Duke Collaboration Programs


Faculty Mentoring Program

The AM-ETHOS Academic Mentor Development Fellowship provides an opportunity for the SingHealth Duke-NUS Academic Medical Centre (AMC) Academic Clinician Faculty to become an Academic Mentor Development Fellow – understudy to an experienced Senior Faculty Mentor as Academic Mentor from Duke Health, Durham, USA.

Previous faculty mentoring participants


Collaborative Research Projects

Duke University and Duke-NUS Medical School (Duke-NUS) announce calls for proposals for collaborative research pilot projects between faculty based in Durham with those based in Singapore. The ultimate goal of this program is the development of international research teams that advance translational and clinical research, including research on medical technologies. Translational research is defined as research with an aim towards human application. Specific areas of focus for Duke-NUS and its Academic Medicine partner, SingHealth, are cancer, neuroscience, cardiometabolic disorders, infectious diseases, inflammation and immunology, eye diseases, health services research, and medical technologies/bioengineering.


Travel Grants

The Duke-NUS Medical School Singapore (Duke-NUS) announce calls 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.  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 in the Clinical Sciences via Academic Clinical Programs recently established with SingHealth.

Previous Travel Grant Recipients


Research and Education Symposia

participants at a research symposium

Research Symposia

  • An annual Research Symposia with specific focus on basic/translational research and clinical research.

Education Symposia

  • An annual Education Symposia with focus on each curriculum year (to be held in Durham and Singapore) and the ongoing development of the Duke-NUS medical student curriculum.  


Fellow, Resident and Post Doc Exchange Program

Fellow Exchange Program

  • The program is designed to provide training opportunities for both SingHealth and Duke fellows.  The learning experience would focus on developing clinician scientists and advancing skills in clinical sub specialties.

Resident Exchange Program

Post Doc Exchange Program

  • This program is for PhD graduate students and postdoctoral fellows at Duke University School of Medicine and Duke-NUS Medical School Singapore (Duke-NUS) for a cross-institutional research exchange program. This program provides exciting opportunities to conduct research abroad, broaden research training and experience different research environments and cultures.


Administrative Fellow Mentoring Program

The AM Administrator Fellowship, which is an Administrators Development programme under AM-ETHOS, provides an opportunity for key Administrators from SingHealth Duke-NUS Academic Clinical Programmes (ACPs) and Joint Institutes to become outstanding Administrators through broader exposure and development opportunities by means of collaboration efforts with Duke Medicine, Durham, USA. 


SingHealth Academic Clinical Program (ACP) Study Visits

Visit activities include:visitors touring a lab

  • Sharing Duke academic program administrative and financial models
  • Reviewing Duke resident and fellow program teaching models in depth
  • Rounding on inpatient units to experience the bedside teaching model
  • Exploring opportunities for resident and fellow exchange
  • Sharing models for development of research talent
  • Identifying research collaboration partners


Pre-grant Submission Peer Review

Using Duke faculty as reviewers,Sing Health provides a scientific pre-review prior to the formal proposal submission to various Singapore Government funding entities. 


Visits to Duke

Includes group study visits and visits from individual researchers or others wishing to develop and/or further collaborations


Duke-NUS Junior Faculty Participation in Duke Leadership Conference


SingHealth Chief Resident Visits

SingHealth Residents shadow Duke Chief Residents for one week.  SingHealth sends 3-5 annually as part of an award program for top performing residents.