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The NIH-funded Emory/Georgia Tuberculosis Research Advancement Center (grant P30AI168386) is excited to announce the launch of both its Pilot Grant program, as well as its Small Grant (Accelerator Awards) program

Emory/Georgia TRAC Pilot Grants

The purpose of these pilot grants is to stimulate new research ideas, catalyze new research collaborations, provide resources for investigators to generate preliminary data to support external grant submissions, and attract established non-TB investigators to pursue multidisciplinary TB research.  Application cycles will open annually in order to award grants in the amount of $50k.

Round 1 Pilot Awardees

Round 2 Pilot Awardees

The RFA for Round 3 will be released shortly.

For questions regarding the pilot grant and RFA please contact Lisa Sharling (

TB Data Science Accelerator Awards - Deadline December 2, 2024

We are excited to announce a special request for applications (RFA) for TRAC Accelerator Awards to fund research using publicly available databases for TB research. Please find the full RFA and application instructions here!

Accelerator Grant Application Portal

Accelerator Awards - Rolling application deadline.

The goal of these Accelerator Awards is to efficiently provide small amounts of funding to fill key funding gaps for targeted specific needs and overcome barriers for critical research.

Funds are intended to be used to:

  • Support key research that will enable a new NIH application (F, K, or R series) expected to be submitted within the next 12 months.
  • Gather data needed for a scored NIH application that is currently being revised for resubmission.
  • Support travel between Emory/Georgia TRAC US and International Partner sites to build new collaborations.
  • Fill gaps where funding is not currently available

The following categories of Accelerator Awards (with maximum amounts listed) will be available in 2024-2025.

  • OPPORTUNITY AWARDS: Will provide up to $4,000 to conduct targeted and time-sensitive TB research activities. Funds should remove obstacles to carrying out research. Expected outcomes are a publication and submission of a NIH grant proposal within 12 months.
  • TRAVEL AWARD: Provide up to $4,000 to support an Emory/Georgia TRAC investigator to travel to an international partner site or an Emory/Georgia TRAC investigator to travel to Atlanta. Activities proposed during the trip should be directly related to the goal of submitting a grant proposal to the NIH within 12 months.
  • XPERT REVIEW: Provide up to $1,000 to solicit outside reviews for a NIH R01 proposal. For those interested in this service, please contact Dr. Kempker and Blumberg to discuss.

Full details of the application process can be found HERE

Accelerator Grant Application Portal

Additional Resources:

NIH Bugdet Template

Buget Justification Template

For questions regarding the Pilot Grant or Accelerator Awards please contact Lisa Sharling (