Two faculty from the Duke Department of Pediatrics, including John Moses, MD, associate professor of pediatrics, and Jennifer Lawson, MD, clinical associate in pediatrics, were recently awarded an Intellectual Community Planning Grant to fund their proposal entitled “Health as an Ecosystem-Expanding Our Imaginations of Health.”
The award, presented by Duke Provost Sally Kornbluth and Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies Ed Balleisen, provides $4,400 for a one-year period, starting January 1, 2019.
Best wishes to these investigators for success in this new endeavor!
About the Intellectual Community Planning Grant Initiative
Faculty who are interested in convening a group of colleagues to begin or test a new collaboration around a shared intellectual interest will be able to request funds provided by the Provost and the Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies, $1,000-$5,000 per group, for use during a designated calendar year.
Successful proposals are submitted by groups of faculty who self-aggregate around a shared intellectual interest, and who want to pursue that common interest in any of a variety of venues, e.g., small monthly dinner meetings, larger quarterly meetings, workshops, etc. Meetings should be designed to facilitate potential collaboration.
Preference is given to proposals that articulate a plan to sustain interactions, prepare joint grant applications, and/or create a product such as a class, shared research project, extra- or co-curricular offering, etc. Recipients of each year’s grant cycle represent a broad range of groups and new projects.