From Dolphins to Dementia, Summer Internships Enhance Doctoral Education

Eight Duke University Ph.D. students have received Graduate Student Training Enhancement Grants (GSTEG) for Summer 2021 from the Office of Interdisciplinary Studies. The goal of this grant competition is to expand the opportunities for Ph.D. students to augment their core research and training by acquiring skills, knowledge or experiences through an off-campus remote summer internship. […]

Doctoral Students Gain New Perspectives on Their Research

Last year, a dozen Duke University doctoral students used Graduate Student Training Enhancement Grants (GSTEG) to acquire new skills, knowledge or experiences that will enhance their original research. In these excerpts from their reports, students reflect on what they learned. Jacqueline Allain, Ph.D. in History Birthing Imperial Citizens I used my GSTEG grant to attend […]

Doctoral Students Can Apply for Kenan Institute for Ethics 2020 Graduate Fellowships

Deadline: July 31, 2020 Each year, the Kenan Institute for Ethics awards between 10 and 15 fellowships to outstanding graduate students at Duke University. Students from any Duke doctoral graduate program may apply. What each cohort of Graduate Fellows will have in common is that their dissertation research engages in interesting ways with significant normative issues. Some students, for example […]

MIDS Program Invites Proposals for Doctoral Fellowships in 2020-21

Deadline: June 1, 2020 (priority), June 15, 2020 (final) The Duke Master in Interdisciplinary Data Science (MIDS) program is excited to invite proposals from Duke doctoral students interested in deepening their data-related skills, gaining experience working on applied data science teams, and learning to manage projects. Through an NSF Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) grant, […]

Summer Opportunity: Predoctoral Fellow

THIS POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED. Sponsoring unit/organization American Historical Association Title of opportunity Predoctoral Fellow Scope of work The American Historical Association (AHA) invites a Duke University predoctoral fellow for the summer of 2020 to work with the AHA’s Academic and Professional Affairs staff on collecting data on history PhDs and related projects. Learn more. […]

Tips for Duke Doctoral Students: Creating Your Own Internship

See the current GSTEG RFP for details and application information. Many corporations, government agencies, and non-profit organizations have defined application mechanisms and structured processes for selecting interns, as well as established internship programs. Such formal internship programs often provide compensation. These programs may be a great fit for you, and if so, you should consider […]

From Rome to Rio, These Students Enhanced Their Doctoral Training with GSTEG Funding

Background Together Duke, the university’s strategic plan, includes a goal to provide a transformative educational experience for all students and sets forth increased opportunities for graduate and professional school students to prepare for a wide array of career options. Duke’s Graduate Student Training Enhancement Grants (GSTEG) program supports doctoral and master’s students to stretch beyond […]

Eleven Doctoral Students Named 2019 VH@Duke Interns

Eleven Ph.D. students have been named Versatile Humanists at Duke (VH@Duke) Interns for 2019, the most in the program’s history. The internships provide Duke doctoral students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences exposure to work experiences, organizations, and professions relevant to their scholarly interests. Students can apply for internships at pre-identified partner organizations or propose opportunities of their […]