Funding opp: Holland-Trice scholars award for discovery research in brain and disease

Monday, July 7, 2014

The Duke University School of Medicine is pleased to announce a third call for proposals for high risk/high impact research in the area of brain and disease. This RFP is focused on discovery science, and priority will be given to School of Medicine investigators researching the basic biology underlying brain disease, including (but not limited to) Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative disorders, stroke, and behavioral disorders.

Up to $50,000 for one year will be provided for pilot research projects on brain and disease based on the following criteria:

  • Originality
  • Scientific rational
  • Potential for scientific impact
  • Clear articulation of the way in which the proposed research differs from other funded projects of the Principal Investigator
  • Clarity of plans for obtaining subsequent extramural funding to extend or complete the project

We expect to fund four projects during the present academic year. Grants funded during the last cycle of this award mechanism are not eligible for renewal, though previously funded investigators may apply for projects with distinct research objectives.

Please include the following in your proposal:

  • Title page and contact information
  • Abstract of 150 words or less describing the project
  • Project summary in 3 pages or less (11 point Arial font, inclusive of figures but not including citations), addressing the selection criteria listed above.
  • Biographical sketches for participating faculty, including current and pending sources of support. Please use the “NIH Biosketch Form”

Deadline: Proposals must be received by 5 p.m. EST, Aug. 15, 2014

Selection Process for New Awards – Proposals will be peer-reviewed, and awards announced by Oct. 1, 2014.  Selection of peer reviewers and final funding decisions will be made by the Dean of the School of Medicine.  Applicants will be notified of funding decisions but will not otherwise receive feedback from the evaluation process.  Awardees will be required to submit a year-end progress report and will be expected to present their accomplishments at an informal meeting towards the end of their year of funding.

Applications should be submitted as pdf files to: