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Improving the Pediatric Experience

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Duke Children’s seeks proposals for projects designed to enhance the existing quality of care provided for our pediatric patients and their families. Specifically, proposals should focus on the following themes:

  • Enhancing the quality of life for children with complex, life-threatening or chronic conditions, including pediatric pain
  • Enhancing the quality of care for children suffering from emotional distress or physical abuse/neglect

This new initiative aims to foster interdisciplinary collaborations between the many divisions and subspecialties that encompass Duke Children’s and better achieve the organization’s shared goals of providing world-class patient- and family-centered care, training the next generation of physicians and healthcare professional leaders, and conducting cutting-edge basic and clinical research.

FUNDING:  Awards of up to $100,000 will be provided to support each successful proposal. Funds can be used to cover effort of current Duke faculty and staff, supplies and other project expenses.  [Grants are made possible through funds raised at the 2015 Duke Children’s Gala.]

REQUIREMENTS:  Short, one-page applications should be submitted to Katherine Siler at using the attached form [WORD, 28.3KB]. Proposals should include the name of the requestor, brief description of the project, list of participants/collaborators, and high level budget reflecting use of funds. Applications focused on innovative concepts and services that have the potential to be self-supporting after one year are encouraged.

All submissions must be received on or before October 16, 2015. 

NOTIFICATION:  Successful applicants will be informed by October 23, 2015, and will have one year from the start of funding to spend the award.

CONTACT:  Please contact Katherine Siler at or 919.681.4080 with questions.