CHSI Annual Pilot Award – Call for applications [Duke Internal Funding]

Funding Agency:
Duke University

The Duke Center for Human Systems Immunology (CHSI) is proud to announce that we are now accepting proposals for pilot projects! Through this RFP, CHSI will support projects aimed at securing future independent funding in cross-cutting research areas within immunology, with a preference for those incorporating computational biology. This RFP encourages submissions from new investigators and collaborations across Duke, emphasizing trans-disciplinary partnerships. Up to three (3) annual Pilot Awards, each with a maximum $20,000 direct cost funding, are available. The application schedule includes a Letter of Intent by November 1, 2023, and full proposals by December 1, 2023

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

• Applicants with prior/current funding on their submission topic are encouraged to apply
and indicate how other resources will be leveraged and are non-overlapping
• Faculty of all ranks are welcome to apply

Post-doctoral and Clinical fellows
• Applicants with a current K award must have pre-approval
• T32 awardees cannot use CHSI award for training or stipends
• Separate letter of support from faculty mentor required, see Application information below
• If proposal is reviewed and meets scoring criteria for award, PI Status must be submitted
and obtained by department prior to CHSI issuing an award notification



Funding Type



Medical Fellow/Resident
Post Doctoral Fellows


Engineering and Physical Sciences
Environmental & Life Sciences
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

November 1, 2023