imaging is seeking a postdoctoral fellow for a two year NIH Institutional Training Grant for the Multiscale and Multimodal Analysis of Biomarkers in Alzheimer's Disease.
Participants will receive continuing education, training, and research experience to prepare for a successful independent research career. Training includes lab rotations, regular seminars, and instruction for teaching and grant writing. Research focus is for analysis of Alzheimer's Disease biomarkers using multiple scales and methodologies including molecular and cellular methods, imaging tools and informatics, quantitative methods for clinical trials research, and large-scale population analyses. Special focus on the informatics associated with studying Alzheimer's disease and an emphasis on translational research. Institutional Support includes full salary, tuition remission for continuing education, and annual travel costs to attend scientific meetings. This is a multidisciplinary effort combining the expertise and resources of six USC schools, centers, institutes, and departments: The Mark and Mary Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute (INI) at the Keck School of Keck School of Medicine, the Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) in the Viterbi School of Engineering, the Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute (ZNI) in the Keck School of Medicine, the Department of Psychology in the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, the Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics, and the Leonard Davis School of Gerontology.

Last Deadline: November 01, 2018

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