Funding opp: Duke AHEAD grants to enhance learning environment

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Update: New application deadline is Nov. 30, 2016.

With the support of Dean Andrews and Dean Broome, Duke AHEAD is very pleased to offer project funding for members of Duke AHEAD.  This funding is intended to provide critical start-up support for innovative projects that enhance the learning environment for health professions students. 

Eligibility:  Duke University School of Medicine and School of Nursing faculty who are Duke AHEAD members. Membership information can be found here. Trainees and students may be included as collaborators.  One faculty member must be designated as the Principal Investigator/point person. 

Reviews will be performed by a subcommittee of the Duke AHEAD steering committee and evaluated based on:

  • strength of development plan for improvement of learning environment
  • rigor of assessment plan (outcomes)
  • broader impacts (collateral benefits beyond study/project participants)
  • potential sustainability of project
  • organization and quality of proposal
  • dissemination plan

Up to six projects will be funded in amounts up to $10,000. Support will be limited to resources and services necessary for project implementation.  Funds cannot be used as salary support. The grant review committee does reserve the right to redistribute funds based on number of applications received.  Funds will be available beginning Dec. 1, 2016 and must be used before Dec. 31, 2017. 

The application will be submitted electronically at

The submission site will close at 11:59 p.m. on Nov. 30 and no late submissions will be accepted. Applicants will be notified on or before Dec. 28, 2016. 

To learn more and apply, visit: