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 Team Awards

Due 5:00 pm on April 26, 2021

The SOM Imagine, Innovate and Impact (I3) Teams Awards: The Dean of the Emory School of Medicine (SOM) is soliciting proposals to develop new interdisciplinary teams who will ultimately submit a center or program project grant to target a significant health or biomedical problem. In the current round, grants will be considered for:

  • I3 Teams Research Awards: Proposals with a plan to cultivate an interdisciplinary team with an SOM PI and two or more additional departments from across Emory are solicited. The I3 Teams Awards will provide seed money to support the infrastructure of building interdisciplinary collaboration with the ultimate goal of submitting a center or program project grant to target a significant problem with an impact at a clinical or basic science level. Potential proposals might include (but are not limited to) supporting a part-time employee to organize and analyze data, meetings to facilitate team formation, or generating preliminary data.



SOM I3-Venture Awards

Due 5:00 pm on June 7, 2021

The SOM Imagine, Innovate and Impact (I3) Venture Awards: The Dean of the Emory School of Medicine (SOM) is soliciting innovative research proposals to catalyze promising early-stage concepts with commercial potential that do not yet qualify for funding from external sources. The I3 Venture Research Awards aim to cultivate inventors, innovators, and entrepreneurs driven to solve medicine’s challenges and create patient impact. In the current round, grants will be considered for: 

  • I3 Venture Research Awards: Proposals with the potential to shape, de-risk, or scale up a potential new drug or technology in medicine (diagnostic, therapeutic, device or software) in less than one year. If successful, the proposal would ready the project for the next stage of translation (not necessarily to market readiness). Particularly creative ideas, even without preliminary data, will be considered provided compelling impact, feasibility and commercial potential is demonstrated. 
  • Note that an invention disclosure to the Emory Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) is not necessary in order to submit and be eligible. Also, the opportunity being developed does not necessarily have to be fit for development into a startup company. 

SOM I3 Venture Awards RFP


Bridge Funding Program 

UPDATED DUE DATE: April 15, 2021

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.