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Energy Initiative Announces 2017 Seed Grants

Energy Initiative Announces 2017 Seed Grants

Research projects that explore new possibilities for energy storage, reliability and sustainable development will receive funding in 2017 from the Duke University Energy Initiative’s Energy Research Seed Fund. Seven projects involving 14 faculty members were selected to receive a total of $240,000 from the fund. Seed funding provides a financial head start for new multidisciplinary, […]

Grants Support Inquiry into Global Cancer, Planetary Health and Other Challenges

Grants Support Inquiry into Global Cancer, Planetary Health and Other Challenges

With funding from Duke’s Provost and Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies, two Duke Global Health Institute-led teams have initiated new multidisciplinary collaborations. Megan Huchko, associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology and global health, will lead a team focused on developing an intellectual community at Duke to identify technologies, programs and health policy changes that can address disparities […]

Duke Global Health Institute Awards Environmental Health Pilot Grants

Duke Global Health Institute Awards Environmental Health Pilot Grants

With $25,000 pilot grants from the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI), two Duke research teams are collaborating with partners in China and Sri Lanka on global environmental health projects. One study will explore the effect of maternal exposure to electronic waste on birth outcomes in Guiyu, China, and the other will investigate whether pollutant mixtures […]

Seven Groups of Faculty Receive Intellectual Community Planning Grants

Seven Groups of Faculty Receive Intellectual Community Planning Grants

In Duke’s rich culture of collaboration, many scholars are working together on a broad range of projects, and new ideas are constantly bubbling up. To provide seed funding for some emerging areas of collaboration, Provost Sally Kornbluth and Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies Ed Balleisen are pleased to announce seven awards for Intellectual Community Planning […]

Seed Funding Leads to $500,000 USDA Grant for Oilfield Wastewater Research

Seed Funding Leads to $500,000 USDA Grant for Oilfield Wastewater Research

Avner Vengosh, professor of geochemistry and water quality, has received a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) to lead a multiyear project evaluating the potential human health impacts and sustainability of using produced water from oilfields to irrigate crops. The research will focus on the use […]

Energy Initiative Offers Seed Funding

Energy Initiative Offers Seed Funding

Deadline: January 16, 2017 The Energy Research Seed Fund provides a financial head start for new multi-disciplinary, collaborative research teams, enabling Duke investigators to produce critical preliminary results that have a high likelihood of obtaining future external funding. Learn how to apply. About the Energy Research Seed Fund The fourth annual round of awards is […]

Center for Genomic and Computational Biology Offers Funding for Research

Center for Genomic and Computational Biology Offers Funding for Research

Deadline: January 6, 2017 The Duke Center for Genomic and Computational Biology (GCB) supports the collaborative efforts of its faculty through pilot project funding. GCB invites applications for new interdisciplinary research projects in the areas of genomics, computational biology, synthetic biology, the microbiome, and related fields. The Center is most interested in proposals that suggest […]