Duke CTSI Career Development Award

A mentored research career development program for junior faculty.

The Career Development Award Program is now seeking applications for co-director. 
Applications due August 1, 2024.
To apply, contact Stephanie Molner with a current CV and cover letter with statement of interest.

The Duke CTSI Career Development Award (CDA) is supported by funding from the Dean.  The program provides training and research opportunities for junior investigators that will equip them to:

  • Participate in and ultimately lead transdisciplinary research teams that both transcend traditional scientific silos and embrace diverse stakeholder input

  • Facilitate advancement of discoveries to their next translational phase

  • Represent a more diverse workforce to meet evolving translational science priorities

  • Leverage partnerships locally, regionally, and nationally to enhance the impact of their discoveries

These overall goals will be achieved through both group and individually tailored activities for Duke’s CTSI CDA scholars, and by extensive interactions with the Duke CTSI. 

This year, we will select up to two Scholars for two years of support. Each scholar will be awarded 75% total protected effort, up to $20,000/year for research expenses, and up to $2,500/year for travel to professional meetings.  Funding will start January, 2025.

Please note: All research projects must be based in the United States.

Individuals considering applying to the Duke CTSI CDA are strongly encouraged to submit a Letter of Intent by August 1, 2024 via MyResearchProposal.


Laura Svetkey, MD
Program Director

Kimberly Johnson, MD
Program Director

Rasheed Gbadegesin, MBBS, MD
Program Director

Stephanie Molner, MSW
CTSI CDA Program Manager