Regeneration Next Initiative (RNI) -- Student Travel Grants [Duke Internal Funding -- For Duke Grad Students Only]

Funding Agency:
Duke University

The Regeneration Next Initiative (RNI) was established by the Duke University School of Medicine to enhance discovery and applications in the broad field of tissue regeneration. RNI is pleased to announce availability of funding to support travel grants for graduate students to present their work at scientific conferences. The award will cover conference-related expenses such as registration fees, airfare or other transportation costs, and lodging. The maximum amount of each travel grant will be $1000 and will be disbursed as a reimbursement. Application deadlines for this year are January 31, 2020 and July 31, 2020. Award announcements will be made in mid-August. A maximum of ten awards will be made per calendar year.

Our goal is to support Duke graduate students’ research and professional development by providing opportunities to present research in the broad field of tissue regeneration.  We encourage applications from Duke students in all disciplines related to tissue regeneration including developmental biology, tissue engineering, and clinical applications.

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Eligibility Requirements

– Applicants must be currently enrolled in a graduate program at Duke and must still be enrolled at the time of the presentation.
-The work being presented must have a clear focus on developmental biology, tissue regeneration, tissue engineering, and/or regenerative medicine.
– Applications must be submitted prior to conference dates; no retroactive travel awards will be made.
– Only one award will be made per student per research project.

Funding Type



Grad/Prof Students


Environmental & Life Sciences
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

July 31, 2020