Intramural Funding Opportunities
The Graduate School maintains a general list of intramural funding opportunities and a more specific list of applications and deadlines for the current academic year (visit https://gradschool.duke.edu/financial-support and search for the link to Graduate School Fellowships for the current academic year).
Graduate School Fellowship applications are usually due in mid-to-late November. Application deadlines vary from year to year: check the graduate school websites above for specific dates.
Some of these fellowships require that you be nominated by your department, and each department may nominate only a limited number, for example:
- James B. Duke International Research Travel Fellowship
- Katherine Goodman Stern Dissertation Year Fellowship
- Dissertation Research Travel Award: Domestic
- Dissertation Research Travel Award: International
- Jo Rae Wright Fellowship for Outstanding Women in Science
To be considered for nomination for these or any other graduate school award requiring departmental nomination you must email your DGS (copying your PhD advisor and the DGS Assistant) no later than 15 Oct in the year in which you apply. If the department has more applicants than nomination slots, the DGS will convene a faculty committee no later than 2 Nov to decide on nominations. You must have a rough draft of your application and your CV ready by 31 Oct to be considered.
At least three Fellowships requires approval from your DGS before you submit.
- Summer Research Fellowships (for first and second year PhD students)
- Summer Research Fellowships (for third-year PhD students and beyond)
- Bass Instructional Fellowship
For these and other fellowships requiring DGS approval you must email your DGS (copying your PhD advisor and the DGS Assistant) stating your intention to apply no later than 15 Oct in the year in which you apply.
The Office of Research Support also offers extensive lists of: funding opportunities by discipline, useful search tools, and funding workshops.
Extramural Funding Opportunities
Below is a list of a few extramural funding agencies that either specifically support research in Evolutionary Anthropology or with which our students have had success.
- The Leakey Foundation
- National Institute of Health (NIH)
- National Science Foundation (NSF)
- National Geographic Society Research and Exploration Grants
- The Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, Inc.
- Primate Conservation, Incorporated (PCI)
- Earthwatch Institute
- American Museum of Natural History
- Society for Vertebrate Paleontology (SVP)
- Orangutan Foundation International (OFI)
- The Explorers Club Exploration Fund
- Sigma Xi