Research Support

Department Funding Opportunities

Derfner Foundation Faculty Research Awards

Since 2013, the Derfner Foundation has provided support for research in the Department of Pediatrics. Awards are intended for faculty with a primary appointment in the Department of Pediatrics who are at or approaching a critical point in their careers, including applying for career development awards, preparing to submit a first R01-level application, or a significant change in research focus. Past recipients have conducted basic, translational, and clinical research.

Children's Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN Hospitals) Awards

Children's Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN Hospitals) is the alliance of premier children's hospitals in North America. It is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping kids by raising funds for 170 children's hospitals across North America. Since 1983, these non-profit hospitals have provided the finest care, research and community outreach to help millions of children with diseases and injuries of every kind, raising more than $2.1 billion. Each year, Duke Children's participates in Children's Miracle Network Hospitals fundraising activities and sets aside a portion of the net proceeds from these events and partnerships for the CMN Hospitals Research Fund. These funds will support several awards geared towards residents, subspecialty fellows, and postdoctoral researchers as well as junior faculty in the Department of Pediatrics.

Duke Center for Advancement of Child Health (CAtCH)

The Duke Department of Pediatrics holds a Child Health Research Career Development Award (CHRCDA) from the NIH/NICHD (K12-HD105253), entitled Duke Center for Advancement of Child Health (CAtCH). Under the leadership of the Principal Investigators Ann Reed, MD and Corinne Linardic, MD, PhD, Duke CAtCH is intended to foster the maturation of pediatric early-career investigators into independent physician-scientists who pursue long-term academic careers investigating important issues related to child health. Appointments are open to junior faculty and fellows in their final year of fellowship. For more information, and to view active RFAs, please visit the CAtCH website

Duke Children’s Health & Discovery Initiative (CHDI) Medicaid Data Analysis Program

The Translating Duke Health Children’s Health and Discovery Initiative is pleased to announce a request for applications for the Medicaid Data Analysis Program. The goal of this program is to support investigators who wish to use Medicaid claims data to conduct analyses that will inform our understanding of child health in North Carolina to guide policy change and improve equitable healthcare access and outcomes. The funds supplied by this award are intended to support research projects that have strong potential to lead to applications for external funding and/or that will help guide policy makers in promoting equitable healthcare access and outcomes in North Carolina.

Duke Funding Opportunities

Duke Funding Opportunities
Duke offers a wide variety of funding opportunities to members of the Duke community.

CTSI Funding Opportunities
Duke Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) Accelerator collaborates with partners at Duke and other institutions to provide researchers with funding opportunities for the entire translational spectrum.

OSPD Funding Opportunities
The Office of Physician-Scientist Development offers Request For Applications (RFAs) to support medical student research, technician support and/or small grant programs.

External Funding Opportunities

PIVOT-COS Funding (formerly Community of Science) [requires Duke NetID login] gives research administrators, research development professionals, and their institutions with the ability to bring together the right research opportunities, funding, and people quickly and easily. It provides global and local connections that strengthen research by exploring new avenues for funding and collaboration for faculty, staff researchers, and graduate students. 

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​The Office of Research Support provides this extensive, on-line database of funding opportunities as a resource for the entire Duke University research community.

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The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting medical research.

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NIH office overseeing grants policy, program coordination, compliance, and electronic Research Administration (eRA) for extramural research grants. 

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The mission of the Department of Defense is to provide the military forces needed to deter war and to protect the security of our country.  The National Security Education Program awards grants to U.S. institutions of higher education for study or program development in languages and regions critical to national security.  Search for DOD grants on here.

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Contains information about U.S. government grants and funding resources, HHS grant information, HHS contract information, and HHS education and training funding.

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Provides a unified site for interaction between grant applicants and the US Federal agencies that manage grant funds.

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This page provides information on funding opportunities from the Academy and other organizations, as well as links to key funding resources and agencies. 

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The NC Biotechnology Center offers funding programs, including loans and grants, to foster collaboration among researchers, educators and businesses. These are designed to leverage larger financial rewards and societal benefits, including jobs, across the state.

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NIH Guide announcements (PAs, RFAs and Notices) are published daily. At the end of each work week, NIH transmits an email to NIH Guide LISTSERV subscribers with the Current Weekly Table of Contents (TOC), including links to announcements published during the week. An up-to-date listing of new announcements published during the week may be checked anytime on the Current Weekly TOC page.

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