In their first two years students are supported through a combination of the Program’s NIH training grant and Graduate School fellowships. CMB matriculants may also receive university distinguished fellowships including the James B Duke, Dean's Graduate, the University Scholars and the Chancellor's. Beyond their second year student funds are provided by their mentor’s research grant, teaching assistantships, or external funds. Program students have successfully competed for external fellowships including the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Department of Energy and Department of Defense. Financial Support Information.
Duke Visa Services Office assists students and potential students with immigration and other issues of interest.
Duke International House assists students and their families with orientation and acclimation, enhances cross-cultural interaction through programming and community outreach, and provides advocacy and support for the Duke International Community.
Prospective students are selected by the Admissions Committee to visit the Duke campus and meet with faculty and current students.
For students matriculating in Fall 2019, our recruiting weekends will January 30-February 2 and February 14-16.
Typical recruiting weekend itinerary:
- Thursday evening: Students arrive
- Friday morning: Orientation and Q&A
- Friday morning and afternoon: One-on-one meetings with CMB faculty
- Friday throughout the day and lunch: Ample opportunities to meet with current CMB students
- Friday late afternoon: Research talks and refreshments with CMB faculty and students
- Friday evening: Dinner with current CMB students and faculty at a faculty home, followed by social time with current students
- Saturday Afternoon: Brunch followed by a choice of several activities including an apartment/home tour, campus tour, Durham tour, and activities
- Visitors depart Saturday late afternoon