September 9, 2022

Upcoming SVPR Events

Constructive Collisions: Neuroscience x Environmental Health

Monday, October 11, 2022 | 11:45 AM - 2:00 PM

Rollins School of Public Health, 8th Floor

Lawrence P. & Ann Estes Klamon Room

1518 Clifton Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30322

Join us for an in-person, on-campus event that will include two exciting collaboration opportunities to connect researchers working in Neuroscience x Environmental Health. 


The Office of SVPR, in partnership with HERCULES Exposome Research Center, Goizueta Institute @ Emory Brain Health, and the Department of Human Genetics, invites Emory researchers who work in environmental health, brain health and the neurosciences, and other related disciplines to attend. Faculty who do not currently work in this space but who are interested are also welcome.


NIH has formally expressed interest in promoting interdisciplinary research and addressing current gaps and opportunities in the intersection of these research areas.


This session will host Lightning Talk presenters who will share brief 10-minute presentations on their ongoing work and future research interests. Following Lighting Talks, we will host a Pitch Session where event attendees will network, collaborate, and brainstorm project ideas that can lead to extramural funding in this area. The event will culminate with each team pitching a real seed project, with up to three teams receiving small, on-the-spot funding to support new collaborations.

**Parking and Box Lunch Included**

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AI.Humanity with a Social Justice Lens w/ Georgia Tech

Wednesday, November 9th | 3: 00 PM – 6:00 PM

CODA at Tech Square

756 W Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30308

We invite you to join us at a networking event and pitch competition between Emory University and Georgia Tech on the topic of AI.Humanity with a Social Justice Lens. This event is open to researchers from both universities who currently work in AI and/or Social Justice and those who have an interest in working at the intersection of these areas. 

The first half of the event will include structured networking activities to promote dialogue around social justice. Attendees will be encouraged to network, create teams, and brainstorm ideas for new projects. The event will culminate with each team pitching their ideas to receive on-the-spot funding.  


Registration opening soon!

Featured Opportunity

National Institutes of Health | Time-Sensitive Opportunities for Health Research (R61/R33 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Supports research to understand health outcomes related to an unexpected and/or time-sensitive event (e.g., emergent environmental threat; pandemic; change in local, state, or national policy; natural disaster) through and accelerated review/award process. Applications must demonstrate that the research proposed is time-sensitive and must be initiated with minimum delay due to a limited window of opportunity to collect baseline data, answer key research questions, and/or prospectively evaluate a new policy or program.

Deadline: Application accepted on a rolling basis

View RFP


Transformative Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Based Strategies to Identify Determinants of Exceptional Health and Life Span (R21/R33)

This program seeks applications to develop novel, transformative artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML) strategies and computer automation to integrate, extract, and interpret multi-omic (i.e., genome, epigenome, transcriptome, proteome, metabolome, microbiome, phenome) data sets from human exceptional longevity (EL) cohorts and multiple non-human species that display a wide variation in life span, and to decipher the relationships between DNA, RNA, proteins, metabolites, and other cell variables, as well as links to disease risks and exceptionally healthy aging.

Deadline: 10/21/2022

Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS)

Cyber-physical systems (CPS) are engineered systems that are built from, and depend upon, the seamless integration of computation and physical components. Advances in CPS will enable capability, adaptability, scalability, resiliency, safety, security, and usability that will expand the horizons of these critical systems.

Deadline: 12/30/2022

Infectious Diseases

Maintaining Immunity after Immunization (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

This program supports individual single-project cooperative agreements that undertake research to identify the requirements for induction and maintenance of durable protective immunity following vaccination against infectious agents. Applications are sought that propose to (1) define the immune mechanisms and components that lead to sustained immunity, and/or (2) identify common versus distinct durable immune mechanisms triggered by vaccines compared to natural infection. Findings from this research will contribute to a more complete understanding of the requirements for vaccine-induced durable protection.

Deadline: 1/13/2023

Catalyst Award for Early-Stage Investigators (ESIs) Pursuing Research on HIV Comorbidities, Coinfections, and Complications (DP1- Clinical Trial Optional)

This program supports research from creative early-stage investigators who propose highly innovative, pioneering studies with potential to open new areas of HIV/AIDS research related to coinfections, comorbidities, and complications. Projects should reflect new and novel scientific directions that are distinct from concepts and approaches being pursued in the investigator’s research program or elsewhere.

Deadline: 5/1/2023

Brain Health

CCRP Initiative: NIH Countermeasures Against Chemical Threats (CounterACT) Basic Research on Chemical Threats that Affect the Nervous System (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications for basic research on chemical warfare agents, toxic industrial chemicals, and pesticides that have primary or secondary effects on the nervous system. Applications from investigators new to research with chemical threats are encouraged.

Deadline: 10/27/2022

HEAL Initiative: Opioid Exposure and Effects on Placenta Function, Brain Development, and Neurodevelopmental Outcomes (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites grant applications to study the impact of opioids, alone or in combination with other substances of misuse, on placenta function and neurodevelopment during pregnancy and in the first year of life. Clinical Trials are not permitted for this FOA; researchers proposing Basic Experimental Studies with Humans (BESH) should consider the companion FOA, RFA-HD-23-032, “HEAL Initiative: Opioid Exposure and Effects on Placenta Function, Brain Development, and Neurodevelopmental Outcomes (R01 Basic Experimental Studies with Humans Required)”.

Deadline: 12/7/2022


Biology of Bladder Cancer (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages applications that investigate the biology and underlying mechanisms of bladder cancer. Bladder cancer is a significant health problem both in the United States and globally. Because of the high incidence and frequent tumor recurrence, bladder cancer exacts an outsized medical burden.

Deadline: 10/05/2022

NCI Cancer Moonshot Scholars Diversity Program (CMSDP) (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) supports the Cancer Moonshot Scholars Diversity Program (CMSDP) and solicits R01 grant applications that propose independent research projects within the scientific mission of the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The overarching goal of the CMSDP is to increase the number of R01 Early Stage Investigators (ESIs) and enhance the diversity of the cancer research workforce, while promoting scientific advancements in cancer. Investigators from diverse backgrounds, including those from underrepresented groups (NOT-OD-20-031, Notice of NIH’s Interest in Diversity), are encouraged to work with their institutions to apply.

Deadline: 11/8/2022

Global Health

Global Implementation Science for Equitable Cancer Control (GlobalISE Cancer Control, U54 Clinical Trial Optional)

The purpose of the Global Implementation Science for Equitable Cancer Control (GlobalISE Cancer Control) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to build implementation science centers in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).

Preliminary Proposals due 10/08/2022

Global Brain Nervous System Disorders Research Across the Lifespan (R01)

This program encourages applications for the conduct of innovative, collaborative research projects with low- and middle-income country (LMIC) institutions/ scientists on brain and other nervous system function and disorders throughout life, relevant to LMICs. The collaborative research programs are expected to contribute to the long-term goals of building and strengthening sustainable neuro-health research capacity in LMICs to address brain, nervous system and neuromuscular development, function and impairment throughout life and to lead to diagnostics, treatments, prevention and implementation strategies. The proposed work will also contribute to developing a base for research networking and evidence-based policy beyond the specific research project.

Deadline: 11/15/2022, AIDS Applications due 12/9/2022

Social Justice / DEI

NIDA REI: Research on Neurocognitive Mechanisms Underlying the Impact of Structural Racism on the Substance Use Trajectory (R61/R33 Clinical Trial Optional)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is a part of NIDA’s Racial Equity Initiative (REI) and invites clinical research applications that are exploratory/developmental in nature and seek to parse the complex effects of structural racism and investigate their impact on neurocognition, with an emphasis on reducing SUD risk and informing preventative interventions.

Deadline: 11/14/2022

Environmental Justice Thriving Communities Technical Assistance Centers Program (EJ TCTAC)

Historically, underserved communities have been disproportionately burdened by environmental hazards and health consequences and have faced environmental and energy justice challenges. EPA is seeking applications to establish and operate Environmental Justice Thriving Communities Technical Assistance Centers (EJ TCTAC). The EJ TCTAC’s will provide technical assistance, training, and other eligible forms of assistance, resources, and support to program participants.

Deadline: 10/4/2022

ARPA-H Seed Funding

To help position Emory faculty for the launch of ARPA-H, the Office of the Sr. Vice President for Research, in consultation with the Office of the Provost, has created the ARPA-H seed funds program. These seeds are intended to lead to competitive ARPA-H proposals. In alignment with ARPA-H’s expected culture and processes, this seed funding aims to rapidly de-risk bold, revolutionary concepts in the biomedical and health sciences.

Given the unique culture of ARPA-H and its reliance on program managers to make funding decisions based on the Heilmeier Questions (and not peer review), awardees will receive tailored training and feedback on their responses to the Heilmeier Questions. During and after the conclusion of the seed project, seed recipients will work with the Office of Research Development to refine their ARPA-H pitch.

Learn more about ARPA-H

View RFP Document

Upcoming Local Event

DARPA Forward: Advancing the Horizons of National Security

October 25-26

Held at GA Tech, this is a two-day conference featuring panel discussions, lightning talks, and more. Virtual attendance is an option.

View Details & Register

Finding Funding

Funding Opportunities Calendar 

A comprehensive archive of past, present, and upcoming opportunities can be found on the SVPR funding calendar. Click the link below to view.

SVPR Funding Calendar

Limited and Internal Competitions through InfoReady

Universities involved in research often need to run competitions for grant funding, whether for internal grant dollars or limited submission opportunities through external sponsors.

If you are interested in submitting a proposal to a funding opportunity with an institutional limitation, please check InfoReady to see if it is listed first. If it is not there, please email and include the funding opportunity number, title, and due date.

Link to InfoReady

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.

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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.

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