Career Development Bridge Funding Program [Duke Internal Funding -- For Duke Faculty Only]

Funding Agency:
Duke University

The Department of Medicine invites proposals for the Career Development (K) Bridge Funding Program, which provides support to junior faculty and fellows during the gap between fellowship and attainment of a career development award (CDA).

It is the intent of this program to provide funding that leads to successful competition for a CDA.  


  • Cycle I: September 15
  • Cycle II: December 15
  • Cycle III: April 15

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

Candidates must be either junior faculty within five (5) years of completing fellowship or a fellow within the Department of Medicine.

Candidates must have competed unsuccessfully for a Career Development Award (as described previously e.g. NIH K08, K23, or equivalent) within the past year to be considered eligible for funding.



Amount Description

  • Up to 3 proposals will be funded each year.
  • Awards of up to $85,000 (total direct costs) will be funded for 1 year and may be extended for an additional year at Chair’s discretion. Funds not expended during this time will be returned to the Department.
  • Funding is intended to provide partial salary support and fringe benefits along with modest project-related expenses for the awardee during the gap between fellowship and achievement of a career development award (CDA). Funds may be requested for salary support, research supplies, tuition, and other expenses.

Funding Type



Junior Faculty
Medical Fellow/Resident


Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

April 15, 2021