Duke Scholars in Molecular Medicine (DSMM) [Duke Internal Funding -- for Duke Graduate Students Only]

Funding Agency:
Duke University

Duke Scholars in Molecular Medicine (DSMM) is open to graduate students (who have or are about to pass their preliminary exam) and PhD postdoctoral fellows. Through a competitive acceptance process, approximately 20-25 predoctoral students and postdoctoral associates are selected each year. We take promising young basic scientists and expose them to long-standing and emerging problems in priority areas of medicine. We help them rethink basic science research in continuum with unmet clinical needs of adults and children.

The nine-month program is accepting competitive applicants in the following four tracks:

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Disease
  • Neurosciences
  • Oncology and Regenerative Medicine

In each track, the participants will have a unique opportunity to gain firsthand exposure to the clinical areas related to their field of basic research, learn about the bench to bedside translational process, understand key aspects of clinical trials, identify unmet clinical needs that may be addressed through their scientific expertise, and develop confidence in interacting with and engaging clinician partners. 

Applications for the 2019-2020 program will be accepted until April 30, 2019. Next year’s program will run from September 2019 through May 2020.


Grad/Prof Students


Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science

External Deadline

April 30, 2019