Duke CTSI Special Populations Pilot Agreements [Duke Internal Funding -- For Duke Faculty Only]

Funding Agency:
Duke University

The purpose of the Special Populations Pilot program is to facilitate research that promotes health equity for groups who have traditionally been under-represented in health research or excluded altogether.

The Duke CTSI Special Populations Pilot Agreement provides funding up to $25,000 (direct costs only) to support novel clinical and translational research in its many forms. Projects must show strong potential to inform subsequent grant applications to the NIH or other funding agencies.


  • Mandatory Letter of Intent: September 17, 2018
  • Application Submission Deadline: December 4, 2018

Agency Website

Areas of Interest


Submissions must focus on one of the following populations:

  • pediatric populations, adolescents and young adults, or older adults;
  • people with disabilities and/or rare disorders, and/or populations which have been underserved or underrepresented in clinical research (e.g., African Americans, Native Americans, Latinos, rural populations or populations with low socioeconomic status)

Eligibility Requirements

• Proposals must be submitted by Duke regular rank faculty and comply with the Duke University Policy on PI Status in the Duke Faculty Handbook. Researchers holding an adjunct appointment are not eligible. • Non-Duke faculty may be named as co-investigators with appropriate justification for the collaboration. • More than one proposal may be submitted per faculty member acting as PI, but the faculty member is only eligible to receive one award as PI during a given funding cycle.



Funding Type





Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

September 17, 2018