The University Research Committee (URC), oversees a competitive, annual research grant program to support research and creative projects in fields with limited external funding, or to explore new areas of research that are likely to attract future external support. Eligible applicants are regular, continuing full-time faculty of Emory University. URC grants are open to eligible applicants from all Emory schools and disciplines. URC eligibility follows criteria for “full-time faculty” as defined within each school.

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University Research Committee accepting funding proposals for 2024-2025

Applications are accepted Oct. 3, 2023, through 11:59 p.m. Jan. 17, 2024.

With support from the Office of the Provost, the Office of the Senior Vice President for Research (SVPR), and in collaboration with the Halle Institute for Global Research, the University Research Committee (URC) announces its annual Request for Proposals (RFP).

The URC promotes rigorous and innovative scholarship in all academic disciplines to benefit the Emory community and beyond. The URC supports: 

  • Early career faculty on their path toward research independence 
  • More advanced faculty who wish to engage novel questions that enhance their expertise 
  • Teams of faculty who seek to transcend the boundaries of their respective disciplines and undertake transformative research 

Proposals will be accepted for the following six (6) categories of research and scholarly activity:

  • Arts: Visual and Performing
  • Biological and Health Sciences 
  • Humanities
  • Interdisciplinary 
  • Mathematics and Natural Sciences
  • Social Sciences

Interested proposers can find full program details within the program's REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP)

Proposals for each funding category must be submitted within Emory's InfoReady grant application proposal system. Direct links to each funding category’s submission portal are provided within the full RFP.

Submitting URC End of Award Report and Grant Impact Survey Report

Award Information

Learn more about eligibility and how to apply for the URC grant opportunities offered to full-time faculty

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