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student lifeBeing a graduate student is hard work, so at the Duke University Graduate School we work hard to make it easier for students to have access to resources needed to achieve their scholarly, personal, and professional goals. We are your advocate and your service provider, and we are committed to helping you become an active participant in the Duke University community.  If you have questions, concerns, or suggestions about your experience at Duke, let us know. 

Student Handbook



  • Tuesday, January 23, 2018
    12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

    ACLS Public Fellows Information Session (VH@Duke Lunch and Learn)

    The Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows Program seeks applications from recent PhDs in the humanities and humanistic social sciences “who aspire to careers in administration, management and public service by choice rather than circumstance.” Learn more from John Paul Christy, Director of Public Programs at ACLS, and Abigail Langston (PhD '14, Literature), an alumna of the Public Fellows program.

  • Wednesday, January 24, 2018
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

    RCR Forum: Data Management Fundamentals

    This workshop introduces data management practices to consider throughout the research lifecycle: planning, organization, documentation, storage and backup, sharing, citation, and preservation.

News & Views

Biology Bootcamp Reboot

November 30, 2017
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Most biology graduate programs are designed to train students to become a professor or to lead a research program. But the number of students being trained far exceeds the number of open positions, and academia is no longer the most common path for PhD students in the sciences. Duke’s Biology faculty and students responded to that challenge with Biology Bootcamp 2.0.

Find More Funding Opportunities (Yes, Even Now!)

November 16, 2017
Find Funding

The internal deadlines might have passed, but funding applications season isn’t over yet. The Graduate School can help you find, apply for, and win the external grants and fellowships you need.

Getting Started on the Right Foot

Here are a couple videos to help new graduate students hit the ground running.