Graduate Student Forms


These are forms required for graduate education at Duke in the Department of Cell Biology:

Forming or changing your Thesis CommitteeUse the fillable pdf Thesis committee form and send the completed form to the DGSA (Jackie Soderling).  The form will then be forwarded to the DGS for signatures (please do not obtain the DGS signature yourself).

Preliminary Exam FormPlease use the fillable pdf form and bring to your exam.  Once your exam if finished, be sure to have the DGS sign the form.  Bring the completed form to the DGSA to be submitted to the Graduate School.

Annual Thesis Committee Chair's ReportFollowing your committee meeting please bring the completed form with signatures to the DGSA.

Annual Thesis Meeting Committee Review Form: This form is for your information only and does not need to be turned in to the DGSA.

Departmental Defense Announcement Form: Please use the fillable pdf form and have the DGS sign the form prior to turning in to the DGSA.

Travel Award Application FormIf applying for a travel award from the Graduate School, please read the instructions on the application carefully for information regarding allowable expenses on the award.  Please also visit the Duke Financial Services page for information regarding unallowable expenses for all travel.

Independent Development Plan (IDP):  During the summer of your 3rd year of graduate school you will be required to take a 1 day refresher RCC refresher course (the Graduate School will send you information regarding the date and time of this training). Prior to this course you will need to fill out an IDP and go over it with your mentor.