November 4, 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

Annual Request for Proposals

Biolocity provides funding and mentorship to advance innovations that impact human health and are seeking proposals for their current $1.5M funding cycle. Commercialization funding is available for a broad range of technology types including device, drug delivery, therapeutic, and health IT. Applications are by invite only. If selected to move forward, the pre-proposal is due Jan. 3, 2023.

Schedule a technology meeting with the Biolocity team before 12/16/22 to describe your technology, its development stage, and the problem it solves.

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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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Experiential Learning for Emerging and Novel Technologies (ExLENT)

Through this new initiative, the Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR) and the newly established Directorate for Technology, Innovation and Partnerships (TIP) seek to support experiential learning opportunities for individuals from diverse professional and educational backgrounds that will increase access to, and interest in, career pathways in emerging technology fields (e.g., advanced manufacturing, advanced wireless, artificial intelligence, biotechnology, quantum information science, semiconductors, and microelectronics).

Deadline: 3/2/2023

Point-of-Care Technologies Research Network: Technology Research and Development Centers (TRDC) (U54 Clinical Trial Optional)

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement is to solicit Technology Research and Development Center (TRDC) applications for the Point-of-Care Technologies Research Network (POCTRN). The POCTRN catalyzes innovation in diagnostic technologies through a network model that enhances complementary strengths and builds multidisciplinary partnerships across scientific/technological, clinical, regulatory, and commercialization domains. Each TRDC will accelerate the development, validation, and deployment of point-of-care, home-based and other innovative testing technologies in a specific area of health research. The POCTRN TRDCs will merge scientific and technological capabilities and expertise with clinical need and market demand to address unmet testing, monitoring, and treatment demands. This opportunity is open to all applicants, including the existing POCTRN grantees and new applicants.

AIDS Deadline: 1/7/2023

Infectious Diseases

Toward ElucidAting MechanismS of HIV Pathogenesis within the Mission of the NIDDK (Pathogenesis TEAMS) (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) seeks to support multidisciplinary research teams with complementary expertise in HIV and pathobiology, pathophysiology, and/or metabolism in organs, tissues, and/or biological systems of specific interest to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). These teams will comprehensively interrogate fundamental biological mechanisms underlying HIV-associated comorbidities, co-infections, and complications relevant to the mission of the NIDDK and advance progress toward preventing or alleviating them.

AIDS Deadline: 3/15/2023

Early Stage Investigator HIV/AIDS Research Using Nonhuman Primate (NHP) Models (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to support preclinical HIV/AIDS research using NHP models performed by Early Stage Investigators (ESIs) who are within 10 years of their terminal degree or completion of their residency training but who have at least two years of postdoctoral experience. The goal of this support is to help advance HIV/AIDS researchers using NHP models in preclinical research by providing a degree of independence for these ESIs to develop new research directions and to position these researchers to be competitive for new research funding (e.g., R01). Proposed projects must use NHPs as preclinical models for HIV/AIDS research.

AIDS Deadline: 1/7/2023

Brain Health

Schizophrenia and related disorders during mid- to late-life (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage applications that will advance translational research to better understand the emergence, trajectory, and outcomes of schizophrenia and related psychotic disorders in mid- to late-life, and to identify targets for future development of prevention and treatment interventions.

Deadline: 2/22/2023

BRAIN Initiative: Brain-Behavior Quantification and Synchronization – Transformative and Integrative Models of Behavior at the Organismal Level (R34 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) seeks applications with limited scope proposing a set of planning activities that will lay the groundwork for a scientific project aimed at integrating complementary theories and methods to 1) develop, validate, and apply cutting-edge tools and methods for minimally invasive, multi-dimensional, high-resolution measurement of behavior at the level of the organism, with synchronous capture of changes in the organism’s social or physical environment; and/or 2) develop computational methods that allow for integration of multidimensional behavioral and environmental data representing multiple timescales into a conceptual and/or computational model of behavior as a complex dynamic system, designed with the capacity to integrate synchronously recorded neural data and/or inform existing models of neurobehavioral function, such as those developed with the support of the NIH BRAIN Initiative.

Deadline: 2/14/2023


Clinical Characterization of Cancer Therapy-induced Adverse Sequelae and Mechanism-based Interventional Strategies (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support collaborative research projects designed to address adverse sequelae of cancer therapies that persist and become chronic comorbidities or develop as delayed posttreatment effects. This FOA supports basic, translational, and/or clinical research projects that seek to identify the mechanisms of therapy-induced adverse sequelae, clinically characterize the adverse sequelae, or translate the mechanistic understanding into therapeutic approaches to prevent or minimize the development of long-term sequelae.

Deadline: 2/5/2023

Comprehensive Partnerships to Advance Cancer Health Equity (CPACHE) (U54 Clinical Trial Optional)

This funding opportunity seeks to support the Comprehensive Partnerships to Advance Cancer Health Equity (CPACHE) Program. The CPACHE Program develops and maintains comprehensive, long-term, and mutually beneficial partnerships between institutions serving underserved health disparity populations and underrepresented students (ISUPSs) and NCI-designated Cancer Centers (CCs). The program aims to achieve a stronger national cancer program and address challenges in cancer and cancer disparities research, education, and outreach, as well as cancer's impact on underserved populations.

Deadline: 1/6/2023

Global Health

Climate Program Office (CPO), Earth System Science and Modeling Research in support of the Disaster

Climate variability and change present society with significant economic, health, safety, and security challenges. As part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) climate portfolio within the Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), Climate Program Office (CPO), the Earth System Science and Modeling (ESSM) Division programs address climate challenges by managing competitive research programs that support high-priority science initiatives. CPO/ESSM Programs advance our understanding of the Earth’s climate system and foster the application and use of this knowledge to improve the resilience of our Nation and its partners. Through this announcement, CPO/ESSM is seeking applications for two individual competitions in FY23.

Deadline: 1/26/2023

Evaluating Innovative and Sustainable Treatment Options for Biosolids

The disposition landscape for biosolids has been relatively stable in recent years, with more than half of biosolids land applied and the rest largely either incinerated or landfilled. However, outside pressures and issues (e.g., PFAS, emerging constituents of concern, regulations) may reduce the availability of these existing options, prompting a need for innovative treatment, disposal, and beneficial use alternatives for biosolids. Today, utilities are increasingly seeking options outside the norm to treat their biosolids, especially technologies that can reduce costs, provide high-quality treatment, and potentially generate value

Deadline: 12/13/2022

Social Justice / DEI

Cultural and Community Resilience

Resilience is the ability to prepare for, recover from, and adapt to the impacts of our changing climate and world. The CCR program supports community-based efforts to mitigate the impacts of climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic by safeguarding cultural resources and fostering cultural resilience through the identification, documentation, and/or collection of cultural heritage and community experience.  

Deadline: 1/12/2023

Racial Equity in STEM Education (EHR Racial Equity)

This solicitation aligns with the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR) long-standing investments in the development of a diverse and well-prepared public and workforce, which was recently reinforced in the NSF Vision: "A nation that leads the world in science and engineering research and innovation, to the benefit of all, without barriers to participation," p. 9, NSF 2022-2026 Strategic Plan ( The NSF Strategic Plan focuses on ensuring that U.S. research is an inclusive enterprise that benefits from the talent of all sectors of American society – a research enterprise that incorporates the rich demographic and geographic diversity of the nation. The strategic plan recognizes that the more people who engage in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) research and the more diverse their backgrounds, the richer the range of questions asked. The result is a greater breadth of discovery and more creative solutions to societal challenges.

Deadline: 1/17/2023

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 at Emory (F3@E)

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 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.

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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.

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.

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