The Duke Institute for Brain Sciences Research Incubator Awards are annual awards designed to promote collaborations between existing Duke faculty from different disciplines by pooling their talents to pioneer high risk/high gain interdisciplinary research relevant to the DIBS Research Themes. The projects must engage at least two faculty representing multiple fields or levels of analysis and bring together investigators whose individual programs of research are not already connected from across the University. Proposed projects that include investigators from multiple schools within the University (e.g., School of Medicine, Arts and Sciences, Pratt School of Engineering, etc.) are encouraged.
By establishing support for interdisciplinary research teams DIBS hopes to encourage innovative approaches to problems that transcend the boundaries of traditional disciplines, integrating the brain sciences with biomedical and life sciences, social sciences, physical sciences, humanities, law, business, public policy, mathematics, computer sciences, and engineering. Successful proposals focus the talents of an interdisciplinary working group on fundamental questions of brain function that advance basic science, translational science, health science, policy, or combinations thereof. This support is intended to provide a basis for project development and pilot research ultimately leading to external funding for the ongoing collaborative work.
Deadlines for 2010-2011 Awards:
The deadline for submitting a letter of intent for the 2010-2011 awards was December 4, 2009.
Feedback on the letters of intent was provided on December 18, 2009.
The full proposal deadline for new awards for 2010-2011 was February 19, 2010.
Awards will be announced on or before June 16, 2010.
See the announcement of the 2009-2010 award recipients.
Application Information: Download the 2010-2011 DIBS Research Incubator Award Request for Proposals (RFP).
The call for applications occurs once annually.
The Duke Institute for Brain Sciences (DIBS) was created in 2007 as a cross-school, campus-wide, interdisciplinary Institute with a commitment to building an interactive community of brain science research and scholarship.
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