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 € 25,000 per project).

Submission Deadline

A new call for 2023 is expected to open in May 2022.

Currently no Call

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.

  • 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 needed to conduct research activities and events
  • Personnel expenses, scholarships, as well as basic equipment (e.g. laptops, computers, etc.) are excluded from this funding

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.
  • Innovation: the extent to which the project will contribute to novel thinking and creative outcomes
  • Research Outcomes: may include, among other 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 description (PDF file, max. 8 pages plus short biographies), consisting of:
    1. Narrative description of the proposed project for a multi-school, multi-disciplinary audience
    2. Brief description of how the project will address the above-mentioned selection criteria 
    3. Budget and budget justification, explaining in detail all anticipated expenditures
    4. Curriculum vitae: 2-page maximum, current, for each Principal Investigator
    5. Curriculum vitae: 1-page maximum, current, for additional team members

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


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