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Internal Grants

Program to Enhance Research and Scholarship

Program to Enhance Research and Scholarship grants are run through the Office of Research Funding and Support (ORFS) of Emory College of Arts and Sciences. They can support proposals from regular Emory faculty for modest seed funding for new research, research travel, other research-related activities, and matches for equipment grants. A limited amount of funding is also available to presenters at international and national research conferences, especially in those areas where such funding is not available through external grants. 

Applications for FY 2025 will open in Fall 2024.

Tarbutton Interdisciplinary Science Fellowships

The Fellowships support outstanding postdoctoral scientists in fields such as physics, biology, chemistry, mathematics, and computer science. Preference will be given to candidates who build on multiple disciplines in their research. Each Fellowship will be for up to three years. Each Fellow will choose one or more faculty mentors from the College of Arts and Sciences (ECAS), who will be committed to the Fellow's professional growth in all aspects of academic training, including research and pedagogy. The Fellowship will provide 50% stipend support supplemented with an independent research fund, with the rest of the stipend and research funding provided by the faculty mentor(s). Fellows will have access to Emory’s world-class scientific research infrastructure, including the resources provided by ECAS, the School of Medicine and Rollins School of Public Health, the Centers for Disease Control and the National Primate Research Center (both located on Emory campus), and the nearby Georgia Institute of Technology and Georgia State University.

Applicants must have a PhD by their intended start date, which must be no later than January 2025. Preference will be given to early-career applicants who will have received their PhD less than one year prior to their start date. Successful applicants will have demonstrated creativity and scientific depth in a relevant field, and a compelling case that Emory is the right place for the next step in their training. Applicants are encouraged to reach out to potential mentors among ECAS science faculty before submitting their application. Applications should be sent to and comprise a CV, contact information for three references, and a brief statement of research experience and interests, including proposed faculty mentor(s). The statement should also describe any notable actions the applicant may have taken or plans to take to contribute to diversity and inclusion. Review of applications will start on Nov 1st 2023 and will continue until the positions are filled.

University Research Committee Grants

University Research Committee Grants support the research of faculty across the university with an application deadline in early January. Full-time Emory Faculty are eligible to apply, and successful applicants are eligible to apply again in three years, provided that they submitted their end of award report to the URC coordinator.

Bridge Funding

Bridge Funding is available to those investigators who have a history of external funding and who have recently had a primary source of funding declined by a granting agency. Bridge funding is made only after funds available in the investigator’s non-sponsored research account are below $5,000 (NSPs [previously known as #2 accounts] will be monitored). If you qualify, you may apply at any point in the academic year, by submitting the following materials to Anita Corbett, Senior Associate Dean for Research.

  1. Requested amount (up to $25,000) with a budget and budget justification.
  2. Current CV.
  3. Reviews and scores from a current proposal that has not been funded.
  4. Plans for submission of a revised application of the current proposal or a new funding application.

Special Needs

In extraordinary circumstances, modest research support needs for regular Emory faculty can be met by ORFS. Contact Anita Corbett, Senior Associate Dean for Research for additional information.