Resources and Funding

Research Resources and Funding

CCIV members gain access to a number of research resources and funding opportunitities. Below, we've highlighted a few key resources. 

Research Cores

To support CCIV investigators as well as other investigators throughout the research centers several resource cores have been established:

Research Center Director Opportunity Fund

What is it? The Research Center Director Opportunity Fund is intended to provide modest support for a discrete opportunity that would otherwise be missed without this additional funding. It is intended to provide resources to investigators to remove barriers to research success.

Eligible requests include:

  • Supply costs to generate preliminary data to support the submission of a new or revised NIH grant or for experiments requested by reviewers of a submitted manuscript
  • Core services related to #1 or #2 above
  • Publication fees for pilot grant funded projects
  • Travel for study/research purposes
  • Other types of requests may be considered on a case-by-case basis

Ineligible requests include:

  • Salary/fringe costs to pay for effort
  • Travel to conferences

​Who is eligible? All faculty with membershp in CCIV. 

How do I apply? Submit your written request to the Pediatric Research Alliance Sr. Business Manager, Shantisa Fulgham for review prior to submitting a request to CCIV Center Director, Ann Chahroudi, MD, PhD. The request should be no more than one page and include the following:

  • Description of request
  • Need justification (including a statement of why funds are not available from other sources)
  • Proposed budget
  • Attach an "other support" page to the request detailing any funds already received

When are funds awarded? Requests will be reviewed by the CCIV Center Director as received and decisions are anticipated to be made within a week or so.

Research Center Pilots

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, with partners at Emory University, Georgia Tech, and Morehouse School of Medicine, offers an annual research pilot program aligned with the themes and aims of the pediatric research centers. These pilot award funds are designed to stimulate new research projects, build new collaborations, and increase extramural funding for pediatric research.

Below, you can find basic infomation about the Pediatric Research Alliance Pilot grants. For more detailed information please see the current RFA

PURPOSE: To stimulate new research projects, build new collaborations, and increase extramural funding for pediatric research. Proposals should be aimed towards generating preliminary data for subsequent extramural grant applications. 

TYPES & AMOUNTS: Two types of awards are available:

  • Type 1: Center Award - up to $50,000 per award
  • Type 2: Junior Faculty Focused (JFF) Award - up to $50,000 per award

PROJECT PERIOD: October 1 - September 30

THEMES: Please see the current RFA for center-specific eligibility requirements and themes. All proposals must relate to child health.