Request for Proposals

The Review Committee looks forward to receiving your proposals for the upcoming funding cycle, with Important Dates, & Funding Details, and Eligibility/Application Requirements described below.


  • Please contact no later than Friday, Nov. 18, 2022 to assist with budget preparation, if needed. Working with the Ob/Gyn RASR grant team is a requirement for this submission.
  • Budget and budget justification must be submitted for review by the Office of Research by Friday, Dec. 2, 2022
  • Applications must be submitted to by Friday, Dec. 9, 2022 by 11.59 p.m. EST


  • Award Dates – January 1, 2023 through December 31, 2023
  •  Eligibility requirements
    o Faculty, Fellow, Resident, PhD Candidate or Post-doctoral Associate in Duke ObGyn
    o Primary mentors must be up-to-date with current Carter Club dues
  • Budget Limits
    o Faculty, Fellow, PhD Candidate, or PostDoc - $8,696 direct costs + $1,304 Departmental General & Administrative (G&A) costs
    o Residents - $4,348 direct costs + $652 Departmental G&A
  • Unallowable Costs
    o Faculty Salary
    o Travel support
    o Publication fees o Non-salary expenses on individual items over $2500, unless approved by Office ofResearch
  • Required NIH grant forms – Instructions and downloadable forms can be found here:
    o Research Plan (4 page limit including Specific Aims) o Biosketches for PI, mentor, and other important co-investigators
    o Budget Detail Page (no modular format allowed) o Budget Justification (no modular format allowed)
  •  A statistical analysis plan along with a named statistician or appropriate faculty member must be named within your Research Plan
  •  Cover letter
    o Addressed to the “Charles Hammond Fund Review Committee”
    o Include title of study, PI name, faculty mentor name (if applicable)
  • Letter of support from the mentor(s) and faculty member(s) describing their involvement in planning the study and intended involvement in study implementation
  •  Applications that do not meet all stated requirements will not be accepted for review

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