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Past Funding Opportunities

Duke SOM Precision Genomics Collaboratory COVID-19 Early Career Investigator Pilot Grants

The Duke University School of Medicine Precision Genomics Collaboratory is offering pilot grants to early career investigators interested in COVID-19 research that broadly involves genomics/'omics. The Duke community has come together during the pandemic to create biorepositories of blood and tissue samples integrated with clinical data; to study host and viral factors in disease risk; to investigate the viral genome; and to develop novel testing strategies. The goal of these pilot grants is to support innovative pilot studies on COVID-19 related to these efforts, to generate data to fuel future grant submissions. 

These pilot grants are targeted to early career investigators, as this group is particularly vulnerable during the pandemic. We anticipate awarding up to two grants of $15,000 each. Applicants must be Assistant Professors, Instructors, or currently in training (i.e. graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, clinical fellows). 

Application submission deadline is September 30, 2020. Final selection will be made by October 15th, with funding to begin as soon as awards are granted. Applications will be judged on innovation, scientific premise and approach, and potential to lead to future funding. One brief written progress report and participation in research forums on COVID-19 research are expected.