School of Medicine, Office for Faculty Development

Register for Upcoming Events

Designed to assist junior investigators in securing funding.

Event Materials and Recordings

Interactive learning program to equip junior faculty to lead scientific research enterprises.

Faculty Mentoring

Information about upcoming New Faculty Orientation sessions, and materials from prior sessions.

Duke Leadership Development for Researchers

Download application/nomination materials for School of Medicine Faculty Awards

Resources for Faculty Professionalism

Serves an advisory role to the Office for Faculty Development .

New Faculty Orientation

Prepares senior women faculty at schools of medicine, dentistry and public health for institutional leadership positions.

Annual Faculty Awards

These seminars can be used in grant applications to construct professional development plans and demonstrate institutional commitment.

Faculty Development Advisory Group

Articles and links on mentoring, leadership, grant writing, diversity, and work/life balance.


The School of Medicine Office for Faculty Development serves as a resource for faculty at all levels. Our goal is to promote faculty success and well-being by offering tools needed to successfully navigate a career at Duke.

We offer grant writing workshops, a professional development seminar series and networking events. We also conduct institutional research focusing on equity and diversity and develop strategies to address the work/life balance needs of faculty.

Be sure to browse our list of upcoming events and check out the resources page for helpful tips on mentoring, grant writing, leadership, and work/life balance. If you have questions or suggestions, please feel free to contact us at 684-4139 or


Learn More about Programs Offered by the Office for Faculty Development

Gopen Writing Seminars – This annual seminar series focuses on scientific writing from the reader’s perspective. Sessions are typically held in October/November

Write Winning Grants – This popular 1-day grant writing workshop provides in-depth advice for writing a successful grant proposal. The seminar is usually held in July

New Faculty EventsNew Faculty Orientation and a New Faculty Welcome Reception are held each September/October. These events are designed to connect newer faculty with key people and resources in the School of Medicine and to foster a sense of community and collegiality amongst faculty. Faculty hired in the past 1-3 years are encouraged to register for both events. Invitations are sent to all new faculty via e-mail.

Professional Development Seminar Series – These seminars focus on finding and submitting grants, personal career planning, professional “survival” skills, and cultural/organizational dynamics at Duke. Research-related topics are organized into a “Research Core Curriculum.” Current availabilities are posted on the upcoming events page. Faculty will receive updates about new events via e-mail.

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