URS Academic Term Grants Now Open

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URS Academic Term Grants for 2024 are now open! 

URS Independent Study Grant

URS Independent Study Grants are provided to help defray research expenses of up to $400 for students enrolled in faculty-supervised independent study courses or the equivalent such as thesis and research capstone courses. A grant makes funds available to purchase approved supplies and equipment (nondurable goods) for the research project. Grants may not be used to buy personal items, textbooks, pay for training or classes, or to pay salaries.


URS Assistantship Grant

URS Assistantship Grants provide funds for wages for students to assist faculty on a research project. Funding is available for all disciplines. Applications are open to all Duke undergraduates for summer, fall and spring funding. URS Assistantships can only be awarded if the research project is completely separate from a course or course credit.  These assistantships can help to cover the gap in wages for work-study that financial aid does not cover or can help defray the cost of wages paid by faculty grants or other funds.


URS Conference Grants

A URS Conference Grant is an award of up to $500 to use towards attending and/or presenting research done at a national or regional meeting of a professional organization. The URS office can handle direct payment for registration or travel up to $500 or can work with a student to get reimbursed.