Featured Opportunities
NIH Request for Information (RFI) on Interdisciplinary Research Opportunities that Bridge Neuroscience and Environmental Health Science
Deadline: May 7, 2022

This Request for Information (RFI) seeks input on challenges and opportunities for interdisciplinary research that brings together neuroscientists, environmental health scientists, and scientists from other related disciplines to form new teams to advance understanding of the contribution of environmental toxicants to impaired function of the nervous system across the life span.
For the purpose of this RFI, environmental toxicants of primary interest include industrial chemicals or manufacturing byproducts, metals, pesticides, herbicides, air pollutants and other inhaled toxicants, particulates or fibers, plastics, fungal exposures, and bacterial or biologically derived toxins. Expression of toxicity can take many forms across different ages and developmental stages, ranging from neurodevelopmental to neurodegenerative disorders, and encompassing alterations in cognition and behavior that range from subtle to severe. The full range of nervous system outcomes is relevant to this RFI.

New Funding Opportunities
William T. Grant Foundation–Research Grants on Reducing Inequality
Deadline: May 4, 2022

The William T. Grant Foundation invests in high-quality research focused on reducing inequality in youth outcomes and improving the use of research evidence in decisions that affect young people in the United States. This program supports research to build, test, or increase understanding of programs, policies, or practices to reduce inequality in the academic, social, behavioral, or economic outcomes of young people ages 5-25 in the United States. 

Please contact your RAS unit *and* Tiffany Worboy to inform them of your intent to submit.

2022 Networking Request for Proposals:
Network for AI
Deadline: May 23, 2022

Every day, billions of people connect through Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Messenger, and many other Meta products. Network infrastructure plays a critical role in our business's stability and scalability. Given the recent advances in AI computing, Network infrastructure should adapt to meet the ever-changing needs of this new computing paradigm.

In recent years, the Network Infrastructure Engineering team has increasingly invested in new technologies to facilitate our next generation of AI applications. In particular, we share an overview of our activities in this blog post.

Therefore, to foster further innovation in the area and deepen our collaboration with academia, Meta is pleased to invite faculty to respond to this call for research proposals about the aforementioned topics. We anticipate awarding up to six awards, each in the $50,000 range. Payment will be made to the proposer's host university as an unrestricted gift.

NSF Convergence Accelerator has issued a new funding opportunity
Deadline: May 31, 2022

The NSF Convergence Accelerator has issued a new funding opportunity for three new research track topics aligned to the 2022 cohort. Researchers and innovators have two submission pathways to submit their proposals: Solicitation, NSF-22-583 and Broad Agency Announcement (BAA), NSFBAA-CA22-02. 

The Funding Tracks:
Track H:

Enhancing Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities 
This track will converge a wide range of disciplines to include social sciences, behavioral sciences, engineering, computer science, ethics, and economics to develop use-inspired solutions to enhance the quality of life, employment access, and opportunities for persons with disabilities (PWDs)

Track I:

Sustainable Materials for Global Challenges  
This track will converge advances in fundamental materials science with materials design and manufacturing methods with the goal to couple their end-use and full life-cycle considerations for environmentally and economically sustainable materials and products that address global challenges.
The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), an Australian Government agency, is partnering with the NSF Convergence Accelerator on Track I. Australian researchers have the opportunity to be on multidisciplinary teams that submit proposals aligned to Track I.  
Track J:

Food and Nutrition Security  
This track will converge a wide range of disciplines to address intertwined challenges in supporting population health, combating climate change, and addressing the nutritional needs of the most vulnerable by empowering youth, women, and disadvantaged communities.
ORAU-Directed Research and Development Grants
Deadline: June 2022

Emory University is a Member!

This investment program provides a path for funding innovative research-based approaches/solutions that fall within the intersection of core capabilities of ORAU and our member universities’ research interests. We envision ODRD-funded projects to result in proposals that can generate new sponsored research jointly performed by ORAU and partner universities.

ODRD funding, distributed through a competitive process, serves as seed money for exploratory research and collaboration opportunities between ORAU subject matter experts and our university partners. This seed money and exploratory research provides greater potential for significant funding from external sources.

  • ODRD supports university-engaged, applied research while increasing the potential for significant external research funding and strengthening ORAU’s ability to address current and future customer needs.

Contact Robert Nobles if you are interested in being connected to this opportunity!

Cures Within Reach– CureAccelerator for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) in Rare Diseases: 
Deadline: June 6, 2022

Cures Within Reach’s mission is to improve patient quality and length of life by leveraging the speed, safety and cost-effectiveness of testing already approved therapies for new indications that serve philanthropic and/or commercial uses, driving more treatments to more patients more quickly. This Request for Proposals (RFP) from Cures Within Reach (CWR) is seeking clinical repurposing trials in any rare disease from US-based Principal Investigators (PIs) to address Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, for an upcoming CureAccelerator Live! event. CureAccelerator Live! is a philanthropic pitch event, raising awareness of and funding for innovative repurposing research projects, with up to $70,000 total in clinical research funding (which includes the required 20% Institutional Match; see Funding Information below) for the winning project announced during the event. Up to five clinical repurposing trials will be selected to pitch at this event, likely held in Fall 2022. More specifics about the CureAccelerator Live! event to come

Please contact your RAS unit *and* Gayathri Srinivasan to inform them of your intent to submit.

Johnson & Johnson-Advancing Health Equity QuickFire Challenge
Deadline: June 24, 2022

As a global healthcare leader, Johnson & Johnson’s goal is to ignite, empower and amplify innovative potential solutions that aim to solve health inequities. Through Our Race to Health Equityplatform and Healthy Communitiespillar, Johnson & Johnson is joining the race by focusing on reducing the racial health gap and embedding health equity across our business processes and practices, including developing human capital, investing in more inclusive research and innovation, and supporting advocacy efforts that address the most significant health disparity challenges. By working together and investing in culturally competent community care models, they aim to reduce health disparities and improve health outcomes for BIPOC communities.

Multidisciplinary Research Program of the University Research Initiative (MURI)
Deadline: September 9, 2022

Supports basic research in science and engineering at U.S. institutions of higher education that is of potential interest to DoD. The program is focused on multidisciplinary research efforts where more than one traditional discipline interacts to provide rapid advances in scientific areas of interest to the DoD. Please see the following link for detailed topic lists for the participating DoD components. 

Limited-Institution Submission Opportunities
National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) Bridges to the Baccalaureate Research Training Program (T34)
Internal Submission Deadline: Monday, June 13, 2022

The goal of the Bridges to the Baccalaureate Research Training Program is to provide structured activities to prepare a diverse cohort of research-oriented students to transfer from associate degree-granting institutions to baccalaureate degree-granting institutions and complete a baccalaureate degree in disciplines related to the biomedical sciences.. This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) provides support to eligible, domestic institutions to develop and implement effective, evidence-informed approaches to biomedical training and mentoring that will keep pace with the rapid evolution of the research enterprise. NIGMS expects that the proposed research training programs will incorporate didactic, research, mentoring, and career development elements.

Bridges to the Doctorate Research Training Program (T32)
Internal Submission Deadline: Wednesday, June 15, 2022

The goal of the Bridges to the Doctorate Research Training Program is to develop a diverse pool of scientists earning a Ph.D. who have the skills to successfully transition into careers in the biomedical research workforce. This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) provides support to eligible, domestic institutions to develop and implement effective, evidence-informed approaches to biomedical training and mentoring that will keep pace with the rapid evolution of the research enterprise. NIGMS expects that the proposed research training programs will incorporate didactic, research, mentoring, and career development elements to prepare trainees for careers that will have a significant impact on the health-related research needs of the Nation.

Finding Funding
Search Tool for Corporate and Foundation Funding Opportunities
The Office of Corporate Relations and the Office of Foundation Relations have teamed up to create this resource site to provide a curated list of current funding opportunities and other resources. This site will help promote connections between Emory colleagues and corporate/foundation partners.
Free access available with Emory Email address. Formally IRIS. Provides access to the University Community to conduct funding searches. The database is provides funding opportunities for the physical and life sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities. Link for More Information
Grants.gov is a central storehouse for information on over 1,000 grant programs from over 27 federal agencies. Interested applicants can search for relevant funding opportunities by Keyword or Category or browse opportunities by agency. The portal is also a central source to apply for federal grants. Information on the processes for proposal submission through Grants.gov can be found in Proposal Submission.
Foundation Directory
Free access available through Databases@Emory. This database, produced by the nation's leading authority on philanthropy, includes extensive program details for thousands of leading foundations; detailed application guidelines for more than 7,000 grants; and a searchable file of approximately half a million grants.