Duke / Duke-NUS Research Collaborations Pilot Projects -- Request for Proposals [Duke Internal Funding]

Funding Agency:
Duke University

Duke University and Duke-NUS Medical School (Duke-NUS) are pleased to announce a call for proposals for collaborative bio-engineering pilot projects between faculty based in Durham and those based in Singapore. The ultimate goal of this program is the development of international innovation teams that advance translational and clinical medical technologies towards commercialization. For purposes of this RFP, medical technology is defined as application of organized knowledge and skills in the form of devices, procedures and information technology systems developed to solve a health problem and improve quality of lives.

Awards will support novel ideas, applied research, potential products, nascent services and creative projects that if successful, will lead to new opportunities in the market. To receive funding, projects must demonstrate a potential path to subsequent financial support, new company formation, licensing, not-for-profit partnering or other channels to enable translation. Applications will be evaluated according to the scientific merit of the proposal, the strength and clarity of the collaboration between the Duke and Duke-NUS Co-PIs, and the future potential for commercialization.

For each selected project, an initial investment of up to USD50,000 will be made available to split between the Duke PI and Duke-NUS PI. The PIs will determine the allocation based on the percentage of work done at each site.  Awards are for 12-months. No extensions will be granted. Funding not spent within 12 months of awards must be returned. 

Deadline for Letter of Intent: September 20, 2019




Engineering and Physical Sciences
Environmental & Life Sciences
International Opportunities
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

September 20, 2019