DGHI Seeks Grant Proposals in Global Cancer Pilot

Deadline: October 16, 2016

The Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) has released a request for proposals for pilot projects in global cancer, one of our seven research priority areas.

DGHI periodically provides pilot funds to stimulate interdisciplinary research across its research priority areas, with the goal of enabling investigators to leverage preliminary findings and data to obtain further external funding. All Duke faculty are eligible to apply for the pilot grants.

The Duke Cancer Institute (DCI) has partnered with DGHI to build Duke’s global cancer program; the focus of the program is to increase cancer research and education in low and middle income countries, where approximately 70% of all cancer deaths occur. Through this program, DGHI and DCI actively engage researchers across the university and medical center on issues such as disease pathogenesis, mHealth, palliative care, disease prevention and health promotion.

DGHI and DCI will award grants for two projects that address issues relating to cancer prevention, detection, diagnosis or treatment in resource-constrained environments, providing up to $25,000 direct costs for one year of support for each project. The program will not support clinical trials.

Special emphasis and consideration will be given for:

  • Interdisciplinary research between DGHI and DCI faculty
  • New collaborations and projects and investigators new to global health research
  • Projects based the Tata Medical Center in Kolkata, India; Bugando Medical Center in Mwanza, Tanzania; or the Barretos Cancer Center in Barretos, Brazil

The deadline to apply is October 16.