Other Programs

The Office of Research Initiatives offers other services and programming geared to researchers across the institution.

Writing Groups for Researchers

We facilitate programming around scholarly writing including writing groups and retreats. These programs are offered in collaboration with Duke Faculty Write (an initiative of the Thompson Writing Program), the Office of Campus Research Development, and the Office for Faculty Advancement. We aim to bring together researchers at various levels from across Duke, regardless of discipline and writing project. To see our current offerings visit our Events page or email us researchinitiatives@duke.edu

Special thanks to the Clinical & Translational Science Institute (UL1TR002553) and the Trent Foundation for funding.

Write Winning NIH Grant Proposals Seminar Series

By popular demand, Duke is hosting a virtual seminar series from Grant Writers' Seminars and Workshops:

  • Write Winning NIH Grant Proposals (July 20 and 21, 2022 8:30am-12:00pm)
  • Write Winning NIH Career Development Award Proposals (August 2, 2022 8:30am-12:00pm)
    • Note: recent participation in the Write Winning NIH Grant Proposals seminar is a prerequisite to attend the Write Winning NIH Career Development Award Proposals seminar. Only those who attended the Write Winning NIH Grant Proposals seminar in 2021 or are registering to attend the 2022 session may register for Write Winning NIH Career Development Award Proposals.

All Duke research personnel involved in writing proposals for funding are invited to attend, though the sessions are geared towards faculty who are writing or planning to write NIH grant applications.

Duke is covering the registration fees for the seminar; however, all registrants are required to purchase the December 2021 version of The Grant Application Writer's Workbook to attend. The workbook costs $90 + tax and shipping. Discuss with your business manager or supervisor if the workbook may be purchased using discretionary or other University funds.

Use this link to register. Proof of workbook purchase will be required for your registration.

Questions can be directed to researchinitiatives@duke.edu.