Friends Research Fund
For community & Children's employed physicians
In 2000 Children’s community volunteers known as "Friends" established a unique research initiative to fund Children’s physicians and fellows' clinical research projects that translated directly to the improvement of quality care to Children's patients. It was the first such fund for Children’s and the largest volunteer funded project of its kind for all pediatric hospitals according to the National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related Institutions (NACHRI). A designated portion of Friends' annual fundraising efforts contributes to this fund.
Administered by the Clinical Research Oversight Committee (CROC), the Friends Research Fund supports competitive grants up to $50,000 biannually. These grants are for well-defined research projects, pilot studies and seed grants that typically run 6-18 months. Applications are open to all members of Children’s Professional Staff that provide services on site in one of Children’s facilities.
Each calender year, physicians and fellows have the opportunity to apply for seed grants twice a year. The submission deadline is the first friday of May and the first friday of October of each year. Currently, the Friends Research Fund is accepting applications for spring cycle. To apply, download guidelines and application information. For questions, contact Kristine Rogers, Director of Clinical Research, at (404) 785-1215.
Dudley L. Moore Nursing & Allied Health Research Fund
For nurses & allied health professionals
The establishment of a clinical research fund to foster new and grow existing pediatric translational research among Children’s nursing staff and allied health professionals was created through a generous commitment from the Dudley Moore family.
Research supported by this fund includes: respiratory therapists, clinical bedside nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and other advanced practice clinicians, all complementing Children's other research efforts.
The Nursing and Allied Health Research Committee reviews competitive applications and makes grant awards on a yearly cycle. This committee is comprised of Children's peers involved in research.
The Dudley L. Moore Nursing and Allied Health Research Fund is currently accepting funding applications. The submission deadlines are the first Friday of May and of October. If you have any questions, contact Linda Riley, Director Nursing Research & Evidence Based Practice at (404) 785-9377. Note: the funding guidelines have been updated, please consult recent version when working in protocol. To apply, download guidelines and application information:
Emory Egleston Children's Research Center Grants
For Emory faculty (please see guidelines for eligibility)
Emory employees are eligible for funds through the Emory Egleston Children's Research Center (EECRC) which is funded jointly by Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and the Emory University School of Medicine. The 2009 application deadline will be announced. For questions, contact Ron Joyner, MD at (404) 727-5747.
Health Systems Institute (HIS) Seed Grant Program
For GT/Emory faculty and/or Children’s investigators
In 2006, the Health Systems Institute (HSI), with funding from Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and the Colleges of Engineering and Computing at Georgia Tech, established a seed grant program to foster and support innovative, collaborative and interdisciplinary research projects.
A scientific committee of experts from Georgia Tech, Children’s and Emory evaluates proposals, submits recommendations to the sponsors and provides administrative oversight.
The committee prioritizes projects based on outcomes that can improve patient care. Each proposal is evaluated based on: scientific merit; probable health care impact and significance; and potential for commercialization and successfully obtaining further support.
The 2009 - 2010 Seed Grant program will be announced. For more information and a list of grant recipients, visit the HSI website.