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Fulbright Grants for Graduate Students: An Information Session

Thursday, March 21, 2019
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Get professional or research experience abroad for 6-12 months! Staff from Nationally Competitive Scholarships at Duke will tell you about all you can do around the world with a Fulbright and differentiate the various types of grants available. All Duke students and alumni should apply through an on-campus process with deadlines beginning in June. Come learn about the possibilities that a Fulbright offers and how Duke can help you develop your strongest application.

The session will feature Duke History Ph.D. candidate Michael Becker, currently on a U.S. Student Fulbright research grant in Jamaica to pursue his project "Enslaved People's Politics, Amelioration, and the Law in Jamaica, 1781-1834." His Fulbright proposal in Jamaica delves into slave court records, preserved much more extensively in Jamaica than elsewhere in the British Caribbean, as well as plantation and missionary records from the same parishes. To engage with the host community in Jamaica, Michael has been working to collaborate with local public historians and heritage organizations, like the Jamaican Historical Society, and to interpret plantations and sites of slave resistance and spark continued public conversation about the history and contemporary legacy of slavery and emancipation. 

This event is part of The Graduate School’s Professional Development Series. It is co-sponsored by The Graduate School and the Office of Undergraduate Scholars & Fellows. Questions about this event? Contact The Graduate School's professional development team at

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Perkins Library 218
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  • General
  • Professional Development
  • Professional Adaptability
  • Self Awareness
  • Financial Support Events and Deadlines