Core Voucher Funding

Spring 2022 Cycle

The School of Medicine is pleased to announce a funding opportunity for institutionally-designated service centers. To enable these facilities to remain cutting-edge and best serve their users, the School will offer funding for services centers to develop new service lines, optimize existing services, or perform other R&D activities for the benefit of their users. Facilities must partner with two or more Duke investigators who agree to serve as testers for development. Funding will be provided to cover the costs of staff effort, supplies and materials, minor equipment, and instrument use in support of these efforts. Where approved rates exist for the services proposed, tester user fees are an allowable expense for this support. The suggested maximum budget for this opportunity is $25,000.  

Participation in this program is limited to those facilities labeled as Core Service Centers with currently approved billing rates. Applications are limited to one per service center. Service Centers may partner for the development of shared workflows.  

Voucher recipients will submit a final report one year after receipt of voucher funds, describing the results of the development proposed, listing all users of the new or optimized services, together with publications and proposals for external funding that are a product of the services developed, and outlining the value of the services to investigators.  

 

Important dates for the 2022 Spring SOM Core Facility Voucher Program:

  • Submission Open: April 1, 2022
     
  • Submission Close:  May 31, 2022
     
  • Voucher Start: July 1, 2022
     
  • Voucher End: June 30, 2023
     

To apply, please email a single pdf file to researchresources@duke.edu, containing:

  • Two-page description of the initiative, including current process, identification of need, and a list of users who will benefit. A brief explanation of how new services will be integrated into the core operations, and any budget impact of doing so, should be included.
  • Letter of support from users who agree to serve as testers. One letter with multiple signatories is acceptable.
  • Budget with brief justification for any non-standard expenses.
  • Description of any other sources of support, such as vendor-provided kits or reagents.

Applications are due May 31st. Awarded funds are for one year and will be made available July 1st, 2022. 

Please email researchresources@duke.edu with any questions.

The School of Medicine is pleased to announce a new funding opportunity for institutionally-designated service centers. To enable these facilities to remain cutting-edge and best serve their users, the School will offer funding for services centers to develop new service lines, optimize existing services, or perform other R&D activities for the benefit of their users. Facilities must partner with two or more Duke investigators who agree to serve as testers for development. Funding will be provided to cover the costs of staff effort, supplies and materials, minor equipment, and instrument use in support of these efforts. Where approved rates exist for the services proposed, tester user fees are an allowable expense for this support. The suggested maximum budget for this opportunity is $25,000.  

Participation in this program is limited to those facilities with currently approved billing rates. Applications are limited to one per service center. Service Centers may partner for the development of shared workflows.  

Voucher recipients will submit a final report one year after receipt of voucher funds, describing the results of the development proposed, listing all users of the new or optimized services, together with publications and proposals for external funding that are a product of the services developed, and outlining the value of the services to investigators.  

 

Important dates for the 2021 Fall SOM Core Facility Voucher Program:

  • Submission Open: October 4, 2021
     
  • Submission Close:  November 5, 2021
     
  • Voucher Start: January 1, 2022
     
  • Voucher End: December 31, 2022
     

To apply, please email a single pdf file to researchresources@duke.edu, containing:

  • Two-page description of the initiative, including current process, identification of need, and a list of users who will benefit. A brief explanation of how new services will be integrated into the core operations, and any budget impact of doing so, should be included.
  • Letter of support from users who agree to serve as testers. One letter with multiple signatories is acceptable.
  • Budget with brief justification for any non-standard expenses.
  • Description of any other sources of support, such as vendor-provided kits or reagents.

Applications are due November 5th. Awarded funds are for one year and will be made available January 1st, 2022. Also please note that this will be the only Voucher Program offered this cycle as this opportunity will be in lieu of our traditional, PI-Initiated program.

Please email researchresources@duke.edu with any questions.

The School of Medicine is pleased to announce a new funding opportunity for institutionally-designated service centers. To enable these facilities to remain cutting-edge and best serve their users, the School will offer funding for services centers to develop new service lines, optimize existing services, or perform other R&D activities for the benefit of their users. Facilities must partner with two or more Duke investigators who agree to serve as testers for development. Funding will be provided to cover the costs of staff effort, supplies and materials, minor equipment, and instrument use in support of these efforts. Where approved rates exist for the services proposed, tester user fees are an allowable expense for this support. The suggested maximum budget for this opportunity is $25,000.  

Participation in this program is limited to those facilities with currently approved billing rates. Applications are limited to one per service center. Service Centers may partner for the development of shared workflows.  

Voucher recipients will submit a final report one year after receipt of voucher funds, describing the results of the development proposed, listing all users of the new or optimized services, together with publications and proposals for external funding that are a product of the services developed, and outlining the value of the services to investigators.  

 

Important dates for the 2021 Spring SOM Core Facility Voucher Program:

  • Submission Open: March 24, 2021
     
  • Submission Close:  May 14, 2021
     
  • Voucher Start: July 1, 2021
     
  • Voucher End: June 30, 2022
     

To apply, please email a single pdf file to researchresources@duke.edu, containing:

  • Two-page description of the initiative, including current process, identification of need, and a list of users who will benefit. A brief explanation of how new services will be integrated into the core operations, and any budget impact of doing so, should be included.
  • Letter of support from users who agree to serve as testers. One letter with multiple signatories is acceptable.
  • Budget with brief justification for any non-standard expenses.
  • Description of any other sources of support, such as vendor-provided kits or reagents.

Applications are due May 14th. Awarded funds are for one year and will be made available July 1st, 2021. Also please note that this will be the only Voucher Program offered this cycle as this opportunity will be in lieu of our traditional, PI-Initiated program.

Please email researchresources@duke.edu with any questions.

Fall 2020 Application Cycle Opens October 19th

The School of Medicine departments, institutes and centers oversee a wide range of research core facilities. To enable investigators to access these services for exciting new studies that are not yet externally funded, we are pleased to announce the 2020 Fall SOM Core Facility Voucher Program. This joint program with the School of Medicine (SOM), the Office of Research, and Duke Research Computing/Office of Information Technology will offer vouchers in amounts ranging from $500 to $10,000 redeemable for provision of services at SOM core facilities/service centers. The sources of funding are from the School of Medicine and the Office of the Provost.

All data or resource generating core facilities/service centers that provide services open to faculty members on a fee-for-service basis are eligible for participation in this program. No more than two facilities can be included in a single proposal. Research Computing may be included as a third facility if utilizing data storage space in conjunction with data collected from another core facility. 

The list of eligible core facilities can be found on the Core Research Facilities web page.

Important dates for the 2020 Fall SOM Core Facility Voucher Program:

  • Submission Open: October 19, 2020
  • Submission Close:  November 20, 2020

  • Voucher Start: January 1, 2021

  • Voucher End: December 31, 2021

Vouchers in any category of research will be awarded to tenured/tenure-track eligible or equivalent faculty at the Assistant, Associate or Professor level with primary appointments in SOM or Campus departments:

  • SOM Faculty: SOM faculty will be eligible for awards made from SOM funds.          
      
  • Campus Faculty: Faculty from the Campus schools (i.e., outside the SOM/SON) will be eligible for awards made from Provost’s Office funds. Proposals with Campus faculty as co-PI with SOM faculty will be eligible for SOM funds.
  • All Faculty: Investigators previously awarded a voucher are eligible to apply for and receive a new voucher if the work proposed is significantly and scientifically distinct from previous applications.

*Non-tenure track Investigators may apply as Co-PI as long as the Co-PI meets the requirements above.

Complete applications will include a one-page proposal describing the research question to be investigated, rationale, proposed plan, and justification for amount requested (11 pt font, 0.5” margins), and a brief letter from the core facility director attesting to the availability of the proposed technical service. Applications are limited to one per investigator, and only new applications will be considered. Award funds may be used for services provided by service centers only - any other expenses required for the proposed project must be supported by other funding sources, and those funding sources should be identified in the application.

SOM utilizes the MyResearchProposal online application software to submit applications. To apply:

  • To apply visit http://bit.ly/myresearchproposal, click on “Create New User” (or log in if you already have an account).  Proposals must be submitted under the Principal Investigator’s name. Enter access code “SOM” and select the “SOM Core Facility Voucher Program Fall 2020” funding opportunity and follow the instructions.
  • A step-by-step user's guide for applying via the MyResearchProposal software is available on the CTSI website page MyResearchProposal. Please click on the Applicant instructions.

For any questions concerning MyResearchProposal passwords or system issues, please contact  myresearchproposal@duke.edu or call 919-668-4774.

Email any questions you may have to researchresources@dm.duke.edu

The School of Medicine departments, institutes and centers oversee a wide range of research core facilities. To enable investigators to access these services for exciting new studies that are not yet externally funded, we are pleased to announce the 2020 Spring SOM Core Facility Voucher Program. This joint program with the School of Medicine (SOM), the Office of Research, and Duke Research Computing/Office of Information Technology will offer vouchers in amounts ranging from $500 to $10,000 redeemable for provision of services at SOM core facilities/shared resources. The sources of funding are from the School of Medicine and the Office of the Provost.

All data or resource generating core facilities/shared resources that provide services open to faculty members on a fee-for-service basis are eligible for participation in this program. No more than two facilities can be included in a single proposal. Research Computing may be included as a third facility if utilizing data storage space in conjunction with data collected from another core facility.

The list of eligible core facilities can be found at this website.

Important dates for the 2020 Spring SOM Core Facility Voucher Program:

  • Submission Open: March 9, 2020
  • Submission Close: April 17, 2020
  • Voucher Start: July 1, 2020
  • Voucher End: June 30, 2021

Vouchers in any category of research will be awarded to tenured/tenure-track or equivalent faculty at the Assistant, Associate or Professor level with primary appointments in SOM or Campus departments:

  • SOM Faculty: SOM faculty will be eligible for awards made from SOM funds.           
  • Campus Faculty: Faculty outside the SOM will be eligible for awards made from Provost’s Office funds. Proposals with Campus faculty as co-PI with SOM faculty will be eligible for SOM funds.
  • All Faculty: Investigators previously awarded a voucher are eligible to apply for and receive a new voucher if the work proposed is significantly and scientifically distinct from previous awards.

 

Complete applications will include a one-page proposal describing the research question to be investigated, rationale, proposed plan, and justification for amount requested (11 pt font, 0.5” margins), and a brief letter from the core facility director attesting to the availability of the proposed technical service. Applications are limited to one per investigator, and only new applications will be considered. Award funds may be used for services provided by shared resources only – any other expenses required for the proposed project must be supported by other funding sources, and those funding sources should be identified in the application.

SOM utilizes the MyResearchProposal online application software to submit applications. To apply:

  • To apply visit http://bit.ly/myresearchproposal, click on “Create New User” (or log in if you already have an account).  Proposals must be submitted under the Principal Investigator’s name. Enter access code SOMand select the “SOM Core Facility Voucher Program Spring 2019” funding opportunity and follow the instructions.
  • A step-by-step user’s guide for applying via the MyResearchProposal software is available - please click on the Applicant instructions.
  • For any questions concerning MyResearchProposal passwords or system issues, please contact myresearchproposal@duke.edu, or call 919-668-4774.

Email any questions you may have to researchresources@dm.duke.edu

The School of Medicine departments, institutes and centers oversee a wide range of research core facilities. To enable investigators to access these services for exciting new studies that are not yet externally funded, we are pleased to announce the 2019 Fall SOM Core Facility Voucher Program. This joint program with the School of Medicine (SOM), the Office of the Provost and Duke Research Computing/Office of Information Technology will offer vouchers in amounts ranging from $500 to $10,000 redeemable for provision of services at SOM core facilities/shared resources. The sources of funding are from the School of Medicine and the Office of the Provost.

All data or resource generating core facilities/shared resources that provide services open to faculty members on a fee-for-service basis are eligible for participation in this program. No more than two facilities can be included in a single proposal. Research Computing may be included as a third facility if utilizing data storage space in conjunction with data collected from another core facility.

The list of eligible core facilities can be found at this website.

Important dates for the 2019 Fall SOM Core Facility Voucher Program:

  • Submission Open: September 25, 2019
  • Submission Close: October 25, 2019
  • Voucher Start: January 1, 2020
  • Voucher End: December 31, 2020

Vouchers in any category of research will be awarded to tenured/tenure-track faculty at the Assistant, Associate or Professor level with primary appointments in SOM or Campus departments:

  • SOM Faculty: SOM faculty will be eligible for awards made from SOM funds.           
  • Campus Faculty: Faculty outside the SOM will be eligible for awards made from Provost’s Office funds. Proposals with Campus faculty as co-PI with SOM faculty will be eligible for SOM funds.
  • All Faculty: Investigators previously awarded a voucher are eligible to apply for and receive a new voucher if the work proposed is significantly and scientifically distinct from previous awards.

Complete applications will include a one-page proposal describing the research question to be investigated, rationale, proposed plan, and justification for amount requested (11 pt font, 0.5” margins), and a brief letter from the core facility director attesting to the availability of the proposed technical service. Applications are limited to one per investigator, and only new applications will be considered. Award funds may be used for services provided by shared resources only – any other expenses required for the proposed project must be supported by other funding sources, and those funding sources should be identified in the application.

SOM utilizes the MyResearchProposal online application software to submit applications. To apply:

  • To apply visit http://bit.ly/myresearchproposal, click on “Create New User” (or log in if you already have an account).  Proposals must be submitted under the Principal Investigator’s name. Enter access code SOMand select the “SOM Core Facility Voucher Program Fall 2019” funding opportunity and follow the instructions.
  • A step-by-step user’s guide for applying via the MyResearchProposal software is available - please click on the Applicant instructions.
  • For any questions concerning MyResearchProposal passwords or system issues, please contact myresearchproposal@duke.edu, or call 919-668-4774.

Email any questions you may have to researchresources@dm.duke.edu