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Incubator and Germinator Seed Grants Available from Duke Institute for Brain Sciences

Incubator and Germinator Seed Grants Available from Duke Institute for Brain Sciences

Deadline: May 1, 2020, for letters of intent; August 1, 2020, for full proposals 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, of up to $100,000, require a minimum of […]

Duke I&E Invites Incubation Fund Proposals for Projects with Growth Potential

Duke I&E Invites Incubation Fund Proposals for Projects with Growth Potential

Deadline: April 12, 2020 Overview The spring application cycle is open for the Duke Incubation Fund. The Fund provides awards of up to $20,000 to support a wide range of idea-stage projects across Duke with commercial prospects. Applications are welcome from all Duke schools—we’re looking for innovative projects that could lead to new products/services that could positively impact society. […]

Franklin Humanities Institute Invites Faculty Proposals for Book Manuscript Workshops

Franklin Humanities Institute Invites Faculty Proposals for Book Manuscript Workshops

Deadline: March 2, 2020 Overview The Franklin Humanities Institute’s Faculty Book Manuscript Workshop Program provides support for the development and completion of scholarly monographs. The workshops provide a structure for generating constructive, informed criticism on near-final book manuscripts, at a moment in the writing process when authors can most effectively utilize feedback. The aim of […]

Nicholas Institute Invites Duke Faculty to Apply for 2020-21 Catalyst Grants

Nicholas Institute Invites Duke Faculty to Apply for 2020-21 Catalyst Grants

Deadline: March 23, 2020 (extended) Launched in 2017, the Catalyst Program aims to prompt and support expansions of existing partnerships between Duke faculty and Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions staff on research and workshops. Through the program’s seed funding, these researchers develop new or emergent ideas related to environmental policy challenges at the federal, […]

ABC Thrive Offers Seed Funding to Explore Innovations in Early Childhood Development

ABC Thrive Offers Seed Funding to Explore Innovations in Early Childhood Development

Deadlines: February 28, 2020, for letters of intent (strongly encouraged); March 30, 2020, for proposal Opportunity ABC Thrive invites seed grant proposals to support the early work of interdisciplinary teams exploring innovations in early childhood development (prenatal to age five). Through this RFP, grants of $20,000 to $40,000 will be awarded to three to four […]

Start or Advance an Innovative Project through the Energy Research Seed Fund

Start or Advance an Innovative Project through the Energy Research Seed Fund

Deadline: February 14, 2020 Since 2014, the Duke University Energy Initiative’s Energy Research Seed Fund has kickstarted new interdisciplinary research teams to launch innovative projects—sparking collaboration among scholars from the basic sciences, engineering, social sciences, humanities, and other disciplines. The fund helps Duke researchers obtain important preliminary results they can use to secure external funding […]