This pilot program is designed to encourage and facilitate novel clinical and translational research that applies or accelerates discovery into testing in clinical or population settings. Projects must demonstrate high translational potential with a clear path to subsequent grant support, new company formation, licensing, not-for-profit partnering, or other channels.
Duke CTSI and UNC-CH are interested in the following types of translational research projects, with an emphasis on inter-disciplinary collaborations that test generalizable solutions to translational research problems:
- Generates initial or basic discoveries relevant to human health or disease
- Applies or accelerates discovery into testing in clinical or population settings
- Development and/or evaluation of the evidence base that changes practice
- Investigates how practice improves health policy, health outcomes, and the health of populations
2017 Update: Duke and UNC are particularly interested in proposals focused on opioid misuse and addiction, one of the state’s most significant health problems.