The Duke University Center for International & Global Studies (DUCIGS) invites proposals for Graduate Working Groups on Global Issues at the start of each academic year. DUCIGS provides funding for expenses related to meetings - including food, readings and audio-visual materials. Further, groups are eligible to request additional support for special events during the academic year, such as workshops, symposia and mini-conferences.
Within this program are thematic graduate working groups that are both interdisciplinary in their membership and student-driven in their design. Meetings are held at least four times each semester, during which students are encouraged to share their individual perspectives on issues of a global nature. Often selected readings are discussed, and students have the opportunity to share their own research with the group in order to receive feedback from a variety of disciplines.
The 2017-18 COMPETITION IS CLOSED. Please check back in late Summer 2018 for information on applying to the Graduate Working Groups competition in the 2018-2019 academic year.
Individual descriptions and coordinator contact information are: here.
- Challenges in International Development
- Community Participation & Social Networks in India*
- Electricity in Latin America & the Caribbean (ELAC)
- Entrepreneurship & Preventive Medicine in Global Health
- Explainable Artificial Intelligence in the Real World*
- Exploring Traditional Medicine in Africa (DAGPSA)**
- Global Environmental Health & Energy (GEHE)
- Graduates Engineering & Researching Microbiomes (GERM)
- Humor & Politics
- Informed Choices for Equitable Development
- Money, Finance and Culture
- Neurosurgery in East Africa**
- Ocean Policy
- Slavery, War and Gender