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Mission Statement

The University Research Committee (URC), a standing committee of the Faculty Council, promotes rigorous and innovative scholarship in all academic disciplines to benefit the Emory community and beyond.

The peer review and competitive funding of research proposals by full-time faculty across the university are central to the URC's mission.

The URC supports:

  1. early career faculty in their path toward research independence
  2. more advanced faculty who wish to engage novel questions that enhance their expertise, and
  3. teams of faculty who seek to transcend the boundaries of their respective disciplines to undertake transformative research.

By supporting promising faculty research, the University Research Committee at Emory University seeks to contribute to the cultivation of intellectual resources for a better future.