CTSI Funding Programs

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

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Duke/NC State Translational Research Grant

  • 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.

Status: 2018 Applications are closed. The application deadline was May 15, 2018.

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Children’s Health & Discovery Initiative (CHDI)/MEDx Pilot Research Grant

  • Up to $50,000 to one research team that includes one PI from the School of Medicine and one PI from Pratt School of Engineering
  • Purpose: To support pilot studies that lead to the development of diagnostics, prognostics, or biomarkers for early life risk factors for disease or biological processes associated with diseases that initiate early in life, or methods/technologies to detect exposures that influence childhood or life-long health.

Status: 2018 Applications are open. Application deadline is June 5, 2018.

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Duke-Coulter Translational Partnership Grants

  • No fixed award limit.  Approximately $700,000 is available annually to fund ~3-5 projects
  • Purpose: 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.

Status: 2018 Applications closed March 9, 2018.
 


CTSI Population Health Improvement Awards

  • Three-tiered program with awards from $1,000 to $25,000
  • Purpose: Seed, Co-development, and Advanced Partnership Awards to stimulate and foster community-research partnerships that advance solutions to improve local health and healthcare delivery. 
  • Status: The 2018 application period closed February 22, 2018. Applications will reopen in early 2019.

 


CTSI Translational Accelerator Funding Agreements

  • up to $150,000
  • 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.
  • Status: The 2017 application period is closed. Applications will reopen later in 2018.


CTSI Transformative Research Agreements

  • 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).
  • Status: 2018-2020 cycle deadline is now closed. The next submission period is TBD.

 


Duke/UNC-Chapel Hill CTSA Consortium Collaborative

  • $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.
  • Status: The 2018-2019 application deadline is now closed. 

 


Carolinas Collaborative

  • $25,000 per institution
  • Purpose: CTSAs at Duke, the Medical University of South Carolina, UNC-CH, and Wake Forest, have partnered with Health Sciences South Carolina to create a pilot program designed to encourage and facilitate novel clinical and translational research that applies or accelerates discovery into testing in clinical or population settings. The research must use the component electronic health record data warehouses from at least two of the four CTSAs.
  • Status: Applications are now closed; 2018 period TBD

 

 

 

The CTSI Pilot Programs are funded primarily through Duke’s National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) UL1TR001117.