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Recurring Institutionally Limited Submission

These are competitions for awards by outside agencies for which USC can nominate a limited number of candidates. Applications for any of the awards listed here must go through an internal review process and receive approval from the USC administration prior to submission to the sponsoring agency. Moreover, internal USC application deadlines are typically at least one to two months in advance of the sponsoring agency’s own deadlines, given the time required for the internal review process.

Faculty should indicate their interest in being considered for a given competition prior to the internal selection process being initiated and their research dean at least two months in advance of the sponsor’s deadline.

Investigators interested in applying for any of the awards should contact the Office of Research at  or (213) 740-6709.

For current institutionally limited competitions, please click here.

RFA No. Funding Program Expected External Deadline Date
Foundation Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program Early to mid-February
NSF-15-504 Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI) Second Wednesday in January, annually Thereafter
Foundation Rita Allen Foundation – Foundation Scholars late January
Foundation Packard Foundation Fellowship in Science and Engineering* Mid-March – Nominations are due
April 20 – Proposals due
Foundation Takeda Innvators in Science Award in Neuroscience Late April
Foundation Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation “Inventor Fellows” Early to mid-May
Foundation American Diabetes Association – Pathway to Stop Diabetes (R25) Mid- to late June
NEA Research Labs Early June – LOI
Early October – Proposal due
Foundation Edward Mallinckrodt, JR Foundation* November – invites are sent
August 1  –  Proposal due
Foundation PEW Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences*  November 2017
Foundation Searle Scholars Program* Mid – late September
Foundation Brain Research Foundation Scientific Innovation Awards Late September
Foundation Simon Foundation Investigator Programs* Late October
Foundation NEH Summer Stipends Late September
PAR-13-290 Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Awards (IRACDA) (K12) Late September

*only invited institutions can apply