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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 February 10, 2017
NSF-15-504 Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI)  January 11, 2017
Second Wednesday in January,  Annually Thereafter
Foundation Rita Allen Foundation – Foundation Scholars late January 2017
Foundation Packard Foundation Fellowship in Science and Engineering*  March 14 – Nominations are due
April 20 – Proposals due
Foundation NEH Challenge Grants Early to mid-May
PAR-13-111 Team-Based Design in Biomedical Engineering Education (R25)  Early to mid-May
Foundation Howard Hughes Medical Institute – Sustaining Excellence*  Early June – LOI from Institution
Early October – Proposal due
Foundation Edward Mallinckrodt, JR Foundation*  November 2016 – invites are sent
August 2017  –  Proposal due
Foundation PEW Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences*  November 2017
Foundation Searle Scholars Program*  mid – late September 2017
Foundation Brain Research Foundation Scientific Innovation Awards late September 2017
Foundation Simon Foundation Investigator Programs*  Late October 2017
Foundation NEH Summer Stipends  September 29, 2017
PAR-13-290 Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Awards (IRACDA) (K12)  September 22, 2017
Foundation Indo-U.S. 21st Century Knowledge Initiative  Early November

*only invited institutions can apply