Sponsor Deadline
Posted: 4/18/2022

MEDx High-risk high-impact Seed funding challenge [Duke Internal Funding -- For Duke Faculty Only]

The MEDx High Risk, High Impact Challenge provides seed funding for interdisciplinary high-risk, high-impact projects focusing on a human-health related research problem.  This request for proposals (RFP) welcomes applications with an investigator each from Duke Engineering and Medicine, and can include an additional investigator from a complementary discipline. Early-stage projects that are high-risk/high-impact, but are unlikely to receive funding from traditional funding agencies without preliminary data are strongly encouraged. Projects must propose radical or transformative ideas, and not incremental advances. 

Up to three awards ranging from $25,000-$50,000 will be made with at least one award targeted towards early career investigators. See instructions for more details.

*Presubmission inquiries are mandatory* 

Deadline: Applications due August 16, 2021

Eligibility Requirements

a. The project team must have one Primary Investigator each with appointments in the Pratt School of Engineering and the Duke University School of Medicine (SoM). If there is a third investigator, they can have an appointment in any Duke School or Institute.

b. For consideration as an opportunity for early career investigators, both Primary Investigators from Pratt and SoM must be non-tenured (tenure, research, or teaching track) faculty members.

Internal Nomination