October 7, 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**

Thursdays @ 3: A Research Webinar Series

Thursday, October 13, 2022 | 3: 00 PM – 4:00 PM

AI.Humanity with a Social Justice Lens w/ Georgia Tech

Wednesday, November 9, 2022 | 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 RFP 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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Cisco Research Gifts - Web3.0: De-Centralized Computing, Blockchain, Cryptocurrency/Virtual Currency

Web 3.0 has disrupted the technological ecosystem and geoeconomics worldwide. A parallel digital economy was born out of bitcoin, and then continues to grow with the help of Ethereum and other cryptocurrency (aka virtual-currency) platforms. They have given rise to the concept of de-centralized finance (DeFI) technology. De-centralized computing is enabled by blockchain and is being implemented as de-centralized apps (dApps).

Rolling Deadline

Please contact your RAS unit *and* Angie Wright to inform them of your intent to submit. (angie.wright@emory.edu)

Smart Health and Biomedical Research in the Era of Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Data Science (SCH)

The purpose of this interagency program solicitation is to support the development of transformative high-risk, high-reward advances in computer and information science, engineering, mathematics, statistics, behavioral and/or cognitive research to address pressing questions in the biomedical and public health communities. Transformations hinge on scientific and engineering innovations by interdisciplinary teams that develop novel methods to intuitively and intelligently collect, sense, connect, analyze and interpret data from individuals, devices and systems to enable discovery and optimize health. Solutions to these complex biomedical or public health problems demand the formation of interdisciplinary teams that are ready to address these issues, while advancing fundamental science and engineering.

Submission Deadline: 11/10/2022

Infectious Diseases

The role of Epstein Barr virus (EBV) infection in Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL) and Hodgkin disease (HD) development with or without an underlying HIV infection (U01 Clinical Trial Optional)

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) focuses on the role of EBV infection on Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL) and Hodgkin disease (HD) development with or without an underlying HIV infection. The goal is to increase our knowledge through mechanistic, epidemiological, or translational studies that examine how EBV promotes NHL or HD initiation, progression, and the resulting disease sequelae and to provide insights into mechanistic differences in the relationship between EBV infection and lymphomagenesis in HIV+ versus HIV- persons.

Deadline: 12/15/2022

Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Disease

This program supports research on the ecological, evolutionary, organismal, and social drivers that influence the transmission dynamics of infectious diseases. The central theme of submitted projects must be the quantitative or computational understanding of pathogen transmission dynamics. Projects should be broad, interdisciplinary efforts that go beyond the scope of typical studies. They should focus on the determinants and interactions of (re)emergence and transmission among any host species, including but not limited to humans, non-human animals, and/or plants. Proposals for research on disease systems of public health concern to Low- or Middle-Income Countries (LMICs) are strongly encouraged, as are disease systems of concern in agricultural systems.

Deadline: 11/16/2022

Brain Health

Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience (CRCNS)

One of the most exciting and difficult challenges for contemporary science and engineering is to understand complex neurobiological systems, from genetic determinants to cellular processes to the interplay of neurons, circuits, and systems orchestrating behavior and cognition. Disorders of the nervous system are also associated with complex neurobiological changes, which may lead to profound alterations at all levels of organization. The computational principles and strategies of the nervous system have implications for biological and engineered systems alike, opening new avenues for discovery, application, and invention.

Deadline: 11/22/2022

BRAIN Initiative: Theories, Models and Methods for Analysis of Complex Data from the Brain (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) seeks the development of theories, computational models, and analytical tools to derive understanding of brain function from complex neuroscience data. Proposed projects could develop tools to integrate existing theories or formulate new theories; conceptual frameworks to organize or fuse data to infer general principles of brain function; multiscale/multiphysics models to generate new testable hypotheses to design/drive future experiments; new analytical methods to substantiate falsifiable hypotheses about brain function.

Deadline: 12/15/2022


The Metastasis Research Network (MetNet): MetNet Research Projects (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

This FOA solicits applications proposing research projects that use integrative systems-level approaches to address a defined gap in metastasis research. Such projects are expected to integrate with the NCI’s Metastasis Research Network (MetNet) and complement its ongoing research.Proposed projects should emphasize one of the central themes defined in the MetNet FOA (RFA-CA-20-029).

Deadline: 11/9/2022

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

Global Health

Organismal Response to Climate Change (ORCC) Expanding Understanding and Improving Predictions of Life on a Warming Planet

The world is currently undergoing unprecedented changes in global climates across all biomes, with effects on nearly every life-form. How organisms respond to these rapidly changing conditions will have large consequences for the distribution of species over space and time, the integrity and the composition of natural communities, the distribution and the yield of domesticated crops and animals, and the incidence and the severity of pathogen outbreaks.

Deadline: 11/15/2022

Research to Action: Assessing and Addressing Community Exposures to Environmental Contaminants (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages multidisciplinary projects to investigate the potential health risks of environmental exposures of concern to a community and to develop and implement an environmental public health action plan based on research findings. Projects supported under this program will employ community-engaged research methods to conduct research and to translate research findings into public health action.

Deadline: 2/5/2023

Social Justice / DEI

NIDA REI: Reaching Equity at the Intersection of HIV and Substance Use: Novel Approaches to Address HIV Related Health Disparities in Underserved Racial and/or Ethnic Populations (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is a part of NIDA’s Racial Equity Initiative (REI), with goals that include promoting racial equity in NIDA’s research portfolio. The purpose of this FOA is to stimulate new observational and intervention research on structural factors, organizational practices, policies, and other social, cultural, and contextual influences that lead to inequities at the intersection of HIV and substance use among underserved racial and/or ethnic minority populations affected by persistent HIV disparities.

AIDS Deadline: 11/14/2022

Basic/Translational Research on Health Disparities in Underrepresented People Living with HIV (PLWH) and Cancer (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Through this funding opportunity announcement, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) intends to focus on the biological interactions of cancer health disparities in people living with HIV (PLWH) from underrepresented minority groups through basic mechanistic or translational studies to investigate how HIV interacts with health disparities to promote both non-AIDS and AIDS-defining cancer initiation, progression, and the resulting pathogenic disease sequelae.

AIDS Deadline: 12/15/2022

Internal Opportunities

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

View RFP

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 limited-opps@emory.edu 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.

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Grants.gov 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 Grants.gov 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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