Graduate Awards for Working Groups 2018-19 Call for Proposals

The Duke University Center for International & Global Studies (DUCIGS) invites proposals for interdisciplinary, student-driven groups with a global focus. We expect students to form a working group that will meet at least four times per semester. DUCIGS will provide up to $1,000 per working group for expenses related to meetings; additional funds may be requested for: reading & audio-visual materials; mini-conferences; seminars; symposia; workshops; etc.  DUCIGS expects to support 8 to 10 groups annually. In addition, we are pleased to announce that Africa Initiative and Global Asia Initiative have agreed to provide funding for support of working groups interested in themes related to Africa and trans-Asia. We encourage the formation of working groups comprised of members from at least three different disciplines.

Some examples of past working groups include: Global Environmental Health & Energy; Informed Choices for Equitable Development; Humor & Politics; Entrepreneurship & Preventive Medicine in Global Health; Slavery, War & Gender; Ocean Policy; Electricity in Latin America & the Caribbean; and Money, Finance & Culture.

DUCIGS Working Groups from the 2017-2018 academic year are eligible to re-­apply for funding.

To apply, please complete the online Graduate Awards for Working Groups on Global Issues Application Form below.

The Deadline for submission has been extended to Monday, September 24th, 2018 due to recent inclement weather.

Applications previously received for this competition can be re-submitted if desired, in the name of fairness.

Awards will be announced shortly thereafter. For any questions related to these working groups or the application process, please contact:

Nancy Hare Robbins
John Hope Franklin Center, Room 105
Duke University Center for International & Global Studies
2204 Erwin Road, Box 90404 
Duke University 
Durham, NC 27705-0404 

Globally focused issue or theme

Please attach a one-page statement - in "pdf." format only, please - which includes the following information:

  • Synopsis of the purpose of the working group
  • How you envision your meetings to be run and how often (provide as much detail as possible)
  • Disciplines and/or schools that will comprise your working group (at least three)
  • The names/departments of those students planning to participate in the working group, if available
  • Important: Please include the name and email address of one Contact Person for your group.
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