Will Smith

Associate Director
Office: 2200 West Main Street, Suite 560, Durham, NC 27705
Campus mail Box 3230
Phone 919-681-2908
Email address william.smith@duke.edu

Will is the Associate Director for the Department of Medicine Research Administration and leads the local team that provides direct support to Duke Faculty’s research endeavors. He has worked within the Research Administration community since 2004 at which time he began his Duke career. He has extensive grants and contracts experience with federal, foundation, industry, and state agencies in pre-award proposal development and the oversight, compliance and fiscal management of awards.  Over the years, he has worked within several departments at Duke gathering experience from such research divisions as the Human Vaccine Institute, the Pratt School of Engineering and the Department of Medicine. Will returned to Duke in 2010, after a four year absence where he worked at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill managing the grant portfolio of the Division of Gastroenterology and Biology Diseases, which was the second largest division within the university.