Sponsor Deadline
Posted: 5/6/2024

Duke-Coulter Translational Partnership Grants [Duke Internal Funding -- for Duke Faculty Only]

Accelerate the development of promising bioengineering research

Since 2006, Duke's translational partnership with the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation has supported collaborative research projects that address unmet clinical needs, lead to new commercial products and improve health care. Browse Duke-Coulter projects ยป

At Duke, each partnership award supports collaborative translational research projects that involve co-investigators from Duke Biomedical Engineering and the clinical departments of Duke Health.

Each year, we typically award three to five grants and have about $700,000 per year for awards. Award amounts vary based on the amount requested and a budget evaluation by our Oversight Committee.


  • Preliminary Proposals (encouraged):We strongly recommend submitting a brief summary (less than one page) as early as February 2024 to May 2024.  Provide project title, team members, project goals and an initial assessment of potential users of the technology.

Full Proposals: May 16, 2024

Eligibility Requirements

Only permanent, full-time faculty in the professorial ranks (assistant, associate, or full) may apply.

Each proposal must have at least two PIs, including a primary or secondary BME faculty and one clinical faculty from the Duke University School of Medicine. Clinical faculty includes professionals with access to patients or patient samples. Larger teams of PIs may also be assembled. New collaborations are valued.

The research must lead to improvements in commercial development and clinical, and the objectives of the project should include an outcome that will benefit patients and address unmet clinical needs.