The generosity of our supporters is critical to our work. Your gifts to The Graduate School enable us to continue our strong commitment to our graduate students, who play crucial roles in Duke's international reputation for excellence in research, teaching, and service. Strong investments in resources that address graduate students’ critical needs result in greater success in their academic, professional, and personal lives, which in turn buoy the university's success in meeting its research and educational missions.

To learn more about giving opportunities at The Graduate School, contact Graduate School Development Director Angela Eberts (


Graduate School Annual Fund

The Graduate School Annual Fund is the most direct, immediate way to support Duke graduate students. See how your gift can help make this important resource more robust and benefit students.

Learn About the Annual Fund

Legacy Gifts

Let the Graduate School development staff and Duke's Office of Gift Planning help you and your financial advisors develop a gift plan that meets your financial and philanthropic goals, helps reduce or eliminate capital gains and gift and estate taxes, and potentially delivers immediate tax savings.

Learn About Gift Planning

Giving Priorities

Fellowship and Financial Aid

To continue attracting the best students to Duke, it is critical that we are able to continue offering competitive financial support.

Summer Support

Summers are crucial times for our Ph.D. students to make progress in their academic and research pursuits. Summer funding, particularly in the humanities and social sciences, helps ensure they have reliable financial support during those crucial months and can focus on their degree work.

Graduate School Annual Fund

The Graduate School Annual Fund provides the most immediate support to fuel the work of our students. It also gives the school the flexibility to direct funds to the most important needs.

Professional Development Funds

The career paths for graduate students continue to evolve, and it is important that The Graduate School has the ability to continue developing robust professional development resources and programming to help students explore and prepare for all possible career options.

Endowed Fellowships

See the list of Graduate School fellowships supported by endowed funds.