AI Funding Opportunities Section

Artificial intelligence is revolutionizing our world. Through the new AI.Humanity initiative, Emory University will build on its technological, analytical, and ethics-based expertise to lead the way in exploring the societal implications and shaping the future of AI to serve humanity. In alignment with this initiative, we are excited to introduce a new section to our Funding Fridays newsletter titled: "AI Opportunities." This section will focus on AI and highlight opportunities that aid in garnering cloud computing resources.
*NEW* AI Funding Opportunities
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.

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.

Science of Learning and Augmented Intelligence
Deadline: July 13, 2022

Science of Learning and Augmented Intelligence (SL) supports potentially transformative research that develops basic theoretical insights and fundamental knowledge about principles, processes and mechanisms of learning, and about augmented intelligence - how human cognitive function can be augmented through interactions with others, contextual variations, and technological advances. The program also supports research on augmented intelligence that clearly articulates principled ways in which human approaches to learning and related processes, such as in design, complex decision-making and problem-solving, can be improved through interactions with others, and/or the use of artificial intelligence in technology. These could include ways of using knowledge about human functioning to improve the design of collaborative technologies that have capabilities to learn to adapt to humans.

Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Integrative Omics Analysis of NHLBI TOPMed Data (Parent R01- Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Deadline: October 5, 2022

The trans-omics resource currently being built by the TOPMed program presents a unique set of challenges and opportunities for genomic analysis. Whole-genome sequence coupled with expression and other deep clinical and molecular phenotyping data from tens of thousands of individuals promises to hold important information about rare and common genetic variants influencing disease. Several phases of data generation have brought together a collection of cohorts and studies that span a wide variety of HLBS diseases, geographic locations, and ancestries.

Research on Emerging Technologies for Teaching and Learning
Deadline: October 17, 2022

The purpose of the Research on Emerging Technologies for Teaching and Learning (RETTL) program is to fund exploratory and synergistic research in emerging technologies (including, but not limited to, artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, and immersive or augmenting technologies) for teaching and learning in the future. The program accepts proposals that focus on learning, teaching, or a combination of both. The scope of the program is broad, with a special interest in diverse learner/educator populations, contexts, and content, including teaching and learning in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and in foundational areas that enable STEM (e.g., self-regulation, literacy, communication, collaboration, creativity, and socio-emotional skills). 

New Funding Opportunities
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. 

Collaborative Research Grants
Deadline: September 30, 2022

These grants primarily support mobility for innovative collaborative research projects between Emory faculty and faculty from our partner universities. The research may be in any field or discipline and take place in any country or region as long as it is done collaboratively. 
  • University of Bonn - Submit September 30, 2022
  • Halle Foundation (Germany) - Submit September 30, 2022
  • São Paulo Research Foundation - Submit September 30, 2022
  • Tel Aviv University - Submit September 20, 2022
  • Yonsei University- Submit September 30, 2022

Fulbright Distinguished Chairs
Deadline: Multiple Deadlines

  • Fulbright India - Submit August 16, 2022
  • Fulbright Brazil - Opens June, 2022
  • Fulbright Korea - Submit September 20, 2022

Limited-Institution Submission Opportunities
Keck Foundation Internal Competition, Summer 2022 Cycle
Internal Submission Deadline: Monday, May 26, 2022

Keck funds innovative, high-risk, and transformative projects that are top institutional priorities. Typically, Keck projects solve important science and engineering questions and also develop novel techniques and/or instruments that can be disseminated throughout the research community: "By funding the high-risk/high-impact work of leading researchers, we are laying the groundwork for new paradigms, technologies, and discoveries that will save lives, provide innovative solutions, and add to our understanding of the world. Both Senior and Early career investigators are encouraged to apply." Keck does not, however, fund translational biomedical research. Keck seeks to fund projects that do not fit within the established federal agency funding schema.

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.

Searle Scholars Program Internal Competition FY2023
Internal Submission Deadline: Monday, July 1, 2022

The Searle Scholars Program makes grants to select universities and research centers to support the independent research of exceptional young faculty in the biomedical sciences and chemistry. This program supports the independent research of outstanding early-career scientists who have recently been appointed as assistant professors on a tenure-track appointment. Grants are $300,000 for a three-year term with $100,000 payable each year of the grant, subject to the receipt of acceptable progress reports. Generally, the program makes 15 new grants annually.

NEH Summer Stipends call for submissions FY2023
Internal Submission Deadline: Monday, July 21, 2022

The purpose of this program is to stimulate new research in the humanities and its publication. Summer Stipends support continuous full-time work on a humanities project for a period of two consecutive months. NEH funds may support recipients’ compensation, travel, and other costs related to the proposed scholarly research. (Note: NEH Summer Stipends are awarded to individuals, not to institutions. They do not require cost sharing and do not include indirect costs. Nominees selected to move forward will submit individual applications through, as described in the NEH program guidelines. Applications will not be submitted via OSP.)

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.