The Graduate School provides funding to a number of Duke student groups that serve graduate students. We also collaborate with those groups to support their initiatives to enhance the graduate student experience.

    Funding from Graduate Student Affairs

    Each year, The Graduate School's Office of Graduate Student Affairs provides funds for student organizations. To receive funding support from The Graduate School, a student organization must be affiliated with the Graduate and Professional Student Government (GPSG). 

    • A student organization must be affiliated with the GPSG.
    • Students groups must have at least one representative serve on the Graduate School dean’s Council of Presidents.
    • Student groups should have an updated website.
    • Student groups are required to submit a year-end summary of activities and an explanation of how funds were utilized.
    To Apply

    If you have questions, please email with “Student Group Funding” in the subject line.


    Other Potential Funding Sources

    The Graduate School dean reviews student requests for financial support toward events or programs. The Graduate School also has a one-time sum of funds for events and programming aimed at creating a more diverse and inclusive environment for graduate education at Duke. Student groups looking for event funding might consider applying for these resources.

    Some of the groups that The Graduate School has supported and collaborated with are:

    • Black Graduate and Professional Student Association
    • Bouchet Society
    • Duke Chinese Students and Scholars Association
    • Duke F1RSTS (First-generation graduate students)
    • Duke Indian Student Association (DISA)
    • Duke Interdisciplinary Social Innovators (DISI)
    • GradParents
    • Hurston-James Society
    • oSTEM (Out in STEM)
    • SACNAS (Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanos and Native Americans in Science)
    • Sisters in STEM (SIS)
    • Society of Duke Fellows
    • Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE)

    The Graduate School also works closely with the Graduate Professional Student Government. The GPSG is the umbrella student government organization for Duke’s nine graduate and professional schools. It is the official representative body for Ph.D. and master's students in The Graduate School and collaborates with The Graduate School on a variety of issues related to enhancing the graduate student experience. The GPSG also serves as a resource for incoming and returning students in the areas of academic and administrative concerns, as well as social networking.