REACH Equity Career Development Award

The Duke Center for REsearch to AdvanCe Healthcare Equity (REACH Equity) is seeking applications for a mentored research career development award (CDA) for junior faculty. REACH Equity will address racial and ethnic disparities in health by developing and testing interventions that improve the quality of patient-centered care in the clinical encounter – a setting in which racial and ethnic disparities are well-documented. Applicants for the REACH Equity CDA must propose research related to this theme.

We plan to fund up to 6 REACH Equity CDAs in this call for applications, with 3 awards per year in subsequent years.  Consistent with our Center’s goal of increasing diversity in the research work-force, we have set as a programmatic priority the selection of at least 50% under-represented racial and ethnic investigators.

The REACH Equity CDA provides up to $75,000 direct costs per year for two years. Applicants are expected to use the award to protect at least 50% of TPE.

  • Application opens November 15, 2017

  • Application deadline: CLOSED

  • Funding begins: July 2018

Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to schedule a 5-10 minute phone call with the IDC Director (Laura Svetkey) to discuss alignment of their research question with the REACH Equity theme.  To schedule a phone call, please send a brief description (3-5 sentences) of your potential project to

Potential applicants may direct other questions to


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