Grant Application Resources

We have many grant application resources to help you with your applications. Once you are ready to submit your application, check out the Getting Started page to view Intent to Submit forms.

Support is provided for pediatric researchers in the following areas, please contact Stacy Heilman, PhD with questions and for guidance:

  • Finding appropriate research funding opportunities
  • Identifying core resources
  • Finding mentors and collaborators
  • Designing and writing Specific Aims
  • General grant preparation guidance
  • Access to facilities and resources boilerplate material
  • Access to library materials from successfully funded grants

We provide materials useful to the grant application process including boilerplate descriptions of the robust research environments at Emory University, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Georgia Institute of Technology and examples of successfully funded grant proposals.

  • Facilities & Resources Boilerplate Materials
    • NEW: Emory Facilities & Resources Boilerplate Library - Create customized lists of boilerplate descriptions of many departments and centers at the university. 
    • ​Sections of the Emory Boilerplate Library that most often relate to pediatrics are available here in Word format. This includes descriptions of Emory University, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and partner research programs that collaborate with the Pediatric Research Alliance. Please check the footer to note the last date this document was updated (June 21, 2023). If you previously downloaded this document, you may need to clear your browser history to ensure you access the most recent version.
    • For additional descriptions and document updates, contact Julie Hawk, PhD. 
  • Examples from Funded Grants: Contact Stacy Heilman, PhD or Julie Hawk, PhD. to request access to our “K Library,” a collection of successfully funded NIH K proposals, and for other examples of standard sections from NIH grants such as Protection of Human Subjects, Resource & Data Sharing Plans and Multiple PI Plans.  Drs. Heilman or Hawk can provide strategic guidance on tailoring these and other standard sections of extramural grant applications to meet your individual research needs.
  • The NIAID Website provides a variety sample applications, summary statements and examples of key documents like sharing plans and more.


The new Georgia CTSA Grant Wise service offers the opportunity for one-on-one feedback from experienced senior faculty on grant writing.

Receive support with:

  • Developing a timeline
  • Reviewing Specific Aims
  • Writing/editing the text
  • Responding to reviewers

Submit a request at:

All Grant Types Welcome!

NOTE: Grant Wise service only available to faculty of institutions within the Georgia CTSA. (Emory University, Georgia Tech, Morehouse school of Medicine and University of Georgia)

Please go to this link to see our specific resources for career development.

The NIH offers several designations that support early career scientists with limited or no R01-equivalent past funding. Learn more here.