2022 RFP: MEDx Engineering, Environment, and Health


Duke MEDx’s purpose is to foster collaborations between faculty members from the Duke School of Medicine and the Pratt School of Engineering. With this request for proposals, we seek to catalyze inter and trans-disciplinary, early-stage and translational research that increases insight into; measures; or addresses the effects of environmental exposures on health. We also wish to encourage collaborations with the Nicholas School of the Environment.

Proposed projects must represent a new collaboration or a new research question for an existing collaboration and demonstrate the leveraging of unique skills and knowledge of all team members. Examples of the types of projects that are in scope are those that develop monitoring devices or sensors, measure and analyze environmental insults or human exposure, investigate physiological responses to environmental insults, or create solutions to ameliorate the impact of environmental stressors on human health.

Awards will typically be for up to $50,000 with a 12-month performance period. If the team requests more than $50,000 (but no greater than $75,000), the proposal must include a detailed justification and the request must be discussed with the MEDx team prior to submission. MEDx anticipates that it will award three grants.  

*Presubmission inquiries are mandatory* 

Applicants must submit the pre-submission inquiry in the form of a ‘Proposal Canvas'. Once submitted, the MEDx team will review the material, schedule a consultation with the applicants, and provide details for the full submission. The pre-submission Proposal Canvas must be submitted to dukemedx@duke.edu.

Deadline for full application: May 18, 2022

Please contact Donna Crenshaw or Tarun Saxena at dukemedx@duke.edu with any questions. Please use MEDx Engineering, Environment, and Health 2022 RFP as the subject heading.

Learn more and find submission instructions here.