December 12, 2017

Upcoming Deadlines: Research Funding

International Faculty Research Awards Now Available

The Halle Institute for Global Research and Learning has partnered with the University Research Committee (URC) to award up to eight grants, in any URC category, for individual or collaborative research with an international dimension. Research involving collaboration (broadly defined) with an international partner (individual and/or institutional) is strongly encouraged. Applications are due January 8. Full details are available on the Halle Institute website.

Halle Institute - FCHI Undergraduate Global Research Fellows

The Halle Institute for Global Research and Learning and the Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry (FCHI) will offer up to six Fellowships to support research outside the United States for juniors in any school (Arts and Sciences, Business, Nursing) contemplating honors theses or other types of senior capstone projects. The international research portion of the fellowship will be followed by participation in the vibrant research community of Emory faculty, graduate students, and visiting scholars based at the FCHI and the Halle Institute. The deadline for applications is February 5, 2018. Download an application here.

Fox Center Invites Applications for Senior Fellows

The Bill and Carol Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry announces up to four annual internal Fellowships available to tenured members of the Emory College of Arts and Sciences faculty for an academic year of study and residence in the Center. FCHI Senior Fellows will be released from their University teaching and service commitments for the academic year. In addition, faculty of Emory College of Arts and Sciences will receive a research budget from the Center. Applications are due January 31. Full details and application information is available on the Fox Center website.

Emory Speakers Bureau Pilot Program

The Office of Undergraduate Admission is piloting an Emory Faculty Speakers Bureau that seeks to showcase the College’s scholarship and academic programs to young scholars in our community. This is an opportunity for Emory to engage with the community, introduce talented students to academe, and showcase how the topics they study apply beyond high school.

Interested faculty should complete this brief survey by Jan. 15:

Emory College of Arts and Sciences faculty are invited to opt in to participate. You will be featured in a print and online publication describing your areas of research and teaching. High school teachers from Atlanta-area schools will then be able to request you as a speaker—at a time convenient for you—on topics related to your work. The Office of Undergraduate Admissions will support the logistics of the pilot program (transportation, scheduling, etc.). If you have questions, contact Angela Holmon ( Participation will be noted in any future assessments of university service.

Seeking Faculty Books Published in 2017

The Center for Faculty Development and Excellence, together with the Emory University Bookstore and Emory Libraries and Information Technology, will host the annual Feast of Words Feb. 12, a celebration of Emory faculty authors (or editors) of books published in 2017. At that time, the CFDE also will publish a list of these titles. The Feast of Words celebration is sponsored by the AJC-Decatur Book Festival and will take place in the Joseph W. Jones Room of the Woodruff Library.

If you published a book this year, please complete the online form at this link to be included on this list of honorees. Please submit information about book-length projects only. Submissions are due December 15 so that every effort can be made to have your book represented at the event on February 12.

Teaching Resources

QEP Evidence-Focused Seminar Workshop

As part of Emory’s Quality Enhancement Plan: The Nature of Evidence, faculty are invited to apply for the fourth Faculty Development Workshop on Evidence-Focused Seminars May 16-18, 2018. Please note: this year the application is open to any faculty member who will teach a First Year Seminar (FSEM) OR an upper level seminar in 2018-2019 (FSEMs will be prioritized). Faculty may choose to develop a new course or re-develop an existing course into an Evidence-Focused Seminar. Applications are due January 16. Full details and application information can be found on the QEP website. An honorarium of $3,000 is provided.

Emory College Business Operations Updates

New Deficit Clearing Process

Emory College has developed a new process to provide a transparent and consistent approach to financial accounts that have accumulated deficits. This process was developed for all fund types, including all Operating, Non-sponsored, and Sponsored accounts. The Finance and Research Administration teams are committed to assisting with implementing this process, and will be in contact with department chairs and/or the lead staff regarding outstanding accounts. If you have any questions, please contact your representative listed on the Business Operations’ website.

Intent to Submit a Sponsored Research Proposal Reminder

If you plan to submit a sponsored research proposal, click on this link to the online CAPS RAS Intent to Submit Form. Once the form is submitted, your CAPS RAS Pre‐Award Administrator will contact you to begin support within two business days.

New NIH Clinical Trial Requirements

The NIH has been implementing a series of policy requirements designed to strengthen stewardship of public resources, scientific rigor, transparency, ethical oversight, and accountability. There are more policy requirements planned for January 2018, including a new mechanism for submitting NIH applications.

University Research Administration is taking several approaches to keep the Emory research community up-to-date with these changes. To better support our investigators, appropriate staff are undergoing training regarding the requirements and Emory’s process for conforming to them. Pertinent documents and tools are available on the Office of Sponsored Programs’ website. If you are interested in a presentation to your research group contact Robin Ginn, For more information, visit the OSP website.

Academic Year Salary and Indirect Cost Recovery Programs

ECAS Finance Administration and the Office of the Sr. Associate Dean for Research are currently reviewing requests for Academic Year Salary Recovery and Indirect Cost Recovery programs. Funding for approved submissions received by the deadline will be transferred to the appropriate account no later than December 31, 2017. If you have questions regarding these transfers or other non-personnel commitments approved by the Dean, please contact your assigned Finance Representative.

Reminder: New Waste Policy in 2018

Emory University is transitioning to a new waste, composting, and recycling policy in January 2018, which seeks to divert 95% of the University’s landfill waste by 2025. Campus Services will begin installing bins for the Waste Management Plan during the month of December in anticipation of a January start date. The changes to desk-side service will be phased in over the spring and those dates will be communicated later. The details of the policy are available on the Office of Sustainability Initiatives website at If you have any questions that aren't answered in the online materials, please send them to the College Facilities Office.

Holiday Schedules

The University will be open Dec. 27-28. In keeping with our College practice, chairs may decide whether it is reasonable to close their department during this time. If you decide to close your department, it is expected that someone from your department will check departmental messages — phone and e-mail — at least daily, so that anyone trying to reach your department can receive timely assistance

Should you decide to close your department, each member of your staff must either take vacation leave, or work from home, meaning, in particular, that they must be accessible, and responsive to any appropriate requests. Anyone who will not be available must take vacation time. Official University holidays are: Monday, Dec. 25, Tuesday, Dec. 26, and the New Year’s Eve holiday Friday, Dec. 29. For questions about this practice, contact Laura Papotto,, for assistance.

Inclement Weather

Please remind your department about the Emory Closing information/inclement weather hotline, 404-727-1234. Closings and delayed openings also will be posted to the main Emory web homepage, and across the University’s social media channels. Please discuss with your department how you will distribute closing information to your staff and faculty should a closing occur. For more information regarding emergency preparedness and response, please see the Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response (CEPAR) website:

Upcoming Meetings

Dec 18, 2:00 - 3:30 PM College Department Operations Meeting (lead staff)

Location: Atwood 360

Jan 16, 4:00 - 5:30 PM Department Chairs Meeting

Location: Ackerman Hall--3rd Floor of the Carlos Museum

Jan 25, 3:30 - 5:00 PM Chairs and Directors Orientation Session

Location: White Hall Room 200

Topic: Influence without Authority