Duke REACH Equity Center Funding Opportunities: Research Vouchers, Scholars and Think Tanks

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Applications open now, March 31 deadline for July 2019 funding

These awards support investigators at every career stage who are interested in conducting research which promotes health equity.  There are three funding opportunities:


  • Research Vouchers Program will supplement currently funded research, or support standalone research projects conducted by faculty at any level, broadly related to the REACH Equity theme, and completed over one year. Funding: One year up to $12,500 per award.

         Full Research Vouchers Program RFA is available here

         Current awardee list is available here

  • Research Scholars Development Program is intended to support early-stage investigators (residents, fellows, postdoctoral students, nursing trainees with a research or health professional degree or equivalent trainees) who are interested in conducting health disparities research.  Scholars work with a faculty mentor (identified by the trainee) to develop a research proposal and complete a project over one or two years. Funding: Up to $5,000 total for one or two year project per award.

         Full Research Scholars Development RFA is available here

         Current awardee list is available here

  • Transdisciplinary Think Tank (TTT) provides support to bring together faculty across disciplines who have a common interest in addressing racial and ethnic disparities in the clinical encounter.  The TTTs aim to catalyze and support research related to the REACH Equity theme and to foster collaboration among health disparities researchers across Duke University. Funding: One year up to $1,500 per award.

         Full Transdisciplinary Think Tank RFA is available here

        Current awardee list is available here


Applicants for all three awards should propose research broadly related to the Center theme.  Proposals may include any research method (quantitative, qualitative, etc.) idea, but should clearly focus on issues related to addressing racial and ethnic disparities or improving underrepresented racial and ethnic populations health in the clinical setting. 


Applications open now, due March 31. Funding will start July 2019.


Contact Cheryl Miller with questions: Cheryl.j.miller@duke.edu


Web: https://sites.duke.edu/reachequity/