Grants and Funding

DGHI Funding

DGHI deploys internal funding to enhance the global health research portfolio of the institute. Typically, the institute awards seed funding through the following competitive grant opportunities:

  • Pilot grants of up to $25,000 for a single year, which are designed to support new interdisciplinary collaborations in global health research. Pilot grants are often awarded to support a particular theme or emerging area of research, and DGHI frequently partners with other Duke entities in awarding the grants. To be selected, proposals must have good potential to earn external funding down the road.
  • Travel grants of $5,000, which are awarded twice a year, primarily to junior faculty, to support travel to a specific location. These grants are designed to allow faculty to explore the feasibility of starting a research project in a new location. They are open to all Duke faculty.
  • Visiting scholar grants, which help enable scholars from DGHI partner institutions to spend time at Duke. These grants allow DGHI faculty to bring colleagues from other parts of the world to campus to expand their knowledge or collaborate on projects.

External Funding

Consult the Duke Research Funding page for up-to-date information about funding opportunities.

Current Opportunities

Request for Proposals: Global Health Travel Grants

Proposal due dates: October 31, 2022 or earlier
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. If you wish to travel soon, you can submit earlier.

The Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) is pleased to offer travel awards of up to $5000 each to Duke faculty to pursue global health research opportunities in low, lower- and upper- middle-income countries  (a listing of eligible countries can be found at the World Bank website) OR focused on health disparities in the American South. These awards are aimed at faculty looking to explore new collaborations by conducting a site visit.

Contact: Kelly Deal

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Request for Proposals: Pilot Research: Intersection of Infectious and Chronic Diseases

Proposal due dates: December 19, 2022

Through this RFP, we seek to provide pilot funds to stimulate interdisciplinary research collaborations, with the goal of enabling investigators to leverage preliminary findings and data to obtain larger awards of external funding. Interested faculty are encouraged to collaborate with country-based collaborators on research projects incorporating infectious disease and chronic disease, including data collaboration.

Contact: Kelly Deal

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DGHI Grants Team

DGHI’s grants team provides pre- and post-award support for faculty who have MOUs with the institute. If you have an established MOU with DGHI that gives you access to the grants team, contact a grants manager to discuss the pre- and post-award process. If you have questions about establishing an MOU with the institute, contact the DGHI director of operations.

Contact the Grants Team