Trainees are supported for twelve-month appointments and can receive up to two years of funding based upon acceptable progress. All trainees are required to pursue their research training full-time and fulfill their weekly research hours requirement. Trainees receive a monthly stipend, tuition and fees assistance, a contribution towards health insurance and travel funds to attend the annual NHGRI training conference. Limited funds are available for training related expenses.

Useful Campus Resources

The Duke Office of Post-Doctoral Services provides many useful resources specifically for post-doctoral trainees.  Trainees may subscribe to the OPS listserv to receive notifications about upcoming events.

In addition, the Duke Office of Biomedical Graduate Education provides information and resources that may be relevant to our post-doctoral trainees as well.


Trainees generally are supported for 12-month full-time training appointments for which they receive a stipend to help defray living expenses during the research training experience. Stipend levels are determined by NIH. FY 2021 rates

Health Insurance

The training grant makes a considerable contribution towards each trainee’s health insurance coverage costs.

Tuition & Fees

The training program will cover the cost of 3 courses (9 total credit hours) per year.


Travel expense to attend the one scientific symposium and the Annual training meeting organized by NHGRI will be covered with a maximum of $3000.00 per year.  

Training Related Expenses

Limited funds are available to assist with training related expenses such as reference materials, software, or research supply costs.