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August 14, 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 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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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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Environmental Health Research Pilot Project Grants, Aug 27

The Southern California Environmental Health Sciences Center (SCEHSC, scehsc.usc.edu) is pleased to announce the 2019 Pilot Projects Program, supporting one-year research projects that aim to promote the understanding of environmental exposures and human disease. The goal of the program is to provide investigators with an opportunity to collect preliminary data and/or validate the utility of specific methods or techniques to establish the feasibility of larger-scale research projects and ultimately seek external (especially NIEHS) funding.

Last Deadline: August 27, 2018

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USC Research Center for Liver Diseases PF Funding Available, Aug 28

The Center provides seed money for worthy projects in the field of liver and digestive tract function and disease. Collaborative projects among different laboratories are encouraged. Projects of high merit that appear likely to be successful in leading to R01 funding will be given preference. Awards are potentially renewable for 2nd (and rarely a 3rd) year, contingent on progress.
Timetable:
LOI: July 27, 2018
Full Application: August 28, 2018
Start Date: October 1, 2018

Last Deadline: August 28, 2018

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SC CTSI Mentored Career Development in Clinical and Translational Science Award, Aug 30

The Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute is accepting applications for the Mentored Career Development in Clinical and Translational Science (MCD-CTS) Award. This award supports a three-year training program for junior faculty health professionals or PhD's interested in a career in clinical and translational research. The overall goal is to train individuals commitment to improving human health through the design, conduct, implementation, and dissemination of high quality translational research. Trainees are expected to complete the three years of the program and obtain independent funding (e.g., K23, R01, Foundation Grant) to sustain their research career or become an integral member of a clinical translational research team.

Letter of Intent Deadline: August 3, 2018
Application Deadline: August 30, 2018

Last Deadline: August 30, 2018

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Dean's Pilot Funding Program FY19, Sep 7

The Office of the Dean would like to collaborate with KSOM departments and institutes to provide faculty members with funding for initial exploration of new research areas. Priority will be to obtain feasibility data that will clearly lead to submission of new NIH R-series or other major research proposals.

Deadlines:
LOI - August 17, 2018, 5pm PDT
Application - September 7, 2018, 5pm PDT

Last Deadline: September 07, 2018

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Sony Research Award Program Call for Proposals, Sep 10

The Sony Research Award Program has a call for proposal under 2 award categories - Focused Research Award and Faculty Innovation Award. The Sony Focused Research Award provides an opportunity for university faculty and Sony to conduct this type of collaborative, focused research. Global research and development at Sony enables to foster innovative ideas, which could ultimately lead to future technology advancements and company growth.

Last Deadline: September 10, 2018

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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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SC CTSI Team Building Opportunity, Jun 30

Supports team building activities 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 science of team science principles.

SC CTSI - Team Building Voucher
Up to $5,000


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.

 
NSF-18-578: Enabling Quantum Leap: Convergent Accelerated Discovery Foundries for Quantum Materials Science, Engineering and Information (Q-AMASE-i), Aug 17

The Q-AMASE-i program aims to substantially accelerate the development of novel quantum materials and devices, with translation to customer-ready products through cooperation with industry. Of particular interest are new materials and device structures for transport of charge and spin, including valleytronics, spintronics, and low-power electronics. Materials providing platforms for qubits or quantum sensors, such as complex heterostructures, vacancy-hosting materials, or topological systems, and systems that utilize proximity effects, and non-Abelian quasiparticles, can be considered by Q-AMASE-i.

PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Office of Research Application Portal: https://app.wizehive.com/webform/USCgrants by August 17, 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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American Association of Universities (AAU) Undergraduate STEM Education Initiative Network Mini-Grant Awards, Aug 31

As part of the Association of American Universities' (AAU) Undergraduate STEM Education Initiative, AAU is seeking applications to support a greater number of member campuses through institutional mini-grants. The intent of these mini-grants is to build upon and advance prior institutional commitments and newly established efforts aimed at sustained institutional change in undergraduate STEM teaching.

PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Office of Research Application Portal: https://app.wizehive.com/webform/USCgrants by August 31, 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-18-513: Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Program: Instrument Acquisition or Development, Sep 7

The goal of the Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Program is to increase access to shared-use/multi-user instrumentation for scientific and engineering research and research training. MRI is intended to be a capacity-building program that builds research capabilities across diverse institution types (institutions of higher education and not-for-profit scientific/engineering research organizations). MRI advances the National interest by providing U.S. organizations with instrumentation that opens new opportunities to advance the frontiers in science and engineering research and research training.

PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Office of Research Application Portal: https://app.wizehive.com/webform/USCgrants by September 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-17-579: 2019 Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) - Bridge to the Doctorate, Sep 7

The LSAMP program provides funding to alliances that implement comprehensive, evidence-based, innovative, and sustained strategies that ultimately result in the graduation of well-prepared, highly-qualified students from underrepresented minority groups who pursue graduate studies or careers in STEM.

PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Office of Research Application Portal: https://app.wizehive.com/webform/USCgrants by September 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-17-579: 2019 Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) - Alliances, Sep 7

The LSAMP program provides funding to alliances that implement comprehensive, evidence-based, innovative, and sustained strategies that ultimately result in the graduation of well-prepared, highly-qualified students from underrepresented minority groups who pursue graduate studies or careers in STEM.

PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Office of Research Application Portal: https://app.wizehive.com/webform/USCgrants by September 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-17-579: 2019 Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) - Pre-Alliance Planning, Sep 7

The LSAMP program provides funding to alliances that implement comprehensive, evidence-based, innovative, and sustained strategies that ultimately result in the graduation of well-prepared, highly-qualified students from underrepresented minority groups who pursue graduate studies or careers in STEM.

PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Office of Research Application Portal: https://app.wizehive.com/webform/USCgrants by September 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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RFA-ES-18-002: Superfund Hazardous Substance Research and Training Program (P42 Clinical Trial Optional), Sep 21

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) invites qualified investigators from domestic institutions of higher education to submit an application for a Superfund Research Program (SRP) Center grant. SRP legislation allows NIEHS the flexibility to create university-based Centers to conduct scientific research to address the wide array of scientific uncertainties facing the national Superfund program. The complex problems related to sites impacted by hazardous substances require the expertise of multiple biomedical and environmental science and engineering disciplines.

Internal Deadline: September 21, 2018, noon PT
LOI: November 19, 2018
External Deadline: December 19, 2018, 5pm PT

PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Office of Research Application Portal: https://app.wizehive.com/webform/USCgrants by September 21, 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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NEH Summer Stipends Program 2019, Sep 26

Summer Stipends support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Eligible projects usually result in articles, monographs, books, digital materials and publications, archaeological site reports, translations, or editions. Projects must not result solely in the collection of data; instead they must also incorporate analysis and interpretation.

See flyer for more information.

PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Office of Research Application Portal: https://app.wizehive.com/webform/USCgrants by September 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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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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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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Burroughs Wellcome Funding Opportunity for Post-doc, Sep 5

BWF's Career Awards at the Scientific Interface (CASI) provide $500,000 over five years to bridge advanced postdoctoral training and the first three years of faculty service. These awards are open to U.S. and Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and temporary residents.
These grants are intended to foster the early career development of researchers who have transitioned or are transitioning from undergraduate and/or graduate work in the physical/mathematical/computational sciences or engineering into postdoctoral work in the biological sciences, and who are dedicated to pursuing a career in academic research.

Last Deadline: September 05, 2018

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2018 A.P. Giannini Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program, Oct 5

The A.P. Giannini Foundation invites physician-scientists and junior researchers with 3-36 months of postdoctoral research experience to apply to the 2019 Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program. The Fellowship Program supports innovative research in the basic sciences and applied fields, and trains fellows to become established investigators. The research project should advance the translation of biomedical science into treatments, preventions and cures for human diseases.

The program award provides a highly competitive fellowship stipend currently set at $165,000 (approximately $55K/yr for 3 years). Both PhDs and MDs are eligible, and there is accommodation to allow for some clinical work for MD applicants. In addition to fellowship support, additional professional development is available throughout the duration of the award, including participation in an annual symposium with current and past Giannini fellows and the opportunity to work with an experienced Giannini foundation consultant to strengthen communications skills (development of pitches and presentations). This is truly an exceptional training opportunity for postdoctoral fellows.

Last Deadline: October 05, 2018

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