Sponsor Deadline
Posted: 3/13/2024

Marcil-Monahan Scholars in the Natural Sciences [Duke Internal Funding -- For Duke Faculty Only]

Trinity College of Arts & Sciences is currently offering seed grants to Duke faculty working on high-risk and high-impact research projects in fields of research related to biology, chemistry and physics. These innovative projects will showcase novel ideas that have the potential to yield significant findings, furthering our understanding of the natural sciences.

Depending on the size and scope of the projects, two to three seed grants will be awarded in Spring 2024. The initial project work, catalyzed by the Marcil-Monahan seed grant program, is expected to allow scientists to collect preliminary data that can be leveraged for follow-on funding from other charitable and/or governmental sources.

Deadline: April 16, 2024

Areas of Interest

Proposals will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  1. Potential to yield important findings that further our understanding of groundbreaking research in exciting intellectual areas of biology, chemistry, or physics.
  2. Extent to which proposals articulate a clear anticipated outcome.
  3. Proposed plan for grant applications seeking external funding to sustain the research project.
  4. Requests that include partial funding (salary and fringe) for graduate students or research scientists will be considered, as will requests that include small research equipment and supplies.
Eligibility Requirements
  • Any Duke regular-rank faculty member in the natural sciences whose research addresses questions in biology, chemistry, or physics, broadly defined, is eligible to apply for a seed grant.   
  • Previous recipients may not apply.
Funding Type