URS Assistantships

Applications for URS Assistantship Grants are currently open for Summer 2022. Applications are open until funds are depleted for the semester, and then will re-open in the Fall on August 29, 2022.

URS cannot provide assistantship grants to hire hourly workers working outside of North Carolina, because our office is not set up to be in compliance with other states’ non-exempt payroll and tax laws.

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 separate from a course or course credit. A maximum of $400/semester may be requested to support students concurrently enrolled in courses for the Fall and Spring. Students must be returning to Duke as an undergraduate in the fall to be eligible for summer funding, but are not required to be taking classes. Additionally, student can only receive one RA grant per summer, but they can use the funds for either one or both summer sessions. The maximum amount of the grant is $400 and all funds must be used before the last day of classes of summer session II.

URS Assistantships are salary for employment: they are not academic fellowships. URS Assistantship funds will be accessed by the mentor's department and can be used to supplement work-study funds provided by Financial Aid.

Assistantships are open to both Trinity and Pratt students.

Updated 5/5/22

Please Note:

  • URS cannot provide assistantship grants to hire hourly workers working outside of North Carolina, because our office is not set up to be in compliance with other states’ non-exempt payroll and tax laws.
  • This application requires that students have completed CITI Training. URS requires URS grant applicants to complete the “Research Misconduct (RCR-Basic) (ID 16604)” course offered through Duke CITI Training in order to be eligible to receive the grant. Find directions for the training and for downloading the certificate here.
  • Project descriptions should be in the student's own words.
  • Project must be completely separate from a course or course credit.
  • Only 4 funded students per mentor per semester.

Application Status: OPEN (Summer only)

Access the application here: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8oH02t7ArPPYKvY

Fall 2022 applications will open on August 29th