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Competitive Fellowships for Continuing Students

The following is an updated list of continuing student fellowships and internships for 2014-2015. Please carefully follow the instructions provided on each application. The maximum number of applications per department is noted on each fellowship's title page; if no number is indicated, there is no application limit per department. Submission to the Graduate School must be by department director or assistant. Deadline is 5 p.m., Monday, December 2, 2013.

We thank all participating graduate departments for their outstanding leadership, and recognize the following prior award recipients by year: 2011-2012, 2012-2013, and 2013-2014.

Phillip Jackson Baugh Fellowship for Ph.D. Students in Anthropology, Economics, Psychology, and Sociology - This one-year fellowship is for the promotion of careers and interest in the areas of aging and human development. The Baugh Fellowship provides an annual stipend (equivalent to the Graduate School recommended stipend established each year), as well as tuition and mandatory fees. In addition, the Graduate School will pay the health insurance premium for recipients who enroll in the Duke Student Medical Insurance Plan. One fellowship will be awarded. 

Myra and William Waldo Boone Fellowship for Canadian Graduate Students - The Graduate School is offering competitive fellowships for Canadian students in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. This support provides an annual stipend (equivalent to the Graduate School recommended stipend established each year), as well as tuition and mandatory fees. In addition, the Graduate School will pay the health insurance premium for recipients who enroll in the Duke Student Medical Insurance Plan. Two or three fellowships will be awarded in 2014-2015.

Dissertation Research Travel Award: Domestic - This award provides funding for Ph.D. students to travel within the U.S. in order to conduct pre-dissertation or dissertation research. Award amounts will vary from $500 to $2,000 depending on the research project and the number of proposals funded. All Ph.D. students enrolled full-time in a Graduate School program at Duke are eligible; however, preference will be given to those who have not received a prior Dissertation Research Travel Award. Approximately 15-20 awards will be given for travel in 2014-2015.

Dissertation Research Travel Award: International - Ph.D. students may be awarded between $500 to $3,000 to travel outside the U.S. in order to conduct pre-dissertation or dissertation research. Actual award amounts will vary, depending on the research project and the number of proposals funded. All Ph.D. students enrolled full-time in a Graduate School program at Duke are eligible; however, preference will be given to those who have not received a prior Dissertation Research Travel Award (formerly known as the pre-dissertation/Dissertation Research Travel Awad prior to 2014-2015 applications). In academic year 2013-2014, 29 awards were made, averaging $2,400 each.

James B. Duke International Research Travel Fellowship - Will provide an annual stipend (equivalent to the Graduate School recommended stipend established each year), as well as tuition, mandatory fees and a $2,000 travel allowance for students who need to conduct their dissertation research abroad. In addition, the Graduate School will pay the health insurance premium for recipients who enroll in the Duke Student Medical Insurance Plan. Eight fellowships will be awarded in 2014-2015.

Evan Frankel Fellowship for Ph.D. Students in the Humanities - The Frankel fellowship will be awarded to advanced students in the write-up stage of their dissertation to doctoral students in the humanities. This support provides an annual stipend (equivalent to the Graduate School recommended stipend established each year), as well as tuition and mandatory fees. In addition, the Graduate School will pay the health insurance premium for recipients who enroll in the Duke Student Medical Insurance Plan. Two fellowships will be awarded in 2013-2014. 

Graduate School Administrative Internships - Three Graduate School Administrative Internships will be available for 2014-2015. These are 9-month internships running Sept. 1, 2014 through May 31, 2015, each providing an annual stipend (equivalent to the Graduate School recommended stipend established each year), as well as tuition and mandatory fees. In addition, the Graduate School will pay the health insurance premium for recipients who enroll in the Duke Student Medical Insurance Plan. Positions involve working approximately 19 hours weekly conducting research on topics related to graduate education and administration.

Ottis Green Fellowship for Ph.D. Students in Humanities or Social Sciences - Established to further the development of talented, industrious teachers and educators, this one-year fellowship is open to all Ph.D. students studying in the Humanities or Social Sciences. Preference will be given to students working in History, Economics, Social Sciences, or Religion, who have demonstrated their commitment to preparing themselves for careers of teaching and education by participating in the Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) or Certificate in College Teaching (CCT) programs. The Green Fellowship provides an annual stipend (equivalent to the Graduate School recommended stipend established each year), as well as tuition and mandatory fees. In addition, the Graduate School will pay the health insurance premium for recipients who enroll in the Duke Student Medical Insurance Plan. Two or three fellowships will be awarded in 2014-2015. 

E. Bayard Halsted Scholarship in Science, History, and Journalism -  Recipients of this award must be graduate students who earned their undergraduate degree from any department at Duke University and who are, or shall be at the time of receipt of this scholarship, pursuing advanced studies at Duke University in the areas of Science, History, or Journalism. The Halsted Scholarship provides an annual stipend (equivalent to the Graduate School recommended stipend established each year), as well as tuition and mandatory fees. In addition, the Graduate School will pay the health insurance premium for recipients who enroll in the Duke Student Medical Insurance Plan. Two fellowships will be awarded in 2014-2015.

JMEWS Editorial Internship for Advanced Graduate Students - The Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (JMEWS) offers one advanced Ph.D. student a part-time, approximately 15 hours weekly, internship managing their editorial office, and assisting editors to advance the fields of Middle East women's, gender, and sexuality studies among academics, artists, and independent scholar-activists working in the interpretive social sciences and humanities. The internship provides an annual stipend, equivalent to the Arts & Sciences standard 9-month stipend established each year, tuition and mandatory fees. The Graduate School will pay the health insurance premium for recipients who enroll in the Duke Student Medical Insurance Plan. The internship term runs from July 1st through June 30th, with possible renewal by application for an additional year.

Julian Price Graduate Fellowship in Humanities and History - The Price Fellowship provides Humanities and History students an annual stipend (equivalent to the Graduate School recommended stipend established each year), as well as tuition and mandatory fees. In addition, the Graduate School will pay the health insurance premium for recipients who enroll in the Duke Student Medical Insurance Plan. Each recipient will also receive a $5,000 award to be used exclusively to cover expenditures for research. These expenditures can include travel for research purposes or attendance at conferences, and/or purchase of supplies or equipment necessary to the research project. Four fellowships will be awarded in 2014-2015. 

David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library Internship for Advanced Graduate Students - Four Rubenstein Library internships (Reference Intern, Archival Processing Intern, Advertising History Intern, and African American Studies Intern) are made available by the Graduate School and the Perkins Library.  These are 9-month internships that each provide a stipend (equivalent to the Graduate School recommended stipend established each year), as well as tuition and mandatory fees. In addition, the Graduate School will pay the health insurance premium for recipients who enroll in the Duke Student Medical Insurance Plan.

Anne Firor Scott Dissertation Completion Fellowship - One 9-month fellowship will be offered. Departments may nominate up to two candidates who are expected to be in the dissertation write-up phase of their Ph.D. program by the Fall 2014 semester. Successful candidates will be those who demonstrate an interest in and aptitude for public service, policy and advocacy work, and use of collaborative resources for community development, particularly in conjunction with the recently launched A&S Public Scholarship initiative. An academic year stipend (equivalent tothe Arts & Sciences standard stipend rate), as well as tuition, mandatory fees, and the health insurance premium for recipients who enroll in the Duke Student Medical Insurance Plan.

Katherine Goodman Stern Fellowship - The Stern Fellowship provides students in their final year (write-up stage) of dissertation research an annual stipend (equivalent to the Graduate School recommended stipend established each year), as well as tuition and mandatory fees. In addition, the Graduate School will pay the health insurance premium for recipients who enroll in the Duke Student Medical Insurance Plan. Seven fellowships will be awarded in 2014-2015. 

Summer Research Fellowship - In addition to summer tuition and fees, the fellowship awards a summer stipend of $5,500. Applicants must be in their third academic year of study (third summer during the fellowship term) or beyond. Applicants must also be currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program that does not already guarantee 12-months of financial support. Students who already have a summer funding source, such as from through the Dean's Graduate Fellowship or who are on tenure with a National Science Foundation fellowship, or who have full-time employment such as with a research or teaching assistantship, are not eligible for this fellowship. Preference will be given to students who have not received a prior Summer Research Fellowship. Approximately 180 fellowships will be awaded for the summer of 2014. 

Aleane Webb Dissertation Research Fellowship - This fund was created to assist graduate students with small grants to fund miscellaneous projects associated with their research. Eligible projects include the purchase of microfilm, photographic development of slides, and graphic reproduction. Travel and typing costs will not be considered for this award. The Graduate School will award up to $500 per project. Approximately six or seven grants will be awarded. 

Jo Rae Wright Fellowship for Outstanding Women in Science - Created in memory of our dear friend and colleague, Jo Rae Wright, who served as dean of the Graduate School from 2006 until 2011. The fellowship is funded through an endowment given in her name to recognize one Ph.D. student in the biomedical sciences and one in the natural sciences whose research shows particular creativity and promise. The two recipients will each be awarded a $5,000 supplement to any existing funding that they may possess.