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.    


SOM Imagine, Innovate and Impact Awards – I3 Rapid RFP: COVID-19, I3 Education and I3 Venture proposals invited

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.

I3 Rapid RFP: COVID-19

Due 5:00 p.m. on April 15, 2020

In light of the current Covid-19 outbreak, the dean of the Emory School of Medicine (SOM) has created a special grant cycle of the Dean’s Imagine, Innovate, and Impact (I3) Awards. This I3 Rapid RFP will specifically support the creation of data in preparation for anticipated external funding opportunities related to COVID-19. In the current round, grants will be considered for:


  • I3 Rapid RFP: COVID-19 Awards: We are soliciting innovative research proposals with short- or long-range objectives built on creative, potentially high-risk, and potentially transformative ideas. Proposals must demonstrate immediacy and feasibility to execute in less than one year. Potential areas for proposals include (but are not limited to) novel diagnostics, novel technologies, or novel therapeutics, and include both basic science and clinical applications. Preliminary data are not essential.
  • This initiative aims to accelerate the development and availability of proof-of-concept and preliminary results for subsequent applications for research grants, program grants, center grants and training grants. An explicit requirement of funding through this program is therefore the subsequent submission of extramural grants, when warranted by results.
  • Proposals must focus on COVID-19.


I3 Education

Due 5:00 p.m. on May 1, 2020

The SOM Imagine, Innovate and Impact (I3) Education Awards are soliciting proposals that highlight, promote, and disseminate innovations in medical education and training (degree programs and GME) that enhance the SOM mission.

  • The current Education Strategic Plan framework IRIS (Innovate, Re-Imagine, Inspire, Serve) is being implemented in the coming months.  This round of I3 Education Awards will focus on areas of education that are supportive of the IRIS efforts.  Examples of potential education innovation proposals that are congruent with the IRIS plan may include (but are not limited to):  
    • Models for multidisciplinary team collaboration across basic, medical, social, and health sciences
    • Enhancing education with technology (e.g., artificial intelligence (AI) or biotechnology)
    • Clinical learning environments that emphasize collaborative practice, patient centered care, safety and quality, and the assessment of learner mastery of these topics  
    • Community-based service learning in Atlanta
    • Programming to support key transition points along the continuum of medical education
    • Education models that promote the joy of medical practice among faculty, residents, staff and students
    • Education models that promote novel solutions to clinical problems, i.e. potential new processes or therapies that will improve outcomes
    • Novel uses of simulation or other technologies in medical education/training

I3 Venture

Due 5:00 p.m. on May 1, 2020

The SOM Imagine, Innovate and Impact (I3) Venture Awards are soliciting 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 will provide seed money to 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. 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.



Bridge Funding Program 

UPDATED DUE DATE: May 15, 2020

Due to the disruption caused by the COVID-19 crisis, SOM is postponing the deadline for Bridge Funding applications to May 15, 2020. In addition, we are adding two contingencies to this round:

  1. The start date for Bridge awards will be dependent on the University research ramp-up timeline
  2. Bridge funding will be contingent on the SOM budget at the time of award

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.