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Duke Global Health Institute -- Request for Proposals: Global Environmental Health Research [Duke Internal Funding -- for Duke Faculty Only]
The Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) invites pilot research proposals in the field of global environmental health. The complex biological, social, behavioral and economic aspects of global environmental health have led DGHI to identify this as one of its Research Priorities. For more information on DGHI’s Research Priorities, see https://globalhealth.duke.edu/research.
Through this RFP, DGHI seeks to provide pilot funds to stimulate interdisciplinary research in global environmental health, with the larger goal of enabling investigators to leverage preliminary findings and data to obtain larger awards of external funding. We are especially interested in the effect of various aspects of vulnerability (age, geographic factors, co-morbid diseases, nutritional status, race, economic status, or genetics) on the relationship between environmental factors and health. Examples of relevant research themes include effects of climate change on emerging infectious disease; effects of urbanization on air pollution and human health; and access to safe drinking water. Collaborative and interdisciplinary proposals are especially encouraged. Investigators are particularly encouraged to submit proposals that plan to leverage existing studies, population cohorts, or data sets to address an important and novel global environmental health problem. New investigators in global environmental health research are encouraged to apply and will be given special consideration.
Deadline: Nov. 2, 2016
All Duke University faculty are eligible to apply for funding. Proposals including DGHI faculty as PI or co-PI will be given review priority. Proposals may include collaborators from other institutions but the PI must be a Duke faculty member. Junior faculty and faculty new to global environmental health are strongly encouraged to submit proposals. Projects proposed for collaboration in DGHI Priority Partnership Locations (PPL) are strongly encouraged. (see http://globalhealth.duke.edu/priority-partnership-locations for more information)
The budget may include: supplies; salary support for technicians, research assistants, and graduate students; research related travel (but not travel to scientific meetings); and other justifiable research expenses. Faculty salary and indirect costs are not allowable expenses. Applicants may apply for up to $25,000. Smaller proposals for shorter periods are also encouraged. Project duration should be less than 12 months.