Funding Opportunities


The MP3 Initiative's primary activity is to facilitate the submission, review, funding  and post award activities of collaborative seed grants and faculty startup packages. See the Open MP3 Funding Opportunities section for specific requirements. 

Open MP3 Funding Opportunities

2022 MP3 INITIATIVE SEED GRANTS (MP3 SG)

The goal of the MP3 Initiative is to facilitate and grow basic and applied infectious disease research across scales at Emory University, from molecules and pathogens within hosts to populations and pandemics. The main way in which the initiative will accomplish this is to provide sizable seed grants to interdisciplinary teams of researchers, to provide proof-of-concept and preliminary results for subsequent applications for research grants, program grants, center grants and training grants. An explicit requirement of funding through this program is therefore the subsequent submission of extramural grants. Importantly, to fully establish interdisciplinary research programs, seed grants are only awarded to teams of researchers from different schools at Emory University. Furthermore, partnerships with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Carter Center are strongly encouraged.

Due Dates

  • TBD

Project Eligibility

  • Proposals must specifically address cross-scale infectious disease dynamics; grants will not be awarded for research within one scale of biological organization.
  • Proposal must build on new collaborations or research directions.

Applicant Eligibility 

  • Consist of two faculty members from at least two different units (e.g. SOM and ECAS, SOM and RSPH, ECAS and CDC)

  • Hold a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.), Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Doctor of Science (D.Sc.) or equivalent degree.

  • Faculty teams must include at least one junior faculty member.

  • Be qualified to conduct and mentor a program of original research within their own laboratory

Funding:  Budget Maximums

  • $200k for teams of 2 faculty

  • $250k for teams of 3 plus faculty

  • $300k for teams of 4+ faculty

Funding:  Duration

  • Up to 2 years.

Requirements: The principal investigator(s) must:

  • Awardees will commit to submitting R01 or R01-like grant (for teams of 2 faculty) or program or center grant (for teams of 3 plus faculty)

  • Submit a progress report and respond to subsequent requests for updates on any outcomes.

  • Present the progress and results of the project as requested.

All applicants must apply through our online grant portal.  The grant portal will open in the Fall of 2021

For more information, please contact Todd Swink at tswink@emory.edu.   

2021 MP3 INITIATIVE FACULTY STARTUP PACKAGE SUPPLEMENT (MP3 FSUP)

The goal of the MP3 Initiative is to facilitate and grow basic and applied infectious disease research across scales at Emory University, from molecules and pathogens within hosts to populations and pandemics. One of the ways in which the initiative will accomplish this is to provide supplements to start up packages to new faculty whose research fits within the theme of infectious disease across scales research.  An explicit requirement of funding through this program is the subsequent submission of extramural grants.

Funding Eligibility

  • Funding is reserved for new faculty hires.

  • Potential new faculty hires must work within cross-scale infectious disease research; supplements will not be awarded for research within one scale of biological organization.

  • Faculty must hold a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.), Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Doctor of Science (D.Sc.) or equivalent degree.

  • Faculty must be qualified to conduct and mentor a program of original research within their own laboratory.

  • Hiring Department Chairs must submit a request for support to the MP3 Initiative that includes:

    • Statement of Request from Department Chair, including justification for the amount (up to $200k)

    • CV of the faculty member to be hired 

    • Evaluation by hiring committee

    • FSUP Request Form (contact tswink@emory.edu)

Budget Maximums

  • Up to $200k

Funding Expectations

  • Awardees will commit to submitting R01 or R01-like grant. 

  • Present and/or participate in the IDAS Symposium.

Due Dates 

This program is currently not accepting applications.  The program is scheduled to re-open during the 2021-2022 academic year.  RFA will be circulated once the program begins to accept applications.  To ensure immediate RFA notification, join the MP3 & IDASTP Listserv (link below).  

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