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Are you interested in finding a paid cancer-related research position at Duke?

Thank you for those who attended our first online matching event on November 3, 2023. Over 60 trainees and faculty connected regarding overlapping research interests in the cancer field. Details to come on other events in the future.

We are thrilled to have had trainees from the following institutions participate:
  • Clemson University
  • Duke University
  • Florida International University
  • Georgia State University
  • New York University
  • North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
  • North Carolina Central University
  • University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • University of South Florida
  • Winthrop University


Duke Cancer Institute’s (DCI) Office of Cancer Research Training and Education Coordination (CRTEC) hosted an online matching event on November 3, 2023 for trainees who are eligible for an NIH Diversity Supplement to meet Duke faculty who have active funding that can support a diversity supplement.

Trainees had the opportunity to have short, 10-minute interviews with faculty conducting cancer-related research. The purpose of this event was to connect trainees who qualify for an NIH diversity supplement with Duke faculty who have an active NIH grant that can support a diversity supplement.


How did this event work? 

Trainees interested in paid mentored research positions met with Duke faculty virtually for 10 minute conversations to discuss possible partnerships with support from an NIH Diversity Supplement. The CRTEC team assigned faculty-trainee pairs based on research interests and availability of both the faculty and trainees.

The event ran from 9am to noon. Below is the agenda:

9-9:20: Welcome and Overview

9:20-9:30: Break

9:30-10:30: Interviews, 1st round

10:30-10:45: Break

10:45-11:40: Interviews, 2nd round

11:40-noon: Wrap up and Questions


Who can attend this event?

Duke faculty conducting cancer-related research who have active NIH funding with 2 or more years remaining on their grant.

Trainees who meet the eligibility criteria for NIH diversity supplements (see here for details). Trainees from Duke and other institutions are most welcome at this event! Trainees at the following career levels are eligible: high school students, undergraduate students, baccalaureate and master’s degree holders, graduate and health professional students, postdoctoral associates/fellows, and junior faculty.


Can I get more details on what an NIH Diversity Supplement is?

Sure! In addition to the NIH parent announcement, the Duke Clinical Translational Science Institute has made this resource explaining what these supplements are.


I have questions, who should I ask?

Please reach out to the DCI CRTEC team at with any questions.