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February 12, 2019
 

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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

 
 
Burroughs Wellcome Fund - Physician-Scientist Institutional Program

The PSIA advisory committee will review novel and innovative proposals that demonstrate how institutions will utilize a $2.5 million grant from BWF that outlines opportunities and support for the M.D. (only) to pursue training that will enable her/him to launch and continue a successful career as an independent investigator.

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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 18, 2019

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Collaboration Fund

The aim of Collaboration Fund Award is to support teams of faculty who aim to establish or foster a community of scholars at USC organized around a broad topic of shared interest. Rather than fund specific research projects, the award funds the activities that help to develop this collaborative group. These activities should lay the groundwork for members of the collaborative group to create new research projects, and should contribute to strengthening the individual research programs of its members. Each collaboration should engage a large group of faculty (normally 10 or more), representing at least two schools at USC. Funding can be for up to three years, with the possibility of competitive renewal thereafter. The grant provides up to $30,000/year; awards will be made for a three year period, subject to an annual progress review and an annual activity plan, and continued availability of funding.

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Burroughs Wellcome Fund - Career Guidance for Trainees (CGT)

CGT program provides grants of $30,000 to $50,000 over a one-year period to support demonstration projects that will model affordable, transferable approaches to improving trainees' readiness for stable, fulfilling careers.

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2019 Baxter Foundation Faculty Fellows Request for Proposals

The purpose of the Donald E. and Delia Baxter Foundation Fellows Program is to provide seed funding to help prepare and support young investigators as they embark on their careers and start up their independent research programs. This early stage of career development is a critical period for a new researcher. During this time, the new scientist requires some form of monetary support to develop preliminary data and build a research program to effectively compete for extramural research funding. The Foundation is interested in supporting researchers at this early stage so that they can conduct innovative and impactful research that has strong future potential for translation to new therapies, diagnostic tools, and/or approaches to disease prevention. The Foundation is particularly interested in supporting basic laboratory and mechanism-based research programs.

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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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2020 McKnight Memory & Cognitive Disorders award

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. We are interested in proposals that address the biology and mechanisms of neurological disorders including memory and cognition. This includes proposals that provide mechanistic insights of memory, cognition, and other neurological functions at the synaptic, cellular, molecular, genetic or behavioral level across different species, including humans. We are particularly interested in proposals that incorporate fundamentally new approaches. Collaborative and cross-disciplinary applications are encouraged.

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Tower Cancer Research Foundation Career Development Grant

Tower Cancer Research Foundation supports forward thinking scientists from Southern California's premier academic medical centers. The scientific advisory board evaluates grant applications based on the following criteria: Novelty of hypothesis; Scientific quality; Potential for revealing something meaningful about cancer; Feasibility of the proposal; Evidence of institutional support for the project. Applicants must not be beyond the first two years of a junior faculty appointment. Applicants must have completed two years of training in an accredited fellowship program in hematology-oncology (applicants currently in their third year of training are still eligible). The project must entail research directed towards potential oncological clinical application in the area of molecular genetics. The project may be laboratory-based or "translational", meaning it may involve clinical subjects but must have a direct laboratory component.

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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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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.

 
The David & Lucille Packard Foundation - 2019 Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering, Feb 15

The Fellowship Program provides support for highly creative researchers early in their careers. Disciplines that will be considered include physics, chemistry, mathematics, biology, astronomy, computer science, earth science, ocean science, and all branches of engineering. The Foundation emphasizes support for innovative individual research that involves the Fellows, their students, and junior colleagues, rather than extensions or components of large-scale, ongoing research programs.

PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Office of Research Application Portal: https://app.wizehive.com/webform/USCgrants by February 15, 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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RFA-OD-19-001, Botanical Dietary Supplements Research Centers (BDSRC) (U19 Clinical Trial Optional), Feb 15

The purpose of this BDSRC FOA is to support research to develop additional information most critical to the optimal design of, and decision-making for clinical trials of the effects of ingested, complex botanical products on quantitative, objective, well-validated indicators relevant to biological or cognitive/behavioral resilience.

PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Office of Research Application Portal: https://app.wizehive.com/webform/USCgrants by February 15, 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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RFA-DK-18-026, Data Coordinating Center for the Advanced Clinical Trials Consortium to Test Artificial Pancreas Device Systems (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed), Feb 15

The purpose of this RFA is to support the activities of a technical and data coordinating center (DCC) for a consortium of advanced clinical studies that would be funded by a companion RFA (DK18-025) whose purpose is to expand testing of recently developed and emerging artificial pancreas device systems in clinical and outpatient settings with trials designed to generate data able to address safety and efficacy requirements by regulatory agencies for the eventual approval of a user friendly and accessible multicomponent product. The main research purpose of those studies is to prove and improve the efficacy, safety, accuracy and reliability of these new technologies in humans.

PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Office of Research Application Portal: https://app.wizehive.com/webform/USCgrants by February 15, 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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RFA-HG-19-004, Human Genome Reference Center (HGRC) (U41 Clinical Trial Not Allowed), Feb 15

This FOA will establish a Human Genome Reference Center (HGRC), the central component of the HGRP. The HGRC will provide a high-quality human genome reference to the scientific community in order to enable genome sequence analysis by the community. The HGRC will integrate the products of, and help coordinate, the other elements of the HGRP.

PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Office of Research Application Portal: https://app.wizehive.com/webform/USCgrants by February 15, 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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RFA-CA-19-008, The Experimental Therapeutics Clinical Trials Network (ETCTN) Pharmacokinetic Resource Laboratories (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed), Feb 22

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement issued by The National Cancer Institute is to create Pharmacokinetics Resource Laboratories that will support the Experimental Therapeutics Clinical Trials Network. The PK Laboratories will be expected to organize specimen collection and subsequent analysis of pharmacokinetic endpoints, drug-drug interactions, cytochromes P450 (CYP) interactions, and food effects in ETCTN studies of NCI Investigational New Drug agents.

PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Office of Research Application Portal: https://app.wizehive.com/webform/USCgrants by February 22, 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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RFA-CA-19-007: The Experimental Therapeutics Clinical Trials Network (UM1 Clinical Trial Required), Feb 22

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity issued by The National Cancer Institute is to continue support for the Experimental Therapeutics Clinical Trials Network for the efficient and comprehensive conduct of early phase clinical trials of NCI Investigational New Drug agents. The ETCTN is designed to assure the availability of investigators and programs with expertise in early drug development and translational research for this purpose.

PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Office of Research Application Portal: https://app.wizehive.com/webform/USCgrants by February 22, 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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NSF-19-517: Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers (MRSEC), Feb 22

The MRSECs support materials research infrastructure in the United States, promote active collaboration between universities and other sectors, including industry and international organizations, and contribute to the development of a national network of university-based centers in materials research, education, and facilities.

PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Office of Research Application Portal: https://app.wizehive.com/webform/USCgrants by February 22, 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-19-036: Medical Scientist Training Program (T32), Feb 22

The overall goal of the NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) program is to help ensure that a diverse pool of highly trained scientists is available in appropriate scientific disciplines to address the Nation's biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research needs. In order to accomplish this goal, NRSA training programs are designed to train individuals to conduct research and to prepare for research careers.

PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Office of Research Application Portal: https://app.wizehive.com/webform/USCgrants by February 22, 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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NSF-19-506: Partnerships for Innovation: PFI-RP Track, Mar 8

The Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) Program within the Division of Industrial Innovation and Partnerships (IIP) offers researchers from all disciplines of science and engineering funded by NSF the opportunity to perform translational research and technology development, catalyze partnerships and accelerate the transition of discoveries from the laboratory to the marketplace for societal benefit.

PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Office of Research Application Portal: https://app.wizehive.com/webform/USCgrants by March 08, 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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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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Pew: 2019 Pew Biomedical Scholars, Apr 26

The Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences provides funding to young investigators of outstanding promise in science relevant to the advancement of human health. The program makes grants to selected academic institutions to support the independent research of outstanding individuals who are in their first few years of their appointment at the assistant professor level.

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