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.
Featured Opportunity
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Division of Research Programs - Collaborative Research:
LOI Deadline: December 1, 2021
The Collaborative Research program aims to advance humanistic knowledge through collaboration between two or more scholars. The program encourages projects that propose diverse approaches to topics, incorporate multiple points of view, explore new avenues of inquiry in the humanities, and lead to manuscripts for print publications or scholarly digital grant products. Projects that include partnerships with researchers from the natural and social sciences are encouraged but must propose a humanistic research agenda.

New Funding Opportunities
March of Dimes: 2022 Research Grants
Application Due Date: September 10, 2021

March of Dimes is committed to advancing the health of all moms and babies, and that involves seeking answers through a diverse research portfolio. They are actively seeking applications for research grant funding that involve translational and actionable science that will lead directly to interventions or preventions. The proposed research should focus on one of these priority areas: Pregnancy-Related Disorders, Developmental Origins of Infant Health, Maternal Morbidity & Mortality

They anticipate making at least two awards in each category, with each ranging from $200,000 - $300,000. Grants will be distributed for 24 months to 36 months, with a set of deliverables to be met for each year, before the next year’s support can be distributed.

Contact: Office of Foundation Relations, Nicole Dancz, [email protected]

2022 Sloan Research Fellowships 
Application Due Date: September 15, 2021

The Sloan Research Fellowship Program recognizes and rewards outstanding early-career faculty who have the potential to revolutionize their fields of study. Successful candidates for a Fellowship generally have a strong record of significant independent research accomplishments that demonstrate creativity and the potential to become future leaders in the scientific community.

  • Candidates must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in chemistry, computer science, Earth system science, economics, mathematics, neuroscience, physics, or a related field.
  • Candidates must be tenure-track, though untenured, as of September 15 of the nomination year.
  • Candidate’s faculty position must carry a regular teaching obligation.
  • The award provides $75,000 to be used over a two-year period.

Contact: Office of Foundation Relations, Tiffany Worboy, [email protected]

Halle Institute for Global Research - Emory Fulbright Distinguished Chair Programs
Application Deadline: September 30, 2021

The Halle Institute has established four Emory Fulbright Distinguished Chair programs in collaboration with Fulbright offices and commissions in Brazil, India, Korea, and South Africa. Distinguished Chairs are innovative and dynamic scholars who spend a semester at Emory to conduct research, teach courses or workshops, and engage with Emory’s academic community. Hosted by appropriate schools, departments, and programs in any discipline, Distinguished Chairs offer rich engagement with faculty and students. Their contributions strengthen international cooperation between their home institution and Emory, and they support Emory as a global academic community of choice for researchers across a wide array of disciplines.

  • Fulbright Korea Distinguished Chair

Halle Institute for Global Research - Collaborative Research Grants

Application Deadline: September 30, 2021

The Halle Institute for Global Research offers nine different Collaborative Research Grants, open to regular, continuing full-time faculty in all schools and disciplines. Applicants are encouraged to submit proposals for innovative collaborative research projects linking with faculty from one of our partner universities. The research may take place in any country or region as long as it is done collaboratively. Project outcomes may include publications, external funding, and/or other forms of research-based activity.

The current round of Collaborative Research Grants include:

  • University of Bonn
  • Halle Foundation (Germany)
  • Nanjing University
  • Tel Aviv University
  • Yonsei University

American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) – Fellowships
Deadline: September 29, 2021, 9 PM ET

ACLS invites research proposals from scholars in all disciplines of the humanities and related social sciences. They invite applications from scholars pursuing research on topics grounded in any time period, world region, or humanistic methodology.

The fellowship stipend is set at $60,000 for a 12-month fellowship. 

  • ACLS Fellowships are intended to help scholars devote six to twelve continuous months to full-time research and writing.
  • Applicants must have a Ph.D. officially conferred between September 30, 2013 and September 29, 2021, and may not hold a tenured faculty position.

Contact: Nicole Dancz, Office of Foundation Relations, [email protected]

Predictive Intelligence for Pandemic Prevention Phase I: Development Grants: LOI Deadline: October 1, 2021
This initiative focuses on fundamental research and capabilities needed to tackle grand challenges in infectious disease pandemics through prediction and prevention.

The PIPP Phase I initiative intends to support planning activities encompassing (1) articulation of a grand challenge centered around a critical and broad question in pandemic predictive intelligence; (2) proposals of novel conceptual research and technology developments that aim to advance state-of-the-art forecasting, real-time monitoring, mitigation, and prevention of the spread of pathogens; and (3) multidisciplinary team formation. Successful Phase I proposals must identify an innovative interdisciplinary grand challenge that engages integrated computational, biological, engineering, and social/behavioral approaches to formulate and solve critical problems relating to predictive intelligence for pandemic prevention. PIs of Phase I Development Grants are strongly encouraged to develop research and technical approaches that start to address critical aspects of the identified grand challenge.

PCORI Funding Announcements Open Tuesday, September 7
LOI Due October 5, 2021

On Tuesday, September 7, PCORI's Online System will open for the submission of Letters of Intent (LOIs) and applications for nine PCORI Funding Announcements (PFAs).

Among them are three Targeted PFAs that will seek research study proposals relating to
  • Healthy aging
  • Osteoporotic fractures
  • Migraine prevention

There will also be opportunities for research proposals through the Cycle 3 Broad and Improving Methods PFAs under our current national priorities for research, and the Phased Large Awards for Comparative Effectiveness Research PFA.

Limited-Institution Submission Opportunities
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 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 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.