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COVID-19 SWAT Team

Sunday, May 17, 2020
Covid-19 virus

The School of Medicine has assembled a “SWAT Team” of individuals in various research support offices to facilitate proposal preparation and submission for investigators who seek funding for COVID-19 research. 

We anticipate a significant increase in funding available for COVID-19 research.  During this time of higher proposal volume and when additional support may be needed, our goal is to supplement existing resources and support within your unit to respond to this demand.  Interested investigators should work through their unit grants administrator to seek the services of the SWAT Team – and we will maintain coordination with your unit to ensure we are providing synchronized services. 

Services can include all or some of the following (to be determined at time of intake):

Proposal development:

  • Timeline development/project management
  • Document coordination
  • Proofreading
  • Figure development

Research Administration assistance:

  • Assistance in developing/reviewing ancillary application documentation (e.g. biosketches, subaward packages, etc.)
  • Supplemental Grant Administration

To engage the SWAT Team for these services, the grant manager/investigator may contact docr-grants@duke.edu to schedule a time to discuss the project and determine what assistance is needed.  A project manager will convene the best team based on the investigator’s needs.

SWAT Team services are available immediately and are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.  Questions about this free service can be sent to docr-grants@duke.edu.