Form to Submit Letter of Intent for 2019-20 DIBS Incubator Awards

DIBS Research Incubator awards aim to promote research that is high-risk/high-return, collaborative, interdisciplinary, and related to the brain sciences. This year, DIBS will fund at least five projects of up to $100,000 for a period of one year. Projects should be novel in terms of research direction.  New collaborations are particularly encouraged.  Collaborative teams should be comprised of faculty from at least two different departments at Duke. Projects that include investigators from multiple schools within the University (e.g., School of Medicine, Arts & Sciences, Pratt School of Engineering, etc.) are encouraged. The awards are open to all Duke faculty.

One-page Letters of Intent are due on May 1, by 5 p.m. ET. To submit a Letter of Intent and other required information, please fill out the following webform, including all participating collaborators. Also, Letters of Intent should include:

  • brief statement of the significance of the project
  • hypothesis to be tested
  • methods to be used

Full proposals are due August 1, by 5 p.m. ET, VIA EMAIL, to and should clearly and concisely describe a project whose scope is matched to the duration and amount of funding. 

For questions, contact Dr. Schramm-Sapyta, 

Upload 1-page Letter of Intent in PDF format. Maximum upload size is 10M.

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