Request for Proposals: SVPR Global Research Pilot Grant

Message from Dr. Deborah Bruner, Senior Vice President for Research at Emory University 

Dear Faculty:

The Office of the Senior Vice President for Research is offering a unique 2-phase global research funding opportunity. One in ten Georgia residents is an immigrant, while nearly 8 percent of residents are native-born U.S. citizens who have at least one immigrant parent. Further, Brazil, China, Ethiopia, India, and South Korea are designated by Emory University as priority countries in which to develop and implement country-based research initiatives for strategic engagement.  We have a unique opportunity to leverage the work of several hundred faculty that are collaborating and working in these 5 countries through bidirectional research.  For example, Atlanta has the second largest Ethiopian population (>10,000) in the United States, second only to Washington DC, and roughly 15,000 immigrants from Brazil and nearly 100,000 immigrants from India. While many universities have global partners, rarely if ever do they have a focused bidirectional research program that seeks to improve the lives of those living in low to middle income countries, as well as those who have immigrated to the catchment areas of the University. 

Emory is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future. This application is guided by the One Emory Engaged for Impact Strategic Framework and the two pillars that support the framework: Innovation through Scholarship and Creative Expression – harnessing imagination and discovery to address 21st-century challenges; and Atlanta as a Gateway to the World – unleashing Emory and Atlanta’s shared future to mobilize change for the world.

This document presents a call for proposals that will leverage populations from Emory’s priority countries to address the health needs and disparities in outcomes of populations (first, second or third generation) who have immigrated to Emory’s catchments in and around Atlanta or the State of Georgia. The purpose of this opportunity is to support research that assesses any aspect of immigrant mental or physical health care needs that would help inform interventions to improve health and well-being of populations from any of Emory’s priority countries at risk for poor outcomes and who are in the Emory University, Atlanta catchments (which includes the state of Georgia).

Please review the RFA for additional details on the program. A copy of the RFA can be found here.

Thank you,


Deborah Watkins Bruner, RN, PhD, FAAN
Senior Vice President for Research, Emory University
Robert W. Woodruff Professor of Nursing
Professor of Radiation Oncology
1599 Clifton Road,
Atlanta GA 30322-4201

NRG Oncology National Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP)  PI

Administrative Assistant to Dr. Bruner
Katherine Upshaw, M. Ed.
Phone:  404.727.0551

For NRG NCORP inquires contact:
Regulatory Manager and NCORP Administrator for NRG Oncology
Erica Field, MPH, CCRP

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