RFA: Duke/NC State Translational Research Agreement

April 3, 2018

This funding opportunity is now closed for 2018.

The Duke Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI), the academic home of the National Institutes of Health’s Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) pilot funding program at Duke University, is partnering with NC State’s Office of Research, Innovation and Economic Development (ORIED), as well as NC State’s Comparative Medicine Institute (CMI), to support new inter-institutional collaborative research teams.

View the RFA for full details and application guidelines.


Duke CTSI and NC State are interested in the following types of translational research projects:

  • Research that generates translational discoveries relevant to human health or disease, regardless of whether the context of the discovery is the laboratory, in animal models or the field.
  • Research that applies or accelerates discovery into testing in clinical or population settings.
  • Development and/or evaluation of the evidence base that changes practice.
  • Research that investigates how practice improves health policy, health outcomes, and the health of populations.

Research areas of interest include, but are not limited to, collaborations involving:

  • Medical textiles and biomaterials
  • Large animal model-based translational medicine
  • Manufacturing of biomaterials and scale-up
  • Personalized biomedical sensor platforms
  • Epidemiology of environmental toxicant exposure

NOTE: This funding is contingent on Duke CTSI receiving the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) renewal from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS). The notice of award is expected in May 2018.

Application deadline: May 15, 2018


  • Proposed projects must involve a lead investigator from Duke and a lead investigator from NC State. Proposals are encouraged from new teams of investigators representing two or more distinct disciplines. Applicants at each institution must have a full-time faculty appointment.

  • Each Duke or NC State faculty member may submit more than one proposal as a Principal Investigator. However, the faculty member is only eligible to receive one award as PI during a given funding cycle. Duke faculty members may not serve as PI on more than one concurrently funded Duke CTSA award, with the exception of the voucher program and NIH supplemental award.

  • Duke/NCSU teams whose proposals for the Duke/ NCSU Translational Research Grant were not selected for funding in the June 2017 round may submit a revised application.See VII. Application procedure” for more details.

  • Interested investigators who need assistance in identifying collaborators at Duke can use Scholars@Duke or contact either CTSI (ctsifunding@dm.duke.edu) or NC State ORIED (research-development@ncsu.edu).

Application Submission

Proposals are submitted through the MyResearchProposal online application software.

  • 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 to the system under the Principal Investigator's name.
  • A step-by-step user’s guide for applying via the MyResearchProposal software is available - Please review the guide here.
  • Enter Access Code “CTSI” and then select "2018-2019 Duke/NC State Translational Research Grants" and follow the instructions.
  • For questions concerning MyResearchProposal, please contact myresearchproposal@duke.edu or call 919-668-4774.

More Information

For additional information on this funding opportunity, please contact Anita Grissom at Duke or Jonathan Horowitz at NCSU.

View the RFA