Funding Fridays | A Research Newsletter 
Funding Fridays is the title of a bi-monthly newsletter aimed at amplifying and consolidating external funding opportunities shared with the faculty through various channels. This newsletter will highlight and foster funding opportunities that offer cross-unit, multidisciplinary, or unique collaborative opportunities. It will also highlight all limited-institution submissions or opportunities that are high risk / high reward. Below you will find links to standard funding search engines for those interested in exploring more available opportunities.
Upcoming Funding Related Events
The NIH Grant Process: From Submission to Notice of Award
Date: Jan 19, 2022 ‐ 10:00 to 11:30 am EST
Virtual Event

Join us as NIH experts walk through the path of a typical NIH R01 research grant from submission to summary statement to notice of award. Attendees will come away with insights into what happens at each step of the post-submission process, a better understanding of what goes into a summary statement, and what to expect with your notice of award.

This event is jointly hosted by the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute, the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, and the Wistar Institute.

Please register to receive a meeting invite, and to submit questions to the speakers in advance, at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8SMWDY7.
Speakers Include:
Que Dang, PhD
Program Officer
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Lillian Kuo, PhD
Program Director
National Cancer Institute
Shiv Prasad, PhD
Scientific Review Officer
NIH Center for Scientific Review

Matthew Weitzman, PhD
NIH Study Section Chair
Professor Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
For general questions, contact ofd@chop.edu.
Featured Opportunities
2021-2022 CALL FOR URC PROPOSALS
Applications accepted through January 14, 2022

The University Research Committee (URC) announces the annual Call for Proposals for funding to be used during 2022-2023 in the following categories:
  • URC Regular Award
  • URC Interdisciplinary Award
  • URC-Halle Institute Global Research Award (specific criteria apply)

All regular, full-time Emory faculty, of all ranks, are welcome to apply. URC eligibility follows criteria for “full-time faculty” as defined within each school. Postdocs, Fellows, Adjuncts, Research Track lines in some schools and part-time faculty are not eligible.

New Funding Opportunities
KTGF – Access to Care RFP
Deadline: January 13, 2022

 
KTGF is interested in improving access to mental health care for children and adolescents through the use of novel models or promising approaches, including (but not limited to) expanding the number of professional and paraprofessional treatment personnel who are trained to deliver mental health services, delivering care in non-psychiatric settings (e.g., primary care, schools, home, or other novel settings), digital technology (e.g., the internet, apps for cell phones), and approaches that help parents access care for their children. 
 
  • Academic researchers from universities or research institutions that provide mental and behavioral health programs for children and adolescents up to age 18 are eligible. Investigators can be at any stage in their career but must have collected enough pilot data to inform the development of the proposed research project and must be well enough established to lead an effort such as this.

Contact: Nicole Dancz-Bal, Corporate and Foundation Relations, nicole.dancz@emory.edu

Georgia Center for Diabetes Translation Research: Pilot Project Program
Letter of Intent Deadline: January 21, 2022

The Georgia Center for Diabetes Translation Research (GCDTR) is pleased to announce the 2022 Pilot Funding Program. The CDTR is a collaboration of Emory University, Georgia Tech, and Morehouse School of Medicine, with funding provided by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) and interinstitutional sponsors. The mission of the center is to facilitate and grow diabetes translation research at the partner institutions, within Georgia, and regionally with the overarching theme of health equity across race/ethnicity, age, sex, and gender identity, geography (rural, urban), and associated comorbid conditions (e.g., cardiovascular disease, HIV, depression, covid-19, and others). 

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION
GCDTR is seeking pilot grant proposals in the field of diabetes translation research that advances health equity. Two levels of funding are available for applicants: 

  • Preliminary or formative research: This opportunity is for exploratory, feasibility, and formative diabetes health equity studies to generate preliminary data to facilitate a subsequent submission of a research grant for external funding. Examples include, but are not limited to, qualitative fieldwork, community-engaged research for the development of research questions, instrument, or assay testing, and secondary data analyses that leverage existing databases for data science, analytics, and modeling. Budget: up to $30,000 for one year.

  • Prospective clinical or community-based studies: This opportunity is for pilot studies addressing diabetes health equity questions using prospective approaches in clinical or community-based settings to create or strengthen preliminary data to facilitate subsequent external grant submissions. A variety of methods may be used, including social, behavioral, clinical, and community concepts, evaluations of clinical or innovative interventions, and dissemination and implementation studies. Budget: up to $50,000/year

Washington Center for Equitable GrowthAcademic Research Grants                    
LOI Deadline: January 26, 2022 (no later than 11:59 p.m. EST)
 
The Washington Center for Equitable Growth seeks to deepen our understanding of how inequality affects economic growth and stability. To do so, they support research investigating the various channels through which economic inequality, in all its forms, may or may not impact economic growth and stability. This request for proposals is organized around four main themes: (1) Macroeconomics and Inequality; (2) Human Capital & Well-Being; (3) Market Structure; (4) and The Labor Market.
 
  • Academic grants are typically in the $25,000 to $100,000 range over 1 to 3 years.
  • Preference is given to projects creating new data that can be made publicly available, to studies that center race, and to studies that engage with relevant literature across disciplines.

Contact: Tiffany Worboy, Foundation Relations, tworboy@emory.edu

Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Research on the Health of Women of Understudied, Underrepresented and Underreported (U3) Populations (Admin Supp Clinical Trial Optional)
Application Due Date(s) – January 31, 2022 by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization

The Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH) announces the availability of administrative supplements to support research highlighting health inequities among women in the US who are underrepresented, understudied, and underreported (U3) in biomedical research. Robust studies exploring sex and gender influences and social determinants of health are needed to reduce inequities. The proposed research must address at least one objective from strategic goals 1, 2 or 3 of the “2019-2023 Trans-NIH Strategic Plan for Women's Health Research, Advancing Science for the Health of Women."

Soros Equality Fellowship
Application Due Date(s) – February 14, 2022

The Soros Equality Fellowship seeks to support individual leaders influencing and transforming the racial justice field. We understand the unique role an individual can play in rejecting old paradigms and presenting a new vision for the United States we hope to become. We invite applicants to be bold, innovative, and audacious in their submissions. The aim of the Fellowship is to be flexible and open—a space to incubate new ideas, promote risk-taking, and develop different ways of thinking that challenge and expand our existing assumptions. A successful project should identify a challenge and propose a critical intervention that will meaningfully address the systems that reinforce inequities and discrimination in the United States.
  
Fellows will typically receive a roughly $130,000 stipend over the 18-month fellowship to support expenses related to the project.

Digital Justice Seed Grants
Proposal Deadline: February 15, 2022

The American Council of Learned Societies is pleased to invite applications for Digital Justice Seed Grants, which are made possible by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. ACLS Digital Justice Seed Grants are designed to promote and provide resources for newly formulated projects that diversify the digital domain, advance justice and equity in digital scholarly practice, and/or contribute to public understanding of racial and social justice issues.

ACLS Digital Justice Seed Grants support projects that pursue any of the following activities:
  • Engage with the interests and histories of people of color and other historically marginalized communities, including (but not limited to) Black, Latinx, and Indigenous communities;
  • people with disabilities; and queer, trans, and gender-nonconforming people;
  • Explore or experiment with new materials, methodologies, and research agendas by way of planning workshops, prototyping, and/or testing products;
  • Cultivate greater openness to new sources of knowledge and strategic approaches to content building and knowledge dissemination.
Digital Justice Development Grants
Proposal Deadline: February 15, 2022

The American Council of Learned Societies is pleased to invite applications for Digital Justice Development Grants, which are made possible by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. ACLS Digital Justice Development Grants are designed to promote and provide resources for projects that diversify the digital domain, advance justice and equity in digital scholarly practice, and/or contribute to public understanding of racial and social justice issues.

ACLS Digital Justice Development Grants support projects that pursue any of the following activities:
  • Engage with the interests and histories of people of color and other historically marginalized communities, including (but not limited to) Black, Latinx, and Indigenous communities; people with disabilities; and queer, trans, and gender-nonconforming people;
  • Advance beyond the prototyping or proof-of-concept phase and articulates the next financial, technological, and intellectual phases of project development;
  • Cultivate greater openness to new sources of knowledge and strategic approaches to content building and knowledge dissemination;
  • Support teams of scholars committed to exploring and pursuing the best available means for their projects’ long-term sustainability and impact. 
Contact: Nicole Dancz-Bal, Corporate and Foundation Relations, nicole.dancz@emory.edu


HEAL Initiatives
Harm Reduction Policies, Practices,
and Modes of Delivery for Persons
with Substance Use Disorders

Deadline: March 10, 2022

Establishes a Harm Reduction Network consisting of several research projects (R01) and a single Coordination Center (R24) to increase the understanding of the effectiveness, implementation, and impact of existing and new harm reduction practices to address the ongoing opioid crisis and substance use disorder more broadly. 


Research Networks for the Study of Recovery Support Services for Persons Treated with Medications for Opioid Use Disorder
Deadline: March 10, 2022

Supports support projects to provide infrastructure support to advance the development of efficacy and/or effectiveness research on recovery support services for those who take or have taken medications for the treatment of opioid use disorder. The infrastructure support will facilitate multi-stakeholder (including researchers and students, payors, providers, persons in recovery) research networks through activities such as meetings, conferences, small-scale pilots, data development work, short-term educational opportunities (such as intensive workshops, summer institutes, or visiting scholar programs), dissemination to encourage growth and development of specified priority areas, and building research resources.

Planning Grants for Efficacy or Effectiveness Trials of Recovery Support Services for Individuals Treated with Medications for Opioid Use Disorder
Deadline: March 10, 2022

Supports pilot and preliminary research to prepare for rigorous clinical efficacy or effectiveness trials of recovery support services for individuals who take or have taken medications for the treatment of opioid use disorder. This program specifically provides resources for assessing the feasibility, acceptability, and utility of these services in addition to usual trial preparation activities.

Understanding Polysubstance Use and Improving Service Delivery to Address Polysubstance Use
Deadline: March 10, 2022

Supports R01 and R34 research projects that will address polysubstance use involving opioids and stimulants. R01 projects should contribute to the understanding of the dynamics of polysubstance use; improve outcome measurement in the context of polysubstance use; and personalize preventative and treatment services approaches in the context of polysubstance use. R34 pilot and preliminary research projects must focus on preparing for larger-scale services research effectiveness trials focused on personalized treatment and prevention services approaches to address polysubstance use.




Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for BRAIN Initiative Connectivity across Scales (BRAIN CONNECTS):
Estimated Publication Date of Funding Opportunities Announcement:
March 15, 2022

The NIH Institutes and Centers contributing to the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies®(BRAIN) Initiative intend to issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to support Comprehensive Centers to develop and test technologies that can be scaled to brain-wide atlases of human and non-human primate circuit connectivity.

Centers will establish data collection, analysis, and dissemination pipelines to demonstrate the feasibility of mapping region-to-region connectivity with a minimum resolution of individual cells and/or axon fibers. They will demonstrate the significance of the approach within the context of a chosen CNS sub-volume, by testing specific hypotheses relating circuit structure to function. They will also incorporate toolsets and infrastructure for integrating separately collected data from smaller volumes, as well as from other data collection modalities, and for enabling the neuroscience community to interact with and mine the data for new research questions.

Awards will be integrated into the BRAIN CONNECTS Network, consisting of projects from this FOA and its companion announcements, as a coordinated effort aimed at developing the research capacity and technical capabilities to generate wiring diagrams that can span entire brains across multiple scales.

Two Opportunities:
Child Health Research Career Development Awards
LOI Deadline: March 30, 2022

Supports the research career development of junior faculty pediatricians with experience in state of the art research in an academic setting to stimulate pediatric research over a variety of disciplines. The program provides supervised research career development opportunities to assist junior faculty in their transition to productive pediatrician scientists.

Limited-Institution Submission Opportunities
Ono Pharma Breakthrough Science Initiative Awards Program
Internal Submission Deadline: Thursday, January 13, 2022

Emory University is one of 52 Institutions invited to nominate up to 2 (two) submissions for the ONO Initiative in 2022. We will collect faculty interest and determine 2 Emory PIs to nominate for consideration by Ono Pharma Foundation.

THE ONO INITIATIVE: Annually, the Ono Pharma Foundation considers proposals from PIs for research that could ultimately transform human health. Proposals from Principal Investigators will be considered for high-risk and high-reward science research projects which have the potential to lead to science discoveries/solutions and, based on further research, to breakthrough treatments for patients. Although additional areas of research may be added in future years, in 2022 the Ono Pharma Foundation will only consider proposals for scientific research projects addressing the following field of science:

CHEMICAL BIOLOGY RESEARCH: Chemical Biology is defined as research that deals with the interface between chemistry and biology. The criteria for this field are deliberately broad so as not to disqualify potentially innovative and groundbreaking projects.

Energy Frontier Research Centers
Internal Submission Deadline: Thursday, January 14, 2022

The EFRC program brings together diverse world-class teams of scientists to perform energy-relevant, basic research with a scope and complexity beyond what is possible in single-investigator or small-group awards. These multi-investigator, multi-disciplinary centers accelerate transformative scientific advances for the most challenging topics in materials sciences, chemical sciences, geosciences, and biosciences. EFRCs conduct fundamental research to address grand challenges identified in the report Directing Matter and Energy: Five Challenges for Science and the Imagination (December 2007) and transformative opportunities identified in the report Challenges at the Frontiers of Matter and Energy: Transformative Opportunities for Discovery Science (November 2015).

NIH Neuroscience Development for Advancing the Careers of a Diverse Research Workforce
Internal Submission Deadline: Thursday, March 15, 2022

The overarching goal of this R25 program is to support educational activities that encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds, including those from groups underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences, to pursue further studies or careers in research
To accomplish the stated over-arching goal, this FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on:
  • Research Experiences
  • Mentoring Activities
  • Curriculum or Methods Development

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.
GrantForward
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
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.