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.
Fulbright Information Session

February 17, 2021

11:00 a.m. - 12 p.m.

For more information Contact the Emory Halle Institute for Global Research | [email protected]
New Funding Opportunities
The Klingenstein-Simons Fellowship Awards in Neuroscience:
Due February 15, 2021
The Klingenstein-Simons Fellowship supports early-career investigators engaged in basic or clinical research that may lead to a better understanding of neurological and psychiatric disorders. To qualify for an award, investigators must hold a Ph.D. and/or an M.D and have completed all research training, including post-doctoral training. (More eligibility requirements included in the attached announcement).

The award of $225,000 is payable over a three-year period beginning July 1. Contact Nicole Dancz Office of Foundation Relations, [email protected]

Career Development Award: LOI Due February 16, 2021
Supports highly promising healthcare and academic professionals, in the early years of one’s first professional appointment, to explore innovative questions or pilot studies that will provide preliminary data and training necessary to assure the applicant’s future success as a research scientist.

The award will develop the research skills to support and greatly enhance the awardee’s chances to obtain and retain a high-quality career position.

  • At the time of application, the applicant must hold an MD, PhD, DO, DVM, DDS, or equivalent post-baccalaureate doctoral degree.
  • Postdoctoral fellows are eligible to apply but must have attained faculty appointment by the time of award activation.
  • NIH K99/R00 awardees may apply if they will be in the R00 stage of the award at time of AHA Career Development Award activation. 
  • The AHA will permit a Career Development Awardee to concurrently hold an NIH K award if there is no budgetary overlap. The awardee must devote at least 10% effort to the Career Development Award.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation – Equity-Focused Policy Research: Building Cross-Cutting Evidence on Supports for Families with Young Children: Due February 16, 2021
The Equity-Focused Policy Research (EFPR) grant program seeks to fund a body of research that illuminates strategies and policies that enhance families’ equitable access to key resources for supporting their children’s healthy development. The foundation expects to fund up to 20 grantees nationwide through this funding opportunity.

They expect that awards will range from $50,000 to $200,000 each.

Contact: Office of Foundation Relations, Connor Cook, [email protected]

Infectious Etiology of Alzheimer's Disease:
LOI Due February 28, 2021
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) will support applications aimed at: (1) determining whether microbial pathogens represent a causal component of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), (2) establishing mechanisms by which microbial pathogens impact neurodegenerative processes in AD, and (3) informing aspects of future translational studies in AD, including the discovery of candidate therapeutics aimed at regulating pathogen-associated networks and molecules in AD.

HEAL Initiative: HEALthy Brain and Child Development Study:
LOI Due March 1, 2021
The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to seek applications for linked Research Project Sites for the HEALthy Brain and Child Development (HBCD) Study using the cooperative agreement award mechanism. This FOA seeks applications to create a consortium of research sites in service of the nationwide, multi-site, multi-modal, longitudinal cohort HBCD Study to prospectively examine brain and behavioral development from birth through childhood, including an emphasis on understanding the impact of in utero substance exposure on outcomes.

History of Art Grants: LOI Due March 1, 2021
The History of Art Grants program supports scholarly projects that will enhance the appreciation and understanding of European works of art and architecture from antiquity to the early 19th century. Grants are awarded to projects that create and disseminate specialized knowledge, including archival projects, development, and dissemination of scholarly databases, documentation projects, museum exhibitions and publications, photographic campaigns, scholarly catalogs and publications, and technical and scientific studies.

Grants are also awarded for activities that permit art historians to share their expertise through international exchanges, professional meetings, conferences, symposia, consultations, the presentation of research, and other professional events.

Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Fellowship Award Deadline: March 15, 2021
The Foundation encourages all theoretical and experimental research relevant to the study of cancer and the search for cancer causes, mechanisms, therapies and prevention.

Candidates must apply for the fellowship under the guidance of a Sponsor—a scientist (tenured, tenure-track or equivalent position) capable of providing mentorship to the Fellow. In addition to aiding in the planning, execution and supervision of the proposed research, the Sponsor’s role is to foster the development of the Fellow’s overall knowledge, technical and analytical skills, and capacity for scientific inquiry. The Sponsor is also expected to assist the Fellow in attaining their career goals. Assistant Professors with limited mentorship are strongly encouraged to identify a more established scientist to co-sponsor the candidate.

Awards are made to institutions for the support of the Fellow under direct supervision of the Sponsor. Candidates who have already accepted a postdoctoral research fellowship award are not eligible.

Contact: Office of Foundation Relations, Connor Cook, [email protected]

Winship Invest$: Prostate Cancer Research Pilot Grant Funding Opportunity: Deadline March 15, 2021
Innovative proposals that address prostate cancer research including but not limited to basic or translational research, investigator-initiated clinical trials (related IRB submission must be either in review or approved), health disparities, imaging, survivorship or quality of life will be considered for funding. Proposals from Winship members at institutions outside of Emory are highly encouraged.

The Winship prostate cancer pilot grant opportunity is designed to enhance the development of a robust prostate cancer research program at Winship. It is expected that the submitted proposal will lead to the submission of extramural grant proposals seeking peer-reviewed funding from the National Institutes of Health, American Cancer Society, Veteran’s Administration, Department of Defense, Prostate Cancer Foundation, Movember Foundation, or other federal, state, public or private agencies. Collaboration between separate departments/operating units of Winship Cancer Institute and/or the broader Woodruff Health Sciences Center is strongly encouraged and will be prioritized as a proposal review criterion.

Please direct any questions you have regarding this funding opportunity to Mr. Jeff Mills (404-727-3634 or via e-mail at [email protected]).

Pediatric Networks for the Human Cell Atlas: Deadline March 30, 2021
The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative invites applications for three-year collaborative projects for the generation of healthy, single-cell reference data from pediatric tissue samples for the Human Cell Atlas (HCA). The Pediatric Networks should collectively generate new tools, open-source analysis methods, and data from a diversity of donors and organs that provide valuable contributions to the HCA community. Applications should focus on healthy human tissues that will contribute to a reference atlas.

Because varying projects require different resourcing levels, a budget limit has not been set on a per-project basis. Proposed budgets should reflect the project scope.

Contact: Office of Foundation Relations, Connor Cook, [email protected]

BRAIN Initiative: New Concepts and Early-Stage Research for Recording and Modulation in the Nervous System: Due May 3, 2021
This FOA seeks applications for unique and innovative recording and/or modulation technologies that are in the earliest stage of development, including new and untested ideas that are in the initial stages of conceptualization. Some projects may aim to increase recording or modulation capabilities by many orders of magnitude, while others may aim to improve the precision and selectivity of recording or modulation (also referred to as stimulation, perturbation, or manipulation). A wide range of modalities is appropriate including acoustic, chemical, electrical, magnetic, optical, and chemical, as well as the use of genetic tools. Link for More Information
Limited-Institution Submission Opportunities
Finding Funding
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.