Kahn Neurodegeneration Research Grants

Deadline: 5 PM EST, Thursday, April 30, 2020

Request for Proposals

The Duke University School of Medicine is pleased to announce its second call for proposals in a program for high risk/high impact basic science research in the area of neurodegeneration. This RFP is focused on research that can be related to the biological basis for neurodegenerative disease. Priority will be given to School of Medicine investigators. 

We will make two awards of $50,000 for one year to support any aspect of a new research project, excluding faculty salaries. 

Proposals may come from individual investigators, or may build interdisciplinary partnerships between neuroscientists and molecular biologists, biomedical engineers, and/or physical scientists.  Selection criteria will include:

  • Originality
  • Scientific rational
  • Clear articulation of the potential relationship between the proposed research and neurodegeneration.
  • Potential for scientific impact
  • Explanation of how the proposed research differs from other funded projects of the Principal Investigator

 Applications should be submitted to: melissa.segal@duke.edu as a single PDF including a 3 page description of the project, a proposed budget, and the NIH biosketches for key personnel.