Translational Biomedical Informatics Call for Proposals [Duke Internal Funding -- For Duke Faculty Only]

Funding Agency:
Duke University

The Duke Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, the Duke Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA), and the Duke Health Technology Solutions (DHTS) will provide pilot awards of up to $50,000 for projects that will promote innovation and collaboration in Duke Biomedical Informatics. The goal of this program is to support collaborative research that advances the field and strengthens the community of biomedical informatics at Duke. Collaborative proposals are encouraged but not required. Examples of desirable outcomes include novel methods for integrative analysis of heterogeneous biomedical data or applications using medical record data and have the potential to enhance the user interface, provide additional functionality, or improve data collection or analysis. Applications must have a high likelihood of follow-on funding (e.g. grants, SBIR, angel investment, commercial partnerships). Potential funding sources should be identified.

Key Dates:

  • Two page (maximum) letter of Intent: May 26, 2016
  • Applicants invited for Full Submission: June 9, 2016
  • Full 5-page Application Submission Deadline: July 21, 2016
  • Short List of Finalists give Oral Presentations: August 18, 2016
  • Final Notification of Selection: August 19, 2016
  • Funding Period: September 1, 2016 – August 31, 2017 

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

  • Only permanent, full-time, Duke faculty or staff may apply. No more than one proposal may be submitted per applicant.
  • Faculty members may not serve as PI on more than one concurrently funded Duke CTSA pilot award, with the exception of the Core Facility Voucher and NIH Supplemental Award Programs. 

At least one of the key personnel must be a Duke School of Medicine employee. Senior faculty engagement is encouraged but not required. The research must relate directly to applications in health care, and the project should be focused on objectives to advance the field of biomedica informatics. Evaluation of each proposal will be on the basis of scientific merit, potential health care impact and significance, experience of the investigators, potential for successfully obtaining further support, and contribution to community building. Recipients must commit to attending the Division of Translational Biomedical Informatics monthly meeting, aimed at expanding academic informatics at Duke. 



Amount Description

Each award will consist of up to $50,000 (direct costs only) with an expected start date of September 1, 2016 and ending on August 31, 2017. Requests for no-cost extensions (carryovers) will not be approved. 

Funding Type





Engineering and Physical Sciences
Environmental & Life Sciences
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

May 26, 2016