Collaborative Research Grants with Emory University

Project Funding

Funding for joint research projects with faculty from Emory University (matching funds from both universities for a total of up to approx. €25,000 per project).

Submission Deadline

Proposals for projects with a starting date of January 01, 2023 need to be submitted by September 30, 2022.

Funding Conditions

Collaborative Research Grants foster international research broadly. Applicants from all schools and disciplines are encouraged to submit funding applications for innovative and sustainable projects built around research linking faculty at the University of Bonn and Emory University.

The expectation is that these initial projects will lead to or continue long-term research collaborations, institutional and research relations, and when applicable, generate publications, exhibitions, and/ or external funding.

Applicant teams should consider how they can take meaningful steps in their collaborations to adhere to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) policies and foster an environment that values, supports and respects a diverse range of views, knowledge and experiences. Applicants should consider DEI as it applies to e.g., gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, (dis)ability, and career stages.

  • Expenses for University of Bonn or Emory University research staff to travel to the partner university (for Bonn staff: transportation, accommodation, and per diem rates in accordance with the Travel Expenses Act of the State of NRW)
  • For justified exceptions (e.g. for the initiation of teaching collaborations), funding for travel expenses for Bonn or Emory students to the partner university (based on applicants’ calculations)
  • Material expenses and student assistants needed to conduct research activities and events
  • Salaries, scholarships, as well as basic equipment (e.g. laptops, computers, etc.) are excluded from this funding

For more specific information, please consult the grant program’s guidelines.

Projects already funded

Successful funding applications will be awarded up to $30,000/ €25,000 per project (up to $15,000 from Emory University and up to €12,500 from the University of Bonn). These funds must be used for research (broadly defined) and must follow the budget guidelines.

The budget costs for Emory and Bonn must be shown separately in the financing plan.

  • Academic quality and impact: the academic quality of the proposed work, the likelihood of it gaining wide recognition and/ or having a high impact when completed. If appropriate, the ability to cut across disciplines, and/or include students.
  • Innovation: the extent to which the project will contribute to novel thinking and creative outcomes.
  • Research Outcomes: may include, among many other possibilities: publications, grant proposals, clinical interventions, performances, exhibitions, technological innovations and enhanced networks.
  • Collaboration: plans for long-term and ongoing collaborative research relationships; how the research will be shared with broader academic communities at each institution

Researchers of the University of Bonn who have completed a doctorate submit a joint proposal with faculty from Emory University. Bonn researchers must be able to show proof of their employment at least until the end of the collaborative research project.

  • Online form
  • Project proposal (PDF file), consisting of:
    1. Names, titles, and departments of PI’s and team members
    2. Layperson’s abstract of the proposed project (up to 250 words)
    3. Narrative description of the proposed project for a multi-school, multi-disciplinary audience (max. 4 pages)
    4. Budget and budget justification, explaining in detail all anticipated expenditures
    5. Current CV's (max. 2 pages for each PI, max. 1 page for each team member)

Detailed information on the grant program and the application process can be found in the grant guidelines


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