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December 11, 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 USC Research Center for Liver Diseases Pilot Projects

The USC Research Center for Liver Diseases plans to fund pilot projectsfor one year beginning April 2018. Direct costs of each award will be between $10,000-$50,000. Awards are potentially renewable for 2nd (and rarely a 3rd) year, contingent on progress. 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.

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American Cancer Society (ACS) Institutional Research Grant (IRG) Pilot Projects in Cancer Research

The primary purpose of these grants is to serve as "seed" money to permit the initiation of promising new projects or novel ideas by junior faculty. Support of investigators who have a competitive national research grant or who have received prior support from the American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant is not permitted. Projects in any area of cancer research - basic, clinical, epidemiological, and behavioral, etc. - will be considered.

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Arthritis National Research Foundation (ANRF) 2019-2020 Research Grant Program

Four Funding Opportunities Available in Arthritis, Rheumatology and Autoimmune Diseases at the Arthritis National Research Foundation. Applicants must be newer MD and/or PhD applicants at early stages in their career.

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Ming Hsieh Institute for Research of Engineering-Medicine for Cancer

The Ming Hsieh Institute seeks proposals that will initiate new immunotherapies research projects that show exceptional promise for translation into human clinical trials for treatment of cancer. Research awards of up to $150,000.

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EvansMDS Discovery Research Grants 2019 for Programs in Myelodysplastic Syndromes

EvansMDS is conducting this competitive grant program to identify and fund research into the etiology, pathogenesis, and treatment of MDS that is collaborative, transformative, and of high impact. Priority will be given to projects that directly examine key features of MDS rather than general concepts in leukemia, hematopoiesis, aging or immunology.
If you are interested in applying, please contact Nicole listed below:
Nicole A. Diaz-Ordaz
Director of Foundation Relations
University of Southern California
Keck School of Medicine of USC
Office: 323.442.1530
Email: ngarcia@usc.edu

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EvansMDS Young Investigator Award for Programs in Myelodysplastic Syndromes

We are targeting support for promising candidates committed to the study of the biology, pathogenesis, and treatment of MDS as they make their transition to independent investigators. The candidate should be an early career (typically within 8 years of completing their graduate degree). Eligible candidates include outstanding researchers conducting innovative research under the guidance of an established Mentor. Candidates should be able to demonstrate how this funding, for the limited period of the award, will help to advance their project, idea, or research laboratory to a point where they can secure their transition to an independent investigator.
If you are interested in applying, please contact Nicole listed below:
Nicole A. Diaz-Ordaz
Director of Foundation Relations
University of Southern California
Keck School of Medicine of USC
Office: 323.442.1530
Email: ngarcia@usc.edu

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Eli and Edythe Broad Innovation Awards in Stem Biology and Regenerative Medicine: Stem Cell Engineering and Therapeutic Screening

Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation is seeking innovative proposals to utilize the Chang Stem Cell Engineering Facility, the Choi Therapeutic Screening Facility, the Optical Imaging Facility, and the Flow Cytometry Facility. Studies broadly related to the center's research themes are eligible for funding.

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Burroughs Wellcome Fund - Innovation in Regulatory Science

This initiative is designed to provide financial support to stimulate research efforts in this area. The program's focus is on providing support for academic researchers developing new methodologies or innovative approaches in regulatory science that will ultimately inform the regulatory decisions FDA and others make.

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USC Good Neighbors Grant Program 2019

The USC Good Neighbors 2019 grant application cycle is underway! Proposed programs must incorporate established university-community partnerships and support USC's university-community initiatives. Programs that serve the local communities surrounding the university's University Park or Health Sciences campuses are eligible.

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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 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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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.

 
NSF 18-598, Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs (BD Hubs) Accelerating the Big Data Innovation Ecosystem, Dec 18

NSF's Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) initiated the National Network of Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs (BD Hubs) program in FY 2015. Four Big Data Hubs (BD Hubs)—Midwest, Northeast, South, and West—were established, one in each of the four Census Regions of the United States. The BD Hubs provide the ability to engage local or regional stakeholders - city, county, and state governments, local industry and non-profits, and regional academic institutions, in big data research, and permit a focus on regional issues. These collaborative activities and partnerships play a critical role in building and sustaining a successful national big data innovation ecosystem.

PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Office of Research Application Portal: https://app.wizehive.com/webform/USCgrants by December 18, 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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PAR-19-072, Data Science Research: Personal Health Libraries for Consumers and Patients (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) - First-Come, First-Served, Dec 18

The National Library of Medicine seeks applications for novel informatics and data science approaches that can help individuals gather, manage and use data and information about their personal health. A goal of this program is to advance research and application by patients and the research community through broadly sharing the results via publication, and through open source mechanisms for data or resource sharing.

PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Office of Research Application Portal: https://app.wizehive.com/webform/USCgrants by December 18, 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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2019-NIST-SI-01, Project to Develop and Distribute High School Curricula Materials that Reflect the Redefinition of the International System of Units (SI), Dec 18

NIST invites applications from eligible applicants for the development, production and distribution of science and/or mathematics curricula resources for high school classrooms that reflect the redefinition of units within the international system of measurement.

PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Office of Research Application Portal: https://app.wizehive.com/webform/USCgrants by December 18, 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 19-534, Advanced Computing Systems & Services: Adapting to the Rapid Evolution of Science and Engineering Research, Jan 7

The intent of this solicitation is to request proposals from organizations willing to serve as service providers (SPs) within the NSF Innovative High-Performance Computing (HPC) program to provide advanced cyberinfrastructure (CI) capabilities and/or services in production operations to support the full range of computational- and data-intensive research across all of science and engineering (S&E).

PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Office of Research Application Portal: https://app.wizehive.com/webform/USCgrants by January 07, 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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Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation - The Moore Inventor Fellows 2019, Jan 18

The scope of this call is intentionally wide: proposed projects do not need to fall within our current funding priorities but should be broadly within the program areas of foundation interest (science, environmental conservation and patient care).We seek overlap with our current emphasis on improving the experience and outcomes of patients, including solutions in the areas of diagnostic excellence, medication safety in the community and community-based serious illness care.

PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Office of Research Application Portal: https://app.wizehive.com/webform/USCgrants by January 18, 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), Jan 25

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 January 25, 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, Feb 15

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 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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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 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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Burroughs Wellcome Fund - Postdoctoral Enrichment Program, Jan 16

Postdoctoral Enrichment Program (PDEP) provides a total of $60,000 over three years to support the career development activities for underrepresented minority postdoctoral fellows in a degree-granting institution in the United States or Canada whose training and professional development are guided by mentors committed to helping them advance to stellar careers in biomedical or medical research.

Last Deadline: January 16, 2019

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