Global Studies Student Awards

International and Global Studies

All Students:

Off-Cycle Funding for Duke Students

Graduate and undergraduate students at Duke University can apply - outside of our regular annual award competitions to receive support for attendance at conferences and workshops with a global theme. Learn more>>

Undergraduate Students:

Undergraduate Overseas Summer Research Awards

Duke University Center for International & Global Studies (DUCIGS) provides funding for full-time Duke undergraduate students to complement their classwork with research experience in different social and cultural settings. Learn more>>

Graduate Students:

Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad

The Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Competition provides grants to U.S. institutions from the U.S. Department of Education with funding for individual doctoral fellowships to conduct research in other countries in modern foreign languages and area studies for periods of six to twelve months. Learn more>>

Graduate Awards for Research and Training

Duke University Center for International & Global Studies' Graduate Awards for Research & Training provide graduate students working on international research topics with funding for travel to archival and research sites inside and outside the continental United States; for attendance at specialized conferences; or for foreign language and methods training. Learn more>>



 

Asian / Pacific Studies Institute

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All students:

Janet B. Chiang Grant

This grant supports student projects with the goal of furthering Asian-American understanding, as well as funding need-based grants for students to study in Asia. Duke undergraduate and graduate students may apply. The award maximum is $2,500. Learn more>>

Undergraduate Students:

Duke in China Scholarship

This merit-based scholarship supports full-time students in the Duke in China summer program. Preference is given to students demonstrating a strong and sustained interest in Chinese and China Studies as well as those with no other sources of financial aid. Learn more>>

Scholarship for Study Abroad in Korea or Japan

Limited funding is available to full-time Duke students who plan to go to Japan or Korea to study language. Priority is given to students who 1) wish to continue language study after finishing Duke University's language requirement of three semesters, 2) are majoring or minoring in Japanese, Korean, or AMES, and 3) have arranged affiliations with local institutions in Japan or Korea. Learn more>>

Sirena WuDunn Memorial Scholarship

The award is not need-based; however, should the recipient be on financial aid, the amount of the scholarship will be used to reduce the self-help portion of the financial aid award. The award is given to the student(s) who best embody the ideals and interests that Sirena held. Preference for the award will be given to students who: 1. Are of Asian ancestry, preferably Chinese-American, 2. Have made a valuable contribution in the area of East-West culture, and 3. Have demonstrated academic excellence. Learn more>>

Summer Research Grant

Full-time Duke sophomores and juniors may receive up to $2,500 to conduct research in China, Japan, Korea, or Southeast Asia. Learn more>>

Graduate Students:

Conference Travel Grants

Graduate students needing assistance to cover travel expenses for presenting on East or Southeast Asian topics at conferences and professional meetings may apply for up to $700 from APSI. Learn more>>

Summer Research Fellowships

Students working on an MA capstone or thesis or a Ph.D. dissertation* in East or Southeast Asian studies are eligible to apply for up to $3,000 from APSI to support summer research. Learn more>>

Tuition Grants

APSI provides merit-based tuition fellowships to students in the East Asian Studies MA program. Learn more>>


 

Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies

Undergraduate Students:

Mellon Undergraduate Awards for Summer Research in Latin America and the Caribbean

With support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, these awards provide opportunities for Duke undergraduates to complement class work with research experience in Latin America and the Caribbean (includes Puerto Rico and US-Mexico border region). Learn more>>

Duke Brazil Initiative (DBI) Undergraduate Research Grants

Undergraduate students may apply for research grants from the Duke Brazil Initiative for individual or group projects focused on Brazil. Project teams may also include graduate and professional students and faculty members. Learn more>>

Undergraduate Overseas Research Grants

Administered by the Duke Center for International and Global Studies (DUCIGS), these awards for research projects in Latin America and the Caribbean generally range from $1,000 to $2,000 each. Individuals or teams may apply. Learn more>>

Summer Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships for Undergraduate Students

Full-time Duke undergraduate students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents may apply to engage in intensive language study in a less-commonly-taught language of Latin America or the Caribbean. Learn more>>

Graduate Students:

Mellon Conference Travel Grants

Latin Americanist graduate students from any department or school presenting papers at conferences or professional meetings in the US or abroad may apply. Learn more>>

Graduate Student Research Awards for Research in Latin America and the Caribbean

Duke graduate and professional school students pursuing a masters or Ph.D. degree may apply for brief periods of research in Latin America or the Caribbean. Learn more>>

Duke Brazil Initiative (DBI) Graduate Research Grants

These grants are open to graduate and professional school students across all schools and institutes as well as all fields of study. Learn more>>

Academic Year Foreign Language and Area Studies Graduate Fellowships

Full-time graduate and professional school students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents may apply to study less- or least-commonly taught languages of the Americas in combination with Latin American and Caribbean area studies. Learn more>>

Summer Foreign Language and Area Studies Graduate Fellowships

Full-time graduate and professional school students who are US citizens or permanent residents may apply to engage in intensive language study in a language of Latin America or the Caribbean. Learn more>>


 

Middle East Studies Center

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Graduate Students:

Graduate School Conference Travel Awards

Duke graduate students working on topics related to the Middle East are eligible to apply for up to $500 of conference travel funding. Learn more>>