Duke Funding Opportunities

The Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation Endowment Fund

The Trent Foundation was established in 1977 by Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans and her second husband, Dr. James H. Semans, to honor the memory of her first husband, Dr. Josiah Charles Trent. Twice a year, in the spring and the fall, the Fund assists Duke University faculty and staff by providing modest grants for projects whose funding might be difficult to obtain from other sources. With the passing of Ms. Semans, the foundation has transitioned into the Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation Endowment Fund. The Fund is most interested in work that tests new ideas, projects that share cutting-edge work, or conferences or symposium that promote intellectual engagement by the Duke community. We encourage applications from junior faculty.
Deadline: October 29

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The Duke Pepper Older Americans Independence Center (OAIC) Pilot Studies Program in Aging Research

The Duke Pepper Older Americans Independence Center (OAIC) aims to enhance and support research and promote research career development in aging research through its Core resources. They are seeking the highest quality pilot studies in aging research from within Duke University. The scope of the Pilot Studies Core includes, but is not limited to, feasibility studies, development of new methodologies or technologies, analysis of existing data, and exploration of high risk but innovative ideas. They are especially interested in studies that relate to their focus on “Enhancing Physical Reserve and Resilience to Promote Recovery from Late Life Stressors. The duration of the pilot study may be for one or two years. Awards will be between $25,000 -$40,000 in direct costs per year.
Deadline: Letter of Interest and Principal Investigator NIH Biosketch due Nov 1, 2021

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Duke Pepper Center Research Career Development Award

The Duke Pepper Older Americans Independence Center (OAIC) aims to promote research career development in aging research through its Core resources. Their central theme is to understand and enhance reserve and resilience to promote recovery from stressors in late life. The goal of the Pepper Research Education Component (REC) is to promote the development of future research leaders who are conducting basic, translational, or clinical research within the focus area of physical reserve and resilience. The REC will award up to 3 career development awards, of 2-year duration, with funding beginning July 1, 2022. The award can cover salary, project support, and research career development activities. REC scholars are supported by the Pepper Center Research Cores listed above, and meet regularly with a mentorship team including Pepper Center Investigators. At the conclusion of the award, REC scholars are expected to pursue external funding in their research area. The Pepper REC Award will provide $40,000 per year in direct funding.
Deadline: Letter of Interest (LOI) and Principal Investigator NIH Biosketch due Nov 1, 2021

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DUKE CTSA Research Career Development Award Program (Duke CTSA KL2)

The Duke CTSA KL2 provides skilled and personalized mentoring, a coordinated and tailored scientific and career development curriculum, and the opportunity to conduct clinical or translational (bench to bedside) research.  The KL2 program is particularly committed to increasing diversity of the research workforce.  Therefore, at least 50% of KL2 scholars will be from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups (UREGs).  Members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Awards are $20,000/year for three years + up to $2,500/year for travel to professional meetings.
Deadline: November 29, 2021

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