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
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.
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
- 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
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.