Seed Grant Requests for Proposals

Duke’s Office of Research and Innovation (OR&I) is pleased to announce it has opened its request for proposals for year three of its DST seed grant opportunities, providing funding for early and mid-career faculty (SPARK) and collaborative grants for faculty at any level (LAUNCH) to pursue novel research ideas that may be difficult to fund from other sources. These seed grants aim to enhance the creativity and scholarship of Duke's faculty, ultimately leading to groundbreaking discoveries and innovative solutions to today's challenges.

In addition, OR&I has opened its request for proposals for a second year of its EXPLORE seed grant, focused on the qualitative, interpretive, and creative methods in humanities, arts, and social sciences. This opportunity is focused on early and mid-career faculty

Current RFPs:

2023 Seed Grant Recipients