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Diversity

The Duke CMB Program is strongly committed to promoting diversity at all levels in the biological sciences. We strive to provide a safe and welcoming atmosphere for all students, faculty and staff, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical ability, nation of origin or political opinion. Duke University values the broad spectrum of human experience and strives to create an open environment that enriches learning opportunites for all members of the community. At the graduate school level, these efforts are coordinated through the Graduate School Office of Student Affairs and the Office of Biomedical Graduate Diversity (OBGD) in the School of Medicine.

The Graduate School awards competitive Dean's Graduate Fellowships to "students who—by reason of their background, culture, socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, work, and life experiences—contribute to a fuller representation of perspectives within the academic life of the University." CMB applicants are nominated by Program and fellowships are supplemental in nature, providing an additional $5,500 per year to the standard stipend.

The Duke BioCoRE Scholars Program provides enhanced opportunities that complement the bioscience undergraduate and graduate programs. The goals of BioCoRE are to increase the diversity of scientists in the biosciences, and to promote student development with research experiences, engagement with faculty, and career development activities. All incoming graduate students are invited to apply, and incoming scholars are eligible for an early-start summer program as well as other community-building acivities throughout the academic year.

The Duke Bouchet Society provides support for underrepresented groups in the natural sciences, technology, engineering and math through scientific presentations/discussions, networking opportunities and recruitment activities.

In support of disabled trainees and students of diverse backgrounds and life experiences, the School of Medicine offers a Biomedical Graduate Fellowship for that provides a $5,000 stipend supplement. Trainees are deemed eligible by the Duke Student Disability Access Office for both accommodation and the fellowship. If you believe you may need and qualify for reasonable accommodations, please visit Duke's Disability Management System (DMS) for detailed information.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.