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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, 2015
NSF-15-504 Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI)  January 13, 2016
Second Wednesday in January,  Annually Thereafter
Foundation Packard Foundation Fellowship in Science and Engineering*  March 14 – Nominations are due
April 21 – Proposals due
Foundation NEH Challenge Grants  May 5, 2015
PAR-13-111 Team-Based Design in Biomedical Engineering Education (R25)  May 13, 2015
Foundation Howard Hughes Medical Institute – Sustaining Excellence*  Early June – LOI from Institution
Early October – Proposal due
Foundation Edward Mallinckrodt, JR Foundation*  October – invites are sent
January 15 (of the following year) –  Proposal due
Foundation PEW Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences*  August 2015
Foundation Searle Scholars Program*  mid – late September
Foundation Simon Foundation Investigator Programs*  Late October
Foundation NEH Summer Stipends  October 1, 2015
PAR-13-290 Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Awards (IRACDA) (K12)  September 24, 2015
Foundation Obama-Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative  Early November

*only invited institutions can apply