The Franklin Center’s area studies programs support and administer several awards, grants, and scholarships for Duke undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty. Below is a list of opportunities all with upcoming deadlines. Click the links for more information and to apply.
- Duke in China Scholarship, deadline Wednesday, February 1, 2017
This merit-based scholarship supports full-time students in the Duke in China summer program. Preference is given to students demonstrating a strong and sustained interest in Chinese and China Studies as well as those with no other sources of financial aid.
- Asian Pacific Studies Institute’s Faculty Presentation Travel Grants, deadline Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Faculty needing assistance to cover travel expenses for presenting on East or Southeast Asian topics at conferences and professional meetings may apply for up to $700 from APSI.
- DUCIGS Graduate Awards for Research and Training, deadline Monday, February 6, 2017, by 5:00 pm
Provides graduate students working on international research topics with funding for travel to archival and research sites inside and outside the continental United States, for attendance at specialized conferences, or for foreign language & methods training. Awards range from $500 to $2,500.
- DUCIGS Undergraduate Overseas Summer Awards, deadline Monday, February 13, 2017, by 5:00 pm
Provides funding for full-time Duke undergraduate students to complement their classwork with research experience in different social and cultural settings. On average, DUCIGS makes five awards of up to $2,000 each annually.
- DUMESC Summer 2017 and 2017-2018 Academic Year Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships, deadline Friday, February 17, 2017
With funding provided by the U.S. Department of Education, DUMESC invites undergraduates and graduate students to apply for the Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship. The awards provide stipends of $2,500 each plus remission of tuition and registration fees up to $5,000 for one summer session. DUMESC awards FLAS fellowships for the study of Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, Turkish, and Urdu.
- CLACS Summer 2017 and 2017-2018 Academic Year Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships, deadline Friday, February 17, 2017
Full-time graduate and professional school students who are US citizens or permanent residents may apply to engage in language and area studies training on Latin America and Caribbean. Priority: Less commonly taught languages.
- Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Award, Duke deadline Friday, March 3, 2017; National deadline Tuesday, March 14, 2017
This program provides grants to colleges and universities to fund individual doctoral students who conduct research in other countries, in modern foreign languages and area studies for periods of six to 12 months. The student’s application must be submitted through the appropriate channels at his/her university, and transmitted to the U.S. Department of Education (ED) by the university’s Project Director.
- Asian Pacific Studies Institute’s Graduate Tuition Grant, deadline Saturday, March 4, 2017
APSI provides merit-based tuition fellowships to East Asian Studies MA students. All students applying to the program are considered for first-year funding during the application process; no separate application is needed. Students should apply for the second-year award of a $10,000, one-semester grant in the spring semester of their first year.
- CLACS‘ Mellon Undergraduate Summer Research Awards, deadline Thursday, March 9, 2017
These awards provide opportunities for Duke undergraduates to complement class work with research experience in Latin America and the Caribbean (includes Puerto Rico and US-Mexico border region). The awards are open to all fields and subjects. Approximately 10 awards ranging from $1,000 to $2,000 each will be offered.
- Janet Chiang Grants, deadline Friday, March 10, 2017
This grant supports student projects with the goal of furthering Asian-American understanding, as well as funding need-based grants for students to study in Asia. Duke undergraduate and graduate students may apply.
Special consideration will be given to projects connected with Asian-American relations, Asian-American cultural or legal issues, and women’s issues, but any project designed to meet a need and which encourages student leadership initiative will be considered.
- Scholarships for Study Abroad in Korea or Japan, deadline Friday, March 10, 2017
Limited funding is available to full-time Duke students who plan to go to Japan or Korea to study a language. Priority is given to students who 1) wish to continue language study after finishing Duke University’s language requirement of three semesters, 2) are majoring or minoring in Japanese, Korean, or AMES, and 3) have arranged affiliations with local institutions in Japan or Korea.
The maximum award will be $1500.
- Sirena WuDunn Memorial Scholarship, deadline Friday, March 10, 2017, by 5:00 pm
The award is not need-based; however, should the recipient be on financial aid, the amount of the scholarship will be used to reduce the self-help portion of the financial aid award. The award is given to the student(s) who best embody the ideals and interests that Sirena held. Preference for the award will be given to students who:
• Are of Asian ancestry, preferably Chinese-American
• Have made a valuable contribution in the area of East-West culture, and
• Have demonstrated academic excellence
- Asian Pacific Studies Institute’s Summer Research Grants, deadline Friday, March 10, 2017
Full-time Duke sophomores and juniors may receive up to $2,500 to conduct research in China, Japan or Korea. Priority will be given to students who 1) will conduct research for a senior thesis; 2) whose projects have a high probability of developing into a senior thesis, and 3) who have done some preliminary work and have arranged affiliations with local institutions for the research.
- Asian Pacific Studies Institute’s Faculty Research Grants, deadline Saturday, April 1, 2017
Grants of up to $3,000 are given to support research beginning in the summer and concluding by June 30 of the following year. Priority will be given to:
• Junior faculty or those with low/no alternate funding sources
• Faculty needing to travel to conduct East or Southeast Asia research
• Faculty who have not recently received APSI funding
• Faculty who have done conspicuous service for APSI
- Asian Pacific Studies Institute’s Research Cluster Funding, deadline Monday, May 1, 2017
APSI annually provides up to $3,000 in funding for research clusters that promote interdisciplinary and cross-cultural inquiry and collaboration among East and Southeast Asian studies faculty and students at Duke University and other Triangle area universities.