Funding Opportunities

Duke-Coulter Translational Partnership Grants

The Duke-Coulter Translational Partnership Grants support collaborative translational research projects that involve co-investigators from the Duke University Department of Biomedical Engineering and a clinical department in the Duke University Health System. 

No fixed award limit. Approximately $700,000 is available to fund about 3-5 projects.

Deadline: Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Submission Instructions  

Duke-Coulter Translational Partnership Website

NCBiotech Flash Grants

NCBiotech's Flash Grant program aims to identify and energize the most creative ideas that exhibit early indications of commercial potential. Flash Grants infuse funding at a critical early point when a small, targeted influx of funds can be crucial to shaping innovative research ideas into high potential life sciences technologies, particularly in emerging and convering life sciences sectors.

Maximum Award: $20,000

For fiscal year 2021, there will be three submission cycles for the Flash Grant program. 

Cycle 1: (closed)

  • Novel antibiotics and therapeutics targeting antibiotic-resistant bacteria
  • Global Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak - COVID-19-specific therapies, vaccine development, diagnosis, and epidemiology

Cycle 2: (closed)

  • Microbiome/microbiota in health and disease states
  • SARS-CoV-2 Gastrointestinal effects
  • SARS-CoV-2 detection via wastewater

Cycle 3: Deadline Wednesday, March 10, 2021 (noon)

  • Open round; all topics with some restrictions

Instructions and Application

Flash Grants Website


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