2022-2023 Deadlines

The competitive application cycle will be open October 1 - November 11, 2022.

If you have questions, contact grad-fellowships@duke.edu.

Application Portal

The Duke Graduate School offers a number of fellowships for continuing Ph.D. students, including fellowships that provide full support for the academic year, summer research fellowships for the summer, teaching fellowships, and dissertation research travel awards.

Available Fellowships

Click on each for description, criteria, and application instructions.

Fellowships (Fall 2022 Application Period)
Need DGS Approval to Apply
Maximum Applicants Per Program
Application Period
Awardee Notified by
Accept / Decline by

Bass Instructional Fellowships (Instructor of Record, Teaching Assistant, Digital Education Fellow)

Y

No limit

Oct. 1 to Nov. 11, 2022

Dec.19, 2022

Jan. 13, 2023

Phillip Jackson Baugh Fellowship for Ph.D. Students in Anthropology, Economics, Psychology, and Sociology

Y

2

Oct. 1 to Nov. 11, 2022

Feb. 20, 2023

April 1, 2023

Myra and William Waldo Boone Fellowship for Canadian Graduate Students

Y

No limit

Oct. 1 to Nov. 11, 2022

Feb. 20, 2023

April 1, 2023

Brown-Nagin Graduate FellowshipYNo limit

Oct. 1 to Nov. 11, 2022

Feb. 20, 2023

April 1, 2023

COVID-19 Ph.D. Funding Extensions (for Spring 2023)

Y

No limit

Oct. 1 to Nov. 11, 2022

December 2022

December 2022

Dissertation Research Travel Award: Domestic

Y

2

Oct. 1 to Nov. 11, 2022

Feb. 20, 2023

April 1, 2023

Dissertation Research Travel Award: International

Y

2

Oct. 1 to Nov. 11, 2022

Feb. 20, 2023

April 1, 2023

James B. Duke International Research Travel Fellowship

Y

2

Oct. 1 to Nov. 11, 2022

Feb. 20, 2023

April 1, 2023

Evan Frankel Fellowship for Ph.D. Students in the Humanities

Y

2

Oct. 1 to Nov. 11, 2022

Feb. 20, 2023

April 1, 2023

Paul and Lauren Ghaffari Graduate FellowshipY2

Oct. 1 to Nov. 11, 2022

Feb. 20, 2023

April 1, 2023

Graduate School Administrative Internships

Y

No limit

Oct. 1 to Nov. 11, 2022

Feb. 20, 2023

April 1, 2023

Graduate School Administrative Intern for the University Center of Exemplary Mentoring

YNo limit

Oct. 1 to Nov. 11, 2022

Feb. 20, 2023

April 1, 2023

Ottis Green Fellowship for Ph.D. Students in the Humanities or Social Sciences

Y

2

Oct. 1 to Nov. 11, 2022

Feb. 20, 2023

April 1, 2023

E. Bayard Halsted Scholarship in Science, History, and Journalism

Y

No limit

Oct. 1 to Nov. 11, 2022

Feb. 20, 2023

April 1, 2023

Julian Price Graduate Fellowship in the Humanities or History

Y

2

Oct. 1 to Nov. 11, 2022

Feb. 20, 2023

April 1, 2023

David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library Internships for Advanced Graduate Students (Advertising History Intern, Archival Processing Intern, Eleonore Jantz Curatorial Intern, Eleonore Jantz Reference Intern,)

Y

No limit

Oct. 1 to Nov. 11, 2022

Feb. 20, 2023

April 1, 2023

Anne Firor Scott Public Scholars Fellowship

Y

2

Oct. 1 to Nov. 11, 2022

Feb. 20, 2023

April 1, 2023

Sixth-Year Tuition Scholarship (For Spring 2023)

YNo limit

Oct. 1 to Nov. 11, 2022

December 2022

December 2022

Katherine Goodman Stern Fellowship

Y

2

Oct. 1 to Nov. 11, 2022

Feb. 20, 2023

April 1, 2023

Summer Research Fellowship for Third-Year Ph.D. Students and Beyond

Y

No limit

Oct. 1 to Nov. 11, 2022

Jan. 13, 2023

March 1, 2023

Summer Research Fellowship for Students in the Physical Sciences and Engineering for Third-Year Ph.D. Students and Beyond

Y

No limit

Oct. 1 to Nov. 11, 2022

Jan. 13, 2023

March 1, 2023

Summer Research Fellowship for Students in the Biological & Biomedical Sciences for Third-Year Ph.D. Students and Beyond

Y

No limit

Oct. 1 to Nov. 11, 2022

Jan. 13, 2023

March 1, 2023

Summer Research Fellowship for Research on Racism and Systemic Inequalities

Y

No limit

Oct. 1 to Nov. 11, 2022

Jan. 13, 2023

March 1, 2023

Summer Research Fellowship for Research on Women or Girls of Color

Y

No limit

Oct. 1 to Nov. 11, 2022

Jan. 13, 2023

March 1, 2023

Aleane Webb Dissertation Research Fellowship

Y

3

Oct. 1 to Nov. 11, 2022

Feb. 20, 2023

April 1, 2023

Jo Rae Wright Fellowship for Outstanding Women in Science

Y

1

Oct. 1 to Nov. 11, 2022

Feb. 20, 2023

April 1, 2023

Fellowships (Spring 2023 Application Period)
Need DGS Approval to Apply
Maximum Applicants Per Program
Application Period
Awardee Notified by
Accept / Decline by

COVID-19 Ph.D. Funding Extensions (for Summer 2023)

Y

No limit

March 1 to March 31, 2023

April 21, 2023

April 30, 2023

COVID-19 Ph.D. Funding Extensions (for Fall 2023)

Y

No limit

May 15 to May 31, 2023

June 30, 2023

July 15, 2023

Summer Research Fellowships for First- and Second-Year Ph.D. Students

Y

No limit

March 1 to March 31, 2023

April 21, 2023

N/A

Sixth-Year Tuition Scholarship (For Fall 2023)

Y

No limit

May 15 to May 31, 2023

June 30, 2023

July 15, 2023

Application Information

The application period for most of the fellowships is in the fall, with a couple fellowships accepting applications in the spring. Here are the application dates for fellowships for the 2021-2022 academic year and summer 2021:

  • Fall application period: October 1 to November 11, 2022
  • Letter-of-recommendation deadline for fall application period: November 18, 2022
  • Spring application period: March-May 2023

Most of the fellowships require applicants to obtain approval from their director of graduate studies (DGS) before submitting an application. Some fellowships also place a limit on the number of applicants each program can nominate. The fellowship-specific requirements are indicated in the list below. Programs differ in how they choose their nominees. Interested students should check with their DGS.

Summer research fellowship for first- and second-year Ph.D. students: No letter of recommendation needed. (The application period for this fellowship will open in spring 2023)

All other fellowships: As part of the fellowship application, students will be required to request two letters of recommendation, one from their director of graduate studies1 and the other from their primary faculty adviser. Students will make this request from within the fellowship application system, and the request will be emailed to the recommenders.

Each recommender will need to write only one letter for each student, regardless of how many fellowships the student applies for. The request email will contain further instructions, such as what information the letter needs to include.

1 - For the Bass Instructional Fellowships, the DGS's letter will only need to verify that:

  1. the applicant is making satisfactory research/dissertation progress;
  2. the applicant has completed any teaching or TAing required by his/her department; and
  3. the applicant's service as a Bass Instructor of Record, TA, or Digital Education Fellow would not interfere with his/her department's teaching or TA needs.