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The Postdoctoral Research Training Program in Aging

The Postdoctoral Research Training Program in Aging (RTP)

Through its NIA-funded T32 (NIA T32AG000029), the Duke Aging Center offers 3 postdoctoral research training fellowship positions each academic year. We are currently accepting applications for the 2023-2024 academic year (start date: 7/1/2023)We review applications twice a year, with submission deadlines on October 15 and April 15.

Positions in our program are two-year appointments and are open to anyone with an interest in and a track record of aging research and at least two remaining years of T32 funding eligibility. Mentors should be regular rank faculty from Duke University and/or Duke University Medical Center. Each mentor must have evidence of a significant interest in aging/life course and a strong record of publication/funding in these areas. Admissions procedures are available by CLICKING HERE. NOTE: This NIA T32 funding is available only to US citizens or permanent residents (green card holders).

The first step in the application process is to send us an email and let us know you are potentially interested in a fellowship. Please include a CV with that inquiry.

For more information about the application process, please go HERE.

RTP Program Contacts:

Katherine Hall, Ph.D.
Faculty Director, Duke Aging Center RTP

Emily Herbert, MNM
Administrative Director, Duke Aging Center RTP
Emily.herbert@duke.edu, 919-660-7583


The goal of our postdoctoral research training program is to produce highly skilled research scientists who have the potential for leadership in gerontological research. In the Duke Research Training Program (RTP), much of the training for each fellow is provided by that person’s faculty mentor(s) in a research apprenticeship program. A fellow carries out his/her own research as a junior colleague in the mentor’s research program or laboratory. In addition to working in their mentors’ programs, all fellows attend a weekly interdisciplinary didactic seminar.

Program Requirements

Applicants must be citizens of the United States, or have been lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence (green card holder). You must have a completed doctoral degree when you join the program. All course work must be completed, and if applying as a Ph.D., final orals must be passed, and the dissertation signed before you can begin the program.