Duke/UNC Alzheimer's Disease Research Center REC Scholar Request for Applications

Funding Agency:
Duke University

The goal of the ADRC Research Education Component (REC) is to promote the development of future research leaders who are conducting basic, translational, or clinical AD+ADRD research within the focus area of age-related changes across the lifespan. The REC will award up to 4 REC Scholar awards annually, of 2-year duration, with funding beginning July 1, 2024. The award can cover salary, project support, and research career development activities. REC Scholars are supported by the ADRC Cores listed above, and meet regularly with a mentorship team including ADRC Investigators. At the conclusion of the award, REC Scholars are expected to pursue external funding in their research area.



  • October 16, 2023:  Deadline to meet with REC leadership to confirm eligibility   
  • November 30, 2023: Full application deadline  

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Areas of Interest

The Scholar’s research focus can be basic, translational, epidemiological, or clinical so long as it supports the ADRC’s mission and theme. Research that bridges basic science and clinical areas, or has the potential to lead to interventions, is of particular interest. Research related to health equity is also encouraged, particularly when proposed as part of a collaboration with the ORE Core or other Cores. Research proposals should utilize one or more of the ADRC cores.  

Eligibility Requirements

: Candidates should be faculty within 3 years of their first faculty appointment, or an advanced fellow/postdoctoral student with clear plans for transition to faculty status. Candidates must hold an appropriate academic or clinical appointment at Duke University, UNC Chapel Hill, UNC Pembroke, North Carolina Central University, or East Carolina University by the award start-date of July 1, 2024. Only U.S. citizens or non-citizen nationals, or an individual lawfully admitted for permanent residence who possesses an Alien Registration Receipt Card (I-151 or I-551), or some other verification of legal admission as a permanent resident prior to appointment, are eligible due to NIH regulations. Individuals on temporary or student visas are not eligible. Candidates must be able to commit a minimum of 6 calendar months of full-time professional effort for career development and research activities.  

Amount Description

REC Scholars will receive $10,000 per year in direct funding. Funding will be provided for two years, with Year 2 funds contingent upon successful completion of Year 1 activities. Funds should be budgeted to support professional effort, project expenses, and professional development activities. Applicants do not need to budget for a full 6 calendar-months of effort on their REC award but must be able to show that they have other sources of funding (e.g., fellowships, foundation awards) that will protect at least 50% of their time for AD+ADRD research and career development. The REC will also provide tailored career development activities, structured mentorship in AD+ADRD research, technical/project support from the Center’s Cores (e.g., biostatistics support, biospecimen access), and collaborative research opportunities.  

Funding Type



Junior Faculty
Post Doctoral Fellows


Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

October 16, 2023