The Funding Friday's newsletter will resume on January 7th 2022. Enjoy your holiday break!
Upcoming Funding Related Events
Topic: Race, Equity, Resilience, and Social Justice Research
Lightning Talks + Pitch Session:
This session will host the following Lightning Talk presenters who will share brief 10-minute presentations on their ongoing work and future research interests.

Our Featured presenters are:
  • Dr. Melissa Williams, Associate Professor, Goizueta Business School 
  • Dr. Martin Sybblis, Assistant Professor, School of Law 
  • Dr. Jessica Lynn Stewart, Assistant Professor, Emory College of Arts & Sciences
  • Dr. Dayna Johnson, Assistant Professor, Rollins School of Public Health 

Following Lighting Talks, the SVPR Office will host a Pitch Session where event attendees will network, collaborate, and brainstorm project ideas that can lead to extramural funding. The event will culminate with each team pitching a real seed project, with up to two teams receiving small, on-the-spot funding to support new collaborations. 
Date: January 27, 2022
Time: 9:45 am - 12:00 pm

Location: Lawrence P. and Ann Estes Klamon Room, Claudia Nance Rollins, Rollins School of Public Health
1518 Clifton Road, Atlanta GA 30322
Parking Included
The NIH Grant Process: From Submission to Notice of Award
Date: Jan 19, 2022 ‐ 10:00 to 11:30 am EST
Virtual Event

Join us as NIH experts walk through the path of a typical NIH R01 research grant from submission to summary statement to notice of award. Attendees will come away with insights into what happens at each step of the post-submission process, a better understanding of what goes into a summary statement, and what to expect with your notice of award.

This event is jointly hosted by the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute, the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, and the Wistar Institute.

Please register to receive a meeting invite, and to submit questions to the speakers in advance, at
Speakers Include:
Que Dang, PhD
Program Officer
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Lillian Kuo, PhD
Program Director
National Cancer Institute
Shiv Prasad, PhD
Scientific Review Officer
NIH Center for Scientific Review

Matthew Weitzman, PhD
NIH Study Section Chair
Professor Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
For general questions, contact
Proposal Development Support
Announcing: Proposal Development Support for Mega Grants
The Office of the SVPR is pleased to announce Phase 2 of the pilot program providing comprehensive proposal development support to complex proposals. During Phase 1, the SVPR Office of Research Development (ORD), supported the Emory Leads in Equity, Values, and Transformational Excellence (ELEVATE) proposal led by Principal Investigators Drs. Carolyn Meltzer, Kimberly Jacob Arriola, and Igho Ofotokun. The proposal was developed in response to the NIH’s Faculty Institutional Recruitment for Sustainable Transformation (FIRST) request for applications and submitted in September 2021.

In response to faculty requests to expand the service, ORD will provide comprehensive proposal development support to mega grants with budgets of $10M or more during Phase 2 of the pilot.

In collaboration with local RAS units, the services provided by ORD are additive and may include calendaring, coordinating reviews, creating internal communications, and managing supplemental documents. Availability of this optional service is not guaranteed but the team will make every effort to accommodate teams requesting their service.
Potential PIs are encouraged to engage ORD as soon as possible by contacting
Dr. Kimberly Eck, Associate Vice President for Research.

Featured Opportunities
Science Gallery Atlanta at Emory University-
Faculty Research Fellowship Program

DEADLINE EXTENDED: January 7, 2022 5:00 PM EST

Program Overview & Fellowship Description:

The Office of the Senior Vice President for Research (SVPR) seeks to infuse faculty input into the evolution of Science Gallery Atlanta at Emory University (also known as Science Gallery Atlanta, or SGA), engage faculty as champions of SGA, and generally support scholarship at the intersections of the arts and science. To this aim, the Science Gallery Atlanta Research Fellowship Program is a one-year position (renewable for a second year based on completion of milestones). The fellow will dedicate on average 4-5 hours per week, though the exact amount of effort can vary somewhat throughout the year. The fellow will be compensated the equivalent of 10% of the fellow’s academic-year salary.

Applications accepted through January 14, 2022

The University Research Committee (URC) announces the annual Call for Proposals for funding to be used during 2022-2023 in the following categories:
  • URC Regular Award
  • URC Interdisciplinary Award
  • URC-Halle Institute Global Research Award (specific criteria apply)

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.

New Funding Opportunities
Department of Defense Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP)
Deadline: January 6, 2022

Supports research and development programs in basic and applied research and advanced technology development that addresses environmental issues and leads to the development and application of innovative environmental technologies or methods that improve the environmental performance of DoD by improving outcomes, managing environmental risks, and/or reducing costs or time required to resolve environmental problems. Broadly, the program focuses on Environmental Restoration, Munitions Response, Resource Conservation and Resiliency, and Weapons Systems and Platforms. There are two separate funding opportunities associated with this announcement as follows:
  • Core Broad Agency Announcement supporting standard research projects, and
  • SERDP Exploratory Development (SEED) Program supporting proof of concept testing during an effort of approximately one year.

KTGF – Access to Care RFP
Deadline: January 13, 2022

KTGF is interested in improving access to mental health care for children and adolescents through the use of novel models or promising approaches, including (but not limited to) expanding the number of professional and paraprofessional treatment personnel who are trained to deliver mental health services, delivering care in non-psychiatric settings (e.g., primary care, schools, home, or other novel settings), digital technology (e.g., the internet, apps for cell phones), and approaches that help parents access care for their children. 
  • Academic researchers from universities or research institutions that provide mental and behavioral health programs for children and adolescents up to age 18 are eligible. Investigators can be at any stage in their career but must have collected enough pilot data to inform the development of the proposed research project and must be well enough established to lead an effort such as this.

Contact: Nicole Dancz-Bal, Corporate and Foundation Relations,

Digital Justice Seed Grants
Proposal Deadline: February 15, 2022

The American Council of Learned Societies is pleased to invite applications for Digital Justice Seed Grants, which are made possible by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. ACLS Digital Justice Seed Grants are designed to promote and provide resources for newly formulated projects that diversify the digital domain, advance justice and equity in digital scholarly practice, and/or contribute to public understanding of racial and social justice issues.

ACLS Digital Justice Seed Grants support projects that pursue any of the following activities:
  • Engage with the interests and histories of people of color and other historically marginalized communities, including (but not limited to) Black, Latinx, and Indigenous communities;
  • people with disabilities; and queer, trans, and gender-nonconforming people;
  • Explore or experiment with new materials, methodologies, and research agendas by way of planning workshops, prototyping, and/or testing products;
  • Cultivate greater openness to new sources of knowledge and strategic approaches to content building and knowledge dissemination.
Digital Justice Development Grants
Proposal Deadline: February 15, 2022

The American Council of Learned Societies is pleased to invite applications for Digital Justice Development Grants, which are made possible by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. ACLS Digital Justice Development Grants are designed to promote and provide resources for projects that diversify the digital domain, advance justice and equity in digital scholarly practice, and/or contribute to public understanding of racial and social justice issues.

ACLS Digital Justice Development Grants support projects that pursue any of the following activities:
  • Engage with the interests and histories of people of color and other historically marginalized communities, including (but not limited to) Black, Latinx, and Indigenous communities; people with disabilities; and queer, trans, and gender-nonconforming people;
  • Advance beyond the prototyping or proof-of-concept phase and articulates the next financial, technological, and intellectual phases of project development;
  • Cultivate greater openness to new sources of knowledge and strategic approaches to content building and knowledge dissemination;
  • Support teams of scholars committed to exploring and pursuing the best available means for their projects’ long-term sustainability and impact. 
Contact: Nicole Dancz-Bal, Corporate and Foundation Relations,

Georgia Center for Diabetes Translation Research: Pilot Project Program
Letter of Intent Deadline: January 21, 2022

The Georgia Center for Diabetes Translation Research (GCDTR) is pleased to announce the 2022 Pilot Funding Program. The CDTR is a collaboration of Emory University, Georgia Tech, and Morehouse School of Medicine, with funding provided by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) and interinstitutional sponsors. The mission of the center is to facilitate and grow diabetes translation research at the partner institutions, within Georgia, and regionally with the overarching theme of health equity across race/ethnicity, age, sex, and gender identity, geography (rural, urban), and associated comorbid conditions (e.g., cardiovascular disease, HIV, depression, covid-19, and others). 

GCDTR is seeking pilot grant proposals in the field of diabetes translation research that advances health equity. Two levels of funding are available for applicants: 

  • Preliminary or formative research: This opportunity is for exploratory, feasibility, and formative diabetes health equity studies to generate preliminary data to facilitate a subsequent submission of a research grant for external funding. Examples include, but are not limited to, qualitative fieldwork, community-engaged research for the development of research questions, instrument, or assay testing, and secondary data analyses that leverage existing databases for data science, analytics, and modeling. Budget: up to $30,000 for one year.

  • Prospective clinical or community-based studies: This opportunity is for pilot studies addressing diabetes health equity questions using prospective approaches in clinical or community-based settings to create or strengthen preliminary data to facilitate subsequent external grant submissions. A variety of methods may be used, including social, behavioral, clinical, and community concepts, evaluations of clinical or innovative interventions, and dissemination and implementation studies. Budget: up to $50,000/year

Washington Center for Equitable GrowthAcademic Research Grants                    
LOI Deadline: January 26, 2022 (no later than 11:59 p.m. EST)
The Washington Center for Equitable Growth seeks to deepen our understanding of how inequality affects economic growth and stability. To do so, they support research investigating the various channels through which economic inequality, in all its forms, may or may not impact economic growth and stability. This request for proposals is organized around four main themes: (1) Macroeconomics and Inequality; (2) Human Capital & Well-Being; (3) Market Structure; (4) and The Labor Market.
  • Academic grants are typically in the $25,000 to $100,000 range over 1 to 3 years.
  • Preference is given to projects creating new data that can be made publicly available, to studies that center race, and to studies that engage with relevant literature across disciplines.

Contact: Tiffany Worboy, Foundation Relations,

Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Research on the Health of Women of Understudied, Underrepresented and Underreported (U3) Populations (Admin Supp Clinical Trial Optional)
Application Due Date(s) – January 31, 2022 by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization

The Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH) announces the availability of administrative supplements to support research highlighting health inequities among women in the US who are underrepresented, understudied, and underreported (U3) in biomedical research. Robust studies exploring sex and gender influences and social determinants of health are needed to reduce inequities. The proposed research must address at least one objective from strategic goals 1, 2 or 3 of the “2019-2023 Trans-NIH Strategic Plan for Women's Health Research, Advancing Science for the Health of Women."

Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for BRAIN Initiative Connectivity across Scales (BRAIN CONNECTS):
Estimated Publication Date of Funding Opportunities Announcement:
March 15, 2022

The NIH Institutes and Centers contributing to the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies®(BRAIN) Initiative intend to issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to support Comprehensive Centers to develop and test technologies that can be scaled to brain-wide atlases of human and non-human primate circuit connectivity.

Centers will establish data collection, analysis, and dissemination pipelines to demonstrate the feasibility of mapping region-to-region connectivity with a minimum resolution of individual cells and/or axon fibers. They will demonstrate the significance of the approach within the context of a chosen CNS sub-volume, by testing specific hypotheses relating circuit structure to function. They will also incorporate toolsets and infrastructure for integrating separately collected data from smaller volumes, as well as from other data collection modalities, and for enabling the neuroscience community to interact with and mine the data for new research questions.

Awards will be integrated into the BRAIN CONNECTS Network, consisting of projects from this FOA and its companion announcements, as a coordinated effort aimed at developing the research capacity and technical capabilities to generate wiring diagrams that can span entire brains across multiple scales.

Two Opportunities:
Child Health Research Career Development Awards
LOI Deadline: March 30, 2022

Supports the research career development of junior faculty pediatricians with experience in state of the art research in an academic setting to stimulate pediatric research over a variety of disciplines. The program provides supervised research career development opportunities to assist junior faculty in their transition to productive pediatrician scientists.

Limited-Institution Submission Opportunities
Ono Pharma Breakthrough Science Initiative Awards Program
Internal Submission Deadline: Thursday, January 13, 2022

Emory University is one of 52 Institutions invited to nominate up to 2 (two) submissions for the ONO Initiative in 2022. We will collect faculty interest and determine 2 Emory PIs to nominate for consideration by Ono Pharma Foundation.

THE ONO INITIATIVE: Annually, the Ono Pharma Foundation considers proposals from PIs for research that could ultimately transform human health. Proposals from Principal Investigators will be considered for high-risk and high-reward science research projects which have the potential to lead to science discoveries/solutions and, based on further research, to breakthrough treatments for patients. Although additional areas of research may be added in future years, in 2022 the Ono Pharma Foundation will only consider proposals for scientific research projects addressing the following field of science:

CHEMICAL BIOLOGY RESEARCH: Chemical Biology is defined as research that deals with the interface between chemistry and biology. The criteria for this field are deliberately broad so as not to disqualify potentially innovative and groundbreaking projects.

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.