GCB Microgrants

The Duke Center for Genomic and Computational Biology (GCB) supports the collaborative efforts of its faculty through microgrant funding. GCB is accepting applications on a rolling basis for new interdisciplinary research projects in the areas of genomics, computational biology, synthetic biology, the microbiome, and related fields. The Center intends to award 10 - 20 microgrants per year with funds up to $5,000 per grant.

These microgrants will allow not only for more collaboration between GCB faculty members and faculty outside of GCB, but will also fund higher risk projects. Preference will be given to those who can show how their project will facilitate genomics research, foster new collaborations, provide pilot data for an upcoming grant application and/or develop a new technology (wet or computational).

Applying for a microgrant

To apply for a microgrant, submit the following:

  • 1/2 page (max) description of the project
  • Brief budget justification. Budget is limited to $5,000
  • Names of GCB and non-GCB faculty involved. Solo applications are allowed if they meet other criteria outlined above.

Send application materials to Ytina Mangum.

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Past Pilot Project Winners