Opportunity - 2017-2018 Duke-RTI Scholars Program

October 5, 2016

Duke University is pleased to announce the 2017-2018 competition to become a Duke-RTI Scholar.
The Duke-RTI Scholars Program provides support—one-half of each Scholar’s salary and fringe—for distinguished RTI researchers to spend scholarly leave time at Duke University for one year, to actively collaborate with Duke faculty. The chief interest is in collaborations with Duke faculty from the Main Campus, i.e., not with faculty from the School of Medicine or from the School of Nursing. The goal of the program is to foster collaboration and catalyze opportunities for externally funded, joint research projects in the future.
General Qualifications
The ideal Duke-RTI Scholar is an RTI researcher with a commitment to collaboration and a strong research record in a field that is compatible with Duke University.
Working Environment
Duke University provides a stimulating environment for collaborative research. Scholars are expected to serve most of their residency at our Durham, NC campus. Successful applicants will be provided with a workspace, Duke email address, access to IT support, and use of all library resources.
Selection Criteria
An interdisciplinary panel of Duke faculty and administrators will review submissions. Major considerations in the evaluation process include the likelihood that the residency will result in collaborative work of significance and alignment with Duke’s research, mission, and priorities.
Application Instructions
Applications should be submitted as a single PDF file and should have one-inch margins with font size of at least 11 points. Complete applications will include the following:

  • Cover letter (one page)
  • Proposal (maximum 1,000 words): Describe the proposed collaborative research project; include the name and title of the Duke University faculty host(s).
  • Budget: Proposed budget that explicitly delineates the approximate amount of support requested from Duke University (salary, fringe, and any other costs)
  • Full curriculum vitae (no limit on length)
  • Letter of support from Duke host faculty
  • Letter of support from applicant’s RTI supervisor

Please submit completed applications to maggie.crumbo@duke.edu by 5 pm on January 9, 2017. Scholars will be announced on or around May 1, 2017 with a start date of October 1, 2017.
Please contact Chris Freel, Ph.D., Associate Vice Provost for Research at christopher.freel@duke.edu.