CAH Grants and Fellowships

Conference Travel Grants

CAH students presenting at academic conferences and meetings may apply for funding to cover travel and lodging expenses, and any applicable registration costs. Awards of up to $800 are available, and award amounts will be based on the location of the conference. Students are also encouraged to apply to the Graduate School, APSI, and other sources.

Applications are accepted until the annual funding allocation is depleted. Students are encouraged to apply as soon as they receive notice of their acceptance; applications must be received at least 30 days prior to the start of the conference or meeting.

Application requirement:

  • Evidence of paper or presentation acceptance (i.e. conference program, invitation from organizer)
  • Abstract of paper to be presented
  • Budget, including travel, lodging, and registration costs. Also, specify other funding sources for which you have applied (and whether or not funding was granted).

Applications should be submitted to the AMES DGS (please copy the DGSA). Travel grants will take the form of reimbursement of actual expenses, and require submissions of receipts.

Summer Research Grants

Students working on their MA capstones are eligible to apply for up to $3,000 to support summer research. Students are also encouraged to apply to the Graduate School, APSI, and other sources.

Application requirements:

  • A 2-3 page proposal describing the research project, including its rationale and methodology. Explain why travel to the region is necessary and describe how you intend to conduct your research.
  • A research budget with realistic projections for travel, lodging, meals, and research-related expenses; include other potential sources of funding
  • Letter of recommendation from supervising faculty member

Please submit your application to the AMES DGS (please copy the DGSa) by Friday, March 6, 5:00 PM EST. Award decisions are announced by end of March.

Grant recipients must submit a 3-5 page report following their research trip, and present their research to the CAH community. and participate in the APSI Forum.

Tuition Grants

CAH provides merit-based tuition fellowships to students in the program. All students applying to the program are considered for first-year funding during the application process; no separate application is needed. All first-year students may apply during their second semester for a fellowship of up to $10,000 for their third-semester. Please submit your applications to the AMES DGS (please copy the DGSa) by Friday, March 6, 2020, 5:00 PM EST.

Application requirements:

  • Copy of Duke transcript
  • A 2-page, double-spaced essay describing your current and future academic work at Duke
  • Two letters of recommendation from Duke faculty