Evaluation Finds Value of K-Club for Research Career Development
Georgia CTSA
Weekly eRoundup
April 9, 2021



Evaluation Finds Value of K-Club for Research Career Development

The Georgia CTSA Evaluation & Continuous Improvement (ECI) program recently published an evaluation of the Emory and Children’s K-Club program, including an assessment of the career development needs of health science researchers from their own perspectives. Findings highlight the success and value of the K-Club program and provide guidelines for improving and expanding career development offerings.

Read More

Georgia CTSA Offers Grant Wise Consultation Service

Would you like an experienced grant writer to help provide guidance for your grant? The new Georgia CTSA Grant Wise service offers the opportunity for one-on-one feedback from experienced senior faculty on grant writing. Receive support with developing timeline, reviewing specific aims, writing/editing the text, & responding to reviewers. Grant Wise is available to faculty of institutions within the Georgia CTSA - Emory, Georgia Tech, MSM & UGA.

Submit a Request

Funding (* New Opportunities)

NIH Funding Opportunities Specific to COVID-19

This page contains a listing of active and expired funding opportunities specific to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Read More

NOSI: Administrative Supplement for Providing Technical and Business Assistance (TABA) Funding to SBIR/STTR Awardees (Admin Supp) – Due Dates May Vary

NIH announce the availability of Administrative Supplements to provide Technical and Business Assistance (TABA) Funding to Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) awardees. TABA Funding is part of a comprehensive NIH program intended to help small businesses identify and address their most pressing product development needs.

Read More

Searle Scholars Program – Internal Due April 15

The Searle Scholars Program makes grants to select universities and research centers to support the independent research of exceptional young faculty in the biomedical sciences and chemistry. This program supports the independent research of outstanding early-career scientists who have recently been appointed as assistant professors on a tenure-track appointment.

Read More

Emory SOM Bridge Funding Program – Due April 15

This funding opportunity will assist investigators who have temporarily lost significant federal research funding, and to facilitate carefully planned changes in research direction. Bridge funding is available to investigators based on merit, potential for renewal of external funding, and availability of SOM funds.

Read More

Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences Internal – Internal Due April 15

The Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences provides funding to young investigators of outstanding promise in science relevant to the advancement of human health. The program makes grants to selected academic institutions to support the independent research of outstanding individuals who are in their first few years of their appointment at the assistant professor level.

Read More

Emory SOM I3 Teams Research Awards – April 26

Proposals with a plan to cultivate an interdisciplinary team with an SOM PI and two or more additional departments from across Emory are solicited. 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.

Read More

* NIH Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) (R25 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed) – Internal Due April 26

The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH. The overarching goal of this R25 program is to support educational activities that complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation’s biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs.

Read More

Russell Sage Foundation and William T. Grant Foundation Educational Opportunity Monitoring Project – Due April 29

Russell Sage Foundation seeks research projects that aim to deepen our understanding of educational opportunity and success in the United States by analyzing data on academic achievement from the Stanford Education Data Archive constructed by Sean Studies that can plausibly identify the effects of policies, practices, and conditions on achievement and achievement inequality, or the effects of achievement and achievement gaps on other outcomes and forms of inequality, will be preferred over descriptive or correlational studies.

Read More

HEAL Initiative NOSI: Administrative Supplements to Support Strategies to Increase Participant Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement in Clinical Studies – Due April 30

This NOSI provides an opportunity for clinical trials and studies funded by the Helping to End Addiction Long-Term (HEAL) initiative to address challenges of recruitment, retention and engagement of populations suffering from pain and opioid use disorder. NIH will support supplements to current HEAL awards that would either 1) enhance their patient, community, and other stakeholder engagement efforts or 2) improve recruitment, retention and inclusion of participants from U.S. racial and ethnic minority populations; or 3) both, as appropriate for a particular study.

Read More

High-End Instrumentation (HEI) Grant Program (S10 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) – Due May 1

This program encourages applications from groups of NIH-supported investigators to purchase or upgrade a single item of expensive, specialized, commercially available instruments or integrated systems.

Read More

Notice of NIH Participation in the National Robotics Initiative (NRI) – Due May 3

The purpose of this notice is to announce NIH’s collaboration on a multi-agency funding opportunity, whose goal is to support research that promotes integration of robots to the benefit of humans. Collaboration among academic, industry, government, non-profit, and other organizations is encouraged to establish better linkages between fundamental science and engineering and technology development and use, through partnerships among researchers, applications developers, users, and industry.

Read More

Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI): Human Cognitive and Behavioral Science – Due May 3

The Human Cognitive and Behavioral Science RFA prioritizes research that produces foundational knowledge about the neurobehavioral differences associated with autism spectrum disorders, which will directly inform the development or refinement of tools needed for translational efforts, such as biomarkers and outcome measures.

Read More

Human Immunology Project Consortium (U19 Clinical Trial Optional) – LOI Due May 4

This FOA for the Human Immunology Project Consortium (HIPC) solicits applications from single institutions, or consortia of institutions, to participate in a network of human immunology profiling research groups in the area of infectious diseases, including HIV. The purpose is to characterize human immune responses/mechanisms elicited by vaccinations, vaccine adjuvants or natural infections by capitalizing on recent advances in immune profiling technologies.

Read More

Human Immunology Project Consortium Coordinating Center (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) – LOI Due May 4

The goal of this FOA is to support a Coordinating Center for the Human Immunology Project Consortium program. The HIPC program, supported through a separate FOA, will consist of 5-8 multi-project cooperative agreement (U19) awardees that will measure the diversity and commonalities of human immune responses under a variety of conditions and longitudinally using high-throughput systems immunology approaches coupled with detailed clinical phenotyping in well-characterized human cohorts.

Read More

Russell Sage Foundation Research Grants Core Programs and Special Initiatives - Due May 4

The Russell Sage Foundation is especially interested in research at the intersection of behavioral economics and behavioral sciences and its other programs—Future of Work; Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration; Social, Political and Economic Inequality. Priority will be given to field experiments, as opposed to lab experiments.

Read More

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation RFP: Clinical Quality Measures to Improve Diagnosis – Due May 10

The foundation solicits novel ideas and approaches for developing new clinical quality measures to improve diagnosis, specifically targeting three major categories of disease: acute vascular events (such as stroke and myocardial infarction), infections (such as sepsis and pneumonia) and cancer (such as lung and colorectal).

Read More

Gerber Foundation Research Grants and Novice Grants – Due May 15

Priority is given to projects that improve the nutrition, care, and development of infants and young children from the first year before birth to three years of age. The Foundation funds in three broad program areas: pediatric nutrition, pediatric health, and environmental hazards and is looking for projects that will result in new information, treatments, or tools that will result in a change in practice.

Read More

PCORI Building Capacity for PCOR/CER for Topics Related to COVID-19 – Due May 24

This special funding opportunity will support projects that enable organizations and communities to build their capacity and skills to participate across all phases of the PCOR/CER process on topics that address health outcomes related to COVID-19. Projects will also provide an understanding of the impact of stakeholder engagement strategies within different settings and stakeholder groups focused on this special area of interest.

Read More

PCORI Building Capacity for PCOR/CER in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities – Due May 24

This special funding opportunity will support projects that enable organizations and communities to build their capacity and skills to participate across all phases of the PCOR/CER process on topics that address health outcomes related to intellectual and developmental disabilities. Projects will also provide an understanding of the impact of stakeholder engagement strategies within different settings and stakeholder groups focused on this special area of interest.

Read More

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Ancestry Networks for the Human Cell Atlas – Due May 25

This funding opportunity supports the continued growth of the HCA, with the aim of filling potential gaps in the first draft of the healthy reference atlas around ancestral groups that have been historically understudied in the biomedical sciences. This RFA seeks to attract a new set of grantees primed to answer questions related to commonalities and potential differences in ancestry at the cellular level, as well as grantees with experience in community engagement and building diverse cohorts, and/or access to ancestrally diverse donors and tissue.

Read More

* Intramural - Extramural Collaboration for Drug Screening with Biofabricated 3-D Disease Tissue Models (UH2/UH3 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) – LOI Due May 28

The purpose of this FOA is to promote partnerships between intramural investigators at the NCATS 3-D Bioprinting Laboratory and extramural researchers to jointly develop and demonstrate the use of 3-D biofabricated tissues for disease modeling and drug screening.

Read More

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Systems for Action Systems and Services Research to Build a Culture of Health – Due June 9

Systems for Action is a signature research program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) that builds a Culture of Health by rigorously testing new ways of connecting the nation’s fragmented medical, social, and public health systems. RWJF will fund up to 4 awards of up to $500,000 each.

Read More

Regenerative Engineering and Medicine Center Call for Therapeutic Delivery Innovation Initiative Collaborative Grant Program – Due June 25

This funding mechanism is intended to stimulate new, collaborative research in therapeutic delivery among Georgia Tech, Emory University, and UGA investigators. The collaborative grant team must have a minimum of two investigators and must have an equal partnership of faculty from two of the participating institutions with budgets split between the universities as equally as possible.

Read More

Pfizer Centers for Therapeutic Innovation – Due June 28

Pfizer’s CTI partnering model focuses on accessing cutting-edge science and innovative discoveries aligned with Pfizer’s current core research areas of Oncology, Inflammation & Immunology, Rare Diseases, and Internal Medicine. Please reach out to Kevin Lei for any questions and to apply.

Read More

* Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Rachleff Innovation Award – Due July 1

This award funds extraordinary early career researchers who have an innovative new idea but lack sufficient preliminary data to obtain traditional funding. It is not designed to fund incremental advances. The research supported by the award must be novel, exceptionally creative and, if successful, have the strong potential for high impact in the cancer field.

Read More

* Nutrition Obesity Research Centers (P30 Clinical Trial Optional) – Internal Due August 2

This FOA invites applications from institutions/organizations that propose to establish core centers that are part of an integrated and existing program of nutrition and/or obesity research. The Nutrition Obesity Research Centers program is designed to support and enhance the national research effort in nutrition and obesity.

Read More


Master of Science in Clinical Research (MSCR) – Due April 15

The Emory Master of Science in Clinical Research (MSCR) degree program, in the Emory Laney Graduate School at Emory University, provides innovative didactic and mentored research training to those interested in pursuing a career in clinical and/or translational research. The MSCR degree is designed for predoctoral (medical students, PhD students or PharmD students), postdoctoral trainees (resident and fellow physicians or PhD postdocs), and junior faculty (physicians, PhD-level scientists). The MSCR application deadline is for applicants not applying to the Georgia CTSA TL1 or KL2 programs (e.g., predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees supported by NIH T32 training grants or other mechanisms; junior faculty not applying to the KL2 program). For more information, please contact Cheryl Sroka .

Read More

Certificate Program in Translational Research (CPTR) – Due April 30

The Certificate Program in Translational Research (CPTR) is a formal 16-credit Emory Laney Graduate School program for trainees who seek to conduct research at the interface between basic and translational science and clinical medicine. Despite the explosive growth in biomedical knowledge, it has been increasingly difficult to translate this knowledge and discovery into applications for the treatment of disease and to benefit human health by addressing gaps between biology and medicine and promoting multidisciplinary team science. The CPTR enhances and transforms translational research training for predoctoral PhD students, postdoctoral fellows (PhD or MD) and junior faculty at Emory, MSM, Georgia Tech, and UGA.

Read More

Free Online Trainings for Clinical Research Professionals

Georgia CTSA and the University of Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute (SC CTSI) have created a new Online Course Catalog with free course and program offerings available to clinical research professionals. Participants earn a certificate or badge with contact hours (continuing education – CE) from an accredited provider upon completion of a course or a program (series of courses). Contact hours can be used to meet requirements for CRP certification renewal. The newest program, “Diversity in Clinical Trials in the Time of COVID-19”, is now available online. Select a course/program that interests you and click on the blue “Enroll” button.

View Course Catalog

Research Resources

N3C - COVID-19 Analytics Platform

Researchers studying COVID-19 are able to access an innovative analytics platform that contains clinical data from the electronic health records of people who were tested for the novel coronavirus or who have had related symptoms. Part of the NCATS National COVID Cohort Collaborative (N3C) Data Enclave, the centralized and secure data platform features powerful analytics capabilities for online discovery, visualization and collaboration.

Read More

Georgia CTSA Ethical Dilemma of the Week

Genetics Research: Should Incidental Findings be Returned? (PDF)

Read Dilemmas

Innovation & Translation

Bench2Market Talks: Licensing Strategies – April 14

Trying to determine how to maximize your technology value while minimizing time to market? Learn the pros and cons of different licensing options and better understand complex go-to-market strategies for your technology. This event is the eight session in the Bench2Market talks series which was created to provide commercialization guidance to the university research community. For more details on the series, view the full schedule .

Sign Up Now


Participants Needed for COVID-19 Vaccine and Therapeutic Trials

Adults 18 and older, from all races and ethnicities, are needed to participate in COVID-19 trials. Please spread the word to help recruit minorities, especially for vaccine trials.



Principles of Global Clinical Research for Medical Devices – TODAY

The USC International Center for Regulatory Science in partnership with the Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute and the Greater Los Angeles CTSA Consortium is looking forward to welcoming you to the Spring 2021 Regulatory Science Virtual Symposium via Zoom from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM PST. We are excited to host a full-day seminar on regulatory harmonization of clinical research for medical devices!


K-Club Grant Writing 101: The Nuts and Bolts – April 12

Join K- Club via Zoom from 12:00 PM-1:00 PM to learn more about “Grant Writing 101: The Nuts and Bolts” with Professor Anne M. Fitzpatrick, PhD, RN, MSCR, CPRN.

Read More

Laboratory of Biochemical Pharmacology Seminar – April 13

Join us via Zoom from 12:00 PM-1:00 PM to learn more about “Modeling Chronic Hepatitis B Infections in Hepatocyte Systems” with Research Associate Lefteris Michailidis, PhD.

Read More

Prevention of Mother to Child HIV Transmission From Epidemic to Elimination – April 14

Join Senior HIV Technical Advisor Lynne M. Mofenson, MD via Zoom at 8:00 AM to learn more. Presentation is part of the Jay E. Berkelhamer, M.D., Pediatric Research Grand Rounds.

Read More

HIV & Aging: Mitochondria to the Metropolis - Population Determinants of Health – April 14 -16

This multidisciplinary conference will provide a venue for all attendees to build scientific partnership and contribute useful knowledge to the quality of care and life of persons aging with HIV.

Read More

Blue Sky Group: Post-acute Sequelae of SARS-CoV2 – April 22

Join researchers and clinicians from across the Georgia CTSA via Zoom from 4:00 – 5:30 PM. Blue Sky Groups are unstructured meetings that provide a unique opportunity for attendees to drive the agenda and catalyze future collaborations and research opportunities. Discussion topics may include, but are not limited to: burning issues, funding opportunities and cross-institutional collaborative research opportunities.


BridgeResearch: A Virtual Informational Event – April 27

Harvard Catalyst, Harvard University’s Clinical and Translational Science Center, invites you to this virtual event from 12:15-1:15 PM ET via Zoom. Join four panelists with backgrounds in nursing, engineering, public health, business, and other scientific roles to hear their perspectives on implementing c/t research into their work.

Read More

7th Annual Health Services Research Day – May 5

Health Services Research Day is going virtual! Join us for this symposium and networking opportunity where researchers across Georgia will learn about ongoing quality, effectiveness, and value-based research activities.

Read More

Regenerative Engineering and Medicine Center's (REM) Annual Retreat – May 10

Join us from 10:30 – 12:30 via Zoom for the annual retreat hosted by UGA, Georgia Tech, and Emory with keynote from Dr. Ted Ross, “Universal Vaccines for Flu and COVID-19.” Advances in the delivery of molecular and biological therapeutics that will enhance the body’s ability to heal itself will be discussed, along with opportunities to meet with PIs who will apply to the “Therapeutic Delivery Innovation Initiative” collaborative grant RFA on this topic. Register now to collaborate with PIs via SLACK one month prior to the event.

Read More

Emory DOM Health Equity Day – May 11

Emory Department of Medicine's inaugural Health Equity Day via Zoom from 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM includes poster presentations on clinical quality, research, education, professional development, advocacy, and outreach; a case competition; storytelling pre-event; and keynote address from Lisa Cooper, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University and Director of the institution’s Center for Health Equity.


Blue Sky Group: COVID -19 Vaccine Hesitancy – May 12

Join researchers and clinicians from across the Georgia CTSA via Zoom from 4:30 – 6:00 PM. Blue Sky Groups are unstructured meetings that provide a unique opportunity for attendees to drive the agenda and catalyze future collaborations and research opportunities. Share your experience, learn from others, enjoy opportunities for interdisciplinary networking and find potential collaborators!


Southeastern Pediatric Research Conference – June 11

Please join us for the 10th anniversary of our annual event to highlight the scope of pediatric research being conducted across the southeast and specifically at Emory, Children’s, Georgia Tech, and MSM. Get ready for an exciting day of presentations, poster sessions, networking and knowledge-sharing, plus a special 10th anniversary reception! Learn more and register .

Read More

For more information on Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Alliance (Georgia CTSA), please visit the Georgia CTSA website . Do you have news, seminars, or events of interest to clinical and translational researchers? Send them to GeorgiaCTSA@emory.edu by noon on Thursday. To suggest subscribers or unsubscribe to the listserv please email GeorgiaCTSA@emory.edu .

Please include the following citation in any publications resulting from direct or indirect Georgia CTSA support, "Supported by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number UL1TR002378. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health." KL2 Scholars should also list KL2TR002381 and TL1 Trainees should also list TL1TR002382.

Emory University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Morehouse School of Medicine
University of Georgia