Request for Proposals: Duke Global Health Institute and Kenan Institute for Ethics Pilot Research: Topics in Global Health Humanities

Funding Agency:
Duke University

In support of our Vision to “seek to achieve health equity for vulnerable groups and individuals around the world”, the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) and the Kenan Institute for Ethics (KIE) invite interdisciplinary teams led by faculty with a DGHI or KIE affiliation to submit research proposals that explore global health from a humanities/humanistic social sciences perspective. Applications should address how the pilot project will focus on health humanities and obtain critical data to support a broad range of scholarly outcomes in this field. This pilot funding announcement aligns with our mutual mission to combat health inequities, which are an affront to a just society and stand as one of the greatest moral challenges of our time.

Rolling Deadline: April 15, 2024 (was April 1)

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Eligibility Requirements

Proposals that include collaborations with other units within Duke and/or from other institutions are encouraged. Proposal teams require a DGHI or KIE faculty PI or co-PI. We expect international research projects to have a local co-PI. 

Amount Description

The budget may include: supplies, support for technicians, research assistants, and graduate students; research-related travel; and other justifiable and allowable research expenses. Faculty salary, travel to scientific meetings, and indirect costs are not allowable expenses. Applicants may apply for up to $50,000 for a 12-month project. Smaller proposals for shorter periods are also encouraged. 

Funding Type





Arts & Humanities
International Opportunities
Medical - Clinical Science
Social Sciences

External Deadline

April 15, 2024