Sponsor Deadline
Posted: 1/2/2024

Multidisciplinary K12 Urologic Career Development Program (KURe) [Duke Internal Funding]

The KURe is seeking qualified clinical, translational, and basic science researchers from diverse disciplines who are interested in building an independent research career using collaborative, multidisciplinary approaches to benign urological research questions.

Duke's KURe Program is a K12 Institutional Career Development Grant that provides scholars with career development training and support to develop the skills necessary to become outstanding independent investigators able to lead multidisciplinary research teams. Scholars receive salary support up to $100,000 per year for 75% of full professional effort (50% -75% if a surgical specialty). Research and Career Development Support up to $40,000 per year will be provided for research supplies, equipment and technical personnel; tuition and fees related to didactic courses or career development; and travel to research meetings. Scholars are expected to publish and apply for independent grant funding by year three. Maximum support is for five years. 

 

Deadline: March 1, 2024

Areas of Interest

Research areas supported by this initiative must be related to the mission of the NIDDK. Areas of interest may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Basic research such as cell and molecular biology, genomics and proteomics, biochemistry, physiology, developmental biology, tissue engineering, immunology, pathology, neurobiology and microbiology
     
  • Expertise in clinical sciences such as urology, infectious disease, gastroenterology, gynecology, endocrinology, anesthesiology, neurology, gerontology and radiology
     
  • Epidemiology or biostatistics
     
  • Physical sciences expertise in fields such as physics, bioengineering, chemical and mechanical engineering
Eligibility Requirements

Scholars should have no more than five years of postdoctoral research experience and not more than ten years should have elapsed since receiving the terminal doctoral degree. Mid-career and senior faculty are not eligible. Scholars must be a US citizen or have a valid green card. Applicants from underrepresented racial or ethnic groups or from a disadvantaged background as defined by NIH’s NOT-OD-20-031, are encouraged to apply. Applicants can be associated with any department and should be pursuing a research career related to benign urology.