Graduate Working Groups on Global Issues

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. In addition to receiving proposals with an international/global focus, DUCIGS encourages submissions that focus on Africa and Asia (the Africa Initiative and the Global Asia Initiative will consider supporting such regional proposals) and themes of interest to the Asian American and Diaspora Studies Program (AADS). This year, we also invite students to submit proposals focusing on the role of science in diplomacy. Working Groups from previous academic years are strongly encouraged to re-apply.

Meetings should be held at least four times each semester, during which students are encouraged to share their individual perspectives on topics of a global nature. Often, selected readings are discussed, and students have the opportunity to present their own research to the group in order to receive feedback from a variety of disciplinary points of view. DUCIGS provides funding for expenses related to meetings, such as readings, audio-visual materials etc. In addition, groups are eligible to request support for special programming during the academic year, such as for workshops, symposia, mini-conferences, and publications. DUCIGS expects to support 8 to 10 groups annually.

2021-22 Graduate Working Groups on Global Issues Call for Proposals are now open.
Proposals Due - September 15, 2021
Submit your proposals ONLINE HERE.

Global Graduate Working Groups
The Duke University Center for International & Global Studies is sponsoring the following working groups during the 2020-2021 Academic Year. See individual descriptions and coordinator contact information.
  • Black Sound & the Archive
  • Corruption in Developing Countries
  • Decolonizing Global Health in LMICs
  • Duke Environmental Journal
  • Global Perspectives on Artisanal & Small-Scale Gold Mining
  • Graduates Engineering and Researching Microbiomes (GERM)
  • Informed Choices for Equitable Development
  • Mammal Behavior and Conservation Group
  • Moving Aesthetics of Empire
  • Ocean Policy
  • Slavery, War and Gender