Program Information

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  • DUNE is an 8-week paid summer research program for rising juniors and seniors or graduating seniors who have not yet applied to college, from high schools within the Research Triangle area of North Carolina.
  • Students will be selected after submitting an application and two letters of recommendation from teachers or advisors.
  • Accepted students will be matched with participating labs based on their research interests.
  • Students will participate in:
    • Professional development activities such as college advising, scientific communication workshops, career sessions
    • Lectures by faculty on cutting-edge research on the verge of academia, industry, and medicine
    • An end of program poster session where they will present their research
  • We are actively reviewing COVID-19 protocols to determine if the program will run virtually or in-person on Duke's campus for 2022. We will update this website once decisions have been made.