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Dean's Graduate Fellowship

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’s commitment to promoting and benefiting from diversity leads it to encourage nominations of students who are black/African American, American Indian/Alaskan native, and Hispanic/Latino Americans. All nominees must be US citizens.

The Dean’s Graduate Fellowship will provide a 12-month stipend during the first two years of study and a $6,500 stipend supplement (depending on the student's course of study) in the third and fourth years of study. The Dean’s Graduate Fellowship will also cover partial tuition (i.e. tuition remission) and full fees for the fall, spring and summer terms during the first two years of study, and summer tuition and fees during the third and fourth summers for students receiving a summer stipend from this Fellowship. The Graduate School will provide a scholarship for the balance of the tuition.

This award is offered through The Graduate School. Incoming students are nominated by their department; no direct application is necessary.

Funding Source

  • Duke Graduate School opportunities

Student Status

  • Incoming Student

Academic Division

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences
  • Physical Sciences and Engineering
  • Social Sciences
  • Humanities

Type of Degrees

  • Ph.D.


  • Academic Year