2023-2024 Application Deadlines

The Fall 2023 application period has passed.

The Spring 2024 application period is March 1 - March 31, 2024.

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 2023 Application Period)

Need DGS Approval to Apply

Maximum Applicants Per Program

Application

 DGS/Advisor
letters due
 

Awardee Notified by

Accept / Decline by

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

Y

No limit

Oct. 1 to Nov. 13, 2023

Nov. 20, 2023

Dec.18, 2023

Jan. 12, 2024

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

Y

2

Oct. 1 to Nov. 13, 2023

Nov. 20, 2023

Feb. 19, 2024

April 1, 2024

Myra and William Waldo Boone Fellowship for Canadian Graduate Students

Y

No limit

Oct. 1 to Nov. 13, 2023

Nov. 20, 2023

Feb. 19, 2024

April 1, 2024

Covid-19 Ph.D. Funding Extension (Spring 2024)YNo limitOct. 1 to Nov. 13, 2023Nov. 20, 2023December 2023December 2023

Dissertation Research Travel Award: Domestic

Y

2

Oct. 1 to Nov. 13, 2023

Nov. 20, 2023

Feb. 19, 2024

April 1, 2024

Dissertation Research Travel Award: International

Y

2

Oct. 1 to Nov. 13, 2023

Nov. 20, 2023

Feb. 19, 2024

April 1, 2024

James B. Duke International Research Travel Fellowship

Y

2

Oct. 1 to Nov. 13, 2023

Nov. 20, 2023

Feb. 19, 2024

April 1, 2024

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

Y

2

Oct. 1 to Nov. 113 2023

Nov. 20, 2023

Feb. 19, 2024

April 1, 2024

Paul and Lauren Ghaffari Graduate FellowshipY2

Oct. 1 to Nov. 13, 2023

Nov. 20, 2023

Feb. 19, 2024

April 1, 2024

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

Y

2

Oct. 1 to Nov. 13, 2023

Nov. 20, 2023

Feb. 19, 2024

April 1, 2024

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

Y

No limit

Oct. 1 to Nov. 13, 2023

Nov. 20, 2023

Feb. 19, 2024

April 1, 2024

Julian Price Graduate Fellowship in the Humanities or History

Y

2

Oct. 1 to Nov. 13, 2023

Nov. 20, 2023

Feb. 19, 2024

April 1, 2024

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

Y

No limit

Oct. 1 to Nov. 13, 2023

Nov. 20, 2023

Feb. 19, 2024

April 1, 2024

Anne Firor Scott Public Scholars Fellowship

Y

2

Oct. 1 to Nov. 13, 2023

Nov. 20, 2023

Feb. 19, 2024

April 1, 2024

Sixth-Year Tuition Scholarship (For Spring 2024)

YNo limit

Oct. 1 to Nov. 13, 2023

N/A

December 2023

December 2023

Katherine Goodman Stern Fellowship

Y

2

Oct. 1 to Nov. 13, 2023

Nov. 20, 2023

Feb. 19, 2024

April 1, 2024

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

Y

No limit

Oct. 1 to Nov. 13, 2023

Nov. 20, 2023

Jan. 15, 2024

March 1, 2024

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. 13, 2023

Nov. 20, 2023

Jan. 15, 2024

March 1, 2024

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. 13, 2023

Nov. 20, 2023

Jan. 15, 2024

March 1, 2024

Summer Research Fellowship for Research on Racism and Systemic Inequalities

Y

No limit

Oct. 1 to Nov. 13, 2023

Nov. 20, 2023

Jan. 15, 2024

March 1, 2024

Summer Research Fellowship for Research on Women or Girls of Color

Y

No limit

Oct. 1 to Nov. 13, 2023

Nov. 20, 2023

Jan. 15, 2024

March 1, 2024

Aleane Webb Dissertation Research Fellowship

Y

3

Oct. 1 to Nov. 13, 2023

Nov. 20, 2023

Feb. 19, 2024

April 1, 2024

Jo Rae Wright Fellowship for Outstanding Women in Science

Y

1

Oct. 1 to Nov. 13, 2023

Nov. 20, 2023

Feb. 19, 2024

April 1, 2024

Fellowships (Spring 2024 Application Period)

Need DGS Approval to Apply

Maximum Applicants Per Program

Application Period

DGS/Advisor
letters due

Awardee Notified by

Accept / Decline by

COVID-19 Ph.D. Funding Extensions (for Summer 2024)

Y

No limit

March 1 to March 31, 2024

April 7, 2024

April 23, 2024

April 30, 2024

COVID-19 Ph.D. Funding Extensions (for Fall 2024)

Y

No limit

March 1 to March 31, 2024

April 7, 2024

April 23, 2024

April 30, 2024

Graduate School Administrative Intern for the University Center of Exemplary MentoringYNo limitMarch 1 to March 31, 2024April 7, 2024April  2024May 31, 2024
Graduate School Administrative InternshipsYNo limitMarch 1 to March 31, 2024April 7, 2024April 2024May 31, 2024

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

Y

No limit

March 1 to March 31, 2024

N/A

April 21, 2024

N/A

Sixth-Year Tuition Scholarship (For Fall 2024)

Y

No limit

March 1 to March 31, 2024

N/A

April 23, 2024

April 30, 2024

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 

  • Fall application period: October 1 to mid-November (exact dates updated annually)
  • Letter-of-recommendation deadline for fall application period: one week after student application deadline
  • Spring application period: March-May each year

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.