Multidisciplinary K12 Urologic Research Career Development Program


We are currently recruiting a new Scholar

Funding opportunity for Duke junior faculty, fellows, and postdocs with doctoral degrees
The KURe is open to all types of disciplines, clinicians and non-clinicians 
We strongly encourage applications from members of groups underrepresented in the biomedical sciences.

Applications: Due September 13, 2019                     
Letter of Intent: (Required) Due August 12, 2019        More Info


The KURe seeks to recruit talented clinical, translational, and basic science researchers (MDs, Dos, PhDs, and MD/PhDs) from diverse disciplines who are interested in building an independent research career using collaborative, multidisciplinary approaches to benign urological research questions. Junior faculty, fellows, and postdocs from any department and interested in research applicable to benign urology may apply to the KURe program. The target date to appoint a new KURe Scholar is November 2019. For additional information contact friederike.jayes@duke.edu or cindy.amundsen@duke.edu.

The KURe is a K12 Institutional Career Development Grant that provides Scholars with career development training and support to develop the skills necessary to become outstanding independent investigators able to lead multidisciplinary research teams. Scholars receive salary support up to $100,000 per year for 75% of full professional effort (50% - 75% if a surgical specialty). Research and Career Development Support up to $40,000 per year will be provided for research supplies, equipment and technical personnel, tuition and fees related to didactic courses or career development, and travel to research meetings. Scholars are expected to publish and apply for independent grant funding by year 3. Maximum support is for 5 years.

Scholars should have no more than five years of postdoctoral research experience and not more than 10 years should have elapsed since receiving the terminal doctoral degree. Mid- career and senior faculty are not eligible. Scholars must be a US citizen or have a valid green card.

Research areas supported by this initiative must be related to the mission of the NIDDK. Areas of interest may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Basic research such as cell and molecular biology, genomics and proteomics, biochemistry, physiology, developmental biology, tissue engineering, immunology, pathology, neurobiology, and microbiology
  • Expertise in clinical sciences such as urology, infectious disease, gastroenterology, gynecology, endocrinology, anesthesiology, neurology, gerontology and radiology
  • Epidemiology or biostatistics
  • Physical sciences expertise in fields such as physics, bioengineering, chemical and mechanical engineering

Annual Benign Urology Research Day:

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Who we are:

Current KURe Scholars
KURe Advisory Board
KURe Mentors
Former KURe Scholars
PI and Program Director of the KURe Award:

Cindy Amundsen, M.D.

Program Coordinator:

Friederike L. Jayes, DVM, PhD 


This page was last updated on July 19, 2019. Please report errors to FLJ or CG