Intramural Funding Opportunities at Emory

Emory Primary Care Consortium Grants

The Emory Primary Care Consortium provides up to $2,500 to support any project that involves research, quality improvement, advocacy, development of clinical decision support tools, or educational activities in support of advancements in primary care. Grant applications for 2019 due by April 18.    


Innovation is the cornerstone of the emerging SOM Strategic Framework and is key to all three SOM missions: research, education, and clinical care. A key innovation strategy is to promote interdisciplinary and cross-departmental and -divisional research, i.e., collaborations at the boundaries of disciplines or research requiring input from scientists, clinicians, and/or educators in diverse disciplines. Problems in biology, medicine, and education today are often so complex that such approaches are necessary to tackle them successfully. Often novel insights emerge only when you juxtapose individuals with deep but disparate expertise around a common goal.

SOM I3 Wow! Research Awards

Due 5:00 pm on November 9, 2020

The SOM Imagine, Innovate and Impact (I3) Wow! Research Awards are soliciting proposals to promote innovative research. In the current round, grants will be considered for:

  • I3 Wow! Research Awards: Proposals with the potential to make a transformational impact in either fundamental biomedical knowledge or translational impact are being solicited. If successful, the project will provide new ways of thinking about a problem. Particularly creative ideas, even without preliminary data, will be considered provided feasibility is demonstrated. Collaborations are strongly encouraged but not required. Preference given to outside-the-box ideas.

SOM I3/WHSC Synergy/Kaiser Permanente Georgia COVID-19 Collaboration

Due 5:00 p.m. on October 13, 2020

Kaiser Permanente Georgia, the Emory University School of Medicine (SOM), and the Woodruff Health Sciences Center (WHSC) are collaborating on a special grant cycle. This I3 Synergy KP GA RFP will support collaborative research proposals between Emory and Kaiser Permanente Georgia that address complex and intriguing healthcare and clinical questions vexing our health systems. Kaiser Permanente Georgia provides inpatient care at Emory St. Joseph and Emory University Hospital Midtown as their core hospitals by Permanente physicians. We are specifically soliciting research proposals in health services research that focus on the collaborative efforts by Emory Healthcare and Kaiser Permanente Georgia in addressing impact of COVID-19. In the current round, grants will be considered for: 

  • I3 Synergy Kaiser Permanente Georgia COVID-19 Collaboration Awards: We are soliciting innovative, collaborative research proposals to support health services research with short- or long-range objectives built on creative and potentially transformative ideas. Proposals must demonstrate immediacy and feasibility to execute in less than one year, and have strong potential for external funding potential for a collaborative proposal. 
  • Potential areas for proposals include (but are not limited to) healthcare quality, access, safety, outcomes, and/or resource stewardship. 
  • Proposals should address the impact of COVID-19 on Emory Healthcare AND Kaiser Permanente Georgia. 
  • Proposals must focus on COVID-19. 


Bridge Funding Program 

UPDATED DUE DATE: December 15, 2020

To assist investigators who have temporarily lost significant federal research funding, and to facilitate carefully planned changes in research direction, the School of Medicine has expanded its Bridge Funding Program. Bridge funding is available to investigators based on merit, potential for renewal of external funding, and availability of SOM funds. 

View eligibility criteria and application details. 

Emory Medical Care Foundation

The Emory Medical Care Foundation (EMCF) offers two different types of grants: research grants and service, education, and advocacy grants.

Proposals are due on February 1, June 1, and October 1 annually. View eligibility criteria and application details

The Office of Foundation Relations (OFR)

The Office of Foundation Relations (OFR) team builds partnerships across Emory's schools and units to increase foundation support for Emory University where mutual impact, interests and strengths align. OFR raises the faculty profile with foundations by submitting thoughtful, strategic proposals and building strong, reciprocal relationships with funders. In addition to providing helpful insight about foundations and their grantmaking processes, OFR serves as an advocate for Emory faculty with potential funders. For additional information, please email the team at EMORYOFR@LISTSERV.CC.EMORY.EDU.

WHSC Synergy Awards

The Woodruff Health Sciences Center (WHSC) regularly announces cycles of the WHSC Synergy Awards to support new collaborative projects between the schools, centers, and faculty of the WHSC. The awards support the WHSC Strategic Plan by bringing researchers together across organizational boundaries in order to catalyze innovation and discovery.

Many Research Centers also offer pilot award programs.