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Extramural Award Application

Application deadline: February 1, 2023.

Next Award Period: July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2025

Eligibility: Young or established non-Duke University investigators proposing new or novel research.

The Ruth K. Broad Biomedical Research Foundation, Inc. is a support corporation of Duke University, that holds the vision that effective treatment(s) for Alzheimer’s disease is attainable, and the hope that a cure will be found. To that end and in addition to its grant making within Duke University, the foundation operates an extramural program that supports high priority, high potential, basic or translational research toward prevention or treatment of neurodegenerative diseases outside of Duke University.

The Foundation will be awarding a two-year grant, effective July 1, 2023, for $125,000 each year.  Applications will be evaluated on their potential for advancing understanding of neurodegenerative disorders, with particular interest in the potential relationship to Alzheimer’s disease. The research proposed should be an innovative direction of study for the applicant’s lab with the potential for high impact on the field.

To apply please submit:

(1) Three-page proposal stating the nature of the research project, description of the work to be done, and the potential impact of the knowledge gained and its potential relationship to Alzheimer’s disease. Please utilize the template provided to title the project and include your name.

(2) NIH format biographical sketch for the principal investigator, including other research support.

(3) Completed budget and information form.  It is the policy of the Foundation that no more than 10% of the annual award be apportioned to institutional overhead costs.

(4) A copy of the applicant’s organization’s most recent determination letter from the Internal Revenue Service stating that the organization is exempt from federal income tax.

Finalists may contacted by the Ruth K. Broad Foundation extramural grant review committee for additional information.

Please submit applications ELECTRONICALLY to RuthKBroadFoundation@mc.duke.edu no later than February 1, 2023. If you do not receive an acknowledgement of your email within 48 hours, please contact Erica Kitchen at (919) 385-0032 or erica.kitchen@duke.edu.

Awardee Requirements:

The award requires a one-page written progress report prior to the spring 2024 Ruth K. Broad Foundation board of directors meeting. Funding in year two is contingent upon demonstrating research productivity. The awardee may also be invited to present their research at Duke as part of the Ruth K. Broad Seminar Series in Neurobiology and Disease. A final written report is due by July 31, 2025.

The Foundation also requests recognition on any publication emanating from funded research.

Request for Proposals and Application Materials (PDF Document)

Request for Proposals and Application Materials (Word Document)

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