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.


    The Steering Committee of the Africa Initiative wishes to announce a call for applications to fund small projects, events and speakers organized by students in the autumn of 2016. We envision supporting a number of proposals in the $500 - 1000 range. This opportunity is currently closed

    Past Recipients