Request for Proposals: 2nd Year Duke Science & Technology (DST) Seed Grant Opportunities

2023-2024 DST Spark & DST Launch: Early/Mid-Career Awards and Interdisciplinary Collaborative Projects Funding

Duke’s Office for Research & Innovation (OR&I) is pleased to announce that we are now accepting proposals for the second year of our DST seed grant opportunities. These grants are funded through a combination of the Duke Discovery funding supporting science and technology (see funding announcement here) and internal Duke funding targeted towards widening the scope of supported research methods. "Explore," OR&I’s new companion seed grant opportunity focused on qualitative and interpretive methods in humanities, arts, and social sciences, will be announced soon with a later deadline for application and funding initiation.


Seed Grant Opportunity

DST Spark

Early/Mid-Career Awards

Eligibility: Full-time Duke Tenure Track Assistant Professors who have been at Duke for a minimum of three (3) years and Associate Professors who have been promoted within the last five years.

Submission Deadline: May 31, 2023

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Seed Grant Opportunity

DST Launch

Interdisciplinary Collaborative Projects

Eligibility: At least two Duke Co-PIs with primary faculty appointments in different schools (or divisions within Trinity). Collaborations that involve science are strongly encouraged.

Submission Deadline: May 31, 2023

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