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Grants and Funding

Internal Funding Opportunities

The Department of Pediatrics offers internal funding via the Derfner-Children's Miracle Network Research Fund. The purpose of these funds is to provide support for pilot projects that have the potential for development into larger projects and eventual extramural support. 

Children's Miracle Network 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 Hospital & Health Center 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 typically posted on the Department of Pediatrics web site in December.

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.

Office of Research Administration (ORA), Duke University School of Medicine
Responsible for supporting investigators and administrators in the School of Medicine and the School of Nursing by managing externally sponsored research projects through the pre-award process.  Includes institutional resources and external funding opportunities. 

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.

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

Community of Science (COS)
Community of Science (COS) is the leading international resource for medical, health related, and scientific research funding information and opportunities. 

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.

One-stop resource to find funds for research and training in the sciences.

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

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.