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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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2021-2022 Call for URC Proposals


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 
  • URC-Halle Institute Global Research Award (specific criteria apply) 
URC Call for Proposals PDF

2022-2023 URC Grant Applications Accepted


October 1, 2021 through January 14, 2022 at 11:59 PM

URC Online Grant Application Portal

Application and Award Forms

Certification Form

This form is required for all URC applicants. Each applicant and co-applicant (the latter for some Interdisciplinary submissions) must submit individual certification forms signed by the respective department chair or unit leader.

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Course Release Form

If your budget includes a request for URC funds to support course release, your application must include a formal, school-generated document signed by the applicant’s relevant Dean signifying both approval of release from the specific teaching responsibilities described in the application and of the amount of funding requested. Applications including a request for course release funds that lack supporting documentation with a Dean’s (and where relevant the Chair/unit leader’s) formal approval will not be considered.

Award Information

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

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