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.

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

MORE DUKE-COULTER DATA »

At Duke, each partnership award supports collaborative translational research projects that involve a co-investigator from the Duke BME and co-investigator from a clinical department of Duke Health.

SELECTION CRITERIA

Each year, we have a call for proposals. Each translational research 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. The research must relate directly to applications in health care, and the objectives of the project should include an outcome that will benefit patients.

Evaluation of each proposal will be on the basis of scientific merit, potential health care impact and significance, experience of the investigators, the potential for commercialization or translation to patient care and 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 us

In 2005, Duke BME was one of nine biomedical engineering programs to receive a partnership award 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:

icon-dollars

$9 million
awarded

 

icon-gears

44 Projects
Supported

 

icon-globe-dollars

$535 million
in follow-on funding

 

icon-people

13 Companies
Founded

 

icon-handshake

12 Licenses
to Industry

 

Wallace H. Coulter Foundation logo

 

Figures current as of Oct. 1, 2018.