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Funding Opportunities

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, and we are currently seeking applicants conducting research that has the potential to be translated into improved care for or treatment of children, incorporates the implementation of new approaches to improve child health outcomes, and/or focuses on child health equity. Applications are due Wednesday, September 1, 2021.

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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.

CMN Hospitals Trainee Conference Awards

CMN Hospitals Trainee Research Awards 

CMN Hospitals-DPRS PACE Support Award

Duke Children's Health & Discovery Initiative (CHDI) and Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) Child Health Equity Program

The Duke Children’s Health and Discovery Initiative and the Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute is pleased to announce a request for applications for the Child Health Equity Program. The goal of this program is to support investigators and community organizations who are conducting research to advance child health equity. For the purposes of this program, we define promoting health equity as efforts to reduce and/or eliminate health disparities and the determinants that adversely affect or exclude marginalized groups from opportunities for positive health. The funds supplied by this award are intended to support research projects that have strong potential to inform or develop testable interventions to address child health disparities. 

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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

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. Register here.

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