Headlines & Deadlines | December 13, 2018

NIH HEAL Initiative – Pain Management Effectiveness Research Network

  • funding opportunity for clinical trials related to opioid and pain treatment research
  • Clinical trials will be conducted within the existing NCATS CTSA program Trial Innovation Network
  • Short turnaround! Deadline: February 1, 2019
Get more information and view the RFAs here. For questions and guidance, contact Jamie Roberts (
NIH will hold a webinar to provide information and respond to questions on December 17 at 12:00 pm.

Spring 2019 Courses Announced for MHS in Clinical Leadership Program

  • CLP- 204: Leading in a Chaotic Environment
    Course Director: Kevin McLeod, MA
  • CLP-207: Contemporary Human Capital Management
    Course Director: Kyle Cavanaugh, MBA

Duke-Coulter Translational Partnership Grant

  • Applications reopened December 3 for 2019 funding.
  • No fixed award limit. Approximately $700,000 is available annually to fund ~3-5 projects.
  • These grants support collaborative translational research projects that involve co-investigators from the Duke BME and a clinical department at Duke.
  • View the Call for Proposals.

BRiDGE RFA for expertise and space in the Chesterfield building

  • BRiDGE engages Duke BME faculty, Duke BME post-doctoral fellows and students, and Duke BME alumni to support the launch of new Bioengineering companies (NewCos) with the goal of developing a vibrant Bioengineering entrepreneurial ecosystem.
  • BRiDGE offers physical infrastructure (lab space, etc.), intellectual expertise, and an educational program.
  • The 2019 cycle expects to select 3 new companies.
  • See the full RFA and details.

Duke Collaboratory Challenges from Together Duke

  • Collaboratory grants provide support for groups of faculty working on more established projects that seek to provide tangible solutions to targeted problems in 3 areas:
    1) Energy & Water Resources 
    2) Race, Religion & Citizenship
    3) Population Health
  • Project funding ranges from $20,000 to $200,000 annually.
  • The deadline to submit proposals is February 15, 2019.
  • View the RFP for more info.

Grant notices (announced December 12, 2018)

Workshops & Seminars

CTSI Office Hours are held every Thursday from 2:30–4:00 in the Medical Center Library Room 212E (Level 2R of Seeley Mudd Building). Questions? Contact Lisa Davis: 

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