Funding Programs

CTSI Accelerator collaborates with partners at Duke and other institutions to provide researchers with funding opportunities for the entire translational spectrum.

Contact CTSI Accelerator for personalized help with translational research funding and project management.

Funding programs that are currently accepting applications are marked (OPEN).

CTSI Accelerator Funding Programs

  • Up to $500,000
  • Purpose: Support development of mature research with the potential to attract significant interest for external partnering, thus enabling and accelerating translation of research out of the academic environment (i.e. new company formation, license, or partnership).

Current Status: Closed

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  • Up to $125,000
  • Purpose: Support for cross-disciplinary scientific research addressing the development of therapies, diagnostics or devices applicable to human disease, clinical research/trials (excluding Phase 2 or beyond), epidemiological studies, and/or community-based research.

Current Status: OPEN

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  • Up to $110,000 per award
  • Purpose: To support novel clinical and translational research focused on improving health and health equity.

Current Status: OPEN

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  • Up to $25,000 per institution (50,000 per collaborative project)
  • Purpose: Facilitate novel clinical, population, and translational research that applies or accelerates discovery into testing in clinical or population settings.

Current Status: Closed

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  • Up to $25,000 per institution ($50,000 total)
  • Purpose: To support new inter-institutional collaborative research projects between Duke University and North Carolina Central University investigators.

Current Status: OPEN

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  • Up to $25,000 per institution ($50,000 total)
  • Purpose: Develop inter-institutional collaborations for new investigator teams conducting novel clinical and translational research that applies or accelerates discovery into testing in clinical or population settings.

Current Status: Closed

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  • Up to $25,000 per institution ($50,000 total)
  • Purpose: Develop inter-institutional collaborations for new investigator teams conducting novel clinical and translational research that applies or accelerates discovery into testing in clinical or population settings.

Current Status: Closed

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These awards are up to $35,000 (including $10,000 supplements for proposals with a Community-Engaged partnership) and are designed to facilitate research that promotes health equity for groups who have traditionally been under-represented in health research or excluded altogether.

Current Status: Closed

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Other Funding Programs

New and Advanced Partnership Awards

  • Up to $50,000
  • Seeks to support joint research proposals from community organizations/groups and Duke researchers who have already developed innovations to address health problems and are ready to advance pilot testing these solutions through broader community-engaged implementation research studies.

Current Status: Open

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Small planning awards of $1,500 to community organizations and Duke investigators interested in working with the CTSI’s Community Engaged Research Initaitve (CERI) for guidance on developing impactful community-research partnerships and planning collaborative population health improvement research proposals that impact community and population health.

Current Status: Applications accepted on a rolling basis

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  • Up to $300,000 in funding to carry out proposed project over 18-24 months
  • Purpose: Support research aimed at promoting health equity in the pediatric population, encourage and facilitate genuine partnership and collaboration with organizations within the larger Durham community and surrounding areas, and develop new interventions and strategies to mitigate health disparities and improve child health equity.

Current Status: Open

Optional Letter of Interest Deadline: December 15, 2021
Full Application Deadline: March 24, 2022

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Have questions or don't see a funding opportunity that fits your needs? CTSI Accelerator's team of funding and project management experts can help.

Questions? Contact CTSI Accelerator.