IDEA BIPOC Conference Funding

The IDEA committee and Biology Department received the 2019 Dean’s Award for Inclusive Excellence in Graduate Education from The Graduate School, which provided us with $5000 in award money. The IDEA committee has pledged to use this money for anti-racist initiatives and we have decided to commit to providing conference funding for BIPOC trainees (undergraduate and graduate students and postdocs). Award criteria are as follows:

  • Any Biology-affiliated undergraduate, graduate student or postdoc who identifies as Black, Indigenous, and/or a Person of Color is eligible for this award
  • Funding will cover virtual conference registration up to US $300*
  • There is a limit of one award per semester per trainee
  • Funding can be used for any conference that falls within the areas of research or professional development of that particular trainee
  • A short application must be completed for record keeping purposes (found here). These applications will be made publicly available here

If you wish to apply for this award, please email bio-diversity@duke.edu with your completed application. Please feel free to reach out to the same address with any questions. 

*This may be amended to cover other costs once conferences safely move offline