Duke-NC State Collaborative Translational Research Grant

Funding Agency:
Duke University

The Duke Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI), the academic home of the National Institutes of Health’s Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) pilot funding program at Duke University, is partnering with NC State’s Office of Research and Innovation (ORI), as well as NC State's Comparative Medicine Institute (CMI), to support inter-institutional collaborative research teams.

This pilot program is designed to facilitate novel clinical and translational research that applies or accelerates discovery into testing in clinical or population settings. Projects must demonstrate stakeholder engagement and high translational potential with a clear path for continued development to move into clinical practice, generate new clinical guidelines, or other applications via subsequent grant support, new company formation, licensing, not-for-profit partnering, an evidence base that changes practices, or other channels.

Application Submission Deadline: June 14, 2022

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Areas of Interest

Duke CTSI and NC State are interested in the following types of translational research projects:

  • Projects developing new collaborative science teams with investigators from both Duke and NCSU.

  • Research that generates translational discoveries relevant to human health or disease, regardless of whether the context of the discovery is the laboratory, individuals, or the communities.

  • Research that applies or accelerates discovery into testing in clinical or population settings

  • Development and/or evaluation of the evidence base that changes clinical practice.

  • Research that investigates how practice improves health policyhealth outcomes, and the health of populations.

Research areas of interest include, but are not limited to, collaborations involving: 

  • Medical textiles and biomaterials

  • Large animal model-based translational medicine

  • Manufacturing of biomaterials and scale-up

  • Personalized biomedical sensor platforms

  • Epidemiology of environmental toxicant exposure

Eligibility Requirements

Proposed projects must involve a lead investigator from Duke and a lead investigator from NC State. Proposals are encouraged from new teams of investigators representing two or more distinct disciplines. Applicants at each institution must have a full-time faculty appointment.

Each Duke or NC State faculty member may submit more than one proposal as a Principal Investigator. However, the faculty member is only eligible to receive one award as PI during a given funding cycle. Duke faculty members may not serve as PI on more than one concurrently funded Duke CTSA award, with the exception of the voucher program and NIH supplemental award.

Interested investigators who need assistance in identifying collaborators at Duke or NC State can use the Reach NC toolScholars@Duke, or contact either CTSI Project Management Team or NC State ORIED.



Amount Description

Each institution will support the research activities of its respective investigators. Duke CTSI and NC State will each fund up to $25,000 direct costs, for a total of $50,000 per project.

Funding Type





Engineering and Physical Sciences
Environmental & Life Sciences
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational
Social Sciences

External Deadline

June 14, 2022