Duke Funding Opportunities

Duke-Coulter Translational Partnership Grants

The Duke-Coulter Translational Partnership Grants support collaborative translational research projects that involve co-investigators from the Duke University Department of Biomedical Engineering and a clinical department in the Duke University Health System. There is no fixed award limit. Approximately $700,000 is available to fund ~3-5 projects. These grants support collaborative translational research projects that involve co-investigators from the Duke University Department of Biomedical Engineering and a clinical department in the Duke University Health System.
Deadline: March 3

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Duke REACH Equity Center Funding Opportunities

Research Vouchers Program

The theme for the Duke Center for Research to Advance Healthcare Equity is to address racial and ethnic disparities in health by developing and testing interventions that improve the quality of patient-centered care in the clinical encounter – a setting in which racial and ethnic disparities are well-documented. Proposals may include any research method (qualitative, quantitative, etc.) and may include any diagnosis, clinical setting, stage of illness, or age group.  However, the proposed research should clearly focus on issues related to addressing racial and ethnic disparities or improving health of underrepresented racial and ethnic populations in the clinical setting. Award is for up to $12,500.
Deadline: March 15

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Research Scholars Development Program

This program is intended to support early-stage investigators (trainees, postdoctoral students) 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. In general, we expect proposed research projects to be small in scope and to make use of the expertise and resources of faculty mentor (chosen by applicant). Proposals may include any research method (quantitative, qualitative, etc.) and may include any diagnosis, clinical setting, stage of illness, or age group. Awards are for up to $5,000
Deadline: March 15

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Transdisciplinary Think Tank

This program provides support to bring together faculty across disciplines who have a common interest in addressing racial and ethnic disparities in the clinical encounter. The Duke Center for Research to Advance Healthcare Equity TTTs are consistent with our aim to catalyze and support research related to the REACH Equity Center theme and to foster collaboration among health disparities researchers across Duke University.
Deadline: March 15

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Graduate Student Training Enhancement Grants

The Office of the Provost seeks applications from Duke PhD students who wish to pursue a remote summer internship with an off-campus host. This opportunity is limited to PhD students without any funding for Summer 2021.
Deadline: 5 P.M. March 22, 2021

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Duke CFAR / Duke Microbiome Center Joint Partnership Pilot Award

Announcing a new joint partnership funding opportunity between the Duke University Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) and the Duke Microbiome Center (DMC) that is intended to foster new inter-center collaborations. The award is up to $60K in direct costs for up to 1 year. The purpose of this funding opportunity is to support research aimed at elucidating the interplay between the microbiome and immune responses relevant to HIV-1, AIDS, or AIDS-related opportunistic infections and malignancies.  
Deadline for Letter of Intent: April 16.

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Duke/RTI Collaborative Translational Research Grants

This pilot program is designed to facilitate novel clinical and translational research that applies or accelerates discovery into testing in clinical or population settings. Projects will advance solutions by applying discoveries generated during research in the laboratory, and in preclinical studies in the areas of medicinal chemistry, computational chemistry, High Throughput Screening (HTS) and assay development, in vitro absorption–distribution–metabolism–excretion–toxicity (ADMET) and pharmacology and in vivo pharmacokinetics in clinical or population settings. Awards are up to $50,000.
Deadline for Mandatory Letter of Intent: May 20 

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Duke/NC State Translational Research Agreement

This pilot program is designed to facilitate novel clinical and translational research that applies or accelerates discovery into testing in clinical or population settings. Projects must demonstrate stakeholder engagement and high translational potential with a clear path for continued development to move into clinical practice, generate new clinical guidelines, or other applications via subsequent grant support, new company formation, licensing, not-for-profit partnering, an evidence base that changes practices, or other channels. Awards are up to $50,000.
Deadline: June 3

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