Funding Opportunities


The MP3 Initiative is excited to announce the 2019 MP3 Seed Grant and COVID-19 Awardees. 

2019 MP3 Seed Grant Awardees

2020 MP3 COVID-19 Seed Grant Awardees

MP3 Funding Opportunities

The MP3 Initiative supports research in the infectious disease across scales research through the MP3 Seed Grant Program (MP3 SG) and the Faculty Startup Package Program (FSUP).

2020 MP3 Initiative Seed Grants

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.

Project Eligibility

  • Proposals must specifically address cross-scale infectious disease dynamics; grants will not be awarded for research within one scale of biological organization.

  • Proposals must build on new collaborations or research directions.

Application 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.

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)  

Funds are approved for up to 2 years.  

Due Dates 

  • Letter of Intent – February 28, 2020

  • Full Application – April 15, 2020

  • Award Notification – June 1, 2020

  • Funding Begins – September 1,2020

 
*All applicants must apply through our new online portal. 


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

Please contact Todd Swink at tswink@emory.edu for more information.

2020 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

Funding

BUDGET MAXIMUMS

  • Up to $200k

 Awardees will commit to submitting R01 or R01-like grant

Due Dates 

This program is on a rolling deadline throughout the year. 

Please contact Todd Swink at tswink@emory.edu to apply or for more information. 

MP3 COVID-19 1ST CYCLE AWARDEES

Due Dates

  • Letter of Intent Due – March 16, 2020

  • Full Application Due – March 31, 2020

  • Award Notification – April 15, 2020

  • Funding Begins – May 1, 2020

LOI Portal

The MP3 Initiative proudly announces the SECOND special grant cycle to specifically support the efforts for across scales research focusing on COVID-19. 

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

  • Letter of Intent Due – June 5, 2020

  • Full Application Due – July 27, 2020

  • Award Notification – August 14, 2020

  • Funding Begins – September 1, 2020

Project Eligibility

  • Proposals must specifically address cross-scale infectious disease dynamics; grants will not be awarded for research within one scale of biological organization.

  • Proposals must build on new collaborations or research directions.

  • Proposal must focus on COVID-19.

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

  • Applicants not funded in the first cycle are eligible to reapply for the second cycle.

Funding:  Budget Maximums

  • $100k for teams of 2 faculty

  • $150k for teams of 3+ plus faculty

Funding:  Duration

  • Up to 1 year.

 Requirements: The principal investigator(s) must:

  • External funding will be sought following the end of the grant.

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

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

For LOI template and further instructions, please contact Todd Swink at tswink@emory.edu.