Opportunities Database

Using our "Filter by Type" drop-down below, you can see URS-Administered Programs (individually listed in the menu at right), along with opportunities from the following areas: Biological Sciences, Creative Arts, Engineering, Health Sciences, Humanities, Physical & Quantitative Sciences, Programming, and Social Sciences. We also include dozens of opportunities Outside of Duke that may be of interest to you.

Also included in the menu at right is a direct link to Muser – a site where researchers can post and students can apply to research projects – and a listing of Weblinks to more opportunities outside of Duke.

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On September 1, 1983, Sirena WuDunn, en route to Hong Kong for a year of study, was aboard Korean Airlines flight 007, which was shot down by Soviet fighters. Since then, the WuDunn family has worked with Duke students and administrators to endow a scholarship in honor of her life. The award is… read more about this opportunity »

Eligible students are Duke students with an excellent academic record who have conducted independent research with their proposed faculty mentor for at least one and preferably two or more semesters, and have a strong interest in cell biology. We strongly encourage students from URM groups to apply… read more about this opportunity »

The Academic Deans of Trinity College take pleasure in awarding the Deans' Summer Fellowships in support of undergraduate research and inquiry in the arts and sciences. The goals of the Deans' Summer Fellowship Program are to strengthen undergraduate research opportunities for undergraduates, to… read more about this opportunity »

URS Independent Study Grants are provided to help defray research expenses of up to $400 for Trinity and Pratt 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… read more about this opportunity »

URS Assistantships provide salary funds to a student 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… read more about this opportunity »

A URS Conference Grant is an award of up to $400 to use towards attending and/or presenting research done at Duke at a national or regional meeting of a professional organization. The meeting or conference should take place during the semester in which the student is applying for the grant (Apply… read more about this opportunity »

Join an intense and exciting research environment this summer. Apply to the Janelia Undergraduate Scholars Program. The Janelia Undergraduate Scholars program is a 10-week summer program aimed at well-prepared, independent, and committed students with significant research experience. We accept… read more about this opportunity »

Awards and funding available through the Duke Dance Program – including the Julia Wray Dance Award, Clay Taliaferro Dance Award, Dance Project Award, and Dance Writing Award – as well as more information about the Benenson Awards in the Arts, Louis Sudler Prize in the Arts, and Duke Arts' Creative… read more about this opportunity »

Various team-based projects focusing on data-driven, interdisciplinary research. Data+ is a full-time ten week summer research experience that welcomes Duke undergraduate and masters students interested in exploring new data-driven approaches to interdisciplinary challenges. It… read more about this opportunity »

Kenan Summer Fellows spend a summer exploring the answers to the question: What does it mean to live an ethical life? How? Between five and six fellows will receive up to $5,000 and their faculty mentors will receive $500 to support their project.… read more about this opportunity »