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.
New Funding Tool
AHA Funding Information Tool: reSEARCH@Heart
A new interactive research portal provides access to data on investigators, institutions, awards, and resulting publications funded by the AHA since 2006.

Examples of information you can access:
  • Lookup a scientist’s AHA funding since 2006. If funded, review the awardee’s area of expertise.
  • Enter a science topic (e.g., Kawasaki Disease, Valve Repair) to find examples of AHA-funded research. View publications resulting from AHA funding and see collaborating investigators.
  • Enter a project summary or publication abstract to see if AHA has funded similar research and locate AHA researchers with similar expertise.
  • Locate institutions in a specific geographic location with active AHA awards.

As with any tool, there are some limitations based on the data available to select. Please see the reSEARCH@Heart web page for details.

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
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,

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

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.

Burroughs Wellcome Fund: Climate Change and Human Health Seed Grants
Due October 10, 2021, 4 pm EST

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund aims to stimulate the growth of new connections between scholars working in largely disconnected fields who might together change the course of climate change’s impact on human health. Over the next two years, the foundation will dedicate $1M to supporting small, early-stage grants of $2,500 - $50,000 toward achieving this goal.

Contact: Tiffany Worboy, Office of Foundation Relations,

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation - Health Policy Fellows: Preliminary Application Due November 12, 2021

The RWJF Health Policy Fellows program provides the nation’s most comprehensive learning experience at the nexus of health, science, and policy in Washington, D.C

Up to six awards of up to $165,000 each will be made in 2022. During the first 12 months of the fellowship, a stipend of up to $104,000 (not to exceed the fellow’s salary prior to entering the program) in fellowship funds may be requested.

Contact: Nicole Dancz, Office of Foundation Relations,

American Heart Association: Career Development Award Due Decemeber 6, 2021

Supports highly promising healthcare and academic professionals in the early years of first professional appointment, to explore innovative questions or pilot studies that will provide preliminary data and training to assure the applicant’s future success as a research scientist in the field of cardiovascular and/or cerebrovascular disease research. Award start date: April 1, 2022.

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.

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.