WHSC COVID-19 CENTER for URGENT RESEARCH ENGAGEMENT (COVID-19 CURE) and Awards Program
The Woodruff Health Sciences Center (WHSC) announces the launch of the WHSC COVID-19 CENTER for URGENT RESEARCH ENGAGEMENT (COVID-19 CURE) and Awards Program, made possible by generous philanthropic support from the O. Wayne Rollins Foundation and the William Randolph Hearst Foundation. The CURE Center was created to facilitate high-impact science and discovery towards improved COVID-19 treatment and prevention research. The goal is to invest in high-impact Emory projects (e.g., in diagnostics, immunology, therapeutics, vaccines, seroprevalence, cohort development, disparities, computational studies and other clinical research) and smaller exploratory projects that can change the clinical course (effectively treat/prevent serious disease) or prevent the transmission and spread of this infection.
The funds can be used to support new COVID-19 focused researchers, equipment/instrumentation, technical support, pilots and enhancing facilities for this work. Awards up from $10,000 to $250,000 will be made depending upon the scope of the project. In addition, COVID-19 CURE will act as a hub, facilitating and helping to prioritize Emory COVID-19 research activities.
This is an open standing announcement for proposals (e.g., grants, recruitments, infrastructure) that will be reviewed on a rolling basis until December 15, 2020. Please see the Request for Application (RFA) and program information.
Gary L. Teal
Vice President, Woodruff Health Sciences Center, Emory University