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November 26, 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

 
 
2020 Broad Clinical Fellow Award

A new gift from The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation enabled renewal of the Eli and Edythe Broad Clinical Research Fellows at USC. We plan to fund up to three positions. The fellows must have completed their MD or MD/PhD training, currently be in their
residency or fellowship program and hold a license to practice medicine within the United States.

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Gates Foundation Grant Opportunities - Opening Influenza Research

Opening Influenza Research, a partnership between the Flu Lab, the Center for Open Science, and PLoS, seeks to promote the availability of negative results, null results, and replications of important findings.

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IDSA (Infectious Diseases Society of America) FoundationAlzheimer's Research Opportunity

Through partnership with Alzheimer's Quest, Inc., The Benter Foundation, and the IDSA Foundation, ID investigators are called to submit their stellar research proposal addressing to identify a potential microbial link to Alzheimer's disease. All application submissions must be narrowly focused on elucidating the possible roles of infectious agents in the causation of Alzheimer's disease. The awards will support innovative research including basic, clinical, and/or non-traditional approaches.

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RFA for Pilot Research Projects in Tobacco Regulatory Science

The Developmental/Pilot Projects Program of the USC Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science (TCORS) aims to support new and innovative research relevant to the regulation of tobacco products by the Food and Drug Administration. We are prioritizing funding support for junior researchers who can use the pilot project process as a capacity building and career enhancing opportunity in tobacco regulatory science (TRS). It is expected that TCORS trainees will submit competitive proposals to this call, as well as other emerging researchers not associated or supported by TCORS.

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NSF-19-600: NSF INCLUDES Planning Grants

Through this solicitation, NSF Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES) will support Planning Grants to build capacity for the development of collaborative infrastructure to: (a) facilitate innovative partnerships, networks, and theories of action for broadening participation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) at scale and (b) lead to the establishment of future centers, alliances, or other large-scale networks to address a broadening participation challenge. While this solicitation is open to all, NSF INCLUDES Design and Development Launch Pilots are especially encouraged to apply, as a Planning Grant could serve as an intermediate conduit for bringing their exploratory pilot work to scale.

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AASLD Clinical, Translational and Outcomes Research Award

The Clinical, Translational and Outcomes Research Awards in Liver Diseases are two-year awards of $200,000 ($100,000/year) intended to foster career development for individuals performing clinical research, translational research, or outcomes research in a liver-related area and who have shown commitment to excellence at an early stage of their research study. The awards ensure that a significant portion of young investigator's time is protected for research, with an overall objective of enabling young investigators to develop independent and productive research careers in liver disease. ***Up to two applications per distinct department will now be accepted per single sponsoring institution. Internal deadline determined by department***

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The NCI Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award (K99/K00)

The purpose of the NCIPredoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award (F99/K00) is to encourageand retain outstanding graduate students recognized by their institutions fortheir high potential and strong interest in pursuing careers as independentcancer researchers. The award will facilitate the transition of talentedgraduate students into successful cancer research postdoctoral appointments,and provide opportunities for career development activities relevant to theirlong-term career goals of becoming independent cancer researchers.

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SC CTSI Team Building Grant

Funding Opportunity is intended to provide rapid funding for activities that promote assembling new multidisciplinary or trans disciplinary teams focused on clinical and community research, particularly those grounded in team science principles.

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Campus Cyberinfrastructure

The Campus Cyberinfrastructure (CC*) program invests in coordinated campus-level networking and cyberinfrastructure improvements, innovation, integration, and engineering for science applications and distributed research projects. Learning and workforce development (LWD) in cyberinfrastructure is explicitly addressed in the program. Science-driven requirements are the primary motivation for any proposed activity.

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Keck School of Medicine Pre-Grant Review Program

The Keck School of Medicine supports high quality pre-reviews of external grant applications from new investigators applying for their first NIH R01, R21, K99/R00 or comparable federal research grant. Reviews will address 1) general grantsmanship including effectiveness of presentation, flow and quality of supporting documentation and 2) scientific content. Scientific experts participating in the review process will receive honoraria. We strongly encourage investigators to take advantage of this pre-review program.

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Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers (MOSAIC) (K99/R00 and UE5)

The National Institutes of Health's (NIH) Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers(MOSAIC) program, designed to facilitate the transition of promising postdoctoral researchers from diverse backgrounds into independent faculty careers, is accepting applications. The program provides up to five years of support, in both mentored postdoctoral research training and in independent research support.

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Beckman Foundation Advanced Light-Sheet Microscopy Program

The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation's mission is to provide funding for promising technologies, particularly in cutting edge instrumentation and interfaces between disciplines. In support of this mission, the Foundation is requesting proposals for a one-time grant opportunity for the procurement and potential further development of groundbreaking advanced light-sheet instrumentation capabilities, including establishment of robust multidisciplinary science/technology teams involving data scientist collaborations within the research group.

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Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research

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.

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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.

 
2020 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program, Dec 6

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 (see below), and a demonstrated commitment to education, signaling the promise of continuing outstanding contributions to both research and teaching. The Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program provides an unrestricted research grant of $100,000.

PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Office of Research Application Portal: https://app.wizehive.com/webform/USCgrants by December 06, 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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Graves Awards in the Humanities, Dec 16

The Arnold L. Graves and Lois S. Graves Awards encourage and reward "outstanding accomplishment in actual teaching in the humanities by younger faculty members." The Graveses conceived the humanities very broadly; they thought less in terms of specific disciplines than in terms of the point of view and spirit of the individual teacher. They conceived the humanities as "areas of subject matter which deal not merely with facts about men and women and the world in which they live but which are calculated to interpret life and to give meaning to experience - in other words, to produce men and women of understanding as contrasted with those trained to be technically proficient."

PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Office of Research Application Portal: https://app.wizehive.com/webform/USCgrants by December 16, 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-20-516: Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Pathways into the Earth, Ocean, Polar and Atmospheric & Geospace Sciences (IUSE:GEOPAths), Dec 20

The IUSE:GEOPAths funding opportunity invites creative proposals to identify, broaden, strengthen and sustain the pathways that will engage and retain diverse students in pre-college, undergraduate and graduate geoscience degree programs. Additionally, skill and competency building for a variety of career pathways is of interest. IUSE:GEOPAths projects are expected to utilize effective, evidence-based strategies for improving student engagement, support and retention, and to expose students to meaningful experiences through creation of geoscience learning ecosystems (GLEs) that leverage STEM stakeholder networks, academic and/or non-academic research activities and instrumentation infrastructure. The underlying hypothesis for this solicitation is that novel, authentic, career-relevant geoscience experiences for broader student populations will augment existing curricula and increase students' identification with the geosciences that will ultimately increase the students' desire to pursue degrees and geoscience-related careers.

PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Office of Research Application Portal: https://app.wizehive.com/webform/USCgrants by December 20, 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-19-219: Maximizing Access to Research Careers (T34), Mar 2

This FOA is intended to enable the community to develop and implement evidence-based approaches to biomedical research training and mentoring to enhance diversity in the biomedical research workforce.

PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Office of Research Application Portal: https://app.wizehive.com/webform/USCgrants by March 02, 2020.

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: 2019 NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM), Mar 25

The goals of the S-STEM program are:

To increase the recruitment, retention, student success, and graduation of low-income academically talented students with demonstrated financial need who are pursuing associate, baccalaureate, graduate degrees in STEM and enter the STEM workforce or graduate programs in STEM.
To adapt, implement, and study models, effective evidence-based practices, and/or strategies that contribute to understanding how factors or existing high quality evidence-based practices affect recruitment, retention, student success, academic/career pathways, and/or degree attainment in STEM of low-income academically talented students with demonstrated financial need.

PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Office of Research Application Portal: https://app.wizehive.com/webform/USCgrants by March 25, 2020.

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), Apr 3

The National Library of Medicine seeks applications for novel data science/informatics approaches that can help individuals gather, manage and use data and information about their personal health. This Funding Opportunity Announcement is in support of Goal 2. Objective 2.3 of the NLM Strategic Plan 2017-2027: "Support research in biomedical and health information access methods and information dissemination strategies".

PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Office of Research Application Portal: https://app.wizehive.com/webform/USCgrants by April 03, 2020.

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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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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