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Duke (Durham) and Duke-NUS Research Collaborations Pilot Projects - Letter of Intent (LOI)

Duke (Durham) and Duke-NUS Research Collaborations Pilot Projects - Letter of Intent (LOI)

Closes On
08 Mar 2019
Funding Source
PI Salary Support
Funding Per Grant Amount

Not specified

Academic Appointment
Funding Period
1 year

Singaporean/ Permanent Resident / Foreigner

Call Opens
20 Feb 2019
SMC/SDC Registered

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Duke University and Duke-NUS Medical School Singapore (Duke-NUS) are pleased to announce a call for proposals for collaborative research pilot projects between faculty based in Durham with those based in Singapore.

The ultimate goal of this program is the development of international research teams that advance translational and clinical research, including research on medical technologies. Translational Research is defined as research with an aim towards human application. 

Specific areas of focus for Duke-NUS and its Academic Medicine partner, SingHealth, are of the following:

  1. Cancer

  2. Neuroscience

  3. Cardiometabolic disorders

  4. Infectious diseases

  5. Inflammation and immunology

  6. Eye diseases

  7. Health services research

  8. Medical technologies/bioengineering.


Funding Details

  1. Up to USD $100,000 will be available to the Duke PI.

  2. Up to SGD $100,000 will be available to the Duke-NUS PI.

  3. Awards are for one year, but a no-cost extension of an additional year would be granted upon request.


Eligibility Criteria

  1. Faculty based in Durham with those based in Singapore.

  2. For  this award, Duke-NUS faculty are defined as being based primarily in Singapore, and includes investigators in SingHealth who hold an appointment with Duke-NUS.



  1. There is only one Letter of Intent submission needed. Each Letter of Intent involves 1 Duke PI and 1 Duke-NUS PI. The PI (faculty) based in Singapore should coordinate with the faculty based in Duke Durham to ensure a single submission.

Note: SingHealth PIs are to please refer to your respective Institutional Research Administrators for guidance on internal deadlines and submission procedures set by your institutions.

  1. Interested faculty member to submit a 1-2 page (a single PDF file) Letter of Intent describing:

    1. the nature of the proposed project.

    2. names of the Principal Investigators from Duke and Duke-NUS

    3. NIH Biographical Sketches# of the Principal Investigators from Duke and Duke-NUS

# Please note that Singapore-based PIs can use the attached CV template 'Biosketch (for Singapore-based PI)'  instead of the zipped file 'NIH Biosketch'.

  1. Please refer to attached file 'Pilot Project RFP 2019' for more details.

  1. Please submit the Letters of Intent electronically to Ms. Patricia Joseph, Director, Office for Duke-NUS Affairs, at


Contact Person

Ms Patricia Joseph (Director, Office for Duke-NUS Affairs)



Additional Information

All the links below require internet access.

For more information, please refer to the website here.

Descriptions of currently active research programs within SingHealth are available at:


Information on research at Duke University is available at:


For more information, please refer to attached:

  1. Biosketch (for Singapore-based PI).doc