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.

  • Award Dates – July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2024
  • Eligibility requirements
    o 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 Fellow, PhD Candidate or PostDoc - $13,043 direct costs + $1,957 Departmental General & Administrative (G&A) costs
    o Residents - $6,522 direct costs + $978 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 of Research
  • 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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