Research Grants (Palliative Care, Pain, Bioethics)

Funding Agency:
Kornfeld Foundation, Emily Davie and Joseph S.

The Emily Davie and Joseph S. Kornfeld Foundation was established by Emily Davie Kornfeld in 1979. The Foundation was the principal beneficiary of her estate upon her death in 1989.

Mrs. Kornfeld’s personal philanthropy supported medical research in the control and treatment of pain, as well as efforts directed at enhancing individual choice in medical treatment and dying.

In the last decade the Foundation’s interests have covered bioethics, palliative care, medical research and education.

Before approaching the funder or submitting an application:

  • Prospective applicants from Duke University – contact Angela Crews in the Office of Foundation Relations, University Development at 919-681-0468 or
  • Prospective applicants from Duke Medicine – contact Anita Shirley in Foundation Relations and Corporate Giving, Duke Medicine Development and Alumni Affairs at 919-385-3117 or

Deadlines: Mar. 15, Jul. 15, Nov. 15

Agency Website

Funding Type



Medical Fellow/Resident
Post Doctoral Fellows


Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational
Social Sciences

External Deadline

November 15, 2021