Multidisciplinary K12 Urologic Research Career Development Program -- KURE [Internal Duke Funding -- For Duke Scholars Only]

Funding Agency:
Duke University

The Duke Multidisciplinary K12 Urologic Career Development Program (KURe) is a K12 institutional career development grant. We seek 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. KURe scholars will receive mentored career development training and support to develop the skills necessary to become outstanding independent investigators able to lead multidisciplinary research teams. Funding up to $140,000 per year is provided for salary, research and career development related costs, and travel to research meetings. Scholars are expected to commit 50-75% of professional effort, publish, and apply for independent grant support by year 3. Maximum support is for 5 years.

The KURe is open to all types of disciplines, clinicians and non-clinicians with doctoral degrees, MDs, DOs, DNPs, PhDs (junior faculty and postdocs) from any department and interested in research applicable to benign urology may apply to the KURe program. No more than 10 years should have elapsed since receiving the terminal doctoral degree. Scholars cannot have more than seven years of postdoctoral research experience. Time spent in clinical fellowships is not considered postdoctoral research training. Mid-career and senior faculty are not eligible. Scholars must be US citizens or have a valid green card. Individuals from groups underrepresented in the biomedical sciences are especially encouraged to apply.


  • Letter of Intent (required) Due: Aug. 12, 2019
  • Full Applications Due:  Sep. 13, 2019

Agency Website

Areas of Interest

The focus of this mentored training program is to recruit qualified clinical and basic science researchers and to provide mentored support and training in collaborative, multidisciplinary approaches to urological research questions. 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



Funding Type



Junior Faculty
Medical Fellow/Resident
Post Doctoral Fellows


Engineering and Physical Sciences
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational
Social Sciences

External Deadline

September 13, 2019