Sponsor Deadline
Posted: 4/20/2023

Graduate Diversity Enrichment Program

The Graduate Diversity Enrichment Program provides $5,000 over two years to provide underrepresented minority PhD students (enrolled in NC Institutions of Higher Education) with opportunities for greater science and research enrichment experiences. Up to ten awards will be granted for the 2023-2025 period.

Funds will support the following:

1. Activities for the graduate student to travel and  participate in or present at conferences, workshops,  courses and training.

2. Costs associated with the purchase of equipment,  materials and supplies related to their research,  presentation, short course enrollment, workshops  and training.

3. Participation in peer network system of diversity and/ or underrepresented graduate students.

Deadline: June 15, 2023

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants for the Graduate Diversity Enrichment Program Award: n

  • Must be a graduate PhD student enrolled at a North Carolina Institution of Higher Education  (public or private) and within their 2nd to 5th year  of studies at the time of application.
  • Must be post preliminary/qualifying exams at the  time of application
  • Must be nominated by a graduate advisor at the nominating institution. Applications must be approved by an official responsible for sponsored programs (generally from the grants office, office of research, or office of sponsored programs) at the degree-granting institution.
  • Must be underrepresented minority (i.e. American Indian or Alaska Native, Black or African American, Hispanic, or Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander) n Must be citizen of the United States or Canada  (at the time of application)
  • Must be full time graduate student

Individual underrepresented minority graduate STEM students are eligible to apply. The program targets PhD candidates who are STEM majors.

If an institutional commitment by Duke University or a Duke University institutional signature is required for your application, the application must be reviewed by the Office of Research Administration (for School of Medicine and School of Nursing) or Office of Research Support (Campus Schools and Centers).