MEDx is pleased to announce a call for proposals for pilot project grants that will facilitate the formation of new collaborations or expand existing collaborations between regular rank faculty in Medicine and Engineering.
Projects that are responsive to this call for proposals will benefit human health by providing important disease insights, or developing technologies to aid in disease prevention, diagnosis or treatment.
The desired outcomes of the projects are eventual development of a commercial product and/or translation of the research into clinical practice.
These grants should also catalyze research that will be competitive for follow-on support and further development through grants (e.g. Duke CTSI, Coulter Foundation, SBIT/STTR), not-for-profit or industry partnering, sponsored research, licensing, or new company formation. Applicants are encouraged to describe the opportunities for follow-on support and to outline the potential pathway for eventual clinical translation or commercialization.
Projects may be a new collaboration between regular rank faculty in Medicine and Engineering or a new project for existing collaborators. These awards are not meant to provide bridge funding for existing projects.
The awards are up to $50,000 (direct costs only, and no faculty effort may be included). Multiple proposals will be funded. Submission deadline is 11:59 P.M. on June 15, 2020.