Faculty Opportunities

Duke Africa Initiative Faculty Opportunities

This page serves as a warehouse of faculty opportunities for 2016 - 2017. The following opportunities are currently available:

  • Africa Initiative Small Faculty Grants (currently closed) 
  • Duke University Global Enhancement Fund (currently closed)
  • Duke University Global Engagement Fund (currently open)

'Africa in Circum-Atlantic Perspective: Feminist Performance Routes,' April 2016.
Photo courtesy of Dasha Chapman.

Small Faculty Grants

Each year, the Steering Committee of the Africa Initiative announces a call for applications to fund small projects or working groups for the coming academic year. These awards have traditionally been in the range of $2,000 - $6,000.

For 2016 - 2017, the Africa Initiative is pleased to announce the following faculty members have been awarded small grants:

Africa, Lost and Found in TranslationDavid Font-Navarette, Thompson Writing Program 

A Workshop on Commercial Institutions in Circum-Saharan Africa, Bruce Hall, History

Developing a Network in a Form of Mailing List of Scholars for the Dissemination and Production of Academic Information In and About Africa, Mbaye Lo, Asian & Middle Eastern Studies

Youth, Democracy and Dissent: An Event Series on Policy and Activism in Africa, Katheryn (Catherine) Mathers, International Comparative Studies

Technology for Health in Africa: Closing Treatment Gaps Through The Use of Technology, Eve Puffer, Psychology & Neuroscience (awarded 2015 - 2016)

A Multidisciplinary Approach to Implement Wide Scale Cervical Cancer Screening Prevention Among Vulnerable Populations in East Africa, Nimmi Ramanujam, Biomedical Engineering

Cornered [with no corners], Raquel Salvatella de Prada, Art, Art History & Visual Studies

International Workshop on Alternative Discourses of Payments for Ecosystem Services in the Global South, Elizabeth Shapiro-Garza, Nicholas School of the Envrionment

50th Anniversary of the Duke Lemur Center, Anne Yoder, Biology

Past Recipients 


Duke University Global Enhancement Funds

The Office of Global Affairs provides funds for research projects, courses, conferences or related activities that touch upon Brazil, India and East Africa.

Who's eligible: Regular-rank Duke faculty (individuals or groups)
Award amount: Up to $25,000
Priority issue areas: citizenship and migration; conflict in a historical context; cultural heritage preservation; environment; energy; water; development; health; policy

More information is available online here

Duke University global engagement fund

The Office of Global Affairs provides funds intended to support new and innovative programs, activities, and approaches that are in line with Duke’s vision as a global university, including research collaboration opportunities and international events.

Who's eligible: Faculty (individuals or groups)
Award amount: Up to $7,500
Priority issue areas: health, policy, environment, health humanities, environmental humanities

More information is available online here