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.

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

New NIH Administrative Supplement: Administrative Supplements to Promote Research Continuity and Retention of NIH Mentored Career Development (K) Award Recipients and Scholars

The overarching goal of this program is to support the transition of investigators from individual mentored career development to research independence and to minimize departures from the biomedical research workforce at this critical juncture. This supplement program is intended to ensure continuity of research among recipients of K awards by providing supplemental research support to help sustain investigators' research during critical life events.

Learn more.

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:

   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.​

  • Mentoring Up Workshop: Planning for Networking Opportunities and Engaging in Purposeful Interactions – 3/11
  • Becoming an Ally – 3/25
  • Is It Okay? – 4/22

“Executive Presence” BIRCWH Leadership Series Webinar
March 19, 2020, 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Using Qualitative Methods to Inform Intervention Development
Roybal Center Intensive Lab-Based Intervention Development Workshops
March 26, 12:00-4:00 p.m.
Register: Roybal Center Qualitative Workshop
Please contact Jessie Byrd, Roybal Center Coordinator (, with any questions.

Grant Planning Studios
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
Tracking Scholarship + Compliance:  ORCID, SciENcv and the NIH Public Access Policy – March 25, 2020
Sharing Your Science Effectively – April 22, 2020

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