2018 Children’s Health & Discovery Initiative/Triangle Center for Evolutionary Medicine Pilot Research Grant

Open for Applications

June 4, 2018

The Children’s Health and Discovery Initiative (CHDI) and the Triangle Center for Evolutionary Medicine (TriCEM) announce a request for research proposals that investigate and positively impact child health and the trajectory of health into adulthood. Proposed activities should focus on evolutionary medicine, broadly interpreted to involve research that uses evolutionary and ecological perspectives to understand and treat disease in humans. 

Examples could include: developmental origins of health and disease; childhood asthma and other allergies; the microbiome and health; the ecology and evolution of infectious diseases of children; social determinants of child health and development; mental health; and origins and treatment of childhood cancers.


Up to $40,000 to 0-3 research teams that include one PI from the School of Medicine and one PI from Duke University (including Trinity College of Arts and Sciences, Nicholas School of the Environment, Sanford School of Public Policy, and the Pratt School of Engineering).

2018 Applications will open on June 11, 2018. Application deadline is September 12, 2018.

 View the RFP