Past Funding Opportunities

Creating Outstanding Opportunities for Trainees (COOPT) in Genomic Technologies

Creating Outstanding Opportunities for Trainees (COOPT) in Genomic Technologies is a virtual symposium for prospective postdocs hosted by the Center for Advanced Genomic Technologies (CAGT). The event invites a group of prospective postdocs to present brief presentations of their own research, learn about exciting projects currently underway in CAGT, meet with current trainees, and explore future research opportunities in labs of interest during 1:1 discussions. 

Prospective postdocs will be selected based on past experience; how their research interests fit with faculty interests, ongoing projects and other opportunities; strong record of training and scholarship; and originality of ideas that spark new and impactful lines of study in CAGT.


  • October 4: Application deadline
  • Early October: Application review; postdoctoral candidiates will be selected and invited to the event
  • Spring 2022: COOPT in Genomic Technologies Event



The Center for Advanced Genomic Technologies (CAGT) is excited to provide fellowships that support postdoctoral trainees conducting research to develop genomic technologies and methods for associated computational analyses, as well as applying these technologies to basic and applied biomedical sciences. Genome Technology Fellows will receive support for two years and participate in mentored research with topics to be determined by the fellow and faculty advisor(s) based on mutual interests. Collaborative, interdisciplinary projects that cross multiple labs will be prioritized. Fellows will also benefit from and actively participate in CAGT programing, including an annual Symposium, seminars, career development activities and other Center enrichment opportunities.
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This fellowship provides two years of total stipend support at the NIH-recommended annual stipend level based on years of experience, including both salary support and Duke fringe/benefits. No other expenses will be supported.

Application Deadline: Tuesday August 31, 2021, by 5 p.m.

Anticipated Funding start date: To be determined by the applicant within 6 months of award notification (anticipated to be October 1).