Funding & Resources

Competitive Funding

Currently, our program is set up to pay fellowships on a 9-month basis for the first 5 years. Summer funding is guaranteed in summers 1 and 2 of the program. Students who no longer have guaranteed summer funding are encouraged to apply for competitive funding both internally and externally.  All students must have proof of health care, and the program is prepared to cover the cost of up to 6 years of health insurance if needed.  

Funding Resources

Duke Global Health Institute Doctoral Scholars Program

DGHI is now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 DGHI Doctoral Scholars Program. Initial funding lasts one year and may be renewed for one additional year upon review of a student's success, request for continuation, and availability of funds. DGHI doctoral scholars are also eligible to apply for dissertation field research grants. The deadline to apply for the 2019-2020 academic year is Friday, November 16th

Nancy Weiss Malkiel Scholars Award

The Nancy Weiss Malkiel Scholars Award Program is for tenure-track faculty who are committed not only to research and teaching but also to building a more inclusive scholarly community. Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and administered by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, the Malkiel Scholars Award offers a $17,500 stipend—$10,000 to be used for summer research support and $7,500 for research assistance during the academic year.

​Additional Resources

Some important resources to help in your search for funding:

  1. Pivot (Note: You must use your Duke email in order to sign up for Pivot and access this resource.

  2. Duke Graduate School website

  3. Excavation fellowships and travel grants through American Schools of Oriental Research.

  4. Duke University Research Funding, including these grants: Institute of Current World Affairs and School for Advanced Research

  5. Fellowships for students of color from Forum for Theological Education

  6. Funding has become available for students to join The GREEN Program abroad in 2018. Interested students are now able to apply to The GREEN Program and the GREEN Advantage Fund with the opportunity to receive funding to join them abroad. Click here for more information.