Georgia CTSA Pilot Grants RFP
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December 3, 2021


Georgia CTSA Pilot Grants RFP

Georgia CTSA's Pilot Grants program is soliciting proposals that either generate preliminary data and refine research strategies for subsequent extramural grant applications or develop the best approaches and methodologies to address complex translational and clinical research problems. LOI due January 14.

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Team Sciences Skill Series: Crash Course

The Spring 2022 Team Science Skill Series offers monthly interactive workshops. The first workshop, “Crash Course on Team Science,” is January 28 from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. via Zoom. This workshop aims to develop the skills necessary to build and maintain your research team by leveraging existing teams research. Register now for this 120-minute workshop that will cover the basics of team science and follow up by deeper dives in future workshops.

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Did You Know?

Georgia CTSA Regulatory Knowledge and Support Investigator Publishes Results of Pharmaceutical Study

Michael Bartlett, PhD, along with UGA College of Pharmacy colleagues, published important research titled, ‘ICH Q10 Pharmaceutical Quality System Guidance: Understanding Its Impact on Pharmaceutical Quality’. This study evaluated the impact of the International Council for Harmonization (ICH) Q10 Pharmaceutical Quality Systems (Q10) guidance on the Pharmaceutical Quality Systems (PQS) of pharmaceutical manufacturers. The results indicate that the release of ICH Q10 had a positive impact on the PQSs of pharmaceutical manufacturers.

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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).

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* Corporate Funding Opportunities – Due Dates Vary

Three new corporate funding opportunities are available: Saucony Run For Good Foundation , ALDI Smart Kids program , Noster | Science Microbiome Prize . Should you identify an opportunity of interest, please let us know by submitting the Funding Opportunity Interest form. Please note the Funding Opportunities link is for Emory faculty, researchers, and staff only and can only be accessed through a email address.

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* Social Science Research Council (SSRC): The Mercury Project Call for Proposals – Rolling Basis

The Mercury Project is a $10M research consortium investigating the impacts of health misinformation and evaluating interventions to prevent its spread in the United States, Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Evidence-based strategies to combat health mis- and disinformation and to increase the uptake of reliable health information are critical to an effective and equitable pandemic response.

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* Occupational Safety and Health Education and Research Centers (T42) – Emory Internal Due December 6

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), CDC, invites grant applications for Education and Research Centers that are focused on occupational safety and health training.

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* Winship Cancer Institute American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant Program – LOI Due December 10

The Winship ACS-IRG pilot grant program is currently soliciting innovative pilot projects in clinical, basic, or translational cancer-related research that offer significant potential for reducing the incidence, mortality, and morbidity of cancer and/or improving the quality of life. ACS initiatives also focus on the fields of cancer prevention and cancer control and eliminating cancer disparities.

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* Innovation Corps (I-Corps) at NIH Program for NIH and CDC Translational Research (Admin Supp Clinical Trial NOT Allowed) – Due December 15

The I-Corps at NIH program is focused on educating researchers and technologists on how to translate technologies from the lab into the marketplace. The program provides three-member project teams with access to instruction and mentoring to accelerate the translation of technologies currently being developed with NIH and CDC SBIR and STTR funding.

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Bridge Funding Program – Due December 15

This funding opportunity will assist investigators who have temporarily lost significant federal research funding, and to facilitate carefully planned changes in research direction, Emory SOM 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.

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* Center for Oncology Research and Education Seed Grants – LOI Due December 17

We are pleased to announce that the Georgia CORE Board of Directors has established a $100,000 seed grant for a cancer research project that involves two or more institutions or organizations in the state of Georgia comprised of a lead and a collaborative research entity(ies). For the FY23 grant cycle, the focus is on “Cancer Disparities in Health Care in Georgia.”

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* Promoting Partnerships Amongst Healthcare Providers for All Species – Due January 7

This award is focused on creating and promoting partnerships between COHA member institutions and allied health science practitioners to support optimal health for people, animals, and the shared environment. The award aims to leverage expertise across CTSA organizations to benefit human and animal health, emerging disease education, and outreach to underserved communities. Please contact Dr. Bradley Phillips or Dr. Benjamin Brainard at UGA for any help needed in identifying potential UGA vet med faculty collaborator(s).

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McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience McKnight Scholar – Due January 10

The McKnight Scholar Award program gives promising young investigators in the early stages of an independent research career the opportunity to develop their work on critical problems in brain science. Applicants for the McKnight Scholar Awards must demonstrate their ability to solve significant problems in neuroscience, which may include the translation of basic research to clinical practice.

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* HEAL Initiative: Developing Quantitative Imaging and Other Relevant Biomarkers of Myofascial Tissues for Clinical Pain Management (R61/R33, Clinical Trial Required) – LOI Due January 11

NIH intends to support the development of innovative quantitative imaging and other relevant biomarkers of myofascial tissues for pain management involving research participants using a two-phase grant funding mechanism. This effort is part of the NIH HEAL (Helping to End Addiction Long-term) Initiative to speed the development and implementation of scientific solutions to the national opioid public health crisis.

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Emory SOM Imagine, Innovate and Impact (I3) Wow! Research Awards – Due January 13

Emory SOM Awards are soliciting proposals to promote innovative research. In the current round, grants will be considered for proposals with the potential to make a transformational impact in either fundamental biomedical knowledge or translational impact are being solicited. If successful, the project will provide new ways of thinking about a problem.

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* Georgia CTSA Pilot Grants RFP – LOI Due January 14

Georgia CTSA’s Pilot Grants Program is soliciting proposals that either a.) generate preliminary data and refine research strategies for subsequent extramural grant applications OR b.) develop the best approaches and methodologies to address complex translational and clinical research problems.

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Emory URC Proposals – Due January 14

The University Research Committee (URC) announces the annual Call for Proposals for funding to be used during 2022-2023 in the following categories: URC Regular Award, URC Interdisciplinary Award and URC-Halle Institute Global Research Award. All regular, full-time Emory faculty, of all ranks, are welcome to apply. Postdocs, Fellows, Adjuncts, Research Track lines in some schools, and part-time faculty are not eligible.

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Emory SYNERGY II Nexus Award Call for Proposals – Due January 15

The intent of the funding program is to seed collaborative research across schools, leading to the growth of new synergistic research collaborations between faculty from the 3 WHSC schools (SOM, RSPH, Nursing) and faculty from ECAS, Candler, Law, Goizueta, or Oxford. The collaborative projects should equally enhance the scholarship of both co-leaders and lead to longer-term shared projects between faculty members that is sustainable through extramural support.

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Program for Retaining, Supporting, and EleVating Early-career Researchers at Emory (PeRSEVERE) – Due January 18

Emory SOM has been awarded the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation COVID-19 Fund to Retain Clinical Scientists. The Program for Retaining, Supporting, and EleVating Early-career Researchers at Emory (PeRSEVERE) is a one year supplemental research fund that will support the research productivity and retention of 10-13 early career faculty with family caregiving responsibilities or other issues caused by COVID-19.

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* Washington Center for Equitable Growth: Academic Research Grants – Due January 26

The Washington Center for Equitable Growth seeks to deepen our understanding of how inequality affects economic growth and stability. This request for proposals is organized around four main themes: (1) Macroeconomics and Inequality; (2) Human Capital & Well-Being; (3) Market Structure; (4) and The Labor Market.

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Klingenstein-Simons Fellowship Awards in Neuroscience – Due February 15

The Fellowship supports innovative research by early career investigators. The research should have relevance for understanding the mechanisms underlying any of a wide range of neurological and behavioral disorders, and it may lead to improvements in the diagnosis and treatment of these disorders.

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Georgia CTSA KL2-Mentored Clinical and Translational Research Scholars Program – Due February 1

The goal of the KL2 Scholars program is to support and enhance career development for junior faculty (MD, PhD, MD/PhD, PharmD) committed to a career in clinical and/or translational research. Georgia CTSA is committed to assisting junior faculty at partner institutions to become independent, established, and ethical clinical and/or translational research investigators. Two free KL2 grant writing workshops held in November were recorded and can be found on the KL2 webpage .

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Emory BIRCWH RFA – Due February 1

The ultimate goal of the BIRCWH program is to train junior faculty, through a mentored research and career development experience, to become independent investigators who use novel, interdisciplinary approaches to advance the science of women’s health and sex/gender research. Communicable disease research (HIV/AIDS, TB, malaria, influenza, HCV/HBV, bacterial and fungal diseases, antimicrobial resistance, etc.) is an area of focus for the Emory BIRCWH program. However, compelling applications outside these areas, but aligned with the BIRCWH research objectives, will also be considered.

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Georgia CTSA TL1 (T32-like) Training Grant Clinical and Translational Research Training – Predoc Due February 15, Postdoc Due March 15

The Georgia CTSA, the NIH-supported Clinical and Translational Science Award TL1 program)6 is focused on providing innovative didactic and mentored research training to individuals interested in careers that encompass clinical and/or translational research. The TL1 program provides an opportunity to complete the Master of Science in Clinical Research or the Certificate Program in Translational Research. The TL1 program supports predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees (medical and PhD students, resident and fellow physicians, PhD postdocs, and residents).

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Research Resources

Study Recruitment with Social Media

The Georgia CTSA Recruitment Center offers research investigators targeted Facebook advertising services. Social media ads allow researchers to segment populations by age, gender, location, and interests to optimize delivery of advertisements. These ads can drive traffic to study websites, surveys, or to increase public awareness. To learn more about adding this and other strategies to your recruitment efforts, please reach out to our team.

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Georgia CTSA Statistical Consulting for Georgia Tech – Mondays

The statistics research group directed by ISyE professor Yajun Mei, offers free online consulting for data-analysis questions in the domain of bio-related initiatives every Monday from 10:30am to 11:30am. Connect either in person in IBB#1317 at Georgia Tech or via BlueJeans video conferencing.

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Virtual Stat Tuesdays for UGA Faculty and Trainees

Dr. Kevin Dobbin, UGA co-Director for the Georgia CTSA Biostatistics, Epidemiology, & Research Design (BERD) Program, is offering a free internet-based statistical consulting clinic for UGA clinical and translational researchers (faculty, graduate students, post-docs) every Tuesday from 11am - noon. The virtual stat clinic is via Zoom video conferencing, and users must have UGA login credentials to access.

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Virtual Stat Fridays for Morehouse School of Medicine Faculty, Staff, and Students

R-CENTER Study Design, Biostatistics & Data Management Core directed by Dr. Robert Mayberry, MS, MPH, PhD offers free weekly statistical consulting clinic for faculty, staff, and students on Fridays from 10:00 AM – noon. Sign-In in MRC Annex, Bldg. F, S-14 Conference Room. Twenty minutes immediate assistance for basic statistics questions, without scheduling a formal consultation.

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Georgia CTSA Ethical Dilemma of the Week

Authorship: The Tyrannical Principal Investigator (PDF)
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Innovation & Translation

Bench2Market Talk: Intellectual Property Strategy – December 8

Join us via Zoom at 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM for a seminar on Intellectual Property (IP) strategy for academic entrepreneurs. Our speakers will cover topics including ownership of IP, what makes an invention patentable, how to evaluate prior art, and what it means to have freedom to operate in a technology area.


Georgia Tech BME Capstone Spring 2022 Call for Projects – Due December 10

What's the answer to your "I wish I had..." or, "What if we could...?" when it comes to your ideas for enhancing patient care through novel medical device? What if you could partner alongside and advise a Georgia Tech Biomedical Engineering (BME) team to investigate and design a patentable solution for that idea in just 16 weeks? BME Capstone is currently seeking project proposals for the Spring 2022 semester.

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Emory Startup Launch Accelerator (SLA) – Due December 23

The Roberto C. Goizueta Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, in partnership with the Hatchery, is calling for startup idea applicants for the spring 2022 SLA accelerator. The program helps early-stage founders through a defined process that will allow teams to rapidly take their ideas and test them with customers to discard, change and build a business model to move the startup forward.

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Biolocity Funding Opportunity – January 4 (Meet by December 17)

Biolocity is a multi-institutional program at Emory University and Georgia Tech that provides education, funding, and commercialization support to early-stage biomedical technologies. The purpose of this funding opportunity is to support the commercial success of biomedical innovations that solve an unmet clinical need and positively impact human health. If interested, please schedule a technology meeting with the Biolocity team before December 17 by completing our online meeting request form .

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Participants Needed for COVID-19 Vaccine and Treatment Studies

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


COVID Gap In Rural Communities Townhall – December 9

Georgia CEAL in partnership with the BLK+Cross will host The COVID Gap In Rural Communities Townhall on Thursday, December 9, from 6:00-7:30pm. The townhall will bring together leaders from the medical, health, farming and immigrant communities to discuss navigating critical issues and potential solutions to COVID-19 in rural settings. Panelists include Dr. Tabia Akintobi, GA CEAL PI; Dr. Gilberte “Gigi” Bastien, Associate Director, Office of Global Health Equity at MSM; Dr. Norberto Fas, Veterans Administration; Ms. Andrea Scarrow, Director, UGA Southwest District Extension, Ms. Kari Kviten, Area Manager for CORE Response- GA, Dr. Charles Stafford, Health Equity Advocate/Retired Physician, and Ms. America Gruner, President, Coalition of Latino Leaders. Dr. Veronica Womack, Executive Director of Georgia College & State University’s Rural Studies Institute, will serve as moderator.


Community Grant Writing Academy – Apply by January 14

Georgia CTSA’s Community Engagement (CE) program is soliciting applications to support community-based organizations seeking to learn how to develop grant proposals to fund research and other health initiatives to address community health priorities. The purpose of this CE Grant Writing Academy (CGWA) is to provide prospective participants with the knowledge, resources, and skills to write a competitive research or health initiative grant. Join our informational call on December 10th!
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Maternal Health ECHO 2022 – Third Wednesday, Beginning January 19

Georgia Maternal Health ECHO provides a virtual community learning platform for clinicians and community advocates to collaborate on the implementation of solutions to address maternal mortality and severe morbidity in our state. ECHO sessions are monthly, and typically, on the third Wednesday, from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

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CBPR Partnership Academy – Due January 24

Funded by NIH, the Community-based Participatory Research (CBPR) Partnership Academy is a multi-faceted training and mentoring program designed for new community-academic partnerships that are interested in exploring and engaging in a CBPR approach to eliminate health inequities in their communities. 12 two-person teams will be selected for the 2022-23 cohort, with all program expenses covered (including tuition and travel expenses for a one-week in-person course, if public health guidance allows).

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CIAG Seminar – TODAY

Join us via Zoom at 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM to learn more about “When Precision Medicine Meets the Real World at Scale" with Associate Professor Joel Dudley, PhD.


CF-AIR Seminar – TODAY

Join us in person or via Zoom at 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM to learn more about “Modulating Chronic Lung Diseases: Insights into Cystic Fibrosis and Sickle Cell Lung Disease" with Associate Professor Benjamin Kopp, MD.

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NCATS at 10: Improving Health for All Through Translational Science – December 7

To commemorate our 10-year anniversary and usher in the next decade of bold solutions, we’re hosting a virtual event from 12:30 PM to 5:00 PM to highlight how our innovative and team-science approach addresses unmet needs. Featured topics will spotlight the transformational power of data, novel approaches for de-risking a drug’s journey along the preclinical pathway, crosscutting solutions for many diseases, and high-impact innovations in clinical research.

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AiR Seminar – December 7

Join us via Zoom at 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM to learn more about “The Intersection of Process Improvement and Research in HSCT" with Pediatric Hematologist and Oncologist Fellow Taylor Hitch, MD, MPH.


HeRO Faculty Candidate Seminar – December 7

Join us in person or via Zoom at 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM to learn more about “The Effects of Estrogen on Cardiac Arrhythmic Propensity" with Dr. Ilanit Itzhaki, PhD.


Blue Sky Group: Addressing Threats to Lifelong Bone Health – December 1

Join researchers and clinicians via Zoom from 12:00 PM-1:30 PM as the Georgia CTSA hosts a Blue Sky Group on Addressing Threats to Lifelong Bone Health. This Blue Sky Group session will be led by Dr. Joseph Kindler, PhD, CTR, from the University of Georgia.


BIRCWH Leadership Webinar – December 9

Join us via Zoom at 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM to learn more about “Global Opportunities for Women’s Health Research” with Professor Kathryn Yount, PhD.


Pediatric Enrichment Series Mentoring Best Practices: What Mentors and Mentees Need to Know – December 9

Please join us at noon to hear about exciting new programming being developed by the Pediatric Mentoring Committee and for a facilitated panel discussion to learn from Pediatric mentor and mentee pairs about how they cultivate and navigate these relationships so important to successful career development.


MSM Technical Assistance Workshop for Georgia CTSA Pilot Grants – December 10

Join us via Zoom at 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM to learn more about “Submitting a Competitive Grant Proposal to the Georgia CTSA Pilot Grant Program” with Pilot Grants Director Jeff Sands, MD.

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CIAG Seminar – December 10

Join us in person or via Zoom at 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM to learn more about “Genetically Informed Precision-based Therapies in Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Autoimmunity" with Professor Hakon Hakonarson, MD, PhD.


COVID Force Seminar – December 10

Join us via Zoom at 11:00 AM to learn more about “RADx: Developing an Oasis in A Medical Desert Bringing COVID-19 Testing to Under Resourced Communities While Also Helping to Develop Point of Care Testing Strategies" with Assistant Professor Mark Griffiths, MD.


Blue Sky Group Cooperative Extension in Georgia – January 19

Join researchers and clinicians from across the Georgia CTSA for a session on Cooperative Extension in Georgia via Zoom at 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM. Share your experience, learn from others, enjoy opportunities for interdisciplinary networking and find potential collaborators!

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Team Science Skill Series: “Crash Course” on Team Science – January 28

Join us via Zoom at 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM! This 120-minute workshop will cover the basics of team science and will be followed up by deeper dives into specific topics in future 60-minute workshops. Graduate students, post-docs, and all levels of academic faculty are all welcome to attend this workshop.

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Southeast Regional Clinical & Translational Science Conference – March 3-4

Join us at Callaway Resort and Gardens as we bring together researchers from across the region to present the best new health-related preclinical, clinical, implementation, and population- based research and build collaborative relationships. Keynote Speaker for this year’s conference is Joni L. Rutter, PhD, acting director of the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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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 by noon on Thursday. To suggest subscribers or unsubscribe to the listserv please email .

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.

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