Research Grants

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Environmental engineering students in Bolivia.


Undergraduate Research Grants


MELLON UNDERGRADUATE AWARDS FOR SUMMER RESEARCH IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN

With support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, these awards provide opportunities for Duke undergraduates to complement class work with research experience in Latin America and the Caribbean (includes Puerto Rico and US-Mexico border region).  The awards are open to all fields and subjects, and typically range from $1,000 to $2,000 per person, though larger amounts can be granted in exceptional cases. 

To see if travel to Cuba is allowed you must clear requirements before applying for this competition with the Office of Export Controls: https://export.duke.edu.

See guidelines and application form for more information.

2019 application deadline is February 25, 2019, by 5 p.m. For more information, contact CLACS Academic Program Coordinator Kenneth Maffitt at kmaffitt@duke.edu.

 

DUKE BRAZIL INITIATIVE (DBI) RESEARCH GRANTS

Undergraduate students may apply for research grants from the Duke Brazil Initiative for individual or group projects focused on Brazil. Project teams may also include graduate and professional students and faculty members. Awards range from $1,000 to $2,000 per person, though larger amounts can be granted in exceptional cases. 

2019 application deadline is February 25, 2019, by 5 p.m.
For more information, contact CLACS Academic Program Coordinator Kenneth Maffitt at kmaffitt@duke.edu.

See guidelines for more information.

UNDERGRADUATE OVERSEAS RESEARCH GRANTS

Administered by the Duke Center for International and Global Studies (DUCIGS), these awards for research projects in Latin America and the Caribbean generally range from $1,000 to $2,000 each. Individuals or teams may apply.

2019 application deadline is February 25, 2019, by 5 p.m.
For complete application instructions, go to the Duke Center for International and Global Studies website.


*Applicants Please Note:

If you are awarded funds to conduct research in Latin America, you must complete all requirements for approval of your international travel via the Duke Travel Registry. Note that additional paperwork and processing are required if the study site is in a “Restricted Regions” location. If your research involves human subjects, you will also need to have your research plan approved by the Campus Institutional Review Board. These approval processes are not automatic and can take time, so you are encouraged to begin this process at the time of application for the fellowship. Do not wait until you receive an award notification. No fellowship funds can be released until the necessary registry and approval requirements have been fulfilled. This is a University rule.