January 27, 2023

Upcoming Events

Training Grant Day 2023 Registration

Registration is now open for Training Grant Day 2023, a virtual event taking place Thursday, March 2, 2023.

During Training Grant Day, attendees will learn about training grant initiatives, hear about key training grant topics, receive takeaway resources and gain a better understanding of key training grant processes. There will also be a session dedicated to highlighting research advances from Emory’s Training Grant appointees.

Stay updated on Training Grant Day 2023, by following the Training Grant Support Office information site or visiting the Training Grant Day website.

Questions about Training Grant Day? Contact traininggrantsupport@emory.edu.

Deadline for Registration: 3/1/2023


Featured Opportunities

National Science Foundation Analytics for Equity Initiative

NSF invites social, economic, and behavioral scientists to submit proposals to this program which seeks to leverage existing publicly available federal data, existing restricted-use data from federal statistical agencies, and other relevant existing publicly available data and scientific advances in researching equity-related topics for greater public benefit.

The initiative has two phases, which will be awarded in succession. Phase 1 proposals are being solicited now in these five thematic areas

  • Equity of Access to STEM Research and Education Opportunities
  • Environmental Stressors and Equity
  • Equity in Human Services Delivery and Outcomes
  • Health Equity in the Wake of Climate Change
  • Equity Considerations for Workplace Safety and Workers

Information about the initiative

Deadline for applications: March 3, 2023


Administration for Community Living

The purpose of this particular RERC is to conduct research, development, and related activities that lead to rehabilitation technologies, practices and services that improve the health, and the physical, cognitive, sensory, or communication abilities of people with a wide range of disabilities, especially those with the greatest support needs.

Rehabilitation engineering in this area should result in new or improved products, devices, and technological advances that enhance rehabilitation services in clinical or community settings.

Deadline for applications: March 25, 2023

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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

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Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Interest in Research on Climate Change and Healthcare

AHRQ has a special interest in receiving health services research grant applications that address the intersection of climate change and healthcare. Applications that address the following areas are of heightened interest:

  • Reducing the healthcare sector’s greenhouse gas emissions and carbon footprint.
  • Creating resilient healthcare systems and communities that can plan, prepare, respond, and adapt to climate-related threats.
  • Addressing the inequitable impacts of climate change.

Climate change is the leading threat to public health, contributing to both individual health problems and broader disruptions to vital infrastructure and the healthcare system.

The healthcare industry is not only a responder to climate events, but a significant contributor to climate change through its emissions.

Research and action are needed on both fronts and must be guided by an equity lens that prioritizes protecting and empowering individuals and communities that face the highest risks and bear the highest burdens of environmental pollution and a changing climate.

Applications in these areas are being accepted through multiple programs. 

Deadline for applications: varies based on program

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Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)

ORAU’s FY 2023 Innovation Partnerships Program (formerly Events Sponsorship Grant Program) is being restructured. The goal of this grant program change is to drive new opportunities for university consortium members and ORAU experts to formulate meaningful collaborations. Applications must be focused on one or more of the FY2023 ORAU core focus areas

  • Climate and Environment
  • Health Equity
  • Future of STEM Workforce

Innovation Partnership applications should focus on focused workshops/conferences that highlight your university’s strategic STEM research and education growth areas, and where collaborations with other member universities would add value.

We are specifically interested in events that can bring more thought leadership in building a national strategy for STEM education and workforce development. 

Applications accepted anytime

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Internal Opportunities

ARPA-H Intensive for Future Performers

To help position Emory faculty for the launch of ARPA-H, the Office of the Sr. Vice President for Research, in consultation with the Office of the Provost, has created the ARPA-H Intensive program.

This program is intended to help faculty prepare to engage with ARPA-H by refining their project concepts and supporting their development of ARPA-H style pitches, quad charts, and other abbreviated proposal formats, using the ARPA-(H)eilmeier Questions as a foundation.

Participants will be extremely well-prepared for the next round of ARPA-H seed funding provided by the Office of the SVPR. 

Deadline for Applications: 2/28/2023

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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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Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Computational and Statistical Methods to Enhance Discovery from Health Data

Recent successes with the use of data-centric artificial intelligence (AI) methods such as deep learning (DL) are stimulating interest in harnessing large and complex digital health-related data sets to advance the goals of biomedical informatics research.

Applying AI methods to large-health related data sets are becoming increasingly important for discovering, diagnosing and predicting, with computational tools, the improvement of health-related outcomes and the reduction of healthcare costs.

Many human and non-human public datasets are becoming available that encourage the development of specialized tools and platforms that can be used in research.

However, recent work in identifying and addressing data problems, such as systematic biases, missing data, data set imbalance and blind spots in data, have highlighted an array of potential problems with fairness, accuracy, safety, and reproducibility of inferences and conclusions, leading to bias in the AI tools that are derived from the data.

Deadline: dependent upon opportunity

Using Innovative Digital Healthcare Solutions to Improve Quality at the Point of Care (R21/R33 - Clinical Trial Optional)

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ) mission is to produce evidence to make health care safer, of higher quality, more accessible, equitable, and affordable, and to work within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and with other partners to make sure that the evidence is understood and used.

Deadline: 2/16/2023

Infectious Disease

Targeting Inflammasomes in Substance Abuse and HIV (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

The scientific objective of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage research to explore mechanisms of inflammasome activation, humoral immune reaction and potential antibody-mediated enhancement, and their link to immune functions in people with HIV and substance use disorders (SUDs).

This FOA supports studies to either (1) elucidate the mechanisms of inflammasomes in virus and drug-induced immune activation, or (2) identify molecular markers and CNS immune cells associated with HIV-1 infection or disease progression among individuals with SUD.

Success of these projects may lead to development of novel therapies that target inflammasome activation or suppression to treat neuroinflammation and immune dysregulation aroused in these processes.

Deadline: 3/15/2023

Using Archived Data and Specimen Collections to Advance Maternal and Pediatric HIV/AIDS Research (R21 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to utilize archived HIV/AIDS data and biospecimen collections to generate new research questions and findings related to epidemiology, pathogenesis, treatment, prevention, clinical manifestations, and HIV-associated co-infections in maternal, pediatric, and adolescent populations.

Deadline: 3/29/2023

Brain Health

Using Just-in-Time Adaptive Interventions to Optimize Established Adolescent Mental Health Treatments (R61/R33 Clinical Trial Required)

NIMH seeks applications for pilot research to develop and test just-in-time adaptive intervention (JITAI) augmentations to enhance the effectiveness and clinical potency of established adolescent mental health treatments.

An emphasis is placed on studies that are informed by developmental science and grounded in an empirical model of behavior change.

Support will be provided for up to two years (R61 phase) for milestone-driven testing, refinement, and/or validation of the intervention's impact on empirically supported, measurable target mechanisms and the possibility (contingent on meeting the R61 milestones) of up to 3 additional years of support (R33 phase) to replicate the target engagement findings in a larger sample and examine the relationship between the target mechanisms and clinical outcomes.

Deadline: 2/22/2023

Neuroscience Collaborations Vision Statements Call

The Simons Foundation’s mission is to advance the frontiers of research in mathematics and the basic sciences.

Co-founded in 1994 in New York City by Jim and Marilyn Simons, the foundation exists to support basic — or discovery-driven — scientific research undertaken in the pursuit of understanding the phenomena of our world.

Please contact your RAS unit *and* Lorena McLaren to inform them of your intent to submit.

Deadline: 3/8/2023


The Role of Health Policy and Health Insurance in Improving Access to and Performance of Cancer Prevention, Early Detection, and Treatment Services

There is a need for research that evaluates the impact of the many changes now occurring in the healthcare system with a particular focus on cancer prevention, control, and treatment.

Efforts focusing on improving access to care may also impact inequities that contribute to health disparities. Public health policy initiatives such as the federal and state marketplaces that have expanded insurance coverage, as well as Medicaid expansion in some states, create natural experiments ripe for evaluation.

Deadline: 4/1/2023

Development of Innovative Informatics Methods and Algorithms for Cancer Research and Management (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to invite exploratory/developmental research grant applications (R21) for innovative informatics methods and algorithms to improve the acquisition, analysis, visualization, or interpretation of data across the cancer research continuum including cancer biology, cancer treatment and diagnosis, early cancer detection, risk assessment and prevention, cancer control and epidemiology, and/or cancer health disparities.

As a component of the NCI's Informatics Technology for Cancer Research (ITCR) Program, the emphasis of this FOA is on supporting the development of novel informatics capabilities that involve a high degree of innovation that have the potential to accelerate or enhance research.

Please contact your RAS unit *and* Alison Thompson to inform them of your intent to submit.

Deadline: 6/13/2023

Global Health

Time-Sensitive Research Opportunities in Environmental Health Sciences (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is intended to support novel environmental health research in which an unpredictable event or policy change provides a limited window of opportunity to collect human biological samples or environmental exposure data.

The primary motivation of the FOA is to understand the consequences of natural and human-made disasters, emerging environmental public health threats, and policy changes in the U.S. and abroad.

A distinguishing feature of an appropriate study is the need for rapid review and funding, substantially shorter than the typical NIH grant review/award cycle, for the research question to be addressed and swiftly implemented.

Deadline: 2/27/2023

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.

Consequences such as these are already having major impacts on the world's food security, the bioeconomy, and the ecosystem services provided by living systems to humans.

Developing a comprehensive understanding of the mechanistic underpinnings of organismal response to climate change will improve our ability to predict and to mitigate maladaptive biological responses to rapidly changing environments and to facilitate organismal adaptation and persistence.

Most climate change studies to date have lacked integration between the study of organismal mechanisms involved in the response to changing climates and eco-evolutionary approaches.

Deadline: 11/16/2023

Social Justice / DEI

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.

Conversely, there is a benefit in understanding circumstances that create a need to stop or reduce (“de-implement”) the use of practices that are ineffective, unproven, low-value, or harmful.

In addition, studies to advance dissemination and implementation research methods and measures are encouraged.

Applications that focus on re-implementation of evidence-based health services (e.g. cancer screening) that may have dropped off amidst the ongoing COVID pandemic are encouraged.

Deadline: 6/5/2023

Advancing Diversity and Inclusion

The Public Diplomacy Section (PD) of the U.S. Embassy in Luxembourg, U.S. Department of State administers a Public Diplomacy Grants Program. Awards are granted through project-specific Notice of Funding Opportunities (NOFOs). This notice is subject to availability of funding.

PD Luxembourg invites proposals for programs that promote bilateral cooperation and highlight shared values.

All programs must include an American perspective, societal or cultural element, or connection with American expert/s, organization/s, or institution/s in a specific field that will promote increased understanding of U.S. policies and perspectives.

Grants available through this program are intended to serve as one-time opportunities that can help launch projects that should be sustainable after the project period is over.

They CANNOT be used to support on-going operational costs, construction, scientific research, partisan political activity, trade activities, fund-raising campaigns, or commercial products. Further restrictions may apply.

Deadline: 5/15/2023

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.

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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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