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.

Applications for Spring semester independent study grants and assistantships have now closed and will reopen for summer session.

Summer Programs and Fellowships

Deans' Summer Research Fellowship

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

ACCIAC Collaborative Research Awards

supports Duke students engaged in a 10-week summer research experience at another ACC university 

Benenson Awards in the Arts

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

The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program

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

Howard Hughes Research Fellows Program

8-week summer research program at Duke in the biomedical sciences for rising sophomores

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

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


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


Spring applications for independent study grants and assistantships open on January 7, 2015 and close on February 11, 2015.


December 2, 2014 6:00 - 7:00 pm: Summer Research Information Session

August 2015

Contact the URS Office

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

011 Allen Building
Duke University
Durham, NC 27708


Mailing Address
Duke University
Box 90051
Durham, NC 27708-0051