Student Opportunities

Duke Africa Initiative Student Opportunities

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In Academic Year 2017–2018, the Duke Africa Initiative invites proposals to support DUCIGS Graduate Working Groups.  The Africa Initiative intends to fund student-driven graduate working groups interested in working on themes related to Africa that are interdisciplinary in membership.

Groups should plan to meet a minimum of four times each semester, during which graduate students are encouraged to share their individual perspectives on global issues. This is also a great opportunity for students to receive feedback from a variety of academic disciplines on their own research. We will provide funding for expenses related to meetings – including food, group readings and audio-visual materials. Working groups may have the opportunity to apply for additional support for special projects and events during the academic year, including publications, workshops, symposia, and mini-conferences. For more detailed information and the online application, please visit:

WISERduke hosted Kennedy Mikula (L), Mercy Adhiambo (C), and Violet Singoei (R) in April 2014 to talk about the WISER school in Kenya.