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Travel Grants for visits to Duke-NUS Medical School

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Duke-NUS Medical School

The Duke-NUS Medical School Singapore (Duke-NUS) is pleased to announce a call for applications from Duke faculty members interested in visiting the school to engage with Duke-NUS faculty, with the primary goal of exploring potential collaborative research projects. While at Duke-NUS, the faculty member will be expected to present a research seminar.

Interested faculty should submit, by May 2, 2018, an NIH-style bio sketch and a 1-2 page letter describing how their research program would benefit from such a visit and fits with ongoing research initiatives at Duke-NUS. These initiatives are in the areas of Cancer and Stem Cell Biology, Neuroscience and Behavioral Disorders, Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disorders, Emerging Infectious Diseases, and Health Systems and Services Research as well as the Clinical Sciences via Academic Clinical Programs recently established with SingHealth. Visits may be scheduled any time prior to April 1, 2019. Letters should indicate the proposed date(s) for the visit. Applications will be reviewed by a joint Duke-Duke-NUS committee and selections made by May 20, 2018. Priority will be given to Duke faculty members who are making their first visit to Duke-NUS. The committee anticipates making up to 8 awards.

Financial support provided for the visit will include:

  • Round-trip economy airfare from Durham to Singapore. This is per Duke-NUS standard travel (and for this program includes Economy Plus™ on United, Economy Comfort™ on Delta, and Main Cabin Extra™ on American. Flights will be booked through the Office of the Duke-NUS Affairs at Duke.
  • A minimum of three and a maximum of five nights accommodation in Singapore; the visitor must be available at least two days for meetings with faculty and interested parties. Typically, visitors would arrive in Singapore on Sunday or Monday and depart on Thursday or Friday.
  • A per diem of $100/day to cover costs associated with food and local travel for the days engaged in professional activities in Singapore.
  • Transport to and from the airports in Durham and Singapore.

Please submit applications electronically to Ms. Patricia Joseph, Director, Office of Duke-NUS Affairs at with a copy to Mr. Jack Auletta, Administrative Coordinator, Office of Duke-NUS Affairs at