Below are the endowed fellowships in The Graduate School, listed with the endowment funds that support them. To learn more about how you can support Duke graduate students, visit gradschool.duke.edu/giving.

Description: Through the generosity of the Aleane Webb Endowment, The Graduate School provides small grants for dissertation research projects. This award was created to help graduate students fund miscellaneous projects associated with their research. | Details

Funded by: The Aleane Webb Endowment Fund

Description: Created through an endowment gift from the family of Anne T. and Robert M. Bass, the Bass Instructional Fellowship Program supports high-quality teaching experiences for Ph.D. students where normal means of funding are unavailable. It also helps students become more knowledgeable in digital teaching and learning. Bass Instructional Fellows will receive compensatory payment at the level of Arts and Sciences teaching assistants and a scholarship covering full or partial tuition and fees for their semester of participation. Details

Funded by: The Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Endowment Fund for the Bass Undergraduate Instructional Program

Description: The Brown-Nagin Graduate Fellowship provides funding for Ph.D. students in the humanities and social sciences to attend conferences, join consortia, sponsor student events, or for travel expenses related to their research interest. The fellowship aims to provide opportunities for humanities and social science scholars of color so that these students can develop a strong network of peers who provide academic, professional, and personal advice. Details

Funded by: The Brown-Nagin Opportunity Fund

Description: Through the generosity of the Charles G. and Susan Y. Armstrong Fellows Endowment Fund, this fellowship supports Ph.D. students in the English Ph.D. program and provides summer or academic-year tuition, fees, and a stipend at the school rate. The recipients of this fellowship are selected by the Ph.D. program. | Details

Funded by: Charles G. and Susan Y. Armstrong Fellows Endowment Fund

Description: Through the generosity of the Charles H. Lochmuller Fellowship Fund, this fellowship supports Ph.D. students at the candidacy stage in the Chemistry Ph.D. program and provides summer or academic-year tuition, fees, and a stipend at the school rate. Preference will be given to students with at least one peer-reviewed paper accepted for publication and whose adviser's scope include the discipline of analytical chemistry. The recipients of this fellowship are selected by the Ph.D. program. | Details

Funded by: The Charles H. Lochmuller Fellowship Fund

Description: Through the generosity of the Charles K. Bradsher Memorial Endowment Fund, this fellowship supports Ph.D. students in the Chemistry Ph.D. program and provides summer or academic-year tuition, fees, and a stipend at the school rate. The recipients of this fellowship are selected by the Ph.D. program. | Details

Funded by: The Charles K. Bradsher Memorial Endowment Fund

Description: The David and Elizabeth Roderick Scholarship Fund will provide a $10,000 tuition scholarship to each of four new students enrolled in a Master’s of Fine Arts program in The Graduate School at Duke University. Candidates for admission will be nominated by the admitting department; no direct application is necessary. The Roderick Scholarship is intended to provide financial support to the attract the best and the brightest students to the MFA program. | Details

Funded by: The David and Elizabeth Roderick Scholarship Fund

Description: Established as a cooperative venture between the Perkins Library System and the Graduate School, these internships offer training in the acquisition, physical arrangement, description, and use of primary source materials. | Details

Funded by: The James B. Duke One Hundredth Anniversary Fund

Description: 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. | Details

Funded by: The Duke Endowment Fellowship Endowed Fund for Minority Graduates, The James B. Duke One Hundredth Anniversary Fund, The Neil Williams Presidential Fellowship, The Presidential Fellows Quasi Endowment Fund, The William Patrick Kolodny Fellows Endowment Fund

Description: The Graduate School presents the Dean’s Awards for Excellence in Mentoring to recognize the considerable efforts and accomplishments of 1) faculty and graduate students who consistently serve as effective mentors, and 2) Ph.D. students who are engaged in teaching Duke undergraduate or graduate students. | Details

Funded by: The Annabelle B. Barnes and Samuel H. Barnes Endowment Fund, Graduate School Discretionary Endowment Fund, The John W. Chandler Endowment Fund

Description: Through the generosity of the E. Bayard Halsted Scholarship, The Graduate School offers two competitive fellowships for 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 science, history, or journalism. | Details

Funded by: The E. Bayard Halsted Scholarship in Science, History, and Journalism Fund

Description: Two competitive fellowships are awarded for advanced students in the write-up stage of their dissertation. This support provides an annual stipend (equivalent to the Graduate School-recommended Arts and Sciences nine-month 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. | Details

Funded by: The Evan Frankel Fellows Endowment Fund

Description: Through the generosity of the Gurney Harriss Kearns Foundation for Graduate Study in Religion Endowment Fund, this fellowship supports advanced-year Ph.D. students in the Religion Ph.D. program who are conducting research in the field of American religious thought and practice. It provides summer and/or academic-year tuition, fees, and a stipend at the school rate. The recipients of this fellowship are selected by the Ph.D. program. | Details

Funded by: Gurney Harriss Kearns Foundation for Graduate Study in Religion Fund

Description: Through the generosity of the Hung Taiwan-Duke University Fellowship Fund, this fellowship provides academic and summer tuition, fees, and a stipend at the school rate for years 1-2 for Ph.D. students from Taiwan pursuing science and engineering in areas such as, but not limited to, Biomedical Engineering, Cancer Biology, Cell and Molecular Biology, and Genetics and Genomics. The recipients of this fellowship are selected by the sponsor during admissions. | Details

Funded by: The Hung Taiwan-Duke University Fellowship Fund

Description: Through the generosity of the J. Horst Meyer Student Fellowship Fund, this fellowship supports Ph.D. students in the Physics Ph.D. program who wish to pursue innovative projects which are primarily physics, but which might draw on intellectual resources and address challenges from other disciplines. It provides summer tuition, fees, and a stipend at the school rate for students in year 1, and occasional academic-year support. The recipients of this fellowship are selected by the Ph.D. program. | Details

Funded by: The J. Horst Meyer Student Fellowship Fund

Description: Through the generosity of the J.A. Scott Fellowship Fund, this fellowship supports Ph.D. students in the Romance Studies Ph.D. program, giving preference to those in French & Francophone Studies. It provides summer tuition, fees, and a stipend at the school rate. The recipients of this fellowship are selected by the Ph.D. program. | Details

Funded by: The J.A. Scott Fellowship Fund

Description: The James B. Duke 100th Anniversary Fund provides fellowships for students who wish to pursue a program leading to the PhD in The Graduate School. Its objective is to help attract and develop outstanding scholars at Duke. Selection of recipients is made by a faculty committee upon nomination by the appropriate department. | Details

Funded by: The James B. Duke One Hundredth Anniversary Fund

Description: The James B. Duke International Research Travel Fellowship provides an annual stipend (equivalent to the Graduate School-recommended Arts and Sciences nine-month 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. | Details

Funded by: The James B. Duke One Hundredth Anniversary Fund

Description: The Jo Rae Wright Fellowship for Outstanding Women in Science was created in memory of our dear friend and colleague who served as dean of The Graduate School from 2006 until 2011. This fellowship is funded through an endowment given in her name to recognize two Ph.D. students—one in the biomedical sciences and one in the natural sciences—whose research shows particular creativity and promise. Each recipient will receive a $5,000 supplement to any existing funding. | Details

Funded by: The Jo Rae Wright Fellowship Fund for Outstanding Women in Science

Description: Through the generosity of the Julian Price Endowment, The Graduate School is offering several competitive fellowships with accompanying research awards. This support provides an annual stipend (equivalent to the Graduate School-recommended Arts and Sciences nine-month 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. | Details

Funded by: The Julian Price Graduate Fellowship Endowment Fund

Description: The Graduate School is offering several competitive fellowships for advanced graduate students in the write-up stage of their dissertation, funded in part from a generous endowment established by Katherine Stern. The fellowship provides an annual stipend, as well as tuition and mandatory fees. | Details

Funded by: The Katherine Goodman Stern Fund

Description: Through the generosity of the Lottie Applewhite Award Endowment Fund, this fellowship provides support for students enrolled in the Graduate Liberal Studies program and Graduate Liberal Studies faculty. The recipients of this fellowship are selected by the GLS program. | Details

Funded by: The Lottie Applewhite Award Endowment Fund

Description: Through the generosity of the Mellon Computational Media, Arts, and Culture Fellowship Fund, this fellowship supports Ph.D. students in the Computational Media, Arts & Cultures Ph.D. program and provides summer or academic-year tuition, fees, and a stipend at the school rate. The recipients of this fellowship are selected by the Ph.D. program. | Details

Funded by: The Mellon Computational Media, Arts, and Culture Fellowship Fund

Description: Through the generosity of the Mellon Graduate Fellowship in Visual Studies Fund, this fellowship supports Ph.D. students in the Art, Art History, & Visual Studies program and provides summer and/or academic-year tuition, fees, and a stipend at the school rate. The recipients of this fellowship are selected by the Ph.D. program. | Details

Funded by: Mellon Graduate Fellowship in Visual Studies Fund

Description: Through the generosity of the Myra and William Waldo Boone Endowment, The Graduate School is offering two or three competitive fellowships for Canadian students in the departments within The Graduate School. | Details

Funded by: The Myra and William Waldo Boone Endowment Fund

Description: Through the generosity of the Ottis Green Foundation, The Graduate School offers two to three competitive fellowships for students in the humanities or social sciences. | Details

Funded by: The Ottis Green Foundation

Description: The Peter Walter Jeffs Fellowship Fund supports Ph.D. students in the chemistry Ph.D. program. Funds can be used to provide summer or academic-year tuition, fees, and stipend. | Details

Funded by: The Peter Walter Jeffs Fellowship Fund

Description: This one-year fellowship is for the promotion of careers and interest in the areas of aging and human development. | Details

Funded by: The Philip Jackson Baugh Fund

Description: The W.H. Gardner Jr. Society of Engineering endowment fund provides fellowships for students in the Pratt School of Engineering who wish to pursue a program leading to the PhD in The Graduate School. Its objective is to help attract and develop outstanding scholars at Duke. | Details

Funded by: The W.H. Gardner, Jr. Society of Engineering Fellows Endowment Fund

Description: The Robert C. Richardson Fellowship Fund supports Ph.D. students in the physics Ph.D. program. Funds can be used to provide summer or academic-year tuition, fees, and stipend at the school rate. | Details

Funded by: The Robert C. Richardson Fellowship Fund in Physics

Description: Through the generosity of the Shaffer-Hunnicutt Fellowship Endowment Fund, this fellowship supports Ph.D. students in the chemistry Ph.D. program and provides summer or academic-year tuition, fees, and a stipend at the school rate. The recipients of this fellowship are selected by the Ph.D. program. | Details

Funded by: The Shaffer-Hunnicutt Fellowship Endowment Fund

Description: The Summer Research Fellowship will pay a stipend for the period from June 1 to August 31, plus summer tuition and health fee. Details

Funded by:

  • Alix Family Graduate Fellowship Endowment Fund
  • Bertha and Richard G. Alexander Endowment Fund
  • Clinical Faculty Arts & Sciences Scholarship/Fellowship Quasi Endowment
  • Davidson Family Endowment Fund
  • Graduate Research Patent Royalties Quasi Endowment Fund
  • Graduate School Financial Aid Endowment Fund
  • Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Fellowship
  • Graduate School Discretionary Endowment Fund
  • Jenkins Family Graduate Fellowship Endowment Fund
  • The Alice Blackmore Hicks Fellows Endowment Fund
  • The Alice M. and Fred J. Stanback, Jr. Fellowship Fund
  • The Allen and Joyce Temple Graduate Fellowship Endowment Fund
  • The Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Fellowship Fund
  • The Arcapita Graduate Fellowship Fund
  • The Black Family Fellowship Fund
  • The Bulgari-Haimo Family Graduate Fellowship Fund in the Humanities
  • The Charles G. and Susan Y. Armstrong Fellows Endowment Fund
  • The Charles H. Lochmuller Fellowship Fund
  • The Charles K. Bradsher Memorial Endowment Fund
  • The Cookie and Henry Kohn Fellowship Endowment Fund
  • The Dean Caroline L. Lattimore Fellowship Fund
  • The Denis S. Karnosky/William Yohe Fellowship Endowment Fund
  • The Dr. Allen Cato, Jr. and Lynda Sutton Fellowship Fund
  • The Dr. Gipsie B. Ranney Graduate Fellowship Fund
  • The Dr. James W. Plonk Graduate Fellowship Endowment Fund
  • The Dr. William S. Lynn, Jr. Fellowship Fund
  • The Duke Endowment Graduate Fellowship Endowment Fund
  • The Feibush Family Fellowship Endowment Fund
  • The Foster-Coomes Scholarship Fund
  • The Fred and Barbara Sutherland Fellowship Fund
  • The Gene L. and Alice Stroude Winegardner Endowment Fund
  • The Graduate School Annual Fund
  • The Graduate School Fellowship Endowment Fund
  • The Graduate School Scholarship Challenge Fund
  • The Gurney Harriss Kearns Fellowship Fund
  • The Henry G. Grabowski Fellowship Endowment Fund
  • The J.A. Scott Fellowship Fund
  • The J. Horst Meyer Student Fellowship Fund
  • The James and Roberta Wilson Woodress Gift Annuity Fund
  • The Jeanne E. Larson Scholarship Fund
  • The Jess and Minnie Brady Jaffrey College Scholarship Trust Fund
  • The John Hawkins Noblitt Graduate Fellowship Endowment Fund
  • The John Hope Franklin Fellowship Fund
  • The John T. Grigsby Fellows Endowment Fund
  • The Judy C. Woodruff Fellowship Endowment Fund
  • The Kline Family Fellowship Fund
  • The Lamb Family Fellowship Endowment Fund
  • The M. Anne Hill Fellows Endowment Fund
  • The Margaret Webster Fellowship Fund
  • The Michael, Daniel, and Jo (Allen III) Cato Fellowship Fund
  • The Michael Robison Memorial Fellowship Fund
  • The Muoio Family Fellowship Fund
  • The Peter Walter Jeffs Fellowship Fund
  • The Pope Family Fellowship Fund
  • The Professor Robert S. Rogers Fellowship Fund
  • The Ray J. Tysor Graduate Fellowship Endowment Fund
  • The Robert K. Steel Family Graduate Fellowships Endowment Fund
  • The Robert C. Richardson Fellowship Fund in Physics
  • The Samuel G. Wiener and Marian P. Wiener Fellowship Endowment Fund
  • The Shaffer-Hunnicutt Fellowship Endowment Fund
  • The Stuart Irwin Harris Fellowship Endowment Fund
  • The Susie and Gene Goodson Fellowship Fund
  • The William and Janet Hunt Graduate Fellowship Fund
  • The William McCormick Graduate Fellowship Endowment Fund
  • The William R. Poole Fellowship Fund
  • Walter L. and Isobel Craven Drill Enrichment Fund
  • Woodrow Wilson National Endowment Fund

Description: Through the generosity of the Jenny L. Semans Koortbojian Scholarship Fund, this fellowship supports graduate students in the the Graduate Liberal Studies program and provides summer and/or academic-year tuition. The recipients of this fellowship are selected by the graduate program. | Details

Funded by: The Jenny L. Semans Koortbojian Scholarship Fund

Description: The University Scholars Program is designed to stimulate an interdisciplinary, intergenerational, and diverse community of scholars. The program provides full tuition, fees, and a nine-month stipend for up to six incoming graduate students who participate in bimonthly USP seminars and act as informal intellectual leaders and mentors (not advisers) to the program’s undergraduates. | Details

Funded by: University Scholars Program

Description: Through the generosity of the W.D. Billings Fellowship Endowment Fund, this fellowship supports Ph.D. students doing doctoral research in plant ecology. It provides academic-year tuition, fees, and a stipend at the school rate. The recipients of this fellowship are selected by the Ph.D. program. | Details

Funded by: The W.D. Billings Fellowship Endowment Fund