Request for Proposals: Translating Duke Health Cardiovascular Disease Initiative

Duke Health is excited to announce a request for innovative pilot project proposals for high risk/high impact research in the area of the heart and disease. The intent of this RFP is to support one to four pilot projects that help us better understand how to prevent the transition from cardiovascular health to disease and/or facilitate the return to health. They are especially interested in

  1. Proposals that span multiple dimensions from basic to clinical to populations;
  2. Proposals that build new collaborations and/or new teams; and
  3. Proposals that might lead to extended productive and NIH-funded collaborations.

One of the awards will be in concert with Duke MEDx. For this award, there is an additional goal to facilitate the formation of a new collaboration between faculty in the Schools of Medicine and Engineering. Applicants should describe a new collaboration or a novel topic for an existing collaboration between regular rank faculty in Engineering and Medicine. This award is not meant to provide bridge funding or be supplementary funding for existing projects. Applications should also contain a description of the possible sources of subsequent support through grants, not-for-profit partnering, new company formation, licensing, or other channels. 

The funding amount is up to $100,000. Some faculty effort may be included (not to exceed 20% of the budget). If you are requesting faculty salary, justify the request in relation to departmental expectations and actual effort on the project. 

The proposed research should be appropriate to the budget and must be accomplished within one year. Please note that for the MEDx/TDH specific award, the research team for the proposal must include co-principal investigators from the School of Medicine and from the Pratt School of Engineering. This is not a requirement for the other awards.

Applications are due June 24, 2019.View the full RFP and find additional details about eligibility, funding, proposal requirements, selection process and review criteria. Direct questions to