Get the Resources You Need

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.

The downloadable Funding Opportunities Guide lists some of the many Duke and external funding opportunities available to researchers (faculty, post-doctoral scholars, research staff, and graduate students), students, social innovators (those pursuing innovative solutions to social problems), alumni, and community members.

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Funding Opportunities

The Duke Incubation Fund

The Incubation Fund provides seed funding to Duke-led innovative products or services that would have a positive impact on society. Grants of up to $20K are awarded to novel ideas, applied research, potential products, nascent services, and creative projects; applications are welcome from all fields of inquiry. The Incubation Fund accepts proposals each spring and fall.

Duke Angel Network Meeting

The Duke Angel Network

The Duke Angel Network invests in companies where a founder, executive, or board member is a Duke alumnus/a, faculty member, staff member, student, or parent. In addition to facilitating investments, the network leverages the power of the global Duke community to provide guidance and expertise to portfolio companies.