Duke Awards, Fellowships, and Internships
UPE graduate students are eligible for several sources of funding provided by the University; they are listed here. All University Fellowships listed also cover fees and health insurance. Some of the more popular ones are:
- Katherine Goodman Stern Fellowship
- Jo Rae Wright Fellowship for Outstanding Women in Science
- Dissertation Research Travel Award: Domestic, International
External Funding Opportunities
- National Science Foundation
- Environmental Protection Agency
- Garden Club of America
- Offer quite a few awards and fellowships: http://www.gcamerica.org/scholarships
- Sigma Xi – The Graduate School currently provides matching funding for the Sigma Xi National Chapter and The Duke Chapter of Sigma Xi. Send a copy of the Sigma Xi award letter to the Financial Aid Office in the Graduate School to receive matching funds. Award letters must be received no later than 30 days from the notice of award to receive the matching amount from the Graduate School. The matching Graduate School portion will be paid directly to the awardee through Duke Corporate Payroll. For additional information please click on either of the two links above.
Conference Travel Awards
UPE graduate students are eligible for several sources of funding provided by the Graduate School and the Department with which your advisor is affiliated.
- The Graduate School will provide up to $525.00 for domestic and $700.00 for international travel for advanced students who have passed all parts of the preliminary examination and are presenting a paper or poster at a national conference. See the Graduate School’s site about the conference travel awards for further details.
- The Nicholas School provides some support to UPE students for conference travel. See this Duke Wiki page for details: https://wiki.duke.edu/display/envphdadmin/Student+Travel+Reimbursement
- Check with your home department for other sources of conference travel support.
The Graduate School now offers guarenteed summer support to 1st and 2nd year Ph.D. Students that are not in graduate programs that already offer summer support.
Competitive Summer Research Fellowship (The Graduate School) – In addition to summer tuition and fees, the fellowship awards a summer stipend of $5,500. Applicants must be in their third academic year of study (third summer during the fellowship term) or beyond.
- Duke’s Office of Research Support (ORS) website is a great resource
- If you know of other tools, please let us know in the comments so that we can add them to this list