URS Grants, Awards, Fellowships & Programs

Apply online for URS research funds and programs below. Also, check the opportunities page for more research programs and funding available through individual departments and beyond.

Guidelines for URS programs & funding.

Summer Programs and Fellowships

ACCIAC Collaborative Research Awards

The ACCIAC Summer Collaborative Research Award will support Duke students engaged in a 10-week, immersive research experience at another ACC university under the mentorship of a faculty member at the host institution.

Benenson Awards in the Arts

funds for fees, travel and other expenses for arts-centered projects/internships

Deans' Summer Research Fellowship

up to $3,000 for a proposed summer research project, for Trinity students who will be enrolled the following fall

Howard Hughes Research Fellows

$4300 stipend and housing for eight-week summer program in biomedical research for rising sophomores

Howard Hughes VIP Program

$5,500 stipend for ten-week summer research program in select biological sciences labs

Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowships

Stipends and research support for summer and academic year research for students intending to go to graduate school in specific disciplines

TGen-Duke Biomedical Futures Program

Ten-week intensive internship at TGen, the Translational Genomics Research Institute, in Phoenix, Arizona


Foreign national student?  Be sure to read this important information regarding summer fellowships at Duke.

Find other summer fellowships and program opportunities at Duke...


Applications for summer semester independent study grants and assistantships open May 14.

URS Grants & Assistantships

URS Independent Study Grants

up to $400 in project expenses for students enrolled in faculty-supervised research  independent study courses or the equivalent

URS Creative Arts Grants

up to $400 in project expenses for students enrolled in faculty-supervised independent study courses or the equivalent in the creative arts

URS Travel Grants

up to $400 for students to present the results of their Duke research at a national or regional meeting of a professional organization.

URS Assistantships

up to $400 for faculty to employ an undergraduate as a research assistant without course credit.

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URS Deadlines and Events

Deadlines: Fall applications for independent study grants and assistantships close on October 4.

April 2014

Contact the URS Office

Phone: (919) 684-6536
Fax: (919) 660-0488

011 Allen Building
Duke University
Durham, NC 27708


Mailing Address
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Box 90051
Durham, NC 27708-0051