Office of Global Affairs Presents Global Engagement Funds


Deadline: Rolling Application Accepted Throughout the Year

The Office of Global Affairs seeks to support and facilitate the global engagement and learning of the Duke community. These global engagement funding awards are intended to support new and innovative programs, activities, and approaches that are in line with Duke’s Vision as a global university.

This vision outlines a three-campus approach in which learning and research take place at the university’s home campus in Durham, NC; across a network of sites and partnerships abroad; and online, through Duke’s many interfaces for teaching and research.

Duke faculty members may apply for these funds individually or as a group, through a department, institute, center, or other recognized administrative unit. Students may not apply directly for these funds, but support for students may be included in a faculty proposal.

Two general types of activities will be considered for funding:

  • Exploring research collaboration opportunities (up to $7,500)
  • Organizing and convening international conferences, symposia, lecture series, retreats, etc., relevant to Duke’s global mission and held on the Duke campus (up to $7,500)

Priority will be given to proposals that focus on one or more of the issue areas, at a global or international level:

  • Health
  • Policy
  • Environment
  • Health Humanities
  • Environmental Humanities

Projects focusing on these issue areas in India will be given additional preference.

Requests for global engagement funds are accepted throughout the year and reviewed on a monthly basis.

If you require more information about these funds, please contact Eve Duffy, Director, Office of Global Affairs, at or at 919-684-3272.