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Funding Opportunities

Department Funding Opportunities

Children's Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH)/Derfner Foundation Research Grants 

CMNH 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 the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals fund-raising activities and sets aside a portion of the net proceeds from this event for the CMNH Research Fund. Requests for applications are invited from faculty and fellows with primary appointments in the Department of Pediatrics and are typically posted on the Department of Pediatrics web site in the News Section in December and emailed from

Resident Research Awards

Open to Duke Pediatric and Med-Peds residents for short-term research projects. Awards provide up to $2,500. RFA is sent out late summer with applications due in the fall.

Internal 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.

External Funding Opportunities

Duke's Office of Research Support List of Funding Opportunities

​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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National Institutes of Health (NIH)

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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Office of Extramural Research (OER)

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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Community of Science (COS) – PIVOT

Community of Science (COS) is the leading international resource for medical, health related, and scientific research funding information and opportunities.  PIVOT 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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U.S. Department and Human Services, Grants and Funding (HHS)

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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American Academy of Pediatrics, Funding Opportunities

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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NC Biotechnology Center

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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Weekly NIH Funding Opportunities and Announcements (Email)

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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Federal Business Opportunities is an excellent resource where federal agencies publicize solicitations seeking bids or proposals. You would be classified as a "Public User" and should register using the Vendor / Citizen link. Please review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page for additional information.

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