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At Duke, we believe our community can solve the world’s most pressing problems through innovation—and we know you’ll need substantial resources to turn your ideas into reality. Whether you’re looking for translational research grants, pitch competitions, or other funding sources, we’ll work to connect you to the right support for your project.

Explore some of the many available Duke and external funding opportunities below. To receive timely and tailored updates regarding funding and other opportunities, subscribe to our newsletter and follow our social media accounts.


Duke Capital Partners

Supports the global Duke entrepreneurial community with an angel investing platform and co-investment fund, engaging and matching Duke alumni network expertise with portfolio companies

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Baquerizo Innovation Grant

Awards up to $20K to undergraduate student-led teams that aim to go BIG in creating a new product or service that could have a highly positive and transformative impact on people’s lives

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Duke Health Innovation Jam

A “Shark Tank”-style event where Duke faculty, staff, trainees, and students pitch pragmatic health innovations with immediate application and/or commercial potential

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Duke Law Tech Lab

An accelerator for the next generation of startups that will change the way legal and civic services are delivered

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Global Social Innovation Challenge

A social venture pitch competition that recognizes, resources, and rewards student-led social ventures focused on sustainable change

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Duke-Coulter Translational Partnership

Duke's translational partnership with the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation supports collaborative research projects that address unmet clinical needs and lead to improvements in health care and to commercial products

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Duke Co-Lab Innovation Grants

One-on-one support from start to distribution for students who want to build and experiment with new technology

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Hult Prize

Students compete in teams to tackle a pressing global issue on an annual theme, vying for spots in prestigious Hult accelerators that provide mentorship, funding, and business support

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Four Points Innovation

A strategic partnership between Duke and Deerfield Management focused on supporting and accelerating the translation of research into new therapies to treat and cure society’s most formidable healthcare challenges

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Duke Mobile App Gateway for Digital Health

The entry point for support of digital health and mobile app research and development throughout Duke Health and Duke University

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Duke Forge

Duke’s center for actionable health data science, the Forge is part of a community spanning the university, the Duke health system, and beyond using data science to develop insights and improve health outcomes

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Duke MEDx

Enhances existing ties and encourages new collaborations and research opportunities among faculty from the School of Medicine and the Pratt School of Engineering as well as other schools, institutes, and initiatives at Duke.

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Duke Clinical & Translational Science Institute

Makes the research process faster and easier for health innovators, providing funding, project management, datasets, and other resources to help move ideas from the lab to the real world to benefit patients and communities

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