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We are pleased to announce a new initiative—the Research to Action Grants pilot program—generously funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. This program is an opportunity for up to three teams of Doris Duke fellows and their policy or practice partners to design and implement applied research projects that address a specific policy or practice challenge. Based on input from fellows, foundation staff, and fellowships advisory board members, the program offers fellows an opportunity to work with practitioners or policy makers to address stubborn and difficult questions affecting children and families.

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Doris Duke fellows are ambassadors of child well-being and champion policy-oriented research and interdisciplinary collaborations. They inspire those around them and create change in academic departments, policy-focused organizations, and clinical settings. The Research to Action Grants pilot program is an opportunity to leverage the fellows’ current impacts and deepen their experience in using research to resolve salient policy and practice challenges.

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Proposals will be accepted from Doris Duke Fellows and their partners and are due Friday, Dec. 14, 2018 at 11:59pm CT sent to the Doris Duke Fellowships email: For more detailed information about the grant program, please click the following buttons.


The Doris Duke Fellowships team hosted a webinar on Wednesday, Nov. 7th, to discuss the pilot program and answer any questions. To see the webinar slides, please click the following button.


As we receive questions, we will update the FAQ to ensure all have access to the same information.

Latest FAQ Update: 12/6/2018 at 4:00pm CT