October 28, 2022

Upcoming SVPR Events

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

Wednesday, November 9, 2022 | 2:45 PM – 6:30 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- Augmented & Virtual Reality RFP

Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) emerged as new technologies in order to bridge our physical world and digital world(s) (i.e., metaverse). AR/VR presents a great potential to fundamentally transform the way we interact with our physical world to understand it better, to facilitate new discoveries and innovations, to make our lives better, and much more. However, AR/VR is an emerging technology and requires foundational and practical innovations so that its full potential benefits the world.

Deadline: rolling

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

NLM Research Grants in Biomedical Informatics and Data Science (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) supports innovative research and development in biomedical informatics and data science. This funding opportunity focuses on biomedical discovery and data-powered health, integrating streams of complex and interconnected research outputs that can be translated into scientific insights, clinical care, public health practices, and personal wellness.

Letter of Intent Due: 1/5/2023

Infectious Diseases

Clinical Sites for HIV/Cervical Cancer Prevention 'CASCADE' Clinical Trials Network (UG1 Clinical Trial Required)

Through this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), the National Cancer Institute (NCI) solicits applications from institutions/organizations to participate as Clinical Sites for the HIV/Cervical Cancer Prevention 'CASCADE' Clinical Trials Network. The ‘CASCADE’ Network will conduct pragmatic clinical trials evaluating the effectiveness of clinically proven interventions to overcome barriers and reduce failures in the cervical cancer screening, management, and precancer treatment cascade for women living with HIV.

AIDS Deadline: 12/28/2022

Therapeutics for Eliminating Hepatitis B Virus cccDNA (R21/R33 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement is to invite applications aimed at discovery of new antivirals that result in the transcriptional suppression and elimination of HBV cccDNA from infected cells.

Deadline: 2/14/2023

Brain Health

Biological Basis for how Environmental Exposures Impact Risk for Psychiatric Disorders (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

The objective of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to solicit applications that propose to better understand the biological basis by which environmental exposures alter brain and behavioral functioning to increase risk for psychiatric disorders with onset in late-childhood, adolescence, or early adulthood. The R21 grant mechanism is intended to encourage exploratory and developmental research projects that are high-risk and/or use novel approaches with potential for significant impact. Investigations that further advance our understanding of psychiatric conditions where there is less evidence of an environmental exposure link are of particular interest.

Deadline: 2/2/2023

Research Networks to Promote Multidisciplinary Mechanistic Studies on Music-Based Interventions for Pain or Alzheimer’s Disease and Alzheimer’s Disease Related Dementias (AD/ADRD) (U24 Clinical Trial Optional)

The purpose of this FOA is to support a collection of research networks that promote multidisciplinary mechanistic studies of music-based interventions (MBIs) for pain or Alzheimer’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease-related dementias (AD/ADRD). These networks are expected to develop compelling research frameworks that will effectively guide future clinical studies on MBIs in these health conditions; adopt consistent terminology and taxonomy; support interdisciplinary collaborations andinitiate pilot projects to test novel mechanistic hypotheses; and identify strong mechanistic measures, outcomes, biomarkers, as well as relevant novel technologies and methodologies.

Deadline: 1/10/2023


AHEAD (Advancing Head and Neck Cancer Early Detection Research) (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to accelerate translation of research to improve early detection of head and neck cancers (HNC). This FOA seeks applications that focus on early detection of HNC by applying molecular, cellular, and multi-omics signatures to clinical studies for differentiating benign from premalignant lesions, and identifying prognostic signatures on the transformation from premalignant to malignant lesions. Better understanding of the molecular characteristics of dysplastic lesions and early recurrence are needed for improving lesion classification relevant to predicting cancer progression, which could have a significant impact on cancer prevention and treatment optimization.

Deadline: 1/27/2023

Modular R01s in Cancer Control and Population Sciences (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) encourages applications for research in cancer control and population sciences. The overarching goal is to provide support to promote research efforts on novel scientific ideas that have the potential to substantially advance cancer research in statistical and analytic methods, epidemiology, cancer survivorship, cancer-related behaviors and behavioral interventions, health care delivery, and implementation science.

Deadlines: 3/7/2023

Global Health

Climate Smart Humanities Organizations

The Climate Smart Humanities Organizations program strengthens the institutional base of the humanities by funding organizational assessments and strategic planning that sustain and protect historical, cultural, educational, intellectual, and physical assets from the risks of climate change. As energy costs rise and natural disasters become more frequent, humanities organizations—such as museums, libraries, archives, historic sites, and colleges and universities—face an enormous task: to anticipate operational, physical, and financial impacts of current and future climate-related events on their institutions and the audiences they serve, while also reducing their own impacts on the environment.

Deadline: 1/17/2023

Integrating Climate Change Impacts with Wet Weather Management, Capital Improvement, and Stream Network Enhancement (RFP 5176)

Utilities and communities are being encouraged to assess wastewater, water, and stormwater infrastructure systems (including sanitary, combined, and storm sewer systems) to determine possible threats due to climate change at local and regional scales. Examples include rainfall‐driven flooding, snowstorms in both cold and warm regions, hurricanes, and other extreme weather events. Climate change has undermined the basic assumption that past weather patterns are predictive of future weather patterns, impacting the development of strategies, design, and operation of stormwater, combined sewer overflow (CSO), pollution prevention, source water protection, and infrastructure programs. Methods and tools that utilities and communities can use to conduct these assessments are needed to better understand the natural and meteorological threats that could result from climate change, to project and forecast possible effects on their systems, and to design and implement capital improvements and operational changes to protect their infrastructure systems and public safety.

Deadline: 11/22/2022

Social Justice / DEI

Maternal Health Research Centers of Excellence Implementation Science Hub/Resource Center (U24 Clinical Trial Optional)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) seeks applications for the Implementation Science Hub/Resource Center for the Maternal Health Research Centers of Excellence initiative. This FOA runs in parallel with companion FOAs that seek applications for Research Centers of Excellence (RFA-HD-23-035) and a Data Innovation and Coordinating Hub/Resource Center (RFA-HD-23-036).   

Deadline: 12/5/2022

Transgender People: Immunity, Prevention, and Treatment of HIV and STIs (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support hypothesis-generating research in transgender people with the objective of characterizing the biological and immunological impact of the interventions (hormones, drugs and surgical) used for gender reassignment and their impact on susceptibility to HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STI).

Deadline: 12/7/2022

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 (TF3)

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 limited-opps@emory.edu 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.

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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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