Duke/NCCU Collaborative Translational Research Awards

Funding Agency:
Duke University

The Duke Clinical and Translational Science Institute (Duke CTSI), the academic home of the National Institutes of Health’s Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) pilot funding programs at Duke University, is partnering with North Carolina Central University (NCCU) to support new inter-institutional collaborative research projects.

This pilot program is designed to facilitate novel clinical, population, and translational research that applies or accelerates discovery into testing in clinical or population settings. Projects must demonstrate stakeholder engagement and a 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 practice or other channels.


  • Mandatory Letter of Intent: March 26, 2019
  • Application Submission Deadline: April 30, 2019

Agency Website

Areas of Interest

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

  • Research that generates translational discoveries relevant to human health or disease, regardless of whether the context of the discovery is the laboratory, in animal models or the field.
  • Research that applies or accelerates discovery into testing in clinical or population settings.
  • Development and/or evaluation of the evidence base that changes practice.
  • Research that investigates how practice improves health policy, health outcomes, and the health of populations.

Potential areas of concentration are listed below; however, collaborations are not limited to these specified areas.

Eligibility Requirements

Proposed projects must involve a lead investigator from Duke and a lead investigator from NCCU. Proposals are encouraged from new teams of investigators from different disciplines. Applicants at each institution must have principal investigator status per the specific institution’s written policy.



Amount Description

The research activities at each participating institution will be funded by the Duke CTSI. The Duke CTSI will fund up to $50,000 per award.

The Duke NCCU awards are not meant as bridge funding or as supplementary funding for existing projects. Requests for no-cost extensions will not be approved.

Funding Type





Community Outreach and Engagement
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

March 26, 2019