University-wide Educational Programs for Proposals

For federally-funded proposals, it is often helpful and necessary to leverage an institution’s existing educational programs and initiatives. Below are lists of educational resources at Duke categorized by the following:

  •  STEM and Data Science
  •  NSF Research Experience for Undergrads (REUs)
  •  NIH T32s
  •  NSF National Research Traineeship (NRT)
  • Other
U Undergraduates
G Graduate Students
P Postdocs
C Community Partners/External Stakeholders
K12 K-12 Students or Teachers


Program program notes u g p c k12
Data+ 10-week summer research experience; explores new data-driven approaches to interdisciplinary challenges U        
Data Expeditions Introduces exploratory data analysis in undergraduate classes U G      
Data Science for All (+DS) Provides online (digital) and in-person training modules and learning experiences grounded in generalizable data science content, while partnering with individual units or groups to develop additional specialized content U G P    
Duke Technology Scholars (DTECH) Program for CS and ECE undergrads centering around the idea that relationships, mentorship, and hands-on experience make the difference in recruiting and retaining women and diverse students in  technology fields U        
Duke Master in Interdisciplinary Data Science (MIDS) Rigorous computational and technical training combined with field knowledge and practice in critical thinking, teamwork, communication, and collaborative leadership to generate data scientists in any field   G      


program program notes u g p c k12
Meeting Grand Challenges Undergrads pursue research projects related to one of the National Academy of Engineering’s Grand Challenges of Engineering for the 21st Century U        
Electrical and Computer Engineering Undergrads from around the world work with a faculty member and their research group on an innovative ECE project U        
Center for the Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology (CEINT) Provides Research Experiences across four partner universities: Duke, Virginia Tech, Carnegie Mellon, and the European Center for Research and Education in Geosciences and the Environment U        
Program in Estuarine and Coastal Marine Sciences Semi-independent 10-week research programs in the following general areas: coastal and estuarine physical processes; molecular biology and genetics; and sensory physiology, ecology, and behavior U        
Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory Undergraduate Research in Nuclear and Particle Physics Students participate in research at the frontiers of nuclear and particle physics U        


Program program notes u g p c k12
Duke Medical Imaging Training Program Prepares graduate students for interdisciplinary research in state-of-the-art medical imaging   G      
University Training Program in Biomolecular and Tissue Engineering Certificate program integrates activities in engineering, the life sciences, and medicine   G      
Duke Program in Cell and Molecular Biology Provides flexible, multidisciplinary training in a research-intensive collegial environment   G      
Tri-Institutional Molecular Mycology and Pathogenesis Training Program (Tri-I MMPTP) Recruits, supports, and trains promising postdoctoral scientists and physicians to develop productive research careers in molecular mycology and pathogenesis     P    
Immunology Graduate Training Program Offers a PhD in immunology   G      
Virology Oncology Training Grant Provides training in general field of molecular virology with an emphasis on the molecular biology of tumor viruses and oncogenes   G P    
Duke University Program in Genetics and Genomics Genetic training and education in model systems, population genetics, and human genetics   G      
Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Integrative, multi-disciplinary program that trains future leaders at interdisciplinary intersection of quantitative and biomedical sciences   G      
University Program in Developmental and Stem Biology Provides broad training in mechanisms of embryonic development, developmental genetics, development, and evolution   G      
Duke Post-Doctoral Training in Genomic Medicine Research Training in methods of clinical research and knowledge relevant to genomic medicine research, a co-mentored research experience     P    
Duke University Integrated Toxicology & Environmental Health Program Pre-doctoral training program which prepares students for research careers in environmental health and toxicology.   G      
Postdoctoral Research Training Program in Aging Postdoctoral program for students engaged in aging research     P    


Integrative Bioinformatics for Investigating and Engineering Microbiomes Interdisciplinary graduate training program (Duke and NC A&T) bringing together scientists in various fields with an interest in microbiome research   G      


Collaborating on Mentoring, Persistence, Assessment & Student Success Program to improve learning for STEM students, particularly underrepresented minorities, in introductory science courses U        
DukeEngage Students address critical human needs by fully funding a summer of immersive services to communities in the US and abroad; programs in a variety of disciplines U     C  
Developing World Healthcare Technologies Lab Partnership with Engineering World Health; 2-month immersion experience in understanding and fixing medical equipment in low-income settings; also supports student research assignments U G      
Digital Humanities Initiative Promotes new ways to engage in and learn about the use of tech in humanities scholarship and teaching U G      
Cultures & Languages Across the Curriculum Offers half credit courses that focus on current issues in global health, public policy, and the environment; courses taught in a foreign language and utilize skills in a real-world context U        
Community-Based Language Initiative Integrates students involved in active language learning by integrating community partners through service-learning course U     C K12
Duke Bass Connections Students tackle complex societal problems with Duke faculty in a wide variety of disciplines U G P C K12