The Regeneration Next Initiative (RNI) is pleased to announce availability of funding to support up to four fellowships to help recruit and fund new postdoctoral researchers at Duke. To this end, we invite Letters of Intent from faculty members who have identified or are planning to hire postdoctoral fellows in the broad field of tissue regeneration in the 2017-2018 academic year. Letters of intent do not need to be formal; the purpose is to allow RNI leadership to gauge interest in this funding opportunity and to help determine eligibility.
RNI was established by the Duke University School of Medicine to enhance discovery and applications in the broad field of tissue regeneration.
Funding Amount: This fellowship provides two-year total funds of up to $110,000 toward the trainee’s salary and benefits, with an anticipated Fellowship start date of July 1, 2018.
Our goal is to grow the community of postdoctoral trainees who will make significant short-term and long-term contributions to research in the broad field of tissue regeneration. RNI Fellows will receive support for two years and participate as a cohort in mentored laboratory research, the annual Community Retreat, seminar series, and career development activities.
- October 31, 2017 – Optional letters of Intent due to firstname.lastname@example.org from PI
- Jan 31, 2018 – Full applications due from trainee via the My Research Proposal portal
- July 1, 2018 – Funding begins
- RNI Fellows should hold at minimum the Ph.D. or M.D. (or equivalent degree) at the time of award (July 1, 2018). This fellowship is not intended for those of faculty rank.
- RNI Fellows with a Duke hire date in the range of Jan 1 2018 and Dec 31, 2018 are eligible to apply.
- RNI Fellows can be mentored by Duke faculty in any department, provided there is a regenerative biology or medicine component to the Fellow’s research proposal.
- RNI Fellows need not be US citizens or permanent residents.
- RNI Fellows may not simultaneously hold any other fellowship that fully covers salary and benefits. If an RNI Fellow subsequently receives a fellowship that partially covers salary and benefits, RNI funds may be used to supplement salary and benefits to the NIH standard postdoctoral salary. If a Fellow is subsequently awarded a fellowship that fully covers salary and benefits, unused funds must be returned to RNI and cannot be used for other purposes.
- Mentors who have received funding for an RNI fellow in the most recent callout are not eligible to apply.
The trainee should submit a research proposal and application upon acceptance of a postdoctoral position at Duke, no later than Jan 31, 2018. We encourage Duke PIs to inform postdoctoral candidates of this potential RNI funding opportunity during recruitment.