Holland-Trice Scholars Award for high risk/high impact discovery research in Basic Brain Science and Brain Diseases [Duke Internal Funding -- For Duke Faculty Only]

Funding Agency:
Duke University

The Duke University School of Medicine is pleased to announce a call for proposals for high risk/high impact research in the area of brain and disease. This RFP is focused on discovery in basic neuroscience. Priority will be given to School of Medicine investigators researching basic neurobiology. Ideally, the research could be related to brain diseases, including (but not limited to) Alzheimer’s Disease and other neurodegenerative disorders, stroke, and behavioral disorders.

We plan to make two $50,000 (1 year) and one $100,000 (2 years) awards focused on truly innovative basic science pilot research projects in neuroscience, based on the following criteria:

  • Originality
  • Scientific rational
  • Potential for scientific impact
  • Clear articulation of the way in which the proposed research differs from other funded projects of the Principal Investigator
  • Clarity of plans for obtaining subsequent extramural funding to extend or complete the project

Applications may be submitted for either award type; those applying for the larger award should state how they will adjust their research goals if they receive the smaller award.  Grants funded during the last cycle of this award mechanism are not eligible for renewal, though previously funded investigators may apply for projects with distinct research objectives.

Deadline: Jan. 10, 2022




Medical - Basic Science

External Deadline

January 10, 2022