March 31, 2023

Upcoming Events

Constructive Collisions: ARPA-H 

Does the idea of high-potential, high-impact health research excite you? Do you have a $10 million - $30 million idea that could transform biomedical and health research?  

If so, join us for an in-person, on-campus event that will include structured networking opportunities to connect researchers with big ideas relevant to ARPA-H across the Emory community. No idea is too big for ARPA-H. All interested Emory researchers are encouraged to attend. 


The first Mission Office Directors and Program Managers have been named. Click the links below to find out more about these key ARPA-H team members.  

For more information on ARPA-H focus areas, visit the ARPA-H Research page.   

Date: April 20, 2023

Time: 12-2 pm

Location: R. Randall Rollins Building, 8th Floor 1518 Clifton Rd. NE Atlanta, 30322

Registration for this event closes April 13th. 



ARPA-H Dash competition seeks advanced health concepts!

The ARPA-H Dash is a collaborative online competition open to bold thinkers across health, scientific, and technology communities, as well as the general public. 

The ARPA-H Dash will use a bracket format and online discussion, debate, and voting to narrow competition submissions to quarterfinalists, semifinalists, finalists, and a champion idea during March and April 2023. Sixty-four submissions will be grouped within ARPA-H’s strategic focus areas (above). Cash prizes of up to $15,000 will be awarded to ideas that reach competition quarterfinals and beyond, as well as the chance for further development with ARPA-H Program Managers.  

Ideas will be accepted through the online portal between March 29 and April 7, 2023

Program Information

ARPA-H’s Open Broad Agency Announcement

ARPA-H has opened its first Agency-wide Open BAA, seeking funding proposals for research aiming to improve health outcomes across patient populations, communities, diseases, and health conditions.

The BAA calls for proposals to outline breakthrough research and technological advancements and is open to all researchers, including those from universities, small and large companies, and research organizations.

Proposals should outline potential breakthrough research, investigate unconventional approaches, and challenge accepted ideas to help enable significant leaps forward in science, technology, systems, or related capabilities. Think big and revolutionary—small, incremental efforts are out of scope. 

On April 4, ARPA-H will host a Proposers’ Day for interested parties to learn more about the application process for the Open BAA and ask questions. 

Date: April 4, 2023 11 am-1 pm (registration closes April 3, 2023 at 5pm EDT


Limited Submission Opportunities

2024 Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences

From Pew's website, "The Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences provides funding to young investigators of outstanding promise in science relevant to the advancement of human health. The program makes grants to selected academic institutions to support the independent research of outstanding individuals who are in their first few years of their appointment at the assistant professor level."

Additional Information:

Internal Application Due Date: 4/20/2023


Searle Scholars Program Internal Competition FY2024

The Searle Scholars Program makes grants to select universities and research centers to support the independent research of exceptional young faculty in the biomedical sciences and chemistry. This program supports the independent research of outstanding early-career scientists who have recently been appointed as assistant professors on a tenure-track appointment.

Grants are $300,000 for a three-year term with $100,000 payable each year of the grant, subject to the receipt of acceptable progress reports. Generally, the program makes 15 new grants annually.

Internal Application Due Date: 4/20/2023


NIH: Population Dynamics Centers Research Infrastructure Program FY 2024 (RFA-HD-24-008)

The goal of this notice of funding opportunity announcement (NOFO) is to advance the field of population dynamics research by providing infrastructure that will increase research impact, innovation, and productivity; support the career development of junior scientists; and maximize the efficiency of research support.

Internal Application Due Date: 4/13/2023


Featured Opportunities

Research Scholars Program in Hematologic Malignancies 

This program supports innovative research from emerging investigators around the world to incorporate new perspectives in our pursuit of scientific understanding and progress.

The program is designed to support both clinical and basic research projects addressing any unmet medical need in Hematologic Malignancies. Areas of research may include but are not limited to:

  • Health inequities and disparities in cancer care
  • Clinical treatment modalities
  • Research to improve Quality of Life (QoL) e.g. adverse events
  • Novel diagnostic, prevention and treatment strategies

Deadline for Applications: 4/14/2023

View Program Brochure

National Science Foundation Incorporating Human Behavior in Epidemiological Models (IHBEM)

Current epidemiological models have proved insufficient to understanding the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, in part, due to human behavioral and social processes that are missing from the models.

These processes include structural characteristics such as differential living conditions and patterns of social interaction, and behavioral characteristics such as responsiveness to incentives and information by different segments of the population.

As a result, the mathematical models and, tools for model analyses and simulations that were developed to respond to the pandemic were not as effective or useful as they could have been.

The IHBEM program is motivated by the urgent need to provide more reliable modeling tools to inform decision making and to evaluate public health policies during pandemics and other public health crises, with the premise that important advances may be made by incorporating human behavioral and social processes in mathematical epidemiological models.

The goal of this program is to minimize unintended outcomes of public health interventions.

Deadline for applications: Submission window: April 3 - April 14, 2023

View RFP


National Institutes of Health (NIH): NIBIB Biomaterials Network Technology Development Coordinating Center (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

This Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) encourages applications for the establishment of a Technology Development Coordinating Center for the Biomaterials Network at the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB).

The Coordinating Center will be responsible for enhancing integration between components of the NIBIB Biomaterials Network by facilitating opportunities for collaborations across technology development projects.

Deadline: 5/31/2023

National Institutes of Health (NIH): Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Going Global: Using Gene Network Analyses to Understand the Etiology of SUD

The purpose of this NOSI is to encourage applications that explore and/or test the role of gene networks in substance use disorders (SUD) through the development, optimization, and/or implementation of multilevel computational, bioinformatics, statistical and/or analytical approaches that integrate at least two levels of data (e.g. genomic, epigenomic, chromatin, environmental, etc.).

Deadline: dates vary

Infectious Disease

National Institutes of Health (NIH):

Defining Mechanisms of HIV Induced Inflammation and Immune Activation During Suppressive Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

This Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) encourages research focused on defining the molecular mechanisms by which HIV proteins and/or nucleic acids induce inflammation, immune activation and HIV persistence during viral suppression as well as on developing novel therapeutic strategies to mitigate or eliminate the effects of continued HIV expression.

AIDS Deadline: 8/2/2023

National Institutes of Health (NIH): NIDA Avant-Garde Program for HIV and Substance Use Disorder Research (DP1 Clinical Trial Optional)

The NIDA Avant-Garde Award Program for HIV Research supports exceptionally creative scientists, who propose high-impact studies that open new areas of HIV research in the context of substance use and Substance Use Disorders (SUD) and/or lead to new avenues for prevention and treatment of HIV in people with SUD. The term “avant-garde” refers to highly innovative ideas and/or approaches that have the potential to be transformative.

AIDS Deadline: 8/15/2023

Brain Health

National Institutes of Health (NIH): BRAIN Initiative: New Technologies and Novel Approaches for Recording and Modulation in the Nervous System (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

This FOA seeks applications for proof-of-concept testing and development of new technologies and novel approaches for recording and modulation of neural cells and circuits, to address major challenges and enable transformative understanding of dynamic signaling in the central nervous system. Preliminary feasibility data are not required, and it is expected that the proposed research may be high-risk, but if successful could profoundly change the course of neuroscience research.

Deadline: 6/30/2023

National Institutes of Health (NIH): Estimating the Monetary Costs of Dementia in the United States (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

This Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) invites applications that propose to develop national cost of illness estimates for the monetary cost of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and AD-related dementias (ADRD) in the United States using a societal perspective.

Deadline: 7/3/2023


National Institutes of Health (NIH): Precision Approaches in Radiation Synthetic Combinations (PAIRS, R21 Clinical Trial Optional)

Through this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), the National Cancer Institute (NCI) solicits R21 research projects that seek to investigate actionable synthetic vulnerabilities that can be conditionally paired with tumor responses to radiation therapy.

The goal of the Precision Approaches in Radiation Synthetic Combinations (PAIRS) program is to develop radiation-synthetic combination strategies and facilitate their adoption into the precision medicine toolkit toward building new and effective anticancer treatments.

Deadline: 6/16/2023

National Institutes of Health (NIH): Discovery and Development of Natural Products for Cancer Interception and Prevention (UG3/UH3 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Through this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO), the National Cancer Institute (NCI) intends to support the discovery and development of novel natural products that are safe, non-toxic, and efficacious for cancer interception and prevention.

The UG3 phase will provide up to three years of support for milestone-driven initial target selection, verification of the target in clinical samples and preclinical in vivo studies, assay development, and/or assay validation for target activity, as well as on-target toxicity screening, and pilot screening of natural agents.

Deadline: 6/29/2023

Global Health

National Science Foundation (NSF): Coupling, Energetics, and Dynamics of Atmospheric Regions (CEDAR)

The Coupling, Energetics, and Dynamics of Atmospheric Regions (CEDAR) program is a broad-based research program with the goal of understanding the behavior of atmospheric regions from the middle atmosphere upward through the thermosphere and ionosphere into the exosphere in terms of coupling, energetics, chemistry, and dynamics on regional and global scales.

These processes are related to the sources of perturbations that propagate upward from the lower atmosphere as well as to solar radiation and particle inputs from above.

Deadline: 5/5/2023

National Institutes of Health (NIH): Global Infectious Disease Research Training Program [D43 Clinical Trial Optional]

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages joint applications for the Global Infectious Disease (GID) Research Training programs from U.S. and low- and middle-income country (LMIC) institutions.

The application should propose a collaborative training program that will strengthen the capacity of a LMIC institution to conduct infectious disease research not including HIV/AIDS.

Deadline: 8/3/2023

Social Justice / DEI

National Institutes of Health (NIH): Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support studies that will identify, develop, and/or test strategies for overcoming barriers to the adoption, adaptation, integration, scale-up, and sustainability of evidence-based interventions, practices, programs, tools, treatments, guidelines, and policies.

Studies that promote equitable dissemination and implementation of evidence-based interventions among underrepresented communities are encouraged.

Deadline: 6/5/2023

National Institutes of Health (NIH): 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: 6/16/2023

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.

Link to 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 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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