Duke-Coulter Translational Partnership

Accelerating development of promising bioengineering research

Since 2006, Duke's translational partnership with the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation has supported collaborative research projects that address unmet clinical needs and lead to improvements in health care and to commercial products.

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The Duke-Coulter Partnership has awarded more than $9 million to more than 40 projects

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At Duke, each partnership award supports collaborative translational research projects that involve co-investigators from:

  • Duke Biomedical Engineering, and
  • Clinical departments of Duke Health

Each year we typically award three to five grants, and have about $700,000 per year for awards.

Since our founding in 2005, more than $9 million has been awarded to more than 40 projects.


SELECTION and Evaluation CRITERIA

Each year, we have a call for proposals.

Each proposal must have:

  • At least one individual whose primary or secondary appointment is within the Duke Department of Biomedical Engineering, and at least one clinical investigator
  • Research that directly relates to applications in health care
  • An objective that includes an outcome that will benefit patients

Each proposal is evaluated on:

  • Scientific merit
  • Potential health care impact and significance
  • The experience of the investigators
  • Potential for commercialization or translation to patient care
  • Potential for successfully obtaining further support

2019 GRANT CYCLE

Call for Proposals

Deadlines

  • March 7: Proposals due
  • March/April: Review of proposals and selection for oral presentations
  • May/June: Oral presentations and selection of grant recipients
  • June: Announce winners
  • September 1: Launch projects 
  • December 1: First quarterly report due
  • February: Project update presentation to the Oversight Committee
  • March 1: Second quarterly report due

About Duke-Coulter

In 2005, Duke BME was one of nine biomedical engineering programs to receive partnership awards from the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation.

Each year we typically award three to five grants. Award amounts vary based upon amount requested and budget evaluation of the Oversight Committee. Typically, we have about $700,000 per year for awards.


Duke-Coulter By the Numbers

Since 2006:

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$9 million
awarded

 

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44 Projects
Supported

 

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$535 million
in follow-on funding

 

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13 Companies
Founded

 

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12 Licenses
to Industry

 

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Figures current as of Oct. 1, 2018.