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
2022-01-122022/02/04N/A2022/04/06HRSA-22-081: Home Visiting Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network 3.0Foundations & Others2022/01/12Current Limited Submissions
2022-01-112022/01/212022/02/152022/03/15PAR-22-088: Biomedical Research FacilitiesNational Institutes of Health (NIH)2022/01/11Current Limited Submissions
2022-01-062022/01/18N/A2022/02/25Agilent Early Career Professor Award (ACA)Foundations & Others2022/01/06Current Limited Submissions
2022-01-052022/02/042022/03/152022/04/202022 Packard Fellowships for Science & EngineeringFoundations & Others2022/01/05Current Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
2022-01-042022/01/142022/02/022022/03/22NSF-22-544: Scholarships in STEM Networks (S-STEM-Net)National Science Foundation (NSF)2022/01/06Current Limited Submissions
2022-01-042022/03/0430 days prior2022/06/03RFA-AI-21-079: Asthma and Allergic Diseases Cooperative Research Centers (U19 Clinical Trial Optional)National Institutes of Health (NIH)2022/01/06Current Limited Submissions
2022-01-032022/01/112022/02/152022/05/03Department of Energy DE-FOA-0002653: Energy Frontier Research CentersFoundations & Others2022/01/05Current Limited Submissions
2021-11-292021/12/102021/12/172022/01/24RFA-OH-22-002: Centers for Agricultural Safety and Health (U54)National Institutes of Health (NIH)2021/11/29Current Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
2021-11-242021/12/102022/01/072022/03/25Department of Energy DOE-FOA-0002608: Computational Chemical SciencesFoundations & Others, National Institutes of Health (NIH)2021/12/03Current Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
2021-11-242021/12/13N/A2022/01/27PAR-20-066: Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (R25 - Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed)National Institutes of Health (NIH)2021/11/24Current Limited Submissions
2021-11-242021/12/062021/12/132022/01/18RFA-OH-22-001: Occupational Safety and Health Education and Research Centers (T42)National Institutes of Health (NIH)2021/11/24Current Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
2021-11-242021/12/0630 days prior2022/01/18RFA-NS-22-015: Network for Emergency Care Clinical Trials: Strategies to Innovate EmeRgENcy Care Clinical Trials Network (SIREN) - Network Clinical Center (Hub) (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)National Institutes of Health (NIH)2021/11/24Current Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
2021-11-092022/01/14N/A2022/02/22NSF-22-527: NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM)National Science Foundation (NSF)2021/12/01Current Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
2021-11-092021/12/10N/A2022/02/15NSF-22-524: MPS-Ascend External Mentoring (MPS-Ascend EM)National Science Foundation (NSF)2021/11/09Current Limited Submissions
2021-10-262021/12/032022/02/012022/08/29NSF-22-521: Science and Technology Centers: Integrative Partnerships (STC)National Science Foundation (NSF)2021/11/18Current Limited Submissions
2021-10-21TBAN/A2022/11/xxAndrew Carnegie Fellows 2023Foundations & Others2021/11/29Current Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
2021-10-192021/11/22N/A2022/01/19NSF-18-513: NSF Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) ProgramNational Science Foundation (NSF)2021/10/20Current Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
2021-10-192021/11/19N/A2022/01/28PAR-21-025: Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) (T32 - Clinical Trial Not AllowedNational Institutes of Health (NIH)2021/10/20Current Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
2021-10-192021/12/032022/02/082022/03/08RFA-DK-21-029: Diabetes Research Centers (P30 Clinical Trial Optional)National Institutes of Health (NIH)2021/10/19Current Limited Submissions
2021-10-192022/07/082022/09/202022/10/25RFA-OH-22-003: Occupational Safety and Health Training Project GrantsNational Institutes of Health (NIH)2022/01/11Current Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
2021-10-192021/11/192022/01/042022/03/30Brain Research Foundation 2022 Seed Grants ProgramFoundations & Others2021/10/20Current Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
2021-10-132021/11/182022/01/142022/05/13NSF-22-502: National Artificial Intelligence (AI) Research Institutes: Accelerating Research, Transforming Society, and Growing the American WorkforceNational Science Foundation (NSF)2021/11/10Current Limited Submissions
2021-10-052021/11/1230 days prior2022/01/27PAR-20-103: Collaborative Program Grant for Multidisciplinary Teams (RM1 - Clinical Trial Optional)National Institutes of Health (NIH)2021/10/05Current Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
2021-10-052021/11/12 2022/02/082022/03/08RFA-DK-21-025: Pediatric Obesity Discovery Science Research to Improve Understanding of Risk and Causal Mechanisms for Obesity in Early Life (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)National Institutes of Health (NIH)2021/10/05Current Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
2021-09-292021/11/122022/01/152022/02/15PAR-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)2021/09/29Current Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
2021-09-292021/11/122022/1/152022/2/15RFA-AI-21-060: SUNBEAM – Analysis and Bioinformatics Center (ABC) (UM1 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)National Institutes of Health (NIH)2021/09/29Current Limited Submissions
2021-09-222021/11/012022/06/202022/11/22NSF-21-625: Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers (MRSEC)National Science Foundation (NSF)2021/11/29Current 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
2021-09-15TBATBATBA2023 Moore Inventor Fellows TBAFoundations & Others2022/01/11Current Limited Submissions, Recurring 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
2021-09-14TBAN/A2022/11/xxBlavatnik Awards for Young ScientistsFoundations & Others2021/11/29Current 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
2021-09-14TBA30 days prior.2022/10/28PAR-20-297: NIOSH Centers of Excellence for Total Worker Health® (U19)National Institutes of Health (NIH)2021/11/29Current Limited Submissions, Recurring 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
2021-08-24TBAN/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)2021/11/29Current Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
2021-08-24TBAN/A2022/09/06NSF 21-536: National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) ProgramNational Science Foundation (NSF)2021/09/28Current Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
2021-08-10TBA30 days prior.2022/07/01RFA-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)2021/11/29Current 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
2021-08-022021/09/032021/10/012022/01/31NSF-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
2021-07-20TBAN/A2022/10/14NSF-15-576: Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC)National Science Foundation (NSF)2021/10/28Current 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
2021-06-302021/12/03N/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
2021-06-292021/12/062021/12/132022/01/18RFA-OH-22-001: Occupational Safety and Health Education and Research Centers (T42)National Institutes of Health (NIH)2021/11/24Current Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
2021-06-28Contact ORIF.N/ATBANEH 2021 Summer StipendsFoundations & Others2021/10/28Current Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
2021-06-28Contact ORIF.TBATBABrain Research Foundation Scientific Innovations AwardFoundations & Others2021/10/28Current Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
2021-06-282022/01/102022/02/102022/02/22NEA Grants for Arts 2022Foundations & Others2021/11/30Current 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
2021-06-28Contact ORIF.N/ATBASearle Scholars ProgramFoundations & Others2021/10/28Current Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
2021-06-28TBATBATBANEA American Rescue Plan – Grants to Organizations (TBA)Foundations & Others2021/09/28Current Limited Submissions
2021-06-25TBAN/ATBASimons Foundation – Simons Investigators in Mathematics, Physics, Astrophysics, and Computer SciencesFoundations & Others2021/10/28Current Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
2021-06-252022/03/112022/08/012022/11/02NSF 20-554: ADVANCE: Organizational Change for Gender Equity in STEM Academic Professions (ADVANCE)National Science Foundation (NSF)2021/11/09Current Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
2021-06-252022/04/15N/A2022/07/13NSF-19-506: Partnerships for Innovation: PFI-RP TrackNational Science Foundation (NSF)2022/01/12Current Limited Submissions, Recurring Limited Submissions
2021-06-25TBA30 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)2021/10/28Current Limited Submissions
2021-04-02TBATBATBAPew Charitable Trusts: 2023 Pew Biomedical Scholars (TBA)Foundations & Others2021/09/28Current Limited Submissions
2021-04-02TBAN/ATBAEdward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation: Mallinckrodt GrantsFoundations & Others2021/10/28Current Limited Submissions
2021-04-012022/04/01N/A2022/11/18NSF-20-590: Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation – Multiple InitiativesNational Science Foundation (NSF)2021/11/09Current 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