Deadline: June 11, 2021 (letters of intent); August 20, 2021 (full application)
The Duke Institute for Brain Sciences (DIBS) supports two seed-grant funding programs. These high-risk/high-return funding mechanisms provide funding for research that is exploratory and therefore not yet ready for external funding.
Research Incubator Awards
Incubator Awards, up to $100,000, are for teams of faculty representing at least two departments or areas of research. See more information.
Research Germinator Awards
Germinator Awards, up to $25,000, are for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, residents or faculty. See more information.
Important Dates for Both Award Mechanisms
- Letters of intent: Due by 5:00 p.m., Friday, June 11, 2021
- Full application: Due by 5:00 p.m., Friday, August 20, 2021
- Award notifications: Anticipated in November 2021
- Funding start: January 1, 2022
Learn More and Apply
See the DIBS website for full information.