Funding Opportunities

The Duke University Center for International Studies is pleased to invite qualified applicants to participate in our funding competitions for graduate, professional and undergraduate students. These awards support research on international topics, attendance at specialized conferences, and foreign language study – in particular of less commonly taught languages (LCTLs).

Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad

The Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad program provides grants from the U.S. Department of Education to fund individual doctoral students conducting research in other countries for periods of six to 12 months. By the start of the fellowship, a candidate must be admitted to a Duke doctoral program in modern foreign languages and area studies. The Fulbright-Hays DDRA is an institutional submission; it is strongly suggested that you contact Nancy Hare Robbins as soon as possible if you intend to apply. Please note that the institutional deadline is April 28, 2015; however, your application (including ALL supporting documents) must be submitted by the campus deadline.
CAMPUS Deadline:  2015 Campus Deadline is Friday, April 17.    Contact: Nancy Hare Robbins (

Foreign Language & Area Studies

Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships are intended to encourage the study and use of foreign languages in combination with international or area studies. They may be for a full academic year or for summer language study; priority is given to less commonly taught languages. Competitions for both types are held in the Spring semester. Please note that the Duke University Center for International Studies will not be offering Academic Year or Summer FLAS Fellowships for the foreseeable future. If you are interested in applying for a FLAS, please contact the Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies (CLACS) or the Middle East Studies Center (DUMESC) to determine your eligibility.

Academic Year FLAS DEADLINE: n/a

Graduate Awards for Research and Training

DUCIS Graduate Awards for Research and Training provide graduate students working on international, regional or comparative research 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. To be eligible, the applicant must be enrolled full time in a graduate or professional school program at Duke University during the academic year in which the award is used.
DEADLINE: Monday, February 16, 2015

Undergraduate Overseas Summer Awards

Undergraduate Overseas Summer Awards fund opportunities for full-time Duke undergraduate students to complement classwork with research experience in different social and cultural settings. Rising sophomores, juniors and seniors are eligible to apply.
DEADLINE: Monday, February 9, 2015