Community of Scholars

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Duke’s Community of Scholars (CoS) seeks to connect trainees, share educational resources, and increase program efficiencies to enhance the career development of diverse scholars across Duke, enabling them to become successful researchers, mentors and leaders.

Join the community!

Contact Stephanie Molner to join our distribution list and find out more about what’s coming down the COS pipeline.

Duke REACH Equity Center

Funding Opportunities: Research Voucher, Scholars Development, Transdisciplinary Think Tank
Applications open now through March 30, 2020, for July 2020 funding
These awards support investigators at every career stage who are interested in conducting research which promotes health equity. 
Contact Cheryl Miller with questions:

Peer mentoring facilitated by senior underrepresented researchers.

Peer mentoring has been shown to support academic success. We have received NIH funding to compare two different facilitated peer mentoring plans in racially and ethnically underrepresented biomedical researchers and we are recruiting both postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty (Instructors or Assistant Professors) to participate in this research study at Duke. (Flyer attached)

Participants will benefit from:

  • Peer group meetings facilitated by senior underrepresented researchers
  • Professional development for personal gains and skills building
  • Compensation up to $500

For more information, please contact Holly Hough ( or (919) 684-6783.

   We Keep You Informed  

If you have problems gaining access to any of these events, please let us know so that we can address this with the organizer.

The Mentoring and Communication Series is sponsored by the Office of Postdoctoral Services and The Graduate School.​

  • Expressing Yourself: Improving Communication by Understanding Preferences – 2/12
  • Managing Your Research Career Using an Individual Development Plan (IDP) – 2/25
  • Mentoring Up Workshop: Planning for Networking Opportunities and Engaging in Purposeful Interactions – 3/11
  • Becoming an Ally – 3/25
  • Is It Okay? – 4/22

Grant Planning Studios
February 10 , June 8, October 12
Scheduled to allow enough time prior to the next major NIH submission date (e.g., a GPS in February preparatory to an anticipated submission in June).  Applicants will be scheduled for an hour session at 8:00, 9:15, or 10:30 a.m. Depending on how many applications we receive for each GPS, we may be able to add a 4 at 11:45 a.m.

Research Careers Ahead! Seminar Series
Setting Up Your Research Laboratory – February 26, 2020
Tracking Scholarship + Compliance:  ORCID, SciENcv and the NIH Public Access Policy – March 25, 2020
Sharing Your Science Effectively – April 22, 2020

Career Development Symposium: "K-Scholar Success – What Does it Take to Transition to Independence?"
February 21, 2020, 12:30 – 5:30 p.m. at the Washington Duke Inn
Featuring: Speaker on Team Building, Scholar Presentations, Panel Discussion with successful scholars, and Networking Reception. Registration is open to all Scholars, Mentors, Advisors, and Leadership involved with any Research Career Development Program or grant. 

Making the Case
February 5 and 12

2020 Spring Faculty Celebration
Thursday, May 21

Kerfuffles, Conflicts and Misunderstandings:  Strategies for Engagement
June 2

If you have any announcements you want to share with others in the Community of Scholars, please contact