For a comprehensive list of funding opportunities, visit the University Office of Research Support Funding Opportunities (ORS). ORS provides an extensive, on-line database of funding opportunities as a resource for the entire Duke University research community.
In our effort to empower physician-scientists to launch successful research careers, OPSD would like to welcome you to the OPSD Weekly Funding Update. Announcements on this page come from OPSD Partner Programs and the Office of Research Support. Additional funding alerts may be found on the Duke Funding Opportunities website.
June 27, 2022
Access consolidated COVID-19 resources & services for your research, including these funding opportunities, in myRESEARCHhome.
The Duke Roybal Center aims to catalyze researchers across disciplines to develop, test and implement innovative behavioral interventions grounded in behavioral or social science principles to promote independent living of older adults and adults at risk for disability. Duke is one of 15 institutions in the NIH-funded Roybal Center program that has a goal for translation and integration of basic behavioral and social research findings into interventions to improve the lives of older people and the capacity of institutions to adapt to societal aging.
The Roybal Center is inviting investigators to apply for an 8-week virtual grant writing seminar series. Application, review and selection is ongoing until the August 1st deadline or capacity is reached. Limited ‘seats’ are available.
Duke MEDx and the Pratt School of Engineering’s Medical Device Design class are soliciting proposals for innovative medical device design projects from Duke University Medical Center clinicians (physicians, nurses, or others working in a clinical setting.) If a proposal is selected for the senior Capstone Design experience, a team of four Duke undergraduate engineering students will develop, and determine design feasibility for the mechanical medical device, mobile app, or web service, subject to real-world constraints.
A subset of projects will be chosen for further design and prototyping during the Summer semester. MEDx and BME will support a budget of approximately $4,000 for supplies, prototyping, summer stipends for two design fellows to work on each project for 10 weeks, and one week of engineering faculty advising.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
These funding opportunities were posted 6/19/2022 - 6/25/2022:
- National Institutes of Health
- Medical-Basic Science
- Medical-Clinical Science
- Medical Fellow/Resident Funding
Comments and Questions:
Duke University campus-based faculty, staff, and students should contact the Office of Research Support Funding Opportunities staff with comments and questions:
Alicia Korenman (Funding Opportunities Specialist & Funding Alert editor)
Duke University Medical Center faculty, staff, and students should contact the Office of Research Administration with comments and questions
See the Funding Opportunities website for subscription information.
Note: NIH FOAs now include information as to whether the FOA supports clinical trials. Here, this is designated by the following abbreviations: CTNA - Clinical Trial Not Allowed; CTR - Clinical Trial Required; CTO - Clinical Trial Optional
Request for Proposals: Blueprint MedTech Biocompatibility, Sterilization, and Animal Studies (NOT-DA-22-062) NIDA, NIMH, NINDS
Request for Proposals: Research and Development for Clinical Studies in the Blueprint MedTech (NOT-DA-22-063) NIDA, NIMH, NINDS, Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research
Notice of Intent to Publish FOAs for Resource Centers for Minority Aging Research (RCMARs) and AD/ADRD RCMARs (P30 CTO) (NOT-AG-22-023) NIA
Notice of Intent to Publish an FOA for Resource Centers for Minority Aging Research (RCMAR) Coordinating Center (U24 CTO) (NOT-AG-22-024) NIA
NIH Notices of Special Interest
COVID-19 Related Revisions to NINDS ADRD Human Subjects Cooperative Agreement Programs (NOT-NS-23-001) NINDS, NIA
Stimulating Research to Understand and Address Hunger, Food and Nutrition Insecurity (NOT-OD-22-135) NCI, NHLBI, NIAMS, NICHD, NIDCR, NIDDK, NIMH, NINR
Climate Change and Health Administrative Supplements (NOT-TW-22-003) NCCIH, NIBIB, NIDCR, NINR
Duke Funding Opportunities
Duke School of Medicine Bridge Funding Program (see here) Deadline: August 15, 2022
Duke University Duke/RTI Collaborative Translational Research Grants (see here) Deadline: August 15, 2022
Duke University Career Development Bridge Funding Program (see here) Deadline: September 15, 2022
Duke MEDx-BME Medical Device Design Request (see here) Applications accepted on a rolling basis
External Funding Opportunities
Transformative Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Based Strategies to Identify Determinants of Exceptional Health and Life Span (R21/R33 CTNA) (RFA-AG-23-033) NIA, Application Date(s): October 21, 2022
Therapeutic Development of Psychoplastogenic Compounds for Substance Use Disorders (R43/R44 - Clinical Trials Not Allowed) (RFA-DA-23-017) NIDA, Application Date(s): November 18, 2022
Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education Research Award (see here) Deadline: September 15, 2022
DOD Broad Agency Announcement Research and Development in Support of The Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical, Biological, Radiological And Nuclear Defense (see here) Deadline: June 11, 2027
American Nephrology Nurses Association Research Grants and Awards (see here) Deadline: November 15, 2022
Lupus Research Alliance Grants (see here) Deadline: August 1, 2022
National Science Foundation A Science of Science Policy Approach to Analyzing and Innovating the Biomedical Research Enterprise (see here) Deadline: September 9, 2022
Cancer Research Institute Irvington Institute Fellowship Program (see here) Deadline: September 1, 2022
Cancer Research Institute CRI Irvington Postdoctoral Fellowship to Promote Racial Diversity (see here) Deadline: September 1, 2022
Pfizer Investigator Sponsored Research in Oncology (see here) Deadline: August 31, 2022
Children’s Cancer Research Fund Research Award Programs (see here) Deadline: July 21, 2022
National Ataxia Foundation Research Grants (see here) Deadline: September 28, 2022
CDC The Sudden Unexpected Infant Death and Sudden Death in the Young Case Registry (see here) Deadline: January 18, 2023
PCORI Phased Large Awards for Comparative Effectiveness Research (see here) Deadline: October 4, 2022
PCORI Telehealth to Optimize Management of Multiple Chronic Conditions among Vulnerable Populations in Primary Care (see here) Deadline: October 4, 2022
PCORI Healthy Aging: Optimizing Physical and Mental Functioning Across the Aging Continuum (see here) Deadline: October 4, 2022
PCORI Science of Engagement Funding Announcement (see here) Deadline: August 9, 2022
PCORI Eugene Washington Engagement Award Program (see here) Deadline: September 29, 2022
Simons Foundation SFARI -- Genomics of Autism Spectrum Disorders: Pathways to Biological Convergence and Genetic Therapies (see here) Deadline: August 18, 2022
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Advancing Imaging Through Collaborative Projects (see here) Deadline: August 13, 2022
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Dynamic Imaging (see here) Deadline: August 13, 2022
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Single Cell Data Insights Cycle 2 (see here) Deadline: August 25, 2022
Department of Housing and Urban Development Lead and Healthy Homes Technical Studies Grant Program (see here) Deadline: July 18, 2022
American Brain Foundation Lawrence M. Brass Stroke Research Award (see here) Deadline: September 1, 2022
Myasthenia Gravis Network Scholar Program (see here) Deadline: October 1, 2022
APPLICATION DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 30, 2022
The Duke Office of Physician-Scientist Development (OPSD) and the NIH Stimulating Access to Research in Residency (StARR) R38 Programs are pleased to announce a request for applications for funding to support a laboratory technician or research assistant.
Early career physician-scientists may face challenges with research productivity as they navigate both clinical and research training and responsibilities. This challenge may be ameliorated with the support of a laboratory technician or research assistant who can continue research activities while the physician-scientist is engaged in clinical activities. The intent of this RFA is to promote early career research productivity and continuity by providing funding to cover a portion of effort for a laboratory technician or research assistant who will be dedicated to the applicant’s research project.
Each award provides $25,000 for 1 year to cover a portion of the salary and associated fringe benefits for a laboratory technician or research assistant. This award is renewable for an additional year with the demonstration of success in year 1 and need for year 2. This RFA is open to early career physician-scientists who are engaged in training as an R38 Scholar.
Proposals should include:
- Applicant’s Biosketch
- Mentor’s Biosketch
- Mentor statement including current support for the applicant’s project (1 page)
- Research Summary (1- 2 pages)
- Statement of need including a description of the impact technical support would have on the applicant’s ability to move their research forward
- An overview of the applicant’s research plans
- A timeline for research activities
- Plan for Technical Assistance (1/2-3/4 page)
- Description of the technician’s responsibilities within the project,
- Supervision plan, such as regular reports, meetings, etc., as well as plans for technical, safety, and regulatory training
- A Memorandum of Understanding (using MOU template provided) signed by the applicant and the mentor/PI who will cover the remainder of the technician’s effort and indicating financial resources that will be used to cover the technician’s effort
II. Key Dates
- Application Submission Deadline: November 30, 2022
- Final Selection: January 31, 2023
- Funding Period: July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024
- Only current R38 scholars in the Duke School of Medicine are eligible to apply via this RFA.
- The proposed technical support must be provided by a single person. Such support may be provided by individuals in a number of job categories as long as it is appropriate to the proposed project and research environment including, but not limited to:
- Laboratory technicians
- Research assistants
- Work-study students or other undergraduate students (with appropriate experience)
- Clinical Research Specialist
- Clinical Research Coordinator
- The following are not eligible to be covered as technicians via this support mechanism:
- Medical students
- Other residents or fellows
- PI/mentor or other faculty
$25,000 applied directly to cover a percentage of a technician’s total effort (salary + fringe) with an expected hire/start date of July 1, 2022 and ending on June 30, 2023. The technician must be hired within 3 months of the award start; pre-identification of technician during the application period is strongly encouraged.
V. Selection Process and Review Criteria
Following submission, applications are reviewed by a committee composed of OPSD and R38 leadership. The Review Committee will consider the following criteria when reviewing and scoring applications:
- Potential impact of technician support on applicant’s research trajectory
- Scientific impact and potential for success of the proposed project
- Appropriateness of timeline and Plan for Technical Assistance
- Commitment of PI/Mentor to provide funding and projects to cover the remainder of the technician’s effort
VI. Application Procedure
OPSD uses the MyResearchProposal online application software to submit applications.
- To apply visit http://bit.ly/myresearchproposal, click on “Create New User” (or log in if you already have an account).
- A step-by-step user’s guide for applying via the MyResearchProposal software is available - Please review the guide here.
- Enter Access Code “OPSD” and follow the instructions.
Applicants will enter general project information via the web-based form or via pdf upload as indicated under proposal guidelines in Section 1.
VII. Budget Guidelines
No formal budget is required. If a technician has been identified at the time of application, an indication of the amount of effort (including fringe benefits) that will be covered by the $25,000 award should be included in the “Plan for Technical Assistance” as indicated above in Section 1 and should be determined by your departmental business manager to include both salary and federal fringe for FY 2022. This award will be applied directly to the technician’s effort. Please note, if a technician has not been hired by the award date of July 1, 2022, the $25,000 must be distributed across the remaining months prior to June 30, 2023. No-cost extensions are not permitted and award money not spent by June 30, 2023 must be returned to the OPSD.
We strongly encourage applicants to connect their business managers with the OPSD at email@example.com to discuss preferences for receiving the award.
IX. Terms of the Award
Investigators agree to submit a detailed written report 12 months after the conclusion of the funding period as described below. Technician support must be completed in the 12-month period; no-cost extensions are not permitted. However, awardees may apply for a second year of funding by completing and submitting an application.
OPSD tracks significant events resulting from the funding. Any significant events should be included in the final report. Investigators will be responsible for providing an annual report to OPSD detailing any acheivements linked to this award. Examples include:
- Abstracts/presentations, manuscripts, published guidelines
- Follow-on funding (e.g., grants from government or foundation sources, SBIR/STTR, angel and venture capital investment)
- Milestones achieved in animal models or manufacturing
- Translation of models to other geographical areas
- Translation of models to other therapeutic areas
- Agreements with partners and strategic collaborators to translate the research
- Commercialization (e.g. new intellectual property, license, commercial partnerships, start-up company)
- Translation to clinical studies
- Direct-to-consumer interactions (e.g. apps)
When requested, all awardees will be expected to provide updates of publications and other successes that originated from the award.
For additional information on this funding opportunity, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications are now being accepted for the funding period July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023.
- Applications Due April 8
- A brief, no-commitment, e-mail stating your intent to apply is due March 17th.
- Due to the funding source for FRCS awards in this cycle, eligibility requirements have expanded to include individuals conducting animal research.
Junior faculty members often face the challenge of working to establish academic careers while simultaneously managing significant care-giving responsibilities. These competing demands make it challenging to succeed in an increasingly competitive grant funding environment, and indeed can be an obstacle to retaining physician scientists at research-intensive academic institutions. To support junior faculty at this critical tipping point in their careers, the Office for Faculty and Office for Physician Scientists Development are pleased to offer the Fund to Retain Clinical Scientists at Duke. Supported by an award from the American Heart Association, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and Dean Mary Klotman, the Fund provides supplements of up to $30,000-$50,000 per year to physician-scientists with significant care-giving responsibilities. Exact award amounts will be dependent upon the availability of funds in a given year.
Supplemental funds are available to physician-scientists, regardless of gender, who:
- Demonstrate a compelling need for the supplement that is related to being a caregiver, with care-giving challenges were caused or exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Typically, this would be childcare, partner care, and/or eldercare.
- Are regular rank faculty members at the Medical Instructor or Assistant Professor level. Associate Professors are eligible only if they have been at the position for one year or less. Applicants must be full-time faculty members with a primary faculty appointment in a School of Medicine department.
- Hold an MD or DO degree and an active US medical license
- Have a career development award or research project grant with annual direct costs sufficient to provide both research and salary support. The FRCS awards are intended to supplement research projects; eligible faculty members must have active support for their research projects.
- Have at least 50% protected time for research
- Show evidence of strong research training and productivity
- Are conducting an original and rigorous research project (*see definition below) that has the potential to address a health issue that poses a significant clinical burden (with considerable morbidity and mortality, whether it is a rare or common condition).
Possible Uses of Funds:
Applicants may request funds to be used in a variety of ways, for example:
- Research support personnel* (e.g. clinical research coordinator or technician)
- data extraction and analysis
- image processing and analysis
- assisting in grant or manuscript preparation
- biostatistical support
- buyout of clinical time
- other “extra hands” support as proposed by the applicant
Funds cannot be used for research costs such as supplies or sequencing costs that would not directly help Scholars reclaim their research time. Such costs would be expected to be covered by a Scholar’s main research grant.
*Applicants conducting clinical research are strongly encouraged to consult the Duke Office of Clinical Research (DOCR) prior to application to discuss possible uses of funds. DOCR provides support for personnel performing clinicalresearch across the Duke organization and offers a wide array of services within that spectrum.
Applicants are encouraged, but not required, to consult with DOCR about potential availability of resources for this program.
**Important Note: This grant cycle will utilize funds provided by the American Heart Association. Experiments that utilize animals or primary tissues derived from animals will be considered for support by this award.**
Application and Selection Process
Applications are online and consist of the following components:
- Application form including project title, description (<200 words), contact information and % professional effort devoted to research.
- Statement of individual need, including a description of care-giving responsibilities and how an award from the Fund would improve the balance between care-giving and professional responsibilities. Details such as the number of children/parents requiring care, any special needs of children/family members, spouse/partner career if applicable, proximity to family support, cultural expectations from family, and a clear explanation of how funds will benefit the faculty member will be helpful for the review.
- Research plan in the NIH format of Specific Aims, Significance, Innovation and Approach (no more than 3 pages, including figures, images, tables, etc., but excluding references), written so that it can be readily understood by reviewers outside of the applicant’s research field. The research plan should give reviewers an understanding of the research that will benefit from this award.
- NIH-style Biosketch (5-page limit) that contains information about the training history, faculty position, a personal statement, scientific impact of research to date, publications and current research support (source, type, summary of goals, PI and role) as well as the amount of current research support and the individual’s percent effort dedicated to each award listed.
- Proposed budget for the supplemental award, using the NIH detailed budget format. Budgets must outline direct costs and include a budget justification for each requested person or item. The budget should be page 1, and the justification should follow. Requests for salary support must include fringe benefits. The total request (including fringe) must not exceed $50,000/year. More guidance on the NIH detailed budget is available at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/developing_budget.htm. A sample budget justification is available for download here. If a particular section does not apply to your application, please leave this section blank on your budget.
- Letter of support from the individual’s Department Chair, Division Chief, or Center/Institute Director. Departmental support for the faculty member is expected, and applications should outline planned matching funds and any additional support being provided to the faculty member. Matching funds will be reviewed favorably by the selection committee. The letter should identify the applicant’s primary research mentor/mentoring team.
Please e-mail the Office of Physician-Scientist Development no later than March 17th, 2022 to let us know if you plan to apply. This e-mail can be very brief and will help us gauge resources needed to facilitate the selection process.
To apply, visit http://bit.ly/myresearchproposal, log in if you already have an account, or click on “Create New User” (a step-by-step user’s guide for applying via the MyResearchProposal software is available here), and type “SOM” as the access code in the upper right- hand corner. For any questions or concerns with the MyResearchProposal system, please contact Brittany Sadler at 919-668-6010 or via email at email@example.com.
Fund applications will be competitively selected through an internal peer-review process. Applications will be evaluated based on the following selection criteria:
- Quality of the research plan
- Strength of letter of support
- Evidence of strong training and productivity
- Personal need
Applicants should clearly outline plans to begin using awarded funds on or close to July 1, 2022.
Applicants will be notified of their funding status no later than May 31. Funds will become available July 1. Awards will be for 1 year. Dependent upon the availability of funds, recipients may apply for one additional year of funding, and/or a no-cost extension. Click here to learn more about the process for extensions or and renewals.
Selected Fund scholars will be connected with a variety of mentoring resources, including up to 4 executive coaching sessions, priority registration for popular faculty development programs, and mentoring meetings with Associate Dean for Physician-Scientist Development Rasheed Gbadegesin, MD, MBBS. All scholars and applicants will be encouraged to enroll in the Office of Physician-Scientist Development Scholars program to receive concierge mentoring services and access to an array of professional development seminars. The School of Medicine’s Office of Research Development will prioritize Fund scholars for editing and critical review of their external grant application materials 5-6 weeks in advance of submission.
Please contact the School of Medicine Office of Physician-Scientist Development at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919.668.5028.