University of Southern California


Rita Allen Foundation Scholars Program

Slots:                                                     1             

Internal Deadline:                           Contact the Office of Research if interested.

LOI:                                                        December 8, 2017           

External Deadline:                          January 19, 2018, 11:59 p.m. EST

Award Information:                        Type:  Grant

Estimated Number of Awards: 5

Anticipated Amount: Up to $110,000 annually, for a period of up to five years

Submission Process:                     PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Office of Research Application Portal:

Materials to submit:

Link to Award:                        

Who May Serve as PI:                    • Candidates should be independent investigators in the early stages of their careers and research.


The Rita Allen Foundation Scholars program funds basic biomedical research in the fields of cancer, immunology and neuroscience. By investing in early-career biomedical scholars and their research, we aim to advance transformative ideas and leverage them to promote breakthrough solutions. We seek research projects with above-average risk that challenge the status quo. Our Scholars work at the frontiers of knowledge in cancer, immunology and neuroscience.

Visit our Institutionally Limited Submission webpage for updates and other announcements.