January 6, 2023

Featured Opportunities

Transatlantic Research Partnership

The 2023 Transatlantic Research Partnership has announced its call for applications.


This program, jointly launched by the French Embassy in the United States and the FACE Foundation, aims to foster forward-looking collaborative research that engages with pressing global challenges. It offers $20,000 grants to support two-year projects led by two outstanding researchers at the beginning of their careers –– one based in the United States, the other in France. These funds will support transatlantic mobilities of researchers and PhD students, collaborative research activities such as the organization of international workshops or conferences, and the publication of joint articles. 


Projects can span or combine Humanities, Social Sciences, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), and their research topics should be related to one or several United Nations Sustainable Goals.



  • Projects must be jointly submitted by two researchers at the beginning of their careers (less than 15 years after obtaining their PhD); 
  • Applicants must provide proof that they are employed at either a U.S. or French institution for the duration of the partnership, i.e. minimum 2 years;  
  • U.S. or French citizenship is not required; 
  • PhD candidates are not eligible to be project leaders, but each project should include PhD students. 



  • December 6th 2022: the call for applications opens 
  • February 24th 2023: the call for applications closes 
  • June 2023: selection of the 2023 grantees 
  • July 2023: estimated official announcement of the 2023 laureates  
  • September 2023: estimated launch of the selected projects 

The Sontag Foundation - Distinguished Scientist Award - $750,000

This opportunity is open to early career investigators throughout the United States and Canada.

The Sontag Foundation is soliciting applications for its Distinguished Scientist Award. The goal of this funding initiative is to change the paradigm of brain cancer research by building a community of outstanding scientists whose pioneering approaches have the potential to make significant advances in the field of brain cancer/brain tumors. The Foundation believes that multi-disciplinary collaborations are critical to advancing research. Researchers from various scientific backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.


“We established the Distinguished Scientist Award 20 years ago to aid the career development of young researchers and help them grow into leaders in the field,” said Sontag Foundation President and Founder Rick Sontag.


New in 2023, The Sontag Foundation is increasing the Award from $600,000 over four years to $750,000 over five years.

You can read about the former award winners, scientific advisors, and the grant guidelines on the Foundation’s website, www.sontagfoundation.org.



  • Applicants are required to have an advanced degree (Ph.D., and/or M.D.).
  • Applicants must have received their first independent faculty appointment no earlier than March 1, 2018 at a tax-exempt academic, research, or medical institution within the United States or an equivalent institution in Canada.
  • If the institution grants tenure, the qualifying appointment must be on tenure track.
  • More than one individual from the same institution may apply for this award.

About The Sontag Foundation

The Sontag Foundation, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, is one of the largest private funders of brain cancer research in North America. The Foundation was established in 2002 by Frederick and Susan Sontag following Susan’s battle with a normally lethal form of brain cancer. To date, the Foundation has granted over $55 million in funding to support brain cancer research.

In 2014, the Sontags established The Brain Tumor Network, to provide free navigation services for patients with brain tumors, helping to connect them to brain cancer specialists, second opinions and clinical trials. To date, the Sontags have contributed over $20 million in support of the critical services The Brain Tumor Network provides to patients with a brain tumor diagnosis and their caregivers.

To learn more about The Sontag Foundation, visit the website at www.sontagfoundation.org.


Shandra Koler, Senior Program Officer

Email: skoler@sontagfoundation.org

Phone: 904-273-8755

Note: the portal opens 2/1/23

Applications Due: 3/15/2023


REASON (Rapid Explanation, Analysis and Sourcing Online) Proposers Day Event

IARPA has just announced the REASON (Rapid Explanation, Analysis and Sourcing Online) Program, which aims to develop technology to provide automated suggestions to intelligence analysts to help them improve the evidence and reasoning in their analytic reports in much the same way that automated grammar checkers provide suggestions to writers. This research will benefit from contributions of computer scientists, social scientists, and experts in philosophy, argumentation and logic. 


IARPA will hold a “Proposers’ Day” event on Wednesday, January 11, 2023 for people interested in learning more about the program. The event will include a presentation about REASON, a Q&A session, lightning talks, and opportunities to identify teaming partners. This will be a hybrid virtual/in-person event (in Northern Virginia) with a registration deadline of January 6, 2023. 


For more information about REASON, please visit https://www.iarpa.gov/research-programs/reason 

To register for the Proposers’ Day, please visit https://www.client-meeting.net/reason-proposers-day 

Registration Deadline: 1/6/2023


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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Internal Opportunities

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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Racial Justice/Racial Equity Seed Funding (Provost Office)

Societal inequities along racial lines have deep historical and systemic roots and span many areas, including but not limited to education, housing, health, economic security, voting and political participation, and the criminal justice system. Understanding racial inequalities that exist in our society and identifying mechanisms to address them is critical to achieving a more equitable society. 

This funding opportunity seeks to identify and support research proposals from current, full-time members of the Emory faculty whose research, scholarly efforts, and creative activities address racial justice/racial equity. At Emory University, racial justice means making sure our society works for every citizen. Specifically, it is about working toward equity for individuals and groups systematically excluded and disadvantaged in the United States, whether that exclusion has historic origins or stems from current biased practices.

Deadline: 1/31/2023

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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 Due: 3/1/2023

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Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE): Core Programs, Large Projects

The NSF Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) supports transformative research and education projects that develop new knowledge in all aspects of computing, communications, and information science and engineering through multiple research programs across one office and three divisions.

The three CISE divisions are participating in this solicitation.

Deadline: 2/28/2023

Design for Environmental Sustainability in Computing (DESC)

The goal of the Design for Environmental Sustainability in Computing (DESC) program is to address the substantial environmental impacts that computing has through its entire lifecycle from design and manufacturing, through deployment into operation, and finally into reuse, recycling, and disposal.

These impacts go well beyond commonly-considered measures of energy consumption at run-time and include greenhouse warming gas emissions (GHGs), depletion of scarce resources like rare earth elements, and the creation of toxic byproducts.

For instance, embodied energy, GHGs, and other harmful emissions from manufacturing computing systems can often be higher than the operational energy and resulting GHGs and harmful emissions systems will use and emit during their lifetime.

Data centers can directly impact local ecosystems through heat management practices, as well as impacting local power management and capacity.

Deadline: 3/17/2023

Infectious Diseases

Identifying and Addressing Historical and Structural Drivers of Medical Mistrust among Hispanic/Latino Gay, Bisexual and Other Men Who Have Sex with Men (HLMSM) for HIV Prevention

Medical mistrust (MM) is associated with HIV disparities among Hispanic/Latino (H/L) gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (HLMSM), preventing or delaying access to HIV services.

Because its root causes in this priority group are unknown, understanding

pathways that lead to MM would allow targeted interventions to address MM in this population.

Deadline: 2/23/2023

Long-Acting Injectables for the Treatment of HIV in Non-Clinic Community-Based Settings

Long-acting injectable (LAI) antiretroviral therapy (ART) offers many potential advantages over daily oral treatment such as improved convenience, adherence, and treatment satisfaction.

The purpose of this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is to support research on LAI-ART by implementing LAI-ART administration in non-clinic settings.

A multi-site, effectiveness implementation research study, designed to compare receiving LAI-ART in non-clinic community settings with the oral standard-of-care HIV clinical treatment, should offer a unique source of information for improving acceptability, availability, and uptake of LAI-ART.

Deadline: 2/27/2023

Brain Health

Understanding the Supply of Professional Dementia Care Providers and Their Decisions (U54 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications to develop a national survey of professional Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and AD-related dementias (ADRD) care providers and link consented survey respondents (providers and institutional representatives) to administrative data (e.g., electronic health records, claims, payroll, and other institutional and state-level data).

Deadline: 2/3/2023

BRAIN Initiative: Brain Behavior Quantification and Synchronization (R61/R33 Clinical Trial Optional)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) supports the development and validation of next-generation tools, methods, and analytic approaches to precisely quantify behaviors and combine them with simultaneous recordings of brain activity in humans.

Tools used for measuring and analyzing behavior should be multi-modal, with the appropriate accuracy, specificity, temporal resolution, and flexibility necessary for integration with existing tools used to measure and modulate the brain circuits that give rise to those behaviors.

Deadline: 2/17/2023


NCI Cancer Screening Research Network: Coordinating and Communication Center (UG1 Clinical Trial Required)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is one of three FOAs that will support a comprehensive effort by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to provide infrastructure to develop the Cancer Screening Research Network (CSRN).

The primary goal of the CSRN is the conduct of multi-center cancer screening trials and studies. This Network is designed to take advantage of large and diverse populations receiving routine care in a variety of healthcare settings.

The CSRN will engage these populations in rigorous studies focused on cancer screening to improve early cancer detection and evaluate emerging cancer screening modalities with the ultimate goal of reducing cancer incidence, and cancer-related morbidity and mortality.

Deadline: 2/28/2023

Advanced Development and Validation of Emerging Biospecimen Science Technologies for Basic and Clinical Cancer Research (R33 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits grant applications proposing exploratory research projects focused on further development and validation of emerging technologies that improve the quality of the samples used for cancer research or clinical care.

This includes new capabilities to address issues related to pre-analytical degradation of targeted analytes during the collection, processing, handling, and/or storage of cancer-relevant biospecimens.

This FOA solicits R33 applications where major feasibility gaps for the technology or methodology have been overcome, as demonstrated with supportive preliminary data, but still require further development and rigorous validation to encourage adoption by the research community.

The overall goal is to support the development of highly innovative technologies capable of maximizing or otherwise interrogating the quality and utility of biological samples used for downstream analyses.

This FOA will support the development of tools, devices, instrumentation, and associated methods to preserve or protect sample integrity, or establish verification criteria for quality assessment/quality control and handling under diverse conditions.

Deadline: 3/1/2023

Global Health

Climate Program Office (CPO), Climate and Societal Interactions (CSI) Division - Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL)

Threats from flooding and wildfire are some of the most significant risks of climate change facing communities in the U.S. and its territories.

Since 2020, flooding and wildfire have caused over $20 Billion in damages (NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information, U.S. Billion-Dollar Weather and Climate Disasters (2022)).

These impacts are most acute in Frontline communities. Frontline communities are defined here as those communities who are the most vulnerable to and will be the most adversely affected by climate change and inequitable actions because of systemic and historical socioeconomic disparities, environmental injustices, or other forms of injustice.

However, it is also understood that characterizing identity is inherently complex, changes over time, and is best defined by communities in their own terms.

Deadline: 3/29/2023

Biodiversity on a Changing Planet (BoCP)

The biodiversity found in nature is essential for healthy ecosystems and human well-being. However, the disruption and decline of Earth’s biodiversity is currently occurring at an unprecedented rate.

The resulting shifts in biodiversity dynamics-- including changes in the scope and structure of biodiversity-- are increasingly significant but not well-understood. Shifting biodiversity dynamics in turn influence functional biodiversity, which includes the roles of traits, organisms, species, communities, and ecosystem processes in natural systems.

Changes in biodiversity dynamics and functional biodiversity are essential factors for future planetary resilience under environmental change, including climate change.

Deadline: 3/29/2023

Social Justice / DEI

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.

Deadline: 2/16/2023

Applied Regulatory Science Research to Understand Factors that Affect the Safety and Efficacy of Underrepresented Populations in Oncology Therapeutic Development (U01) Clinical Trial Optional

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to investigate factors that can improve understanding of safety and efficacy of oncology therapeutics in populations that have been historically underrepresented in oncology trials, including racial/ethnic minorities, sex and gender minorities, and older adults.

Deadline: 2/22/2023

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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