Duke Center for REsearch to AdvanCe Healthcare Equity (REACH Equity) -- Career Development Award

Funding Agency:
Duke University

The Duke Center for REsearch to AdvanCe Healthcare Equity (REACH Equity) is seeking applications for an internal mentored research career development award (CDA) for Duke University junior faculty proposing research related to the REACH Equity theme. The REACH Equity theme is addressing racial and ethnic disparities in health by developing and testing interventions that improve the quality of patient-centered care in the clinical encounter. Applicants for the REACH Equity CDA must propose research broadly related to this theme. 

Proposed projects must focus on improving the quality of care in the clinical setting. However, we recognize that the development and testing of an intervention may be beyond the readiness of the science or applicant and/or beyond the scope of this award mechanism.  Therefore, proposals may employ any research method to address a question relevant to enhancing minority health or reducing racial/ethnic disparities by improving the quality of patient-centered care in the clinical encounter.  The research must clearly lead to the opportunity to develop and test intervention.

We plan to fund up to 3 REACH Equity CDAs in this call for applications. Consistent with our Center’s goal of increasing diversity in the research workforce, we have set as a programmatic priority the selection of at least 50% of awardees from under-represented racial and ethnic groups. Eligible applicants include junior faculty (instructor, assistant professor) and those transitioning to faculty as of the funding start date of July 1, 2020. Applicants may have appointments in any department or school at Duke University. 

Deadlines:

  • Recommended Letter of Intent: Dec. 2, 2019
  • Applications: Dec. 16, 2019

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Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must be junior faculty (instructor, assistant professor) and those transitioning to faculty as of the funding start date. Applicants may have appointments in any department or school at Duke University. 

Amount

$150,000

Amount Description

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 Total Professional Effort (TPE).

Funding Type

Award

Eligibility

Junior Faculty
Minorities encouraged

Category

Medical
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational
Social Sciences

External Deadline

December 16, 2019