September 30, 2022

Upcoming SVPR Events

Constructive Collisions: Neuroscience x Environmental Health

Tuesday, 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.  

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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 CFP document below for more information

Deadline: January 17, 2023

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Featured Opportunities

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

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National Institutes of Health | Bridge2AI Program

Although there are no current funding opportunities posted, NIH recently announced it will invest $130 million over four years, to accelerate the widespread use of artificial intelligence (AI) by the biomedical and behavioral research communities. Through extensive collaboration across projects, Bridge2AI researchers will create guidance and standards for development of ethically sourced, state-of-the-art, AI-ready data sets that have the potential to help solve some of the most pressing challenges in human health.

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Multi-Omics for Health and Disease - Data Analysis and Coordination Center (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

The goal of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to establish a Data Analysis and Coordination Center (DACC) that will be part of a collaborative initiative to advance the application of multi-omic technologies to study health and disease in ancestrally diverse populations.

Submission Deadline: 11/18/2022

Human Networks and Data Science (HNDS)

The Human Networks and Data Science program (HNDS) supports research that enhances understanding of human behavior by leveraging data and network science research across a broad range of topics. HNDS research will identify ways in which dynamic, distributed, and heterogeneous data can provide novel answers to fundamental questions about individual and group behavior. HNDS is especially interested in proposals that provide data-rich insights about human networks to support improved health, prosperity, and security.

Submission Deadline: 1/12/2023

Infectious Diseases

Epigenetic Mechanisms Regulating HIV CNS Latency and Neuropathogenesis Using Novel Single Cell Technologies (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support studies on the epigenetic mechanisms regulating HIV Central Nervous System (CNS) latency and/or neuropathogenesis using in-vitro (macrophages, microglia and astrocytes, organoids), ex-vivo (post-mortem tissues) and in-vivo systems (animal models). Strategies to target epigenetic pathways for achieving sustained HIV remission and treatment of HIV associated-CNS dysfunction are encouraged. The use novel single cell technologies are also strongly encouraged but is not a requirement. Basic and translational research in domestic and international settings are of interest. Multidisciplinary research teams and collaborations are encouraged but not required. High risk/high payoff projects that lack preliminary data may be most appropriate for the companion R21 FOA, RFA-MH-22-281 while applicants with preliminary data may wish to apply using the R01 mechanism.

Deadline: 12/5/2022

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Clinical Data and Safety Management Center (CDSMC) (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to solicit applications for the NIAID CDSMC, which will support a broad range of critical support services, including data management and processing, safety and pharmacovigilance management and processing, and sample tracking systems for NIAID-funded clinical trials, integrated studies of underlying mechanisms, clinical studies (e.g., longitudinal studies, genetic studies, etc.), and studies to identify and validate surrogates/biomarkers of immune-mediated diseases in the areas of asthma and allergic diseases, autoimmune diseases, and transplantation.

Deadline: 11/30/2022

Brain Health

Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience (CRNCS) Innovative Approaches to Science and Engineering Research on Brain Function

Computational neuroscience provides a theoretical foundation and a rich set of technical approaches for understanding complex neurobiological systems, building on the theory, methods, and findings of computer science, neuroscience, and numerous other disciplines.

Deadline: 11/22/2022

Measures and Methods for Research on Family Caregivers for People Living with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias (AD/ADRD) (R01)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) supports the development of methods and measures for capturing expanded definitions of “family” and related concepts relevant to informal caregiving for people living with AD/ADRD, and the implementation of these measures in new and existing studies. Studies that will collect measures in populations not well-captured in existing studies (e.g., SGM populations, immigrant groups) are encouraged. Mixed methods studies that incorporate qualitative interviews to inform the development of survey instruments are also appropriate.

Deadline: 10/20/2022


Innovative Approaches to Studying Cancer Communication in the New Information Ecosystem (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)

Through this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), the National Cancer Institute (NCI) announces its interest in supporting meritorious research projects in three distinct domains related to cancer communication: 1) the utility and application of new cancer communication surveillance approaches; 2) the development and testing of rapid cancer communication pilot interventions using innovative methods and designs; and 3) the development and testing of multilevel cancer communication models emphasizing bidirectional influence between levels.

Deadlines: 10/16/2022, 2/16/2023

Please contact your RAS unit *and* Alison Thompson to inform them of your intent to submit. ([email protected])

The Role of Health Policy and Health Insurance in Improving Access to and Performance of Cancer Prevention, Early Detection, and Treatment Services

There is a need for research that evaluates the impact of the many changes now occurring in the healthcare system with a particular focus on cancer prevention, control, and treatment. Efforts focusing on improving access to care may also impact inequities that contribute to health disparities.

Deadline: 10/15/2022

Global Health

Amazon Research Awards – Sustainability

The Amazon Research Awards (ARA) program funds academic research and related contributions to open-source projects by top academic researchers around the world. ARA aims to fund projects leading toward a PhD degree or conducted as a part of post-doctoral work. ARA funds in a variety of research areas relevant to Amazon, such as applied machine learning, automated reasoning, computer vision, fairness in artificial intelligence, machine learning algorithms and theory, natural language processing, robotics, security, sustainability and more.

Deadline: 10/19/2022

Please contact your RAS unit *and* Angie Wright to inform them of your intent to submit. ([email protected])


Information technology systems and infrastructures represent, by some estimates, approximately 4% of the net contribution towards greenhouse gas emissions. While actions can be undertaken to reduce both the energy required for power and cooling, as well as reducing the embedded emissions, ICT infrastructures offer the potential to help reduce the resource consumption and emissions from other sources of activity. In other words, we may see ICT sector emission increasing while other sectors decrease. 'No decarbonization without digitalization'.

Deadline: rolling

Please contact your RAS unit *and* Angie Wright to inform them of your intent to submit. ([email protected])

Social Justice / DEI

Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)

The Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) Program is committed to funding research and practice, with continued focus on investigating a range of informal STEM learning (ISL) experiences and environments that make lifelong learning a reality. This Program seeks proposals that center equity and belonging, and further the well-being of individuals and communities who have historically been and continue to be excluded, under-served, or underrepresented, due to gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability status, neurodiversity, geographic location, and economic status, among others, as well as their intersections. The current solicitation encourages proposals from institutions and organizations that serve public audiences, and specifically focus on public engagement with and understanding of STEM, including community STEM; public participation in scientific research (PPSR); science communication; intergenerational STEM engagement; and STEM media.

Deadline: 1/11/2023

Implementing and Sustaining Evidence-Based Mental Health Practices in Low-Resource Settings to Achieve Equity in Outcomes (R34 Clinical Trial Required)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) supports pilot work for subsequent studies testing the effectiveness of strategies to deliver evidence-based mental health services, treatment interventions, and/or preventive interventions (EBPs) in low-resourced mental health specialty and non-specialty settings within the United States. The FOA targets settings where EBPs are not currently delivered or delivered with fidelity, such that there are disparities in mental health and related functional outcomes (e.g., employment, educational attainment, stable housing, integration in the community, treatment of comorbid substance use disorders) for the population(s) served.

Deadlines: 10/16/2022, 2/16/2023

Internal Opportunities

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.

Deadline: 10/5/2022

Learn more about ARPA-H

View RFP Document

Proposal Development Support for Equipment Proposals

The Office of the SVPR is pleased to offer proposal development support to principal investigators preparing proposals to secure shared research equipment through the National Science Foundation’s Major Research Instrumentation (NSF MRI) program, National Institute of Health’s S10 Shared Instrumentation Grant Program (SIG) or High-End Instrumentation Grant Program (HEI), or similar funding mechanism.

Selected participants will receive proposal development support for the June 2023 (NIH S10), Fall 2023/Jan 2024 (NSF MRI), or other relevant submission deadlines. Please see Emory’s InfoReady portal for additional details and the full Request for Applications.

Deadline: 11/18/2022

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Featured Limited Submission Internal Competition

NSF Major Research Instrumentation Program

This program is institutionally limited therefore an internal competition must be held. Emory as an institution is limited to three (3) applications for this program. While the overall limit is three (3) applications, Emory may submit no more than two (2) applications in Track 1 and no more than one (1) submission in Track 2.

An MRI award supports the acquisition or development of a multi-user research instrument that is, in general, too costly and/or not appropriate for support through other NSF programs. MRI provides support to acquire critical research instrumentation without which advances in fundamental science and engineering research may not otherwise occur. MRI also provides support to develop next-generation research instruments that open new opportunities to advance the frontiers in science and engineering research.

Deadline: 10/6/2022

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.

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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 [email protected] 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.

Link to SharePoint Search Tool


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.

Link for More Information

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