Limited Submissions

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 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.

Nominations and grant applications must be submitted via the Office of Research Grant Portal. If you are interested in renewing an existing limited submission grant, please contact us as soon as possible at .

Deadlines noted with “Contact ORIF” under the “Currently Accepting” tab below are for limited submissions that received no proposals by our designated internal deadline. If you are interested in applying to any marked as such, please contact us as soon as possible at orif@usc.edu.

Currently Accepting Proposals

Internal DeadlineLOIExternal DeadlineTitleFunding Agency
2022/06/24N/A2022/09/16PAR-21-337: Limited Competition: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Predoctoral Research Training Grant for the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program (T32 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)National Institutes of Health (NIH)2022/05/172022/05/17Current Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
2022/06/2430 days prior2022/09/16PAR-21-339: Limited Competition: NCATS Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program Research Education Grants Programs (R25 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)National Institutes of Health (NIH)2022/05/172022/05/17Current Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
2022/06/10N/A2022/08/01American Diabetes Association (ADA) Pathway to Stop Diabetes Program - Accelerator Award (ACE)Foundations & Others2022/05/102022/05/10Current Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
2022/06/1030 days prior2022/08/11RFA-HD-23-017: NICHD Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units (MFMU) Network: Data Coordinating Center (U24 Clinical Trial Optional)National Science Foundation (NSF)2022/05/102022/05/10Current Limited Submissions
2022/06/1030 days prior2022/08/11RFA-HD-23-016: NICHD Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units (MFMU) Network: Clinical Centers (UG1 Clinical Trial Optional)National Science Foundation (NSF)2022/05/102022/05/10Current Limited Submissions
2022/11/04N/A2023/01/09NSF-22-584: LSAMP National Coordination Hub and Louis Stokes Community Resource Centers (LSAMP Hub & LSCRCs)National Science Foundation (NSF)2022/05/102022/05/10Current Limited Submissions
2022/06/102022/7/112022/08/11RFA-HD-23-001: NICHD Neonatal Research Network (NRN): Data Coordinating Center (U24 Clinical Trial Optional)National Institutes of Health (NIH)2022/05/102022/05/10Current Limited Submissions
2022/06/102022/7/112022/08/11RFA-HD-23-002: NICHD Neonatal Research Network (NRN): Clinical Centers (UG1 Clinical Trial Optional)National Institutes of Health (NIH)2022/05/102022/05/10Current Limited Submissions
2022/08/19N/A2022/11/15PAR-21-277: Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers (MOSAIC) Institutionally-Focused Research Education Award to Promote Diversity (UE5 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)National Institutes of Health (NIH)2022/05/022022/05/02Current Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
2022/06/102022/08/132022/09/13RFA-AR-23-002: NIAMS Rheumatic Diseases Research Resource-based Centers (P30 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)National Institutes of Health (NIH)2022/05/022022/05/02Current Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
2022/06/102022/08/022022/09/02RFA-RM-22-021: NIH Director’s Early Independence Awards (DP5 Clinical Trial Optional)National Institutes of Health (NIH)2022/05/022022/05/02Current Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
Contact ORIF.2022/06/012022/07/01RFA-AI-22-012: Immune Drivers of Autoimmune Disease (IDAD) (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)National Institutes of Health (NIH)2022/05/022022/05/17Current Limited Submissions
2022/06/032022/07/012022/09/03The Conservation, Food & Health Foundation GrantsFoundations & Others2022/05/022022/05/02Current Limited Submissions
2022/06/032022/08/012023/01/27NSF-22-592: Physics Frontiers Centers (PFC)National Science Foundation (NSF)2022/05/022022/05/02Current Limited Submissions
Contact ORIF.N/A2022/06/14HRSA-22-124: Community Health Worker Training Program (CHWTP)Foundations & Others2022/04/262022/05/17Current Limited Submissions
2022/06/03N/A2022/08/01NSF-22-590: Resilient & Intelligent NextG Systems (RINGS) - Virtual Organization (RINGS-VO)National Science Foundation (NSF)2022/04/262022/04/26Current Limited Submissions
Contact ORIF.N/A2022/06/03USDA-NIFA-SRGP-009105: USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture Special Research Grants for Aquaculture Research ProgramFoundations & Others2022/04/252022/05/10Current Limited Submissions
Contact ORIF.2022/05/192022/06/30Department of Energy DE-FOA-0002722: Randomized Algorithms for Combinatorial Scientific ComputingFoundations & Others2022/04/252022/05/10Current Limited Submissions
Contact ORIF.2022/05/052022/06/13Department of Energy DE-FOA-0002725: Management and Storage of Scientific DataFoundations & Others2022/04/252022/05/02Current Limited Submissions
Contact ORIF.2022/05/172022/06/28Department of Energy DE-FOA-0002704 2022 Mathematical Multifaceted Integrated Capability Centers (MMICCs)Foundations & Others2022/04/252022/05/10Current Limited Submissions
Contact ORIF.2022/05/102022/06/21Department of Energy DE-FOA-0002726: Data Visualization for Scientific Discovery, Decision-Making, and CommunicationFoundations & Others2022/04/212022/05/02Current Limited Submissions
2022/06/03N/A2022/07/18NSF-22-587: IUSE / Professional Formation of Engineers: Revolutionizing Engineering Departments (IUSE/PFE: RED)National Science Foundation (NSF)2022/04/192022/04/19Current Limited Submissions
Contact ORIF.RollingRolling.American Heart Association Strategically Focused Research NetworksFoundations & Others2022/04/192022/04/19Current Limited Submissions
Contact ORIF.2022/06/282022/07/28RFA-DK-22-011: Cystic Fibrosis Research and Translation Centers (P30 Clinical Trial Optional)National Institutes of Health (NIH)2022/04/192022/05/17Current Limited Submissions
2022/07/22N/A2022/09/21NEH 2022 Summer StipendsFoundations & Others2022/04/112022/04/12Current Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
Contact ORIF.2022/05/012022/05/31RFA-OD-22-011: Emergency Award: Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics Tribal Data Repository (RADx TDR) (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)National Institutes of Health (NIH)2022/04/112022/04/25Current Limited Submissions
2022/07/15N/A2022/10/14NSF-15-576: Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC)National Science Foundation (NSF)2022/04/112022/04/11Current Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
Contact ORIF.2022/06/232022/10/042023 Brain Research Foundation Scientific Innovations AwardFoundations & Others2022/04/112022/05/17Current Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
Contact ORIF.2022/04/212022/05/24Department of Energy DE-FOA-0002705: FY2022 Artificial Intelligence Research for High Energy PhysicsFoundations & Others2022/03/292022/04/11Current Limited Submissions
Contact ORIF.30 days prior.2022/07/13PAR-20-153: NIH Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) (R25 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)National Institutes of Health (NIH)2022/03/292022/05/02Current Limited Submissions
2022/06/2430 days prior2022/10/14PAR-20-220: Institutional Network Award for Promoting Kidney, Urologic, and Hematologic Research Training (U2C-Clinical Trial Not Allowed)National Institutes of Health (NIH)2022/03/212022/03/21Current Limited Submissions
2022/06/17N/A2022/09/06NSF 21-536: National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) ProgramNational Science Foundation (NSF)2022/03/212022/03/21Current Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
5/20/20222022/08/172022/09/27National Endowment for the Humanities 20220517-CHA: Infrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge Grants: Capital Projects AND Digital InfrastructureFoundations & Others2022/03/212022/03/22Current Limited Submissions
Contact ORIF.2022/07/072022/07/19NEA Grants for Arts 2022Foundations & Others2022/03/082022/04/11Current Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
Contact ORIF.30 days prior2022/05/25PAR-21-075: Research Experience in Genomic Research for Data Scientists (R25)National Institutes of Health (NIH)2022/03/082022/03/28Current Limited Submissions
Contact Viterbi2022/05/102022/10/05NSF-22-567: Research Visioning for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE): Future Research Directions for the CISE Community (CISE-RV)National Science Foundation (NSF)2022/02/172022/02/17Current Limited Submissions
Contact ORIF.N/A2022/07/15NSF-21-580: CyberCorps(R) Scholarship for Service (SFS)National Science Foundation (NSF)2022/02/082022/05/02Current Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
Contact ORIFN/AAnytimeNSF-22-555: Pathways into the Earth, Ocean, Polar, and Atmospheric & Geospace Sciences (GEOPAths)National Science Foundation (NSF)2022/01/262022/01/26Current Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
Contact ORIF.30 days prior2022/06/03RFA-AI-21-079: Asthma and Allergic Diseases Cooperative Research Centers (U19 Clinical Trial Optional)National Institutes of Health (NIH)2022/01/042022/03/07Current Limited Submissions
2022/06/1030 days prior.2022/10/24RFA-OH-22-002: Centers for Agricultural Safety and Health (U54)National Institutes of Health (NIH)2021/11/292022/03/01Current Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
2022/07/082022/09/202022/10/25RFA-OH-22-003: Occupational Safety and Health Training Project GrantsNational Institutes of Health (NIH)2021/10/192022/01/11Current Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
Contact ORIF.30 days prior2022/05/27PAR-20-103: Collaborative Program Grant for Multidisciplinary Teams (RM1 - Clinical Trial Optional)National Institutes of Health (NIH)2021/10/052022/03/28Current Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
2022/06/1030 days prior2022/10/24RFA-OH-22-001: Occupational Safety and Health Education and Research Centers (T42)National Institutes of Health (NIH)2021/06/292022/03/07Current Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
Contact ORIF.2022/08/012022/11/02NSF 20-554: ADVANCE: Organizational Change for Gender Equity in STEM Academic Professions (ADVANCE)National Science Foundation (NSF)2021/06/252022/03/14Current Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
Contact ORIF.N/A2022/07/13NSF-19-506: Partnerships for Innovation: PFI-RP TrackNational Science Foundation (NSF)2021/06/252022/04/18Current Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions

Currently Closed

Internal DeadlineLOIExternal DeadlineTitleNominees
2023/06/10N/A2023/08/01Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation: Mallinckrodt GrantsFoundations & Others2022/05/022022/05/10Closed Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
Contact ORIF.2022/05/122022/06/23(CLOSED) Department of Energy DE-FOA-0002717 DOE EXPRESS: 2022 Exploratory Research for Extreme-Scale ScienceItay Hen, Amir Kalev, Assad Oberai, Jose-Luis Ambite, and Mahdi Soltanolkotabi (all Viterbi)Foundations & Others2022/04/212022/05/02Closed Limited Submissions
2022/05/0630 days prior.2022/07/12CLOSED: RFA-RM-22-008: NIH Faculty Institutional Recruitment for Sustainable Transformation (FIRST) Program: FIRST Cohort (U54 Clinical Trial Optional)Chanita Hughes-Halbert (Keck)National Institutes of Health (NIH)2022/04/132022/05/10Closed Limited Submissions
Closed.2022/04/192022/06/16Department of Energy DOE BER DE-FOA-0002581: Urban Integrated Field Laboratories (IFL)William Berelson (Dornsife)Foundations & Others2022/03/232022/04/05Closed Limited Submissions
Closed.N/A2022/05/17(CLOSED) The Lego Build A Word of Play ChallengeLawrence Palinkas (Social Work)Foundations & Others2022/03/222022/05/02Closed Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
Contact ORIF.N/A2022/05/16(CLOSED) NSF-22-574: Training-based Workforce Development for Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (CyberTraining) - CI Professionals Category ONLYNational Science Foundation (NSF)2022/02/232022/05/17Closed Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
Closed.2022/03/162022/05/17(CLOSED) Department of Energy DE-FOA-0002676: Chemical and Materials Science to Advance Clean Energy Technologies and Low-Carbon ManufacturingStephen Cronin (Viterbi), Noah Malmstadt (Viterbi), Sri Narayan (Dornsife)Foundations & Others2022/02/232022/03/16Closed Limited Submissions, Current Limited Submissions
Contact ORIF.N/A2022/05/11(CLOSED) NSF-22-566: NSF Innovation Corps Hubs Program (I-Corps Hubs)Yannis Yortsos (Viterbi)National Science Foundation (NSF)2022/02/152022/05/02Closed Limited Submissions
Closed.2022/06/012022/07/01(CLOSED) RFA-HG-22-004: Genome Research Experiences to Attract Talented Undergraduates into Genomic Fields to Enhance Diversity (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)Serghei Mangul (Pharmacy)National Institutes of Health (NIH)2022/02/012022/04/12Closed Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
TBAN/ATBA(CLOSED) Agilent Early Career Professor Award (ACA)Jesse Thomason (Viterbi), Stefanos Nikolaidis (Viterbi)Foundations & Others2022/01/062022/03/08Closed Limited Submissions, Current Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
Closed.2022/03/152022/04/20(CLOSED) 2022 Packard Fellowships for Science and EngineeringEmily Cooperdock (Dornsife); Vera Gluscevic (Dornsife)Foundations & Others2022/01/052022/03/21Closed Limited Submissions, Current Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
Closed.2022/02/152022/05/03(CLOSED) Department of Energy DE-FOA-0002653: Energy Frontier Research CentersPriya Vashishta (Viterbi); GK Surya Prakash (Dornsife); Mercedeh Khajavikhan (Viterbi)Foundations & Others2022/01/032022/03/08Closed Limited Submissions, Current Limited Submissions
Closed.N/A2022/05/01(CLOSED) Anna Lalor Burdick ProgramLeanna Wise (Keck)Foundations & Others2021/11/242022/04/12Closed Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
Closed.2022/01/072022/03/25(CLOSED) Department of Energy DOE-FOA-0002608: BES Computational Chemical SciencesPriya Vashishta (Viterbi); Oleg Prezhdo (Dornsife)Foundations & Others, National Institutes of Health (NIH)2021/11/242022/03/17Closed Limited Submissions, Current Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
2022/11/04N/A2023/02/20(CLOSED) NSF-22-527: NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM)National Science Foundation (NSF)2021/11/092022/03/07Closed Limited Submissions, Current Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
Closed.2022/02/012022/08/29(CLOSED) NSF-22-521: Science and Technology Centers: Integrative Partnerships (STC)Mark Humayun (Keck); Mahta Moghaddam (Viterbi); Sergey Nuzhdin (Dornsife)National Science Foundation (NSF)2021/10/262022/03/17Closed Limited Submissions, Current Limited Submissions
TBAN/A2022/11/xx(CLOSED) Andrew Carnegie Fellows 2023Foundations & Others2021/10/212022/03/07Closed Limited Submissions, Current Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
2022/10/28N/A2023/01/19(CLOSED) NSF-18-513: NSF Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) ProgramCornelius Gati (Dornsife)National Science Foundation (NSF)2021/10/192022/03/17Closed Limited Submissions, Current Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
2022/11/04N/A2023/01/30(CLOSED) PAR-21-025: Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) (T32 - Clinical Trial Not AllowedNational Institutes of Health (NIH)2021/10/192022/03/07Closed Limited Submissions, Current Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
Closed.2022/01/042022/03/30(CLOSED) Brain Research Foundation 2022 Seed Grants ProgramLindsey Schier (Dornsife)Foundations & Others2021/10/192022/03/17Closed Limited Submissions, Current Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
Closed.2022/01/142022/05/13(CLOSED) NSF-22-502: National Artificial Intelligence (AI) Research Institutes: Accelerating Research, Transforming Society, and Growing the American WorkforceRahul Jain (Viterbi); Salman Avestimehr (Viterbi)National Science Foundation (NSF)2021/10/132022/03/17Closed Limited Submissions, Current Limited Submissions
Closed.2022/06/202022/11/22(CLOSED) NSF-21-625: Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers (MRSEC)Brent Melot (Dornsife)National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF)2021/09/222022/03/17Closed Limited Submissions, Current Limited Submissions
Closed2022/11/xx2022/12/xx(CLOSED) 2023 Moore Inventor Fellows TBAFoundations & Others2021/09/152022/03/07Closed Limited Submissions, Current Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
TBA2022/11/xx2022/12/xx(CLOSED) Blavatnik Awards for Young ScientistsFoundations & Others2021/09/142022/03/07Closed Limited Submissions, Current Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
2022/11/11N/A2023/03/25(CLOSED) NSF-20-595: Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) ProgramNational Science Foundation (NSF)2021/09/142022/03/07Closed Limited Submissions, Current Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
2023/03/1030 days prior2023/06/08(CLOSED) RFA-DK-21-026: Silvio O. Conte Digestive Diseases Research Core Centers (P30 Clinical Trial Optional)National Institutes of Health (NIH)2021/09/082022/03/07Closed Limited Submissions, Current Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
TBATBATBA(CLOSED) NEA Our TownFoundations & Others2021/07/132022/03/08Closed Limited Submissions, Current Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
TBATBA2023/01/xx(CLOSED) The Greenwall Foundation Faculty Scholars Program in BioethicsFoundations & Others2021/07/062022/03/07Closed Limited Submissions, Current Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
Closed.2022/05/182022/09/02The Pew Charitable Trusts: 2023 Pew Biomedical ScholarsAlbert Almada (Keck)Foundations & Others2021/06/282022/04/20Closed Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
2022/10/xxN/A2023/02/xx(CLOSED) Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program 2022Foundations & Others2021/06/282022/03/07Closed Limited Submissions, Current Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
TBATBA2022/09/xxSearle Scholars ProgramFoundations & Others2021/06/282022/03/07Closed Limited Submissions, Current Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
TBAN/ATBA(CLOSED) Simons Foundation – Simons Investigators in Mathematics, Physics, Astrophysics, and Computer SciencesFoundations & Others2021/06/252022/03/08Closed Limited Submissions, Current Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions