Seed grants are on pause for 2022-23
As we fundraise for the seed grant program, we must pause accepting applications for the 2022-23 cycle. Please check back in for an update about the next cycle.
DIBS supports two seed-grant funding programs. These high-risk/high-return funding mechanisms provide funding for research that is exploratory and therefore not yet ready for external funding.
Incubator Awards, up to $100,000, are for teams of faculty representing at least 2 departments or areas of research.
Germinator Awards, up to $25,000, are for graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, residents, or faculty.
Due dates for both award mechanisms are typically:
Letters of Intent: due by mid-June.
Full Application: due by mid-August.
Award notifications are typically sent out in November of an application year, and funding start date of the following January.
7:1 Return on Investment
For every dollar spent on the Incubator Research Awards, seven dollars is returned to Duke through external funding and grants.