Campus Grants


The Campus Grants program allows members of the Duke community to incorporate ethics into their own work. Grants of up to $500 are available to all members of the Duke community—students, faculty, and staff—to support initiatives that promote ethical or moral reflection, deliberation, and dialogue at Duke and beyond.

We welcome diverse perspectives and submissions from organizations and individuals in all areas of the University and the Medical Center. Campus Grant funding provides support for speakers, workshops, meetings, curriculum development, publications, organizational collaborations, and other activities. Travel grants for attending conferences or other individual activities will not be awarded. 

The Campus Grants for 2015-2016 have concluded.  

If you need a funding decision for your project or event made prior to the deadline, please indicate so with your application, and we will do our best to accommodate.

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Application information

  • Grant applications should be concise and should include full details of your plans. Submissions will be evaluated by a selection committee of Institute staff, who will judge each application on the project budget, alignment with Institute priorities and plans for promoting ethical deliberation and dialogue, evidence of project need, and plans for publicity, among other criteria.
  • Applications for these grants are reviewed twice each academic year. Only electronic submissions will be accepted. The deadline for the fall 2015 application cycle will be September 21. Deadline for the spring cycle is normally February 15.
  • Applicants will be notified of the status of their request within a few weeks of the submission deadline. Organizations already receiving ongoing and sustaining support from the Kenan Institute for Ethics are not eligible to apply for these grants. An organization (or representative thereof) or individual may receive only one grant in any given academic year.

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