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May 2021

Funding Opportunities

Duke CTSI Multidisciplinary Vison Program RFA

May 1, 2021 @ 8:00 am - April 30, 2022 @ 5:00 pm
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September 16, 2020 The Duke CTSI Multidisciplinary Vision Program (MVP) Award provides funding to support novel translational research focused on improving health and healthy equity. We anticipate awarding up to three grants and have a total of $110,000 for awards. Award amounts vary based upon amount requested and budget evaluation by the Program Leadership Committee. Please note that the funding period is from 05/01/2021- 04/30/2022. Duke CTSI supports translational research endeavors under the following domains:   Methods/Processes: Scientific study of, and…

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October 2021


CRISPR: Rewriting DNA and the Future of Humanity

October 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Duke MEDx announced their Distinguished Lecturer, Nobel Laureate Jennifer Doudna, PhD, coming on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Doudna is a member of the departments of Molecular and Cell Biology and Chemistry at UC Berkeley, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, along with the National Academy of Sciences, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Doudna won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2020 for her work in developing…

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Funding Opportunities

Chain Reaction Innovation Fellowship for Energy and Science Technologies

October 31

Chain Reaction Innovations (CRI), is a two-year fellowship for entrepreneurs focusing on energy and science technologies. We practice inclusive innovation. Through an annual nationwide application call and competition, four to six teams/individuals are selected to join CRI. Using a cohort model, participants get support and encouragement from their peers. Benefits: ☐ Argonne National Laboratory offers you access to state-ofthe-art equipment and worldclass expertise ☐ Up to $220,000 in non-dilutive support for de-risking technical innovations ☐ Over $100,000 per year for stipend…

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November 2021

Funding Opportunities

MedBlue Announces New Request for Proposals

November 1
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Application period/request for proposals is open from September 1, 2021 to November 1, 2021. Apply no later than 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the application closing day. MedBlue Incubator typically invites members of the Duke University community to apply for funding and business support once or twice each year. A request for proposals will be sent out in advance. Applications are thoroughly reviewed by the Technology Review Committee, which selects the most promising medical technology opportunities for support by the MedBlue…

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Student programs

Nucleate Announces Open Enrollment for the Activator Program

November 1

Nucleate,  a student-run entrepreneurship program that facilitates the formation of new life science ventures, announces open enrollment for the Activator Program. Applications are open for Duke academic trainees (Post-doc/PhD/MBA/MD/JD) who are interested in building life science start-ups. About Nucleate Who We Are: Nucleate is a student-run entrepreneurship program that facilitates the formation of new life science ventures. We tackle some of the biggest challenges in human health and sustainability. Nucleate operates in partnership with other student biotech groups. What We’ve…

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Funding Opportunities

Bass Connections Accepting 2022-2023 Project Proposals

November 1

Bass Connections is now accepting proposals for 2022-2023 projects that engage faculty, undergraduates, and graduate/professional students in the interdisciplinary exploration of complex societal challenges. Themes include Brain & Society; Energy & Environment; Global Health (including U.S. health disparities); Information, Society & Culture; Race & Society (new for 2022-2023) ; and Bass Connections Open. Apply by November 1, 2021 at 5:00 PM ET For more information, visit Duke Bass Connections

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Pitch Competition Startups

Applications for the Equalize 2022 Pitch Competition are Open

November 10

Equalize is a virtual mentor program and pitch competition designed to take national action around the disparity of women academic inventors forming university startups. The program is presented by Washington University in Saint Louis' Office of Technology Management and OSAGE University Partners.  Apply by November 10, 2021

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Awards Funding Opportunities

The National Institute on Drug Abuse Announces the 2021 “$100,000 for Start a SUD Startup” Challenge

November 16
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The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), one of the components of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), announces the annual “$100,000 for Start a SUD Startup” Challenge. The Challenge goal is to support research ideas in the area of Substance Use Disorders (SUDs) that are intended to be the foundation for the development of successful new startups. NIDA expects that the Challenge will enable the winners to test the premise that their research idea can be fostered into a…

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