Community of Scholars

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Duke’s Community of Scholars (CoS) seeks to connect trainees, share educational resources, and increase program efficiencies to enhance the career development of diverse scholars across Duke, enabling them to become successful researchers, mentors and leaders.

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Contact Stephanie Molner to join our distribution list and find out more about what’s coming down the COS pipeline.

CTSI is committed to combatting all forms of racism and bias and to ensuring equity in our policies and practices. This link provides some resources you may wish to use in your reflections on the sources of racial bias as it relates to our engagement at Duke as well as in our broader social contexts.

The Community of Scholars stands in solidarity against racist sentiments, actions and policies that propagate injustices throughout our nation. We join many voices at Duke condemning the ongoing acts of violence, discrimination and inequity against Black people. The Community of Scholars supports deeply honest dialogue and reflection, as well as behaviors and actions leading to accountability and meaningful change.​

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Did you know? CoS also publishes announcements and events in the CTSI newsletter coming to your mailbox twice a month. Read it, don’t delete it!

Have you recently received a K Award or are you expecting to receive a K award within the next few months? If so, contact Deborah Fidelman at The Community of Scholars Program was created for you. 

September 8, 2021 10:30-11:30AM. Rigor and Reproducibility in Grant and Manuscript Writing. Interactive Seminar Presented via Zoom by Joanna Downer, PhD, Associate Dean for Research Development.

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September 11, 2021 4th. Annual URiM Family Barbeque (sign up by July 30)

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September 21, 2021 Navigating the Research Mission (clinical/data science focus)

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September 23, 2021 Navigating the Research Mission (basic science focus)

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November 1, 2021 Letter of Intent Due: Duke CTSA Research Career Development Award Program (Duke CTSA KL2) is now accepting applications:  The Duke CTSA KL2 provides skilled and personalized mentoring, a coordinated and tailored scientific and career development curriculum, and the opportunity to conduct clinical or translational (bench to bedside) research.  The KL2 program is particularly committed to increasing diversity of the research workforce.  Therefore, we have set a goal that at least 50% of KL2 scholars will be from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups (UREGs).  Members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Up to four Scholars will be awarded 75% total protected effort for 3 years, up to $20,000/year for research expenses, and up to $2,500/year for travel to professional meetings.  Benefits are contingent upon available funding.  Funding will start July, 2022.  Applications are due November 29, 2021. 

Individuals considering applying to the Duke CTSA KL2 are strongly encouraged to submit a Letter of Intent by November 1, 2021 via MyResearchProposal.

If applying to the Duke CTSA KL2, please consider the REACH Equity and KL2 Application Preparation Program (REKAPP).  REKAPP is a 6-8 week program in which participants will work with a faculty member and a small peer group on specific parts of the KL2 application.  Space is limited, and applications are due August 16th.

For more information about the CTSA KL2 and how to apply to the KL2:

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Coronavirus Response: Resources for Faculty

CTSI Consulting

CTSI staff continues to be available by email (dukectsi@dm.duke.eduand online video using WebEx. While we are no longer conducting in-person consultations or grant planning studios during Duke's 2019 Coronavirus response, we will continue to provide online support for grant protocol reviews, biostatistical, community engagement, project management, and pilot funding support. Please check our CTSI Consults webpage for the latest information about consultations or simply send us an email at your convenience.
Support Request Forms
All requests for support or consultation can be found on the CTSI Consult page, as well as via Duke’s MyResearchHome portal.

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