Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
The Duke Center for Interdisciplinary Decision Sciences (D-CIDES) administers a Postdoctoral Fellowship program in the decision sciences. Through this program, D-CIDES provides financial support to trainees who work with D-CIDES faculty affiliates on scholarship within any area of the decision sciences.
Terms of Fellowship Support:
- Initial fellowships are for one year and potentially renewable for a second year, based on a competitive evaluation process.
- For the fellowship, D-CIDES will provide financial support of between 50% and 100% stipend, calibrated to the NIH standard stipend levels for beginning postdoctoral fellows. The Fellow’s mentors will be responsible for the remaining proportion of the stipend.
- Fellows will be expected to participate in D-CIDES programs (e.g., giving a research presentation or workshop, attending seminars and journal clubs).
Criteria for the Fellowships:
- Fellows must be jointly nominated and mentored by two D-CIDES faculty affiliates.
- Priority will be given to individuals whose mentors come from different academic disciplines.
- Priority will be given to individuals at the start of their postdoctoral training; e.g., those who would be recruited to Duke and initially supported by this mechanism, and who then would become good candidates for other sources of funding.
Applicants and mentors should submit a single PDF file containing:
- CV of the fellowship candidate.
- A brief description (~1 page) of the research program that the candidate would pursue.
- A letter of support from the mentorship team; a single, jointly signed letter is fine. It should include a plan for joint mentorship of the candidate and a commitment for providing the remaining portion of the stipend.
Fellowships will be evaluated by the D-CIDES Executive Board, which contains faculty from throughout Duke whose research investigates the mechanisms of decision making. Applications are considered on a rolling basis each year, beginning on May 1. We anticipate making 3-4 awards per year. Additional information about postdoctoral positions at Duke can be found at http://postdoc.duke.edu.