The Duke University Center for International and Global Studies (DUCIGS) invites proposals for interdisciplinary, student-driven working groups with a global focus. We expect students to form a working group that will meet at least 3 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.
We encourage the formation of working groups from different disciplines on a wide range of topics related to a global theme. Examples of past working groups include: Global Environmental Health & Energy; Informed Choices for Equitable Development; Humor & Politics; Forest Elephant; Global (In)Humanities; Ocean Policy; Transboundary Water Resources; and People & Nature.
We are pleased to announce that the Duke Africa Initiative and the Duke India Initiative have agreed to provide additional sources of funding to support working groups interested in working on themes related to Africa and India. Please note that DUCIGS working groups from the 2017 -2018 academic year are eligible to reapply for funding.
To apply, please complete the online Graduate Awards for Working Groups on Global Issues Application Form below by: Fall 2018 [Date to be announced]. Awards will be announced shortly thereafter. For any questions related to these working groups or the application process, please contact:
Nancy Hare Robbins
Duke University Center for International and Global Studies
2204 Erwin Road, Box 90404
Durham, NC 27705-0404