Duke I&E Offers Graduate Research Assistantship for 2019-2020

Duke I&E.

Deadline: April 15, 2019

This graduate research assistantship (GA) is offered by the Duke Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative (Duke I&E) as a one-year appointment for the 2019-20 term.

The Duke I&E GA will support and contribute to scholarship and research programming at Duke I&E throughout their appointment as follows:

  • Collaborate on the design and management of research and evaluation studies
  • Collect, analyze and summarize qualitative and quantitative data
  • Participate in project management and project meetings
  • Prepare findings for reports and publication
  • Support the planning and execution of research events including, the annual research symposium, annual research conference, and research seminar series.


In addition to access to the resources at the Duke I&E Initiative, the assistantship offers up to 100% stipend coverage (i.e.,19.9 hours per week or $31,800, annually).

This assistantship does not cover tuition, fees, or healthcare. Moreover, students cannot exceed the annual maximum supplemental stipend allotment see the Ph.D. Stipend Supplementation Policy.


This assistantship is intended to support Duke University doctoral students in their fifth or sixth year of study. Students must be enrolled as full time but may be in any program.

Candidates must have demonstrated proficiency in research methods, program evaluation, and/or data science; excellent written and oral communication skills; strong organizational and analytical skills; and demonstrated ability to work independently as well as in a team. Preference will be given to candidates who have an interest in subject matters related to innovation and entrepreneurship.


Application materials must be submitted electronically by April 15, 2019 via the online form.

The search committee will review applications and invite finalists in for interviews the week of April 22, 2019. The awardee will be notified in writing no later than May 6, 2019; the appointment is a one-year appointment, it will start September 1, 2019 and end August 31, 2020.


For questions or concerns about the assistantship, please contact the research team at the Duke I&E Initiative: ie-research@duke.edu or 919-613-9517.