Bringing In The Research Dollars! (BiRD)

WHSC Synergy Award

Deadline: June 30, 2018

Amount: $100,000 for one year


The Woodruff Health Sciences Center (WHSC) announces the next cycle of the WHSC Synergy Awards to support new collaborative projects between the schools, centers, and faculty of the WHSC. The Synergy awards support the WHSC Strategic Plan by bringing researchers together across organizational boundaries in order to catalyze innovation and discovery. This announcement seeks proposals for novel research projects led by faculty of the Woodruff Health Sciences Center schools and centers. These awards are meant to spark new, synergistic interactions between investigators and potentiate scientific achievements of the highest quality and impact and that are in alignment with the Strategic Plan. Applications are solicited from faculty of all disciplines at the schools of medicine, nursing, public health, Yerkes Primate Center, the Winship Cancer Institute and other units, from basic to clinical, and from all levels of academic rank. 


  • Proposals must include faculty members (primary appointment) from at least two schools (SOM, SON or SPH) as co-principal investigators
  • Awards are not intended to support already established projects or minimal extensions of ongoing research programs 
  • Collaborators who have worked and published together in the past are not excluded, but the project itself must be new, highly innovative, and as yet unfunded and unpublished
  • A principal investigator may only participate in one Synergy Award application
  • Applications components as described at the link must be submitted electronically to

Request for Applications Document

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