Summer Research Fellowship for First- and Second-Year Ph.D. Students [Duke Internal Funding -- for Duke Grad Students Only]

Funding Agency:
Duke University

Beginning in 2014, most Ph.D. students at Duke are guaranteed summer research fellowships for the summers after their first and second academic years of study. In addition to summer tuition and fees, the fellowship awards a summer stipend of $5,500.

Note: Ph.D. students in the Carolina-Duke Graduate Program in German are eligible for first- and second-year guaranteed summer fellowships, but in the amount listed in the letters of offer received with admission to the program. This is due to the special funding agreement between students in the program and The Graduate School. 

Deadline: March 31, 2020

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants must be in good academic standing.
  • Applicants must be completing their first or second academic year of study.
  • Students may receive up to $3,000 during June and July from other funding sources. Dean’s Graduate Fellows, NSF GRFP fellows on tenure, and students who will be working as research or teaching assistants during the summer are not eligible.
  • Applicants must be currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program that participates in the guaranteed Summer Research Fellowship program. Generally this will exclude departments and programs that already offer 11 or 12 months of summer support.*

Funding Type



Grad/Prof Students


Arts & Humanities
Engineering and Physical Sciences
Environmental & Life Sciences
Social Sciences

External Deadline

March 31, 2020