Grants and Programs


All full-time faculty* of Emory University are invited to submit one application in one of the six URC award categories.

An award cycle begins in late Spring of the current year, and ends 12 months later in the following year.  All research must begin and end during the 12-month award term.

Multiple URC application submissions are NOT permitted.  A faculty member may fill the position of PI, or co-PI, on one URC application per award cycle.  Faculty who receive a URC award are ineligible to submit another URC proposal for 3 award cycles following the award acceptance year, regardless of role.

* Fellows, Adjuncts, and part-time faculty are not eligible.

URC Awards

URC grants are awarded in six categories:

URC Standard Grant ($30,00 maximum award):
  • Arts: Performing/Visual
  • Biological & Health Sciences
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics & Natural Sciences
  • Social Sciences
URC Interdisciplinary Grants:
  • Interdisciplinary proposal with 1 applicant - $30,000 maximum award;
  • Interdisciplinary proposal with 2 or more applicants - $40,000*
* Interdisciplinary applications may occasionally exceed the $40,000 maximum 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.  An increase in the maximum award is solely at the discretion of the URC Director and Co-Directors.

URC-GACTSA Awards

Grants made in partnership with the Georgia Clinical and Translational Science Alliance (GA-CTSA) explore all aspects of clinical and translational biomedical research, including development of biostatistical methodology, bioethics, and assessment of new technologies.

View URC-GACTSA Award Policies and Guidelines.

URC-Halle Institute for Global Research

Awards made in partnership with The Halle Institute for Global Research and Learning must include a significant (if not complete) focus on work conducted outside of the United States

View URC-Halle Institute International Research Awards.