Duke Institute for Health Innovation (DIHI) -- Request for Applications for Innovation Pilots [Duke Internal Funding -- For Duke Faculty and Staff Only]

Funding Agency:
Duke University

The mission of the Duke Institute for Health Innovation (DIHI) is to catalyze transformative innovations in health and healthcare, and to help cultivate a community of innovation and entrepreneurship across Duke University and the health enterprise. Our annual request for innovation applications is open to all faculty, staff, students, and trainees across Duke University and Duke University Health System.

The Duke Institute for Health Innovation (DIHI) announces the next emerging ideas and innovation funding cycle. Applications are open to faculty, staff, trainees and students of Duke University and Duke University Health System. Proposed innovation projects should address actual, important problems encountered by care providers, patients and their loved ones in our clinical enterprise, and should represent urgent national health challenges.

For the upcoming funding cycle, priority will be given to ideas aligned with these thematic areas:

  • Advance health equity
  • Enhance patient and community engagement and experience
  • Accelerate population health strategies and solutions
  • Improve value of care through novel strategies
  • Grow digital care pathways and remote monitoring solutions
  • Enhance care team experience and well-being; reduce workload

Most proposals are expected to request funding in the range of $25,000 to $70,000 over a one-year period. Please share this announcement with your collaborators and others who might be interested in applying. If you have any questions, please email DIHIrfa@duke.edu.

Deadline: Oct. 1, 2021

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Funding Type



Grad/Prof Students
Medical Fellow/Resident
Post Doctoral Fellows


Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational
Social Sciences

External Deadline

October 1, 2021