Briefing: Request for Applications: Duke Forge Program

November 29, 2017

Request for Questions

Inaugural Design Workshop

Duke Forge seeks to leverage data and expertise at Duke to improve health. We are seeking applications from members of the entire Duke community who have ideas, data, quantitative methods, and/or needs that could contribute to actionable approaches in health or healthcare.


Interested applicants should submit a one-page application to by 5pm Tuesday, January 23, 2018. The application should include:

  • The title (stated as a question),
  • A list of potential team members,
  • A brief description of the health or healthcare problem you seek to address,
  • Any currently existing data resources or other resources available to address the question, and
  • Any perceived gaps in expertise.

Up to ten applicants will be invited to participate in the first design workshop on February 27, 2018 from 4:00 - 7:00 pm; invited applicants unavailable to participate will be triaged to a subsequent design workshop. The design workshop will provide opportunities to engage with health system clinicians, quantitative experts, operations experts, and students to refine ideas.

Subsequent to the workshop, Duke Forge will recommend next steps to further advance and refine ideas as applicable. A subset of questions will be selected for further refinement and consideration for inclusion in the portfolio of Forge demonstration projects.

More About Duke Forge

Duke Forge seeks to advance and create inter-campus collaborations focused on data science research and innovation in health and biomedical sciences, amplify Duke’s role in building a nationally regarded network for clinical evidence generation, and develop a stronger presence and role for Duke in Silicon Valley and other areas known for data science innovation and excellence.