Building a diverse community also requires creating an environment of support through multiple means of financial resources. By providing a broad set of fellowships, we support graduate students from diverse backgrounds through the various facets of graduate student life.
The Dean’s Graduate Fellowships are provided to students who—by reason of their background, culture, socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, work, and life experiences—contribute to a fuller representation of perspectives within the academic life of the University.
The Graduate School offers subsidies for PhD students who have children that require childcare.
Most Ph.D. students at Duke are guaranteed summer research fellowships for the summers after their first and second academic years of study*.
The Summer Research Fellowship will pay a stipend of $5,500 for the period from June 1 to August 31, plus summer tuition and health fee. Preference will be given to students who have not previously received a Summer Research Fellowship.
This fellowship is offered as part of Duke’s alliance with the White House Council on Women and Girls and the Collaborative on Women and Girls of Color.
The Jo Rae Wright Fellowship for Outstanding Women in Science was created in memory of Dean Jo Rae Wright, who served The Graduate School from 2006 until 2011.