Duke CFAR Microgrants [Duke Internal Funding]

Funding Agency:
Duke University

CFAR Microgrants of up to $20,000 will now be available on an ad hoc basis throughout the year. These one year awards are intended to facilitate HIV/AIDS research by providing modest, but essential, resources that are not readily available from other sources. The Microgrant program is designed to support new NIH grant applications that will increase the HIV/AIDS funded research base at Duke.

Microgrant Awards should be used for

  • Generating preliminary data for planned HIV/AIDS-related NIH grant applications with review by CFAR leadership. (Target RFA/FOA(s) required)
  • Bridge funding for generating preliminary data to address a weakness for HIV/AIDS-related NIH R grants that received scores, but were not funded. (Summary statement required)
  • Performance of specific experiments requested by manuscript reviewers.  Must be HIV/AIDS-related.  (Manuscript review required)

The application will be reviewed by an internal CFAR Committee. Turnaround time is < 1 month.

Please email the completed application, along with your summary statement or manuscript review (if applicable) to Microgr.2y6jv7ecppq52ohn@u.box.com
Once you receive confirmation that your file was uploaded, please email cfar-dev-core@duke.edu to start the review process.

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements


  • No prior R01 level funding in the HIV/AIDS field
  • Applicants with prior R01 funding in other fields are encouraged to apply

Post-doctoral and Clinical fellows

  • Applicants with a current K award must have NIH pre-approval
  • T32 awardees cannot use CFAR 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 CFAR issuing an award notification (JIT)

*Questions on eligibility should be directed to the CFAR Developmental Core



Funding Type



Junior Faculty
Medical Fellow/Resident
Post Doctoral Fellows


Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational