Duke Funding Opportunities

CHDI FACULTY FELLOWS PROGRAM

Children’s Health and Discovery Initiative (CHDI) announces a request for research applications to the CHDI Faculty Fellows Program, a year-long program to help Duke researchers develop grant applications to support research that investigates early life origins of disease. The goals of this RFA are to promote the development of externally funded research into the early life origins of health and disease, support new investigators in obtaining NIH (or equivalent funding), and to develop new multidisciplinary collaborations that leverage Duke’s unique resources and expertise. Funding of up to $50,000 for one year will be awarded.

Deadline: April 15, 2020

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DIBS Funding Opportunities

Research Incubator Awards

DIBS Research Incubator Awards support research projects involving interdisciplinary, collaborative brain science research within Duke. The projects must represent exceptional innovation and broad significance to the field. These awards are open to Duke faculty.Projects must engage at least two faculty representing multiple fields or levels of analysis and bring together investigators from across the University whose individual programs of research are not already connected. Projects that include investigators from multiple schools within the University (e.g., School of Medicine, Arts and Sciences, Pratt School of Engineering, etc.) are encouraged. Funding of up to $100,000 for one year will be awarded.
Deadline: May 1, 2020

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Research Germinator Awards

DIBS Research Germinator Awards are designed to support smaller, targeted requests for training, pilot data, non-faculty salary, and/or equipment that would facilitate new research and lead to new external funding. These awards are open to Duke graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty. Funding of up to $25,000 for one year will be awarded.
Deadline: May 1, 2020

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REACH Equity Center Funding Opportunities:

The theme for the REACH Equity Center is to address racial and ethnic disparities in health by developing and testing interventions that improve the quality of patient-centered care in the clinical encounter – a setting in which racial and ethnic disparities are well-documented. The Center is currently offering three funding opportunities:

Research Vouchers Program 

The Center will supplement currently funded research, or support standalone research projects conducted by faculty at any level, broadly related to the REACH Equity theme, and completed over one year. Projects are funded for one year for up to $12,500 per award. Funding begins in July 2020.
Deadline: May 4, 2020

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Research Scholars Development Program

The Research Scholars Development program supports early-stage investigators (residents, fellows, postdoctoral students, nursing trainees with a research or health professional degree or equivalent trainees) who are interested in conducting health disparities research. Scholars work with a faculty mentor (identified by the trainee) to develop a research proposal and complete a project over one or two years. Projects are funded for one or two years for up to $5,000. Funding begins in July 2020.
Deadline: May 4, 2020

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Transdisciplinary Think Tank (TTT)

TTT provides support to bring together faculty across disciplines who have a common interest in addressing racial and ethnic disparities in the clinical encounter.  TTT aims to catalyze and support research related to the REACH Equity theme and to foster collaboration among health disparities researchers across Duke University. Projects are funded for one year for up to $1,500 per award. Funding begins in July 2020. 
Deadline: May 4, 2020

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MEDx Pilot Project

MEDx is pleased to announce a call for proposals for pilot project grants that will facilitate forming new collaborations or expanding existing collaborations between regular rank faculty in Medicine and Engineering. The desired outcomes of the projects are eventual development of a commercial product and/or translation of the research into clinical practice. The awards are up to $50,000 (direct costs only, and no faculty effort may be included). Multiple proposals will be funded.
Deadline: June 1, 2020

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