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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.

The recurring limited submissions are organized by NIH, NSF, and Foundations/Other below in chronological order. For current institutionally limited competitions, please click here.

Advance to: National Science Foundation (NSF) || Foundations & Others

National Institutes of Health:

RFA No. Title of Program Next Internal Deadline Next External Deadline*
PAR-17-339 NIH Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) (R25) Contact OOR 7/9/2019
PAR-17-237 Center for AIDS Research (P30) Contact OOR 8/17/2019
PAR-17-238 Developmental Center for AIDS Research (P30) Contact OOR 8/17/2019
PAR-17-312 NINDS Neuroscience Development for Advancing the Careers of a Diverse Research Workforce (R25) 6/28/2019 9/25/2019
RFA-DK-19-002 Nutrition Obesity Research Centers (NORCs) (P30 Clinical Trial Optional) 6/21/2019 10/23/2019
PAR-19-072 Data Science Research: Personal Health Libraries for Consumers and Patients (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) 9/20/2019 1/17/2020
PAR-19-036 Medical Scientist Training Program 6/28/2019 9/25/2019
PAR-17-340 Collaborative Program Grant for Multidisciplinary Teams (RM1) (Clinical Trial Not Allowed) 9/20/2019 1/25/2020
PAR-19-037 Research Education: Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) Program (R25) 10/25/2019 1/28/2020
RFA-HL-18-023 Stimulating Access to Research in Residency (StARR) (R38) 11/8/2019 2/13/2020
RFA-DK-17-018 Ancillary Studies to the NIDDK Inflammatory Bowel Disease Genetics Consortium (R21 – Clinical Trial Optional) 11/15/2019 2/21/2020
PAR-19-219 Maximizing Access to Research Careers (T34) 3/2/2020 5/21/2020

*=2020 External Deadline is the same calendar day.

National Science Foundation:

NSF No. Title of Program Next Internal Deadline Next External Deadline
NSF-19-506 Partnerships for Innovation: PFI-RP Track Contact OOR 07/10/2019
NSF-15-575 Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science Supplements and Sites 07/19/2019 09/18/2019: Third Wednesday in September*
NSF-17-585 Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) Program 7/19/2019 09/27/2019
NSF-15-576 NSF-15-576: Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC) 08/09/2019 10/11/2019: Second Friday in October*
NSF-17-573 Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) 9/6/2019 11/6/2019
NSF-18-513 Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Program 9/27/2019 01/22/2020
NSF-17-579 Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) –  Implementation-Only Alliances 8/23/2019 11/15/2019: Third Friday in November
NSF-17-579 Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) – Pre-Alliance Planning 8/23/2019 11/15/2019: Third Friday in November*
NSF-17-579 Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) –  Louis Stokes Regional Centers of Excellence 8/23/2019 01/31/2020: Last Friday in January*
NSF-19-522 National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program 9/13/2019 February 6th, annually
NSF-19-609 Ethical and Responsible Research (ER2) 11/15/2019 February 24, 2020; 2/22 annually thereafter
NSF-17-527 NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) Contact your School Research Dean Last Wednesday in March, annually

* Calendar dates repeat on same day annually.

Foundations & Other:

Funding Program Next Internal Deadline Next External Deadline
Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program Closed 2/07/2019
Brain Research Foundation Fay/Frank Seed Grant Program 11/8/2019 3/25/2020
Packard Foundation Fellowship in Science and Engineering Closed April 20, annually
Takeda Innvators in Science Award in Neuroscience TBA in Spring TBA in Spring
The Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program July 26, 2019 January 9, 2020
American Diabetes Association – Pathway to Stop Diabetes (R25) TBA Early July
American Honda Foundation 1 application per year Rolling
Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation 6/7/2019 August 1, annually
Searle Scholars Program* 6/28/2019 9/27/2019: Mid – late September, annually
Brain Research Foundation Scientific Innovation Awards 6/25/2019 9/24/2019: Late September
NEH Summer Stipends 6/28/2019 9/25/2019: Late September
Simons Foundation Investigator Programs 8/2/2019 10/31/2019; Late October
PEW Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences Closed 10/17/2019
AXA Chairs 8/30/19 11/26/2019
Moore Foundation “Inventor Fellows” 10/4/2019 12/13/2019
The Mellon Foundation’s Sawyer Seminars TBA 2021