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 .

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Internal DeadlineLOIExternal DeadlineTitleFunding AgencyDate Posted
2021-09-222021/10/08N/A2021/11/11DE-FOA-0002517: Scientific Infrastructure Support for Consolidated Innovative Nuclear ResearchNational Science Foundation (NSF)2021/09/22Current Limited Submissions
2021-09-222021/11/012022/06/202022/11/22NSF-21-625: Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers (MRSEC)National Science Foundation (NSF)2021/09/22Current Limited Submissions
2021-09-212021/10/2230 days prior2022/1/26PAR-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)2021/09/21Current Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
2021-09-152021/10/152021/11/122021/12/132022 Moore Inventor FellowsFoundations & Others2021/09/15Current Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
2021-09-152021/10/012021/10/182021/11/18RFA-DK-21-024: Pediatric Centers of Excellence in Nephrology (P50 Clinical Trial Optional)National Institutes of Health (NIH)2021/09/15Current Limited Submissions
2021-09-152021/10/15N/A2021/11/18RFA-DK-21-019: National Program for the Career Development Of Physician Scientists in Diabetes Research (Diabetes - Docs) (K12 Clinical Trial Optional)National Institutes of Health (NIH)2021/09/15Current Limited Submissions
2021-09-152021/10/22N/A2022/01/21NSF-21-620: Partnerships for Research and Education in Chemistry (PREC)National Science Foundation (NSF)2021/09/15Current Limited Submissions
2021-09-142021/10/15N/A2021/11/17Blavatnik Awards for Young ScientistsFoundations & Others2021/09/14Current Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
2021-09-142021/11/19N/A2022/03/25NSF-20-595: Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) ProgramNational Science Foundation (NSF)2021/09/14Current Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
2021-09-142021/11/19N/A2022/02/25NSF-21-618: Facilitator of Polar STEAM (Polar STEAM)National Science Foundation (NSF)2021/09/14Current Limited Submissions
2021-09-14Contact ORIF.30 days prior.2021/10/29PAR-20-297: NIOSH Centers of Excellence for Total Worker Health® (U19)National Institutes of Health (NIH)2021/09/14Current Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
2021-09-082021/10/082021/11/122021/12/21RFA-DK-21-022: NIDDK Inflammatory Bowel Disease Genetics Consortium (IBDGC) Genetic Research Centers (GRCs) (U01 Clinical Trial Optional)National Institutes of Health (NIH)2021/09/08Current Limited Submissions
2021-09-082021/11/1230 days prior2022/02/17RFA-DK-21-026: Silvio O. Conte Digestive Diseases Research Core Centers (P30 Clinical Trial Optional)National Institutes of Health (NIH)2021/09/08Current Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
2021-08-242021/09/24N/A2021/11/08PAR-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)2021/08/25Current Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
2021-08-24Contact ORIF.N/A2021/09/06NSF 21-536: National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) ProgramNational Science Foundation (NSF)2021/08/24Current Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
2021-08-172021/08/242021/09/202021/10/20RFA-DK-21-010: Cardiovascular Biorepository for Type 1 Diabetes (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)National Institutes of Health (NIH)2021/08/17Current Limited Submissions
2021-08-172021/09/012021/09/102021/11/05DE-FOA-0002553: FY21 Advanced Manufacturing Office Multi-Topic FOANational Institutes of Health (NIH)2021/08/17Current Limited Submissions
2021-08-102021/09/1030 days prior.2021/12/01RFA-HG-21-033: Genome Research Experiences to Attract Talented Undergraduates into the Genomics Field to Enhance Diversity (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)National Institutes of Health (NIH)2021/08/11Current Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
2021-08-092021/09/032021/10/042022/01/25NSF-20-569: NSF INCLUDES - Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science - AlliancesNational Science Foundation (NSF)2021/08/09Current Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
2021-08-042021/08/20N/A2021/09/032022 NEA National Heritage Fellowship Awards ProgramFoundations & Others2021/08/04Current Limited Submissions
2021-08-022021/08/05N/A2021/08/30HRSA-22-109: Health and Public Safety Workplace Resiliency Training ProgramFoundations & Others2021/08/02Current Limited Submissions
2021-08-022021/09/032021/10/012022/01/31NSF-21-603: Competition for the Management of Operations and Maintenance of the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON)National Science Foundation (NSF)2021/08/04Current Limited Submissions
2021-07-27N/AN/A2021/09/06USAID “Mozambique Resilient Coastal Communities” BAAFoundations & Others2021/08/12Current Limited Submissions
2021-07-202021/08/202021/09/202021/12/10NSF-21-601: American National Election Study Competition (ANES)National Science Foundation (NSF)2021/07/20Current Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
2021-07-202021/08/0630 days prior.2021/09/24RFA-RM-21-025: NIH Faculty Institutional Recruitment for Sustainable Transformation (FIRST) Program: FIRST Cohort (U54 Clinical Trial Optional)National Institutes of Health (NIH)2021/07/20Current Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
2021-07-202021/08/20N/A2021/10/08NSF-15-576: Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC)National Science Foundation (NSF)2021/07/20Current Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
2021-07-13TBATBATBANEA Our TownFoundations & Others2021/09/14Current Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
2021-07-062021/08/062021/09/202022/01/10The Greenwall Foundation Faculty Scholars Program in BioethicsFoundations & Others2021/07/07Current Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
2021-06-302021/07/232021/08/272021/10/29NSF-21-594: GERMINATION: Germination of Research Questions for Addressing Critical Societal ChallengesNational Science Foundation (NSF)2021/06/30Current Limited Submissions
2021-06-302021/12/03N/A2022/03/04NSF-21-592: Community Facility Support: Synchrotron-based analytical capabilities advancing Earth and Environmental Sciences research and trainingNational Science Foundation (NSF)2021/06/30Current Limited Submissions
2021-06-28Contact ORIF.N/A2021/09/22NEH 2021 Summer StipendsFoundations & Others2021/07/14Current Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
2021-06-28Contact ORIF.2021/06/242021/10/052022 Brain Research Foundation Scientific Innovations AwardFoundations & Others2021/06/29Current Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
2021-06-28TBATBATBANEA Grants for Arts 2022Foundations & Others2021/09/14Current Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
2021-06-282021/10/24N/A2022/02/02Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program 2022Foundations & Others2021/06/29Current Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
2021-06-282021/07/16N/A2021/09/30Searle Scholars Program 2022Foundations & Others2021/07/22Current Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
2021-06-282021/07/122021/08/122021/09/02NEA American Rescue Plan – Grants to OrganizationsFoundations & Others2021/06/29Current Limited Submissions
2021-06-252021/08/27N/A2021/10/20Simons Foundation – Simons Investigators in Mathematics, Physics, Astrophysics, and Computer Sciences 2021Foundations & Others2021/08/02Current Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
2021-06-25Contact ORIF.N/A2021/11/19NSF-20-509: Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation – Multiple InitiativesNational Science Foundation (NSF)2021/06/29Current Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
2021-06-25See link2021/08/02See linkNSF 20-554: ADVANCE: Organizational Change for Gender Equity in STEM Academic Professions (ADVANCE)National Science Foundation (NSF)2021/09/21Current Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
2021-06-25TBAN/A2022/1/12NSF-19-506: Partnerships for Innovation: PFI-RP TrackNational Science Foundation (NSF)2021/09/22Current Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
2021-06-25Contact ORIF.N/A2021/10/13RFA-AI-20-030: Centers for HIV Structural BiologyNational Institutes of Health (NIH)2021/06/29Current Limited Submissions
2021-06-25Contact ORIF.2021/08/032021/09/04RFA-RM-21-018: NIH Director’s Early Independence Awards (DP5 Clinical Trial Optional)National Institutes of Health (NIH)2021/06/29Current Limited Submissions
2021-06-25Contact ORIF.2021/07/202021/08/20RFA-TW-21-004: Launching Future Leaders in Global Health (LAUNCH) Research Training Program (D43 Clinical Trial Optional)National Institutes of Health (NIH)2021/06/29Current Limited Submissions
2021-06-252021/07/0930 days prior2021/09/27PAR-20-240: NIH Neuroscience Development for Advancing the Careers of a Diverse Research Workforce (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)National Institutes of Health (NIH)2021/06/29Current Limited Submissions
2021-06-252021/07/1630 days prior2021/10/14PAR-20-220: Institutional Network Award for Promoting Kidney, Urologic, and Hematologic Research Training (U2C-Clinical Trial Not Allowed)National Institutes of Health (NIH)2021/06/29Current Limited Submissions
2021-04-022021/03/262021/05/172021/09/01Pew Charitable Trusts: 2022 Pew Biomedical ScholarsFoundations & Others2021/06/30Current Limited Submissions
2021-04-02TBAN/ATBAEdward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation: Mallinckrodt GrantsFoundations & Others2021/09/14Current Limited Submissions
2021-04-012021/04/02N/A2021/11/19NSF-20-590: Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation – Multiple InitiativesNational Science Foundation (NSF)2021/09/14Current Limited Submissions
2021-04-01TBA30 days prior2022/05/25PAR-21-075: Research Experience in Genomic Research for Data Scientists (R25)National Institutes of Health (NIH)2021/09/14Current Limited Submissions