Pilot Grant Programs

Several pilot grant programs are available to promote child health-related research. Please see below for more details.

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.

Click here to view the current RFA.

Request for Waiver of Extramural Funding Application Requirement

The Center for Pediatric Cellular Therapies (CPCT) offers Late Stage Preclinical/IND Enabling Research and Clinical Trial Launch Grant awards.

Click here to view the current RFA.

The Global Health Office of Pediatrics (GHOPE) accepts proposals from Emory or Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta faculty members to conduct trainee-engaged pilot research, quality improvement initiatives, or programmatic work in global child health that supports sustainable global child health partnerships.

Applications are not currently being accepted. Click here to view the most recent RFA. 

For over 10 years the Georgia CTSA Pilot Grants program has distributed grant funding to support one to two year pilot projects that advance and transform laboratory, clinic, and community observations into interventions that improve public and individual health. Click here for more information.

The Emory University Department of Pediatrics is pleased to announce the availability of research awards for MD and MD/PhD fellows and residents. Please click here for more information.

The Imlay Innovation Fund is intended solely to support collaborative activities and pediatric innovation and discovery efforts between Georgia Tech and Children’s, focusing on practical steps that will lead to clinical impact as well as potential commercial opportunities. 

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2017 Awardees

2018 Awardees

2019 Awardees

2021 Awardees

Emory University Research Committee (URC) Funding

The Emory URC is a standing committee of the Faculty Council responsible for awarding small research grants (~$30K) to the faculty of Emory University. The program is intended to support research and creative projects of faculty in fields for which there is little or no external funding or to explore new areas of research that are likely to attract outside support.

Applications are solicited regularly from all regular, full-time faculty members of Emory University. Applications are typically due in mid-late January each year. Click here for more information.

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