Current RFAs

Request for Applications
Network Collaboration Awards on Emotional Well-being and Economic Burden


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Applications for the following Collaboration Awards will be accepted on a rolling basis:

1.) NIH Grant Proposals Award

  • Amount: $5,000
  • Grant submission to NIH: One year from date of funding or earlier
  • Number funded: Up to 5
  • Purpose: To provide funds to help EMOT-ECON members collaborate on an NIH grant proposal. Human subjects research not allowed. EMOT-ECON will arrange/pay for an external review of the grant proposal.

2.) Manuscript Writing Award

  • Amount: $2,500
  • Manuscript submission to a Peer-reviewed, Academic Journal: One year from the date of funding or earlier
  • Number funded: Up to 3
  • Purpose: To provide funds to help with manuscript writing, e.g., funding a student to complete a literature review. Funds cannot be used to collect data. Awardees can apply for the Publication Fee Award to help with publication costs.Eligibility

Applicants must be members of the EMOT-ECON Network.

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Dissertation Research Award


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RFA Guidelines and Terms of the Award

  • Funding Amount: $2,500 available* (2-3 grants may be funded)
  • Invited Applications Due: Ongoing
  • Announcement of Recipients: Ongoing
  • Projected Start Date (estimated): Ongoing

*The EMOT-ECON pilot award funding mechanism offered through NCCIH grant # U24AT011310 does not fund indirect costs.

All funds must go directly towards the research project.


  • Eligible applicants must be:
    • At a U.S. institution that can receive NIH research grants;
    • Members of the EMOT-ECON network
  •  Applicants must be in good standing in the graduate programs.
  • Applicants must have had their dissertation proposals approved by their dissertation committees prior to application.
  • Applicants who have already defended their dissertations are eligible to apply for these funds, as long as they have not yet received a doctoral degree as of the application deadline

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