The Duke UCEM seeks to increase the number of outstanding Ph.D. graduates from underrepresented populations (i.e., African Americans, Hispanics, and Native Americans) in the physical sciences and engineering. We award Sloan Scholarships to 10 incoming students each year in the following Ph.D. program:

What do Sloan Scholars get?

In addition to the standard Duke Ph.D. support package (PDF), each Sloan Scholar receives $40,000 in supplemental funding over five years in support of academic progress and enrichment. Sloan Scholars also take part in a series of workshops, symposia, lunches, and periodic check-ins throughout their time at Duke. These events are designed to help the Scholars fully integrate into the Duke community, empowering them to successfully complete their education and launch into their careers. Scholars will also have the benefit of guidance from designated faculty champions from their own departments, who will help them navigate graduate school. | More about the Sloan Scholars experience

Who is eligible?

Sloan Scholarships are awarded to students who are U.S. citizens AND have been offered admission to one of the Duke Ph.D. programs listed above. Each year, the Ph.D. programs nominate newly admitted students as candidates for the scholarship. Students who are chosen for a Sloan Scholarship will be notified of this at the time they receive their offer of admission to Duke.