November 11, 2022

University Research Committee

URC 2022-23 Call for Proposals - now open!

The University Research Committee (URC) announces the annual Call for Proposals for funding to be used during 2023-2024 in the following categories:


  • URC Regular Award
  • URC Interdisciplinary Award
  • URC-Halle Institute Global Research Award (For those conducting research primarily outside of the United States)

All regular, full-time Emory faculty, of all ranks, are welcome to apply. URC eligibility follows criteria for “full-time faculty” as defined within each school. Postdocs, Fellows, Adjuncts, Research Track lines in some schools, and part-time faculty are not eligible.

Please see the full RFP document below for more information.

Additionally, there will be a a URC Grants Informational Session webinar on November 17, 2022 at 12:00pm - please register in advance at

Deadline: January 17, 2023

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Featured Opportunities

Annual Request for Proposals

Biolocity provides funding and mentorship to advance innovations that impact human health and are seeking proposals for their current $1.5M funding cycle. Commercialization funding is available for a broad range of technology types including device, drug delivery, therapeutic, and health IT. Applications are by invite only. If selected to move forward, the pre-proposal is due Jan. 3, 2023.

Schedule a technology meeting with the Biolocity team before 12/16/22 to describe your technology, its development stage, and the problem it solves.

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Applied Research Projects

The Partnership for Inclusive Innovation is looking to support applied research projects that have a meaningful impact on Georgians! Grantees will be expected to work closely with community stakeholders over a period of 12 – 16 months to advance their research, including their proposed scope of work.

Deadline for Applications: Proposal accepted anytime and reviewed twice per year (April and September).

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Infectious Diseases

Targeting Inflammasomes in Substance Abuse and HIV (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

The goal of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage research to explore mechanisms of inflammasome activation, humoral immune reaction and potential antibody-mediated enhancement, and their link to immune functions in people with HIV and substance use disorders (SUDs). This FOA supports studies to either (1) elucidate the mechanisms of inflammasomes in virus and drug-induced immune activation, or (2) identify molecular markers and CNS immune cells associated with HIV-1 infection or disease progression among individuals with SUD. Success of these projects may lead to development of novel therapies that target inflammasome activation or suppression to treat neuroinflammation and immune dysregulation in people with HIV.

AIDS Deadline: 3/16/2023

Integrated Preclinical/Clinical AIDS Vaccine Development Program (IPCAVD) (U19 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support translation of advanced HIV-1 vaccine candidates from pre-clinical studies through different phases of process and product development, Current Good Manufacturing Practice (CGMP) manufacturing and regulatory filing to the point of clinical testing. The FOA will support technology transfer, preclinical immunogenicity and optimization studies, process development, analytical assay development, qualification, validation, testing, small scale pilot or engineering runs, CGMP manufacture in partnership with Pharma/Biotech/Contract Manufacturing Organizations (CMO), quality assurance/quality control oversight, fill-finish activities, product release and storage, generation of reference standard, drug substance and drug product stability testing programs, Investigational New Drug (IND)-enabling studies, and regulatory submission preparation.

AIDS Deadline: 3/15/2023


Dangers and Opportunities of Technology: Perspectives from the Humanities

Technology has had an enormous impact on modern society, affecting how we work, communicate, learn, engage in the political process, and live. The relationship between technology and culture continues to have dramatic impacts, both positive and negative, on our health, the environment, our social interactions, our government, cultural and educational institutions, the arts, and nearly all other aspects of life.

Deadline: 3/15/2023

Development of Resources and Technologies for Enhancing Rigor, Reproducibility, and Translatability of Animal Models in Biomedical Research (R01)

The Office of Research Infrastructure Programs (ORIP) encourages research project grant applications aimed at developing and implementing broadly applicable technologies, tools, and resources for validating animal models and enhancing rigor, reproducibility, and translatability of animal research. Research projects submitted under this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) should be hypothesis driven with strong preliminary data. Proposed studies, models, resources, or technologies under this FOA must either address research interests of multiple NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs), explore multiple organ systems, or be applicable to diseases and processes that impact multiple organ systems in order to align with ORIP’s NIH-wide mission and programs.

Deadline: 12/22/2022

Brain Health

Integrative Strategies for Understanding Neural and Cognitive Systems (NCS)

The complexities of brain and behavior pose fundamental questions in many areas of science and engineering, drawing intense interest across a broad spectrum of disciplinary perspectives while eluding explanation by any one of them. Rapid advances within and across disciplines are leading to an increasingly interwoven fabric of theories, models, empirical methods and findings, and educational approaches, opening new opportunities to understand complex aspects of neural and cognitive systems through integrative multidisciplinary approaches.

Letter of Intent: 12/15/2022

Investigating the Effects of Addictive Substances on Brain Developmental Trajectories Using Innovative Scalable Methods for Quantification of Cell Identity, Lineage and Connectivity (R01 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) will support projects that investigate the effects of addictive substances on developmental trajectories of molecularly-defined central nervous system (CNS) cells and circuits. Emphasis is on carrying out systematic and highly granular quantitative characterizations of the impact of in utero and/or postnatal substance exposure on the numbers, spatial distribution and connectivity of molecularly-defined cells, across whole brains or within distributed circuits of clinical relevance. The ultimate goals of the program are to identify critical developmental windows and cellular mechanisms mediating the protracted developmental impact of addictive substances, and to inform clinical practice, by complementing the data from human longitudinal neuroimaging studies such as the HEALthy Brain and Child Development (HBCD) Study and the Adolescent Brain Cognative Development (ABCD) Study.

Deadline: 2/2/2023


Precompetitive Collaboration on Liquid Biopsy for Early Cancer Assessment: Liquid Biopsy Research Laboratories (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

The purpose of this FOA is to solicit applications for Liquid Biopsy Research Laboratories (LBRLs), one of the two components of the Precompetitive Collaboration on Liquid Biopsy for Early-Cancer Assessment Consortium (LBC). LBC is an Academic-Industrial Partnership program to develop and validate liquid biopsy technologies for early-cancer detection, risk assessment, and/or for distinguishing cancer from benign disease or aggressive from indolent cancers. The LBRLs will conduct research on the development of liquid biopsy technologies, assays and/or methods for the capture and analysis of tumor associated cells, DNA, RNA, or exosomes in body fluids of individuals with early-stage cancer or at high risk of developing the disease. Precompetitive alliances between academic and industry research teams must be integral to the LBRLs for more effective harmonization and successful validation of the developed liquid biopsy technologies, methods, and assays.

Deadline: 1/10/2023

Perception and Cognition Research to Inform Cancer Image Interpretation (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to facilitate research on the perceptual and cognitive processes underlying the performance of cancer image observers in radiology and pathology, in order to improve the accuracy of cancer detection and diagnosis.

Deadline: 2/5/2023

Global Health

Building Research Capacity in Global Tobacco Product Regulation Program (U18) Clinical Trials Not Allowed

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announces its intention to accept and consider a single source application for award to the World Health Organization (WHO) for the Building Research Capacity in Global Tobacco Product Regulation Program. The purpose of the Program is to identify, support, develop, conduct, and coordinate research efforts relating to tobacco control laws and rules in foreign countries that will directly inform and support FDA’s exercise of its authority to regulate the manufacture, distribution, marketing and sale of tobacco products in the United States. The Program will advance FDA's Center for Tobacco Products' (CTP’s) mission by utilizing WHO Member States’ expertise and extensive international contacts in global tobacco control, as well as WHO's own programmatic expertise, to inform and support adequate manufacture, distribution and market regulations of tobacco products for the protection of public health in the United States.

Deadline: 1/16/2023

Proposals for waste management practices

The sustainability movement has reached the business models of nearly every industry in the United States, and many companies, municipalities and states have set aggressive sustainability goals that include how waste streams are being managed. The EREF Board of Directors has set an initiative to ensure research funded reflects EREF’s long-term strategic plan to address all areas of integrated solid waste management, with a strong focus towards research that increased sustainable solid waste management practices.

Deadline: 12/1/2022

Please contact your RAS unit *and* Nicole Dancz-Bal to inform them of your intent to submit.

Social Justice / DEI

Evidence for Action: Innovative Research to Advance Racial Equity

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) is committed to building a national Culture of Health that enables all in our diverse society to lead healthier lives now and for generations to come. A Culture of Health is one in which good health and well-being flourish among all people, and everyone has the opportunity to lead a healthy lifestyle. Structural racism poses obstacles to achieving this ambitious goal by creating and upholding discriminatory systems, policies, and practices, many of which perpetuate health disparities by race, ethnicity, and other identities. 

Open Deadline

Please contact your RAS unit *and* Alison Thompson to inform them of your intent to submit.

Pioneering Ideas: Exploring the Future to Build a Culture of Health

As our current reality underscores, we live in a dynamic world—where unforeseen global events; new technologies; scientific discoveries; changes in our climate, economy, demographics; and more—continually shape where and how we live, learn, work and play. These changes will profoundly impact health equity in our society, from our individual health and the health of our families to the health of our communities.

Open Deadline

Please contact your RAS unit *and* Alison Thompson to inform them of your intent to submit.

Internal Opportunities

The Halle Institute for Global Research: Global Perspectives on Race+, Ethnicity+, and Nation+

“Global Perspectives on Race+, Ethnicity+, and Nation+” is a new grant offered by the Halle Institute for Global Research. Full-time, continuing, regular faculty from any of Emory’s nine schools are eligible to apply as Primary Investigators for innovative research projects from any disciplinary, interdisciplinary, or multi-disciplinary perspective. Student participation is encouraged but not required.

Applications Open: 11/28/2022

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HERCULES Exposome Research Center: Environmental Health Sciences Pilot Grants

The HERCULES Exposome Research Center (NIEHS P30 ES019776) is pleased to announce the 2023-2024 Pilot Project Program in Environmental Health Sciences. HERCULES will fund at least six pilot awards at $30,000 direct costs each. Additional awards are made possible through partnerships with the Winship Cancer Institute and the Emory Children’s Health Assessment, Research Translation, and Combating Environmental Racism (CHARTER) Center.

Letter of Intent Due: 12/5/2022

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University Research Committee: Albert E. Levy Award for Excellence in Scientific Research

The Albert E. Levy Award for Excellence in Scientific Research was established to recognize the contributions of Emory faculty members to the advancement of scientific knowledge. This award was created by Edith Levy Elsas, a civic and academic activist, while she was a member of the Emory University Board of Visitors in memory of her father, Albert E. Levy. The award is overseen by the University Research Committee (URC).

Nominations Due: 12/9/2022

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SVPR: The Female Founders Forum at Emory (F3@E)

The Office of the Senior Vice President for Research is launching a new program, The Female Founders Forum (TF3), to support the entrepreneurial development of female faculty at Emory who are launching a startup company to license and develop their invention. To be considered, applicants should already have plans for their startup or have a startup underway. The target technology for the startup should be an Emory-owned technology(s).

Applications Due: 12/9/2022

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The Halle Institute for Global Research/URC: URC-Halle Institute Global Research Award

The Halle Institute for Global Research has partnered with the University Research Committee (URC) to award up to eight grants in any of the following six URC categories for individual or collaborative research with an international dimension.

Applications Due: 1/17/2023

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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.

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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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