Request for Proposals Translating Duke Health Cardiovascular Disease Initiative

Monday, May 13, 2019

Duke Health is excited to announce a request for innovative pilot project proposals for high risk/high impact research in the area of the heart and disease. The intent of this RFP is to support one to four pilot projects that help us better understand how to prevent the transition from cardiovascular health to disease and/or facilitate the return to health. We are especially interested in

  1. Proposals that span multiple dimensions from basic to clinical to populations;
  2. Proposals that build new collaborations and/or new teams; and
  3. Proposals that might lead to extended productive and NIH-funded collaborations.

Translating Duke Health (TDH) plans to fund zero to four awards in response to this request for proposals. One of the awards will be in concert with Duke MEDx. For the joint TDH/MEDx award, there is an additional goal to facilitate the formation of a new collaboration between faculty in the Schools of Medicine and Engineering. This request for proposals is not meant to provide bridge funding or be supplementary funding for existing projects.

The funding amount is up to $100,000. Some faculty effort may be included (not to exceed 20% of the budget). The proposed research should be appropriate to the budget and must be accomplished within one year.  Proposals have a 4-page limit.

Applications are due June 24, 2019. View RFP and additional details about eligibility, funding, proposal requirements, selection process and review criteria. Direct questions to

Translating Duke Health is one of the signature programs animating Advancing Health Together, our Duke Health Strategic Planning Framework. Translating Duke Health is a multiyear, multidisciplinary program to capitalize on our collective strengths in research, clinical care and population health to address major health challenges. Additional information about Translating Duke Health is available at