School of Medicine -- Regeneration Next Postdoctoral Fellowships

Funding Agency:
Duke University

RNI is pleased to announce availability of funding to support up to four fellowships to help recruit and fund new (or recently hired) postdoctoral researchers at Duke. To this end, we invite letters of intent from faculty members who are recruiting or have very recently hired a new postdoctoral trainees, and who proposes research in the broad field of tissue regeneration. Letters of intent do not need to be formal.

Our goal is to grow the community of postdoctoral trainees who will make significant short-term and long-term contributions to research in the broad field of tissue regeneration. RNI Fellows will receive support for two years and participate as a cohort in mentored laboratory research, the annual Community Retreat, seminar series, and career development activities.


  • March 15, 2020 – Letters of Intent expected to from PI
  • March 31, 2020 – Full applications due from trainee

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Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility requirements:

  • RNI Fellows should hold at minimum the Ph.D. or M.D. (or equivalent degree) at the time of appointment (July 1, 2020). This fellowship is not intended for those of faculty rank. This fellowship is intended for those considered Postdoctoral Fellows by NIH standards throughout the term of the funding.  Therefore, preference will be given to applicants in their first postdoctoral experience after obtaining their doctoral degree.
  • Applicants who have committed to perform research in a Duke lab but have not started at Duke, or those who started their postdoctoral training at Duke on July 1, 2019 or later, are eligible for this award.
  • The level of funding available to the proposed mentor will be considered in award decisions, in particular regarding laboratories with very high levels of external funding
  • RNI Fellows can be mentored by Duke faculty in any department, provided there is a broadly defined regenerative biology or medicine component to the Fellow’s research proposal.
  • RNI Fellows need not be US citizens or permanent residents.
  • RNI Fellows may not simultaneously hold any other fellowship that covers salary and benefits.

Amount Description

This fellowship provides two-year total funds of up to $115,000toward the trainee’s salary and benefits, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2020. No other expenses will be supported.

Funding Type



Medical Fellow/Resident
Post Doctoral Fellows


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

External Deadline

March 15, 2020