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April 23, 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

 
 
Harrington Discovery Institute Scholar Innovator Award

This award recognizes physician-scientists whose research has the potential to advance standard of care. The Harrington Scholar-Innovator Award provides funding, as well as hands-on drug development support, to help bridge the gap between basic discovery and clinical introduction. Up to twelve Harrington Scholar-Innovator awards are made each year through a competitive selection process. The Harrington Discovery Institute and its Innovation Support Center team will work closely with the awardee and their affiliated institution to maximize the clinical and commercial potential of the selected project. To be eligible for the award, an applicant must meet the following requirements: Hold an MD or MD/PhD (or equivalent); Hold a faculty position at an accredited academic medical center, university or research institution in the US or Canada, and conduct the majority of his/her research at that institution; A project may have only a single PI, who is responsible for project oversight and financial management. The PI may engage collaborators, core labs or commercial CROs to execute any fraction of the project; Past recipients of Harrington Scholar-Innovator awards may submit new and distinct proposals, but may not seek additional support for previously funded projects.
For more information, please review the attached RFA and the links below:
https://www.uhhospitals.org/harrington-discovery-institute/funding-and-programs/scholar-innovator
https://www.uhhospitals.org/-/media/Files/HDI/Funding-and-Programs/harrington-scholar-innovator-program-application-guidelines.pdf

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PA-19-226, Behavioral and Social Research to Address Health Disparities in the U.S. (Admin Supp Clinical Trial Optional)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement is designed to support administrative supplements to funded NIA behavioral and social science research projects to addresses disparities in aging and health.

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FYI: PA-19-217: Administrative Supplement for Research on Bioethical Issues (Admin Supp Clinical Trial Optional)

The NIH seeks to fund research on ethical considerations related to biomedical research. The issues fall within the scope of research and policy activities of the NIH but may be beyond the focus of any one Institute or Center.

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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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The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation - 2019 Physician Scientist Fellowship Award

Physician scientists lend vital expertise to biomedical research through their training as both clinicians and researchers. The purpose of the Physician Scientist Fellowship (PSF) program is
to: 1) support physician scientists in subspecialty training to lead and conduct an outstanding clinical research project; 2) ensure research time protection to enable development of research
skills; and 3) facilitate strong mentorship relations. The PSF award aims to support research during final years of subspecialty fellowship and aid in the transition into a research faculty
appointment.
If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, please contact Nicole Diaz-Ordaz, Director of Foundation Relations at Nicole.Diaz-Ordaz@med.usc.edu

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Progeria Research Foundation Seeks Proposals for Research on Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome

PRF is dedicated to discovering treatments and the cure for Progeria and its aging-related disorders. Research focus is highly translational. This includes the discovery and/or testing of candidate treatment compounds in cellbased or animal models of HGPS. Only proposals that test compounds in a progerin-producing animal or cell model will normally be considered. Analyses in non progerin-producing models are acceptable, but only as a comparison to progerin-producing models and with strong justification. Assessment of natural history of disease that may be important to developing outcome measures in treatment trials (preclinical or clinical).

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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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ACS-IRG for Pilot Projects in Cancer Research, May 15

Pilot funds for a one-year period. NCCC has available funds from ACS IRG to provide funding for beginning cancer research projects. Primary purpose is to serve as "seed" money to permit the initiation of promising new projects or novel ideas by junior faculty.
***Submit an electronic PDF version of your application to Cathy Le at Cathy.Le@med.usc.edu


Last Deadline: May 15, 2019

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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.

 
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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RFA-DK-19-003, Cystic Fibrosis Research and Translation Centers (P30 Clinical Trial Optional), Apr 26

This Funding Opportunity Announcement invites applications for Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Research and Translation Core Centers. CF Research and Translation Core Centers are designed to support both basic and clinical research on Cystic Fibrosis. CF Research and Translation Core Centers support three primary research-related activities: Research Core services; a Pilot and Feasibility program; and an Administrative Core with an enrichment program. Core Centers provide shared resources to support research to develop and test new therapies for CF and to foster collaborations among institutions with a strong existing research base in CF.

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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2020 Brain Research Foundation Scientific Innovations Award, May 3

Brain Research Foundation's Scientific Innovations Award Program provides funding for innovative science in both basic and clinical neuroscience. The objective of the program is to support projects that may be too innovative and speculative for traditional funding sources but still have a high likelihood of producing important findings. It is expected that investigations supported by these grants will yield high impact findings and result in major grant applications and funding as well as significant publications in high impact journals.

PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Office of Research Application Portal: https://app.wizehive.com/webform/USCgrants by May 03, 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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California Tobacco Control Program - CG 19-10090 Finishing The Fight: Statewide Coordinating Center for Community Engagement and Organizing, May 8

The purpose of this Request for Applications (RFA) is to fund one grant that will plan, develop, implement, and disseminate resources to facilitate community engagement and organizing among local tobacco control stakeholders, gatekeepers, and decision makers that may accelerate and influence the development and adoption of tobacco control-related policy and system changes. Community engagement and organizing activities are expected to support implementation of evidence-based and promising policies and practices that promote community-norm change strategies to create healthy sustainable communities that dissuade or eliminate tobacco use. The funded project is expected to apply the most current research findings to prevent and reduce tobacco use and promote innovative population-based approaches to reduce the number of persons beginning to use tobacco, continuing to use tobacco, or developing tobacco-related diseases.

PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Office of Research Application Portal: https://app.wizehive.com/webform/USCgrants by May 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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AXA Fellowships - Cyber Risk: Creating a Safer Cyberspace, May 20

Cyberspace, the world of computer networks and the internet, is critical to commerce, research, education and government as technology continues to permeate most aspects of society. While the growing internet penetration (55.6% worldwide in March 2019) is a significant step towards a more inclusive global information society, it also requires robust measures to protect against unauthorized access or attack.

PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Office of Research Application Portal: https://app.wizehive.com/webform/USCgrants by May 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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AXA Fellowships - Towards an improved and better supported Mental Health, May 20

At AXA and in line with our societal mission, we believe we have a role to play in providing access to mental health care and that we need a better understanding of this issue. Research can be key to understand mental health, through better prevention, access to health care, and appropriate treatment including support therapy. In this context, the AXA Research Fund, the scientific philanthropy initiative of AXA Group, is launching a call for projects dedicated to mental health disorders and associated risks. This call is to fund transdisciplinary research topics adopting either a global perspective or focusing on regional challenges for improving Mental Health.

PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Office of Research Application Portal: https://app.wizehive.com/webform/USCgrants by May 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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Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation - Mallinckrodt Grants, Jun 7

The mission of the Foundation is to support early stage investigators engaged in biomedical research that has the potential to significantly advance the understanding, diagnosis, or treatment of disease.

PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Office of Research Application Portal: https://app.wizehive.com/webform/USCgrants by June 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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RFA-RM-19-008, NIH Director's Early Independence Awards (DP5 Clinical Trial Optional), Jun 7

The NIH Director's Early Independence Award provides an opportunity for exceptional junior scientists to accelerate their entry into an independent research career by forgoing the traditional post-doctoral training period. Though most newly graduated doctoral-level researchers would benefit from post-doctoral training, a small number of outstanding junior investigators are capable of launching directly into an independent research career. For those select junior investigators who already have established a record of scientific innovation and research productivity and who have demonstrated unusual scientific vision and maturity, typical post-doctoral training would unnecessarily delay their entry into independent research.

PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Office of Research Application Portal: https://app.wizehive.com/webform/USCgrants by June 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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RFA-DK-19-002: Nutrition Obesity Research Centers (NORCs) (P30 Clinical Trial Optional), Jun 21

-Create an environment that supports important and innovative research;
-Attract and retain early stage investigators and investigators new to nutrition/obesity research;
-Provide core services that leverage funding and unique expertise;
-Foster interdisciplinary collaborations, especially in emerging areas of research, to catalyze new ideas and scientific approaches;
-Raise awareness and interest in fundamental and clinical nutrition and/or obesity research at their institutions, as well as locally, regionally, and nationally;
-Promote the translation of scientific discoveries from bench to bedside to community to improve public health; and
-Enhance nutrition and obesity research education and training opportunities.
-NORCs are expected to support program enrichment activities such as seminars, visiting scientists, consultants, and workshops.

PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Office of Research Application Portal: https://app.wizehive.com/webform/USCgrants by June 21, 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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