REACH Equity Center Funding Opportunities

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Duke REACH Equity Center

Funding Opportunities: Research Voucher, Scholars Development, Transdisciplinary Think Tank

 

Awards supporting investigators at every career stage who are interested in conducting research that aims to reduce racial and ethnic health disparities and promote health equity. There are three funding opportunities:

 

  • Research Vouchers Program: supplements currently funded research, or supports standalone research projects conducted by faculty at any level, broadly related to the REACH Equity theme, and completed over one year. Funding: One year up to $12,500 per award.

 

  • 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. Funding: Up to $5,000 total for one or two year project per award.
    • Full Research Scholars Development RFA and application instructions are available here
    • Current awardee list is available here

 

  • Transdisciplinary Think Tank (TTT): supports faculty brought together across disciplines who have a common interest in addressing racial and ethnic disparities in the clinical encounter.  The TTTs aim to catalyze and support research related to the REACH Equity theme and to foster collaboration among health disparities researchers across Duke University. Funding: One year up to $1,500 per award.
    • Full Transdisciplinary Think Tank RFA and application instructions are available here
    • Current awardee list is available here

 

Applicants for all three awards should propose research broadly related to the Center theme.  Proposals may include any research method (quantitative, qualitative, etc.) idea, but should clearly focus on issues related to addressing racial and ethnic disparities or improving underrepresented racial and ethnic populations health in the clinical setting. 

 

Application submission deadline: March 15 for July 2021 funding.

 

Contact Cheryl Miller with questions: Cheryl.j.miller@duke.edu