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URC Application Policies and Guidelines

Mid- to LATE- NOVEMBER, 2018.

Welcome!  The University Research Committee (URC) is glad that you have chosen to submit an application for the possible funding of your proposed research project.  Below you will find important submission requirements, guidelines, policy changes, and other information pertaining to this call.

Application Window for the 2019-2020 Award Year

The 2019-2020 application window will open
mid- to late- November, 2018 and close in early January, 2019.

Applications not submitted by the closing date
[insert date]
will not be accepted for review.

Applicants selected to receive URC funding will be announced and awarded
in mid- to late- April, 2019.




Only full-time Emory faculty* are eligible to apply for a URC grant.
* Post-docs and Adjuncts are not classified as full-time Emory faculty.

URC awards, available on a competitive basis, are short-term (12-month), non-renewable grants, capped at the amount specified in each category.  Fees and expenses, directly related to the project, must fall within the total dollar amount awarded, and must be spent within the 12-month award period.

IMPORTANT!  PLEASE READ:  Awarded applicants are ineligible to apply for another URC grant until the following criteria have been met:

1) three years (award cycles) must pass following an award before submitting another application,
2) the MANDATORY End-of-Award (EOA) report must be submitted to the URC Administrative Coordinator within 30-days following the end date of the URC grant.  Failure to submit the EOA Report within 30-days following the end date of the URC grant will deem the award recipient ineligible to apply for another URC grant until the EOA report is submitted and accepted by the URC. This policy applies even if three years have passed since the applicants previous award.

The budget is not a criterion for assessing the merits of an application; however, please ensure that all requested funds are appropriate for and aligned with the proposed research.

Policies pertaining to the research budget:
 - The URC grant budget is for a 12-month period beginning when funds are awarded,
 - No budgetary arrangements may be entered into that bind the University to a future expense or commitment,
If you are unsure of an expense, contact the URC Administrative Coordinator.

Interdisciplinary applications may occasionally exceed the $40,000 cap in cases of unusually interesting and promising projects.  Detailed justification to exceed the cap is required and must be submitted at the time of application.


Questions?  Please contact the
URC Research Administrative Coordinator