Limited Submissions

Limited Submissions (LS) are funding opportunities awarded by outside agencies or sponsors — federal, state or foundations — for which USC can only submit a limited number of proposals. Prior to submission of a LS proposal to the sponsor, applicants must first obtain approval from the Office of Research Initiatives and Facilities (ORIF). Importantly, if you have identified a Limited Submission opportunity not listed below, you must still contact ORIF to obtain approval to apply.

Application Process for Limited Submissions:

LS applications go through an internal review and selection process by ORIF. ORIF application deadlines are typically at least one to two months in advance of the sponsoring agency’s own deadlines to allow time for the internal review process. Opportunities may be posted online with shorter turn-around times when the it is announced by the sponsor with little advanced notice. If you are interested in renewing an existing limited submission grant, please contact us as soon as possible.

Application Portal:

Applicants must submit their proposal application as a Limited Submission through the ORIF Application Portal. Click here to log in (or create an account for yourself), using your USC email address. The proposal submission process requires contact information about the PI/Co-PIs, as well as the 10-digit USC ID#, gender, and ethnicity. Please have this information prior to beginning your application.

Materials to submit include:
(1) Single Page Proposal Summary (0.5” margins; single-spaced; standard font type; 11 pt). Page limit includes references and illustrations. Information provided that exceeds the 1-page limit will be excluded from review.
(2) PI/co-PI CV(s).

Deadlines noted below with “Contact ORIF” under the “Currently Accepting” tab below are for Limited Submissions for which slots are still available (beyond the internal application deadline). If you are interested in applying to any marked as such, please contact us as soon as possible at orif@usc.edu. Good luck on your submission!

Currently Accepting Proposals

Internal DeadlineLOIExternal DeadlineTitleFunding Agency
2022/10/1730 days prior.2022/11/21RFA-NS-22-031: Clinical Research Sites for the Network of Excellence in Neuroscience Clinical Trials (NeuroNEXT sites) (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)National Institutes of Health (NIH)2022/09/282022/09/28Current Limited Submissions
2022/10/0730 days prior.2022/11/21RFA-NS-22-030: Data Coordinating Center for the Network of Excellence in Neuroscience Clinical Trials (NEXT - DCC) (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)National Institutes of Health (NIH)2022/09/282022/09/28Current Limited Submissions
2022/10/0730 days prior.2022/11/21RFA-NS-22-029: Clinical Coordinating Center for the Network of Excellence in Neuroscience Clinical Trials (NEXT - CCC) (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)National Institutes of Health (NIH)2022/09/282022/09/29Current Limited Submissions
2022/10/1430 days prior2023/01/13PAR-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)2022/09/282022/09/28Current Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
2022/10/14N/A2023/01/13PAR-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)2022/09/282022/09/28Current Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
2022/10/21N/A2022/12/06RFA-HD-23-023: Pediatric Clinical Pharmacology Research Career Development Award (K12 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)National Institutes of Health (NIH)2022/09/192022/09/19Current Limited Submissions
2022/10/212022/12/012023/01/12National Endowment for the Humanities National Digital Newspaper ProgramFoundations & Others2022/09/192022/09/19Current Limited Submissions
2022/10/1430 days prior.2023/01/30PAR-22-250: Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) Phase 1 (P20 - Clinical Trial Optional)National Institutes of Health (NIH)2022/09/192022/09/19Current Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
2022/10/142022/11/142022/12/132023 Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation Moore Inventor FellowsFoundations & Others2022/09/192022/09/19Current Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
2022/10/142022/12/162023/04/03NSF-22-630: Quantum Sensing Challenges for Transformational Advances in Quantum Systems (QuSeC-TAQS)National Science Foundation (NSF)2022/09/122022/09/12Current Limited Submissions
Contact ORIF.2022/10/122022/12/20Department of Energy (DOE) DE-FOA-0002804: Industrial Efficiency and Decarbonization FOAFoundations & Others2022/09/122022/10/03Current Limited Submissions
2022/10/072022/11/302023/02/28The G. Harold and Leila Y. Mathers Foundation GrantsFoundations & Others2022/09/062022/09/12Current Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
Contact ORIF.N/A2022/10/28Department of Energy (DOE EERE) DE-FOA-0002776: Geothermal Energy from Oil and gas Demonstrated Engineering (GEODE)Foundations & Others2022/08/222022/09/26Current Limited Submissions
Contact ORIF.30 days prior.2022/11/30RFA-AI-22-058: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Clinical Data and Safety Management Center (CDSMC) (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)National Institutes of Health (NIH)2022/08/172022/09/26Current Limited Submissions
2022/10/28N/A2023/01/19NSF-18-513: NSF Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) ProgramNational Science Foundation (NSF)2022/08/092022/09/28Current Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
Contact ORIF.N/A2022/11/04NSF-20-590: Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP)National Science Foundation (NSF)2022/08/092022/09/26Current Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
2022/10/07N/A2023/1/11NSF-19-506: Partnerships for Innovation: PFI-RP TrackNational Science Foundation (NSF)2022/08/092022/08/09Current Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
2022/11/04N/A2023/01/30PAR-21-025: Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) (T32 - Clinical Trial Not AllowedNational Institutes of Health (NIH)2022/08/012022/08/01Current Limited Submissions
2022/11/04N/A2023/02/20NSF-22-527: NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM)National Science Foundation (NSF)2022/08/012022/08/01Current Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
2022/11/11N/A2023/03/25NSF-20-595: Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) ProgramNational Science Foundation (NSF)2022/08/012022/08/01Current Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
2022/10/1430 days prior2023/01/27PAR-20-103: Collaborative Program Grant for Multidisciplinary Teams (RM1 - Clinical Trial Optional)National Institutes of Health (NIH)2022/08/012022/08/01Current Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
2022/10/21N/A2023/01/19NSF-22-574: Training-based Workforce Development for Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (CyberTraining) - CI Professionals Category ONLYNational Science Foundation (NSF)2022/08/012022/08/01Current Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
Contact ORIF.N/A2022/10/25NSF-22-622: Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES)National Science Foundation (NSF)2022/08/012022/08/30Current Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
Contact ORIF.2022/11/022022/12/02RFA-HD-23-027: Coordinating Center for the NICHD Population Dynamics Centers Research Infrastructure Program FY 2023 (R24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)National Institutes of Health (NIH)2022/08/012022/09/12Current Limited Submissions
Contact ORIF.2022/08/172022/10/03RFA-FD-23-002: Academic Development of a Training Program for Good Laboratory Practices in High Containment Environments (U24) Clinical Trials Not AllowedNational Institutes of Health (NIH)2022/08/012022/08/18Current Limited Submissions
Contact ORIF.N/A2022/11/03Simons Foundation – Simons Investigators in Mathematics, Physics, Astrophysics, and Computer SciencesFoundations & Others2022/07/192022/09/12Current Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
Contact ORIF.N/A2022/10/28PAR-20-297: NIOSH Centers of Excellence for Total Worker Health® (U19)National Institutes of Health (NIH)2022/07/192022/08/30Current Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
2022/10/14N/A2023/02/012023 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards ProgramFoundations & Others2022/07/192022/07/19Current Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
Contact ORIF.N/A2022/11/07PAR-22-190: Modern Equipment for Shared-use Biomedical Research Facilities: Advancing Research-Related Operations (R24 Clinical Trials Not Allowed)National Institutes of Health (NIH)2022/07/192022/08/30Current Limited Submissions
Contact ORIF.2022/09/192022/10/19RFA-AG-23-017: Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Centers (P30 Clinical Trial Optional)National Institutes of Health (NIH)2022/07/122022/08/08Current Limited Submissions
Contact ORIF.2022/08/092022/10/25DE-FOA-0002737: Department of Energy EERE Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute for Industrial Decarbonization through Electrification of Process HeatingFoundations & Others2022/07/122022/08/01Current Limited Submissions
Contact ORIF.N/A2022/10/11DE-FOA-0002632: Department of Energy EERE Community Geothermal Heating and Cooling Design and DeploymentFoundations & Others2022/07/122022/08/18Current Limited Submissions
Contact ORIF.2022/09/192023/01/092022-2023 Greenwall Foundation Faculty Scholars Program in BioethicsFoundations & Others2022/07/122022/08/08Current Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
Contact ORIF.2022/11/012022/12/01RFA-DK-22-008: National Coordinating Center for the George M. O’Brien Kidney National Resource Centers (U24 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)National Institutes of Health (NIH)2022/07/062022/08/30Current Limited Submissions
Contact ORIF.2022/11/012022/12/01RFA-DK-22-007: George M. O'Brien Kidney National Resource Centers (U54 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)National Institutes of Health (NIH)2022/07/062022/08/30Current 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
Contact ORIF.N/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)2022/05/022022/08/30Current Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
Contact ORIF.RollingRolling.American Heart Association Strategically Focused Research NetworksFoundations & Others2022/04/192022/04/19Current Limited Submissions
Contact ORIF.N/A2022/10/14NSF-15-576: Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC)National Science Foundation (NSF)2022/04/112022/07/18Current 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.30 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)2022/03/212022/06/27Current 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 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 prior.2022/10/24RFA-OH-22-002: Centers for Agricultural Safety and Health (U54)National Institutes of Health (NIH)2021/11/292022/06/15Current Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
Contact ORIF.2022/09/202022/10/25RFA-OH-22-003: Occupational Safety and Health Training Project GrantsNational Institutes of Health (NIH)2021/10/192022/07/11Current Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
Contact ORIF.30 days prior2022/10/24RFA-OH-22-001: Occupational Safety and Health Education and Research Centers (T42)National Institutes of Health (NIH)2021/06/292022/06/15Current 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

Currently Closed

Internal DeadlineLOIExternal DeadlineTitleNominees
Closed.2022/11/092022/11/23(CLOSED) 2023 Blavatnik Awards for Young ScientistsChemistry: Smaranda Marinescu (Dornsife)Foundations & Others2022/08/222022/09/30Closed Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
TBAN/A2023/01/31Paul Mellon Centre - Digital Project Grants (Autumn Cycle ONLY)Foundations & Others2022/08/172022/10/03Closed Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
TBAN/A2023/01/31Paul Mellon Centre - Curatorial Research Grants - Autumn CycleFoundations & Others2022/08/092022/10/03Closed Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
Closed.N/A2022/09/30CLOSED: Johnson & Johnson WiSTEM2D Scholars Award ProgramVera Gluscevic (Dornsife), Shaama Mallikarjun Sharada (Viterbi), Dominique Duncan (Keck), Mengjie Yu (Viterbi), Maral Mousavi (Viterbi)Foundations & Others2022/08/012022/09/26Closed Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
N/A2023/09/27(CLOSED) PAR-21-198: Bridges to the Doctorate Research Training Program (T32)National Institutes of Health (NIH)2022/07/192022/09/28Closed Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
Contact ORIF.N/A2022/09/152023 Sloan Research FellowshipsFoundations & Others2022/06/212022/09/28Closed Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
2022/07/01N/A2022/08/01(CLOSED) Library of Congress - Of the People: Widening the Path: Community Collections Grants to OrganizationsLynn Dodd (Dornsife)Foundations & Others2022/06/212022/07/15Closed Limited Submissions
Closed.N/A2022/09/23(CLOSED) Mellon Foundation New Directions Fellowship Fall 2022Nathan Perl-Rosenthal (Dornsife)Foundations & Others2022/06/142022/08/24Closed Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
2022/06/292022/08/042022/08/16(CLOSED) National Endowment for the Arts NEA Our TownFoundations & Others2022/06/022022/08/12Closed Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
2022/06/29N/A2022/09/30(CLOSED) Searle Scholars ProgramKate White (Dornsife); Ryo Sanabria (Gerontology)Foundations & Others2022/06/022022/07/27Closed Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
Contact ORIF.N/A2023/08/xx(CLOSED) American Diabetes Association (ADA) Pathway to Stop Diabetes Program - Accelerator Award (ACE)Foundations & Others2022/05/102022/08/08Closed Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
2023/06/10N/A2023/08/01Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation: Mallinckrodt GrantsFoundations & Others2022/05/022022/05/10Closed Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
Contact ORIF.2022/08/022022/09/02(CLOSED) RFA-RM-22-021: NIH Director’s Early Independence Awards (DP5 Clinical Trial Optional)National Institutes of Health (NIH)2022/05/022022/09/06Closed Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
Contact ORIF.2022/07/012022/09/03(CLOSED) The Conservation, Food & Health Foundation GrantsFoundations & Others2022/05/022022/09/06Closed Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
Contact ORIF.2022/08/012023/01/27(CLOSED) NSF-22-592: Physics Frontiers Centers (PFC)James Boedicker (Dornsife)National Science Foundation (NSF)2022/05/022022/08/01Closed 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
2022/07/22N/A2022/09/21(CLOSED) NEH 2022 Summer StipendsKetaki Pant (Dornsife); Benjamin Uchiyama (Dornsife)Foundations & Others2022/04/112022/07/25Closed Limited Submissions, Recurring 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/A2022/09/06(CLOSED) NSF 21-536: National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) ProgramNational Science Foundation (NSF)2022/03/212022/09/12Closed Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
Contact ORIF.TBA2023/02NEA Grants for Arts 2022Foundations & Others2022/03/082022/08/01Closed Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
02/24/202330 days prior2023/05/25PAR-21-075: Research Experience in Genomic Research for Data Scientists (R25)National Institutes of Health (NIH)2022/03/082022/06/02Closed 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/A2023/07/15(CLOSED) NSF-21-580: CyberCorps(R) Scholarship for Service (SFS)National Science Foundation (NSF)2022/02/082022/08/01Closed Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
Closed.2023/06/012023/07/01(CLOSED) RFA-HG-22-004: Genome Research Experiences to Attract Talented Undergraduates into Genomic Fields to Enhance Diversity (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)2022: Serghei Mangul (Pharmacy)National Institutes of Health (NIH)2022/02/012022/06/20Closed 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
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/ATBA(CLOSED) Andrew Carnegie Fellows 2023Foundations & Others2021/10/212022/07/06Closed 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
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
Closed.2022/05/182022/09/02(CLOSED) The Pew Charitable Trusts: 2023 Pew Biomedical ScholarsAlbert Almada (Keck)Foundations & Others2021/06/282022/06/06Closed Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions