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Duke Environment Impacts Fellow Program

Introducing a New Opportunity for PhD Students: The Duke Environmental Impacts Fellow Program

A new, professional development program is now being offered for Duke PhD students keen on making a high impact in their careers.

The Duke Environmental Impacts Fellow Program (EIF) aims to fill a gap in traditional PhD training by providing an opportunity for students to consider the full variety of potential career paths they might follow, including nonacademic or nontraditional academic positions. The pilot program will offer trainings focused on leadership, teaching, communication, and engagement to enhance students’ critical thinking and leadership skills. At the completion of the program, participants will have a broadened view of their career options, and be prepared to be thought leaders inside and outside the academy.

The EIF program has been funded by the Office of the Provost, Nicholas School of the Environment, Sanford School of Public Policy, Pratt School of Engineering, Trinity College of Arts & Science, Divinity School, and the Nicholas Institute.

Students who have completed at least two full years of any Duke PhD program are eligible to apply. The application deadline is Oct. 1.

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