Undergraduate Research Grants
MELLON UNDERGRADUATE AWARDS FOR SUMMER RESEARCH ON 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 on 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 $500 to $2,000 per person, though larger amounts can be granted in exceptional cases.
NOTE REGARDING SUMMER 2021: All activities involving undergraduate travel – both international and domestic – will be suspended this summer. CLACS encourages students to apply to use funding for research-related expenses other than travel. The kinds of expenses that may be covered include, but are not limited to:
- Research materials such as book purchases, fees for digitizing archived data, high resolution GIS images.
- Virtual conference or seminar attendance/presentations.
- In-country data collection fees.
- Online delivery language course fees (for courses not offered at Duke).
- Transcription fees.
Feel free to contact us with any questions about allowable expenses prior to application submission.
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.
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.
For complete application instructions, go to the Duke Center for International and Global Studies website.
*Applicants Please Note:
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.