Proposal Development Resources

Templates and Instructions

Surgery Research Development maintains a set of up-to-date templates and instructions for some of the most common attachments for NIH grants. Templates and guidance for other funding agencies or specific announcements are available by request.

NIH Biosketch


Vertebrate Animals Research


Human Subjects Research


Rigor and Reproducibility


Other NIH Documents

If you require a template that is not on this list, please contact the Research Development team.

Biostatistics Support

To request biostatistics support from the Duke Clinical & Translational Science Institute Biostatistics Core, please submit a request:


Funding Opportunities

The Surgery Research Development team can identify relevant funding opportunities that are topic-specific for researchers, by request. Our group has identified the following standing funding opportunities that may be of interest. Please let our office know if you intend to pursue this opportunity, know of others who may be interested, or if we can be of additional assistance.

National Institutes of Health

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID)

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

National Cancer Institute (NCI)

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

Department of Defense

Helpful Links

Sample NIH Applications

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) maintains sample applications and summary statements for some of the most common types of NIH grants (e.g., R01, R03, R21, F31).


Duke Office of Research Support Funding Opportunities Database

The Duke University Office of Research Support provides an extensive, on-line database of funding opportunities as a resource for the entire Duke University research community (access from the Duke network or NetID login required).