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Foundations/Private Sponsors

Private Budget Justification Example 1
Private Budget Justification Example 2
Private Budget Justification Example 3
Private Proposal Example
Private Proposal Narrative Example

National Institutes of Health

NIH Proposal Development Finding Aid
NIH Biosketch Example
NIH Biosketch Template
NIH Budget Justification Example
NIH Facilities
NIH Letter of Intent Example
NIH Sample Format for Other Support

National Science Foundation

NSF Project Summary Example
NSF Full Proposal Example
NSF Proposal Development Finding Aid

SSRI's Research Development Initiative was established to increase interdisciplinary research across the social and behavioral sciences. In support of this goal, we offer a range of services including funding opportunities searches, proposal editing, budget development and facilitation in the development of large-scale, multi-investigator proposals.

Funding Opportunities:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Science Foundation (NSF)
U.S. Department of Education


We can help identify potential funding for your project.

Additional Funding Search Tools

Duke University Funding Opportunities (from the Office of Research Support)
COS Pivot (external site)
An excellent, searchable database. It is user friendly and has features that allow you to search for funding, save or share your searches, see who on Duke University's campus might also share the same research interests. Pivot's tutorials are very short and user friendly. You can choose to use the Quick Start Guide PDF or YouTube tutorials that can be found at each link below. You will need to use your Duke email address when creating your Pivot account. 


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Durham, NC 27708


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Durham, NC 27705

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