Sponsor Deadline
Posted: 3/1/2024

Intellectual Community Planning Grants for Faculty Collaborations [Duke Internal Funding -- For Duke Faculty Only]

The Office of the Provost is once again offering support to Duke faculty who are interested in convening a group of colleagues to begin or test a new collaboration around a shared intellectual interest.  

Project funds ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 will be awarded for use during the 2024-25 academic year. Recipients can use funds to cover the cost of meeting venues, external speakers, event materials, books or other meeting costs, and/or exploratory research (as by a student research assistant) into potential collaborators at Duke, UNC, NC State, NCCU, RTI, or organizations in Durham or the Triangle. Expenses for meetings, travel and in-person events are contingent upon university guidelines.


Deadlines:   April 15, 2024

Eligibility Requirements
  • Any Duke regular rank faculty member, from any discipline, is eligible to propose and form a new collaborative group.
  • Each group is recommended to have at least three to five core participating faculty members.  
  • Prospective collaborations may be framed around disciplinary, interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary themes. The search function at Scholars@Duke is a useful tool to find other faculty who share a particular intellectual interest. Other resources to help identify and engage collaborators and stakeholders are available via Duke’s myRESEARCHpath.
  • Proposals should identify a faculty lead organizer (or “Principal Investigator,” PI).
  • Collaborative groups that include faculty from the schools of Medicine and Nursing are welcome to apply, so long as that contingent does not comprise a majority of committed faculty.