Upcoming Events

Fellowships at 4:00

Mondays 4:00–5:00 PM EST on Zoom, https://duke.zoom.us/j/116298210
*Not held Jan 18. *Jan 25 from 4:30 - 5:00 
(after a community event with Duke President Price)
Our informal advising sessions are here to help answer your questions. You don’t need to know anything except what your interests are. Do you have questions after watching one of our videos? Come talk with us! 

Fellowships February

All events will be via the same Zoom link, EST

Tuesday, February 2, 5:30 pm - Schwarzman Scholarship

Wednesday, February 3, 5:30 pm - Nakayama Public Service Scholarship

Thursday, February 4, 4:00 pm - Building Strong Relationships with Faculty

Wednesday, February 10, 5:30 pm - Diverse Marshall Scholarship Experiences

Thursday, February 11, 5:30 pm - Why Study STEM at a UK Graduate School?

Tuesday, February 16, 5:30 pm - Knight-Hennessy Scholarship

Wednesday, February 17, 5:30 pm - Fulbright Scholarship Alumni Panel

Thursday, February 18, 5:30 pm - Rhodes Scholarship Duke Student Perspective

Tuesday, February 23, 5:30 pm - P.D. Soros Scholarship for New Americans

Thursday, February 25, 5:30 pm - Rotary Global Grants-What are they?

Wednesday, March 3, 5:30 pm - Applying for Fulbright

Thursday, March 4, 5:30 pm - Applying for UK Graduate Scholarships

Check back as more details become available.

Summer Opportunities List

2021 summer ops LIST logoAvailable Tuesday, January 12 (event deferred)
The 2021 Undergraduate Summer Opportunities List will be available starting January 12, 2021. Students will be able to browse opportunities and view contact information for Duke Summer Programs. This list represents dozens of summer programs, projects, research and more. Many opportunities provide full or partial funding. Some opportunities are fully virtual. You can find the listing at: https://undergrad.duke.edu/summer-opportunities-fair

 

 

Watch our How to Apply Sessions

 

Info Session on Sophomore and Junior Opportunities

Recorded video
Learn more about an assortment of great opportunities for sophomores and juniors. This video will be especially useful for those interested in: public service, environmental advocacy, Native American advocacy, research science, or graduate study in the social sciences and humanities.

 

Scholarships for Graduate StudyCambridge University in England

Recorded video  
Learn how to apply to a variety of opportunities for graduate study with Duke’s full support! Will include Rhodes, Marshall, Gates-Cambridge, and other opportunities. 

Scholarships for Experience Abroad

Flags of different nationsRecorded video  
Learn how to apply to a variety of opportunities for research and professional experience abroad with Duke’s full support! Will include Fulbright, DAAD, Luce, and other opportunities.

 

How to Explore UK Graduate StudyLondon overcast skyline with Big Ben

Recorded video
Learn how to search your options for graduate schools and programs in the UK. They are perfect for those applying for Marshall and Fulbright UK scholarships. They're also recommended for those considering study in the UK, even on school-specific scholarships.

 

Past Events: Check out our past events, that are now online resources.

 

Fulbright Webinars

Throughout the summer, join Fulbright staff for more in-depth discussions of your choices for a Fulbright year and the application components. Past sessions are also recorded!  (Please be sure to follow Duke's campus deadline, August 14,  for your complete application. The full timeline is on the application process on our page on Fulbright. This application timeline includes Duke alumni and graduate students!)

Past recorded sessions include:

You may also get inspiration & insight from Fulbright's official social Instagram, and from Fulbright alumni affinity groups on Instagram: FulbrightPrism, FulbrightNoirFulbrightLatinx, and FulbrightLotus.

NCS Orientation Sessions

First year Duke students, come learn about the advising you can get with NCS, and the opportunities beyond Duke we can connect you to! Tuesday, August 4  2:00 -3:00 PM or Wednesday, August 5  12:00 - 1:00 PM. Recordings are available in dukegroups

Marshall Mondays with UK Universities

Join for introductions to top university programs, short lectures, and hear from post-graduate Fulbright & Marshall Scholars. See the full schedule and past videos

Personal Statement Workshop

Monday, March 30 2:30-5:00 pm, video now available on our "How to Videos" page.
Tuesday, March 24 2:30-5:00 pm, video now available on our "How to Videos" page.
We’ll lead you on fun activities with peers to help you rediscover your experiences that showcase key attributes and achievements. Then we’ll share strategies for writing your stories in a compelling, memorable way, whether you’re gearing up for graduate school, preparing to network and study with future and current world leaders, or showing your readiness to roll up your sleeves for community work or independent research a world away. 

How to Apply for UK Graduate Scholarships

Wednesday, February 26 5:30-6:30 pm, the Edge Workshop Room, Bostock Library
Learn how to apply to a variety of opportunities for research and professional experience abroad with Duke’s full support! Will include Rhodes, Marshall, Gates-Cambridge, and other opportunities. 

How to Apply for Fulbright and Awards Abroad

Tuesday, February 25 5:30-6:30 pm, the Edge Workshop Room, Bostock Library
 Learn how to apply to a variety of opportunities for graduate study with Duke’s full support! Will include Fulbright, DAAD, Luce, and other opportunities.

Schwarzman Scholars

Wednesday, February 19, 5:30-6:30 pm, Rubenstein Library 349
Designed to prepare young leaders to deepen understanding between China and the rest of the world,  Schwarzman Scholars develop their leadership skills and professional networks through a one-year Masters in Global Affairs at Tsinghua University in Beijing – one of China’s most prestigious universities. Scholars immerse in an international community of thinkers, innovators and senior leaders in business, politics and society. Please register

Schwarzman Scholars Admissions Officer Elysia Pan will be hosting office hours on Thursday, February 20th from 9am-12pm in Perkins 110. You may sign up for a 15-minute small group meeting here.

Knight-Hennessy Scholars

Thursday, February 20, 6:00-7:00 pm, Gross Hall, Room 103
The Knight-Hennessy Scholars program is a graduate-level scholarship aimed at preparing the next generation of global leaders to address the increasingly complex challenges facing the world. Knight-Hennessy Scholars will annually select up to 100 high-achieving students with demonstrated leadership and civic commitment, who will receive full funding to pursue a graduate education at Stanford. Scholars may pursue studies at any of the university’s seven internationally top-ranked graduate schools, and will be educated to navigate across business, government, academia, and the nonprofit sectors. Register to learn more & attend the upcoming information session.

How To Ask for Recommendations: Advice From Faculty

Monday, February 24, 4:00-5:00 pm, Rubenstein Library 249 
Students who make and maintain strong relationships with faculty tend to do better while in college, and go on to perform well in scholarship competitions. Did you know you will need up to eight letters of recommendation to apply for a Rhodes Scholarship, and three for most other academic opportunities? Three senior faculty at Duke, representing the social sciences, sciences, and humanities, will give you tips on how to build effective faculty relationships. Learn how to best use office hours, what goes into a strong letter of recommendation, when to Flunch, and how to connect personally and intellectually with faculty.

Fellowships at 4:00

Mondays 4:00– 5:00 PM at Smith Warehouse OUSF Lounge, Bay 8 North, 2ndFloor
Spring semester dates: Jan 27, Feb 3, 10, 17, Mar 2, 16, 23, 30, Apr 6, 13, 20
Fall 2019 semester dates: October 21, 28 Nov 4, 11, 18, 25, Dec 2
You don’t need to know anything except what your interests are. Come talk with us! We’ll have handouts with info you can take. Bring a friend and meet us.

Why Go to Graduate School in the UK?

Monday, February 17, 5:30-6:30 pm, Rubenstein Library 249

There are a number of scholarships available for study in the UK—from university funded scholarships to the Fulbright, Rhodes and Marshall.  The heart of any of these applications focuses on the graduate program you choose, but higher education in the UK has a lot of differences and some distinct advantages.  Daniel Annoot is coming to us from the University of Manchester to help Duke students learn both about these differences and advantages.  Manchester is an original Russell Group (read Ivy League) university with 25 Nobel Laureates to its credit.  

After Duke, Travel with Fulbright: an Alumni Panel

Thursday, February 13, 5:30-6:30 pm, Rubenstein Library 249
Learn about fully-funded grants for research, graduate study, or English Teaching Abroad to over 140 different countries! Rising seniors, alumni, and graduate students are eligible. Hear from Duke alumni who have taken advantage of these life-changing opportunities to travel and build mutual understanding between the US and other countries.

Fuel your Future with Scholarships: Duke alumni experience from First Gen, Black, and Latinx students & alumni

Tuesday, February 11, 6:00-7:00 pm, Rubenstein Library 249
Come hear from one current student and three alumni about their experiences with Nationally Competitive Scholarships – from those that fund graduate school for change-makers, to teaching, research, or graduate school abroad. Learn more about what is possible for you and the rewards of applying for these opportunities – sometimes regardless of the application outcomes! Our panel will include: Daisy Almonte, ‘20 and 2019 Truman Scholar; Michael Ivory ‘18 Fulbright English Teaching Assistant applicant to France; Antonio Lopez ‘16 Marshall Scholar – joining us from Oxford University; Steven Soto ‘17 Schwarzman Scholar who will study Global Affairs in Beijing, China next year.

Summer Opportunities Fair 

Tuesday, November 12, 3:00-5:00 PM, Penn Pavilion
Nationally Competitive Scholarships and more than twenty other Duke departments like DukeEngage, the Global Education Office, and the Career Center will share high-impact summer opportunities for you to check out and apply to soon! Many are fully-funded! Great for sophomores and juniors, all are welcome. 

Humanity in Action Fellowship Information Session

Thursday, November 07, 2019, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm, Allen 103
Join three Senior Fellows at Duke who participated in The Humanity in Action summer fellowship program. The Humanity in Action Fellowship brings together international groups of current college and university students and recent graduates to explore issues of liberal democracy, pluralism, human rights and social justice. The Fellowship begins with an immersive month of study and reflection in one of six host cities in Europe or the US and culminates in a community-focused action project each participant implements in their home community within the 11 months following the fellowship. Upon completion of the year-long fellowship, participants become part of a network of 2,000 Senior Fellows and have access to additional networking and internship opportunities. Facebook event | Duke calendar event | Fellowship information | Contact elliot.mamet@duke.edu for more information

Are you Afraid of the Essay?: Writing about your Leadership

​​​Hosted by Center for Leadership Development and Social Action, Few Quad FF 107
Tuesday, October 29 1-3 pm //  Wednesday, October 30 3-5 pm // Thursday, October 31 5-7 pm 

View the PowerPoint:
Info Sessions on Sophomore and Junior Opportunities

Thursday, October 17 5:30-6:30 PM in the Edge Workshop Room, Bostock Library 
Wednesday, October 23 5:30-6:30 PM in Perkins Library room 217

Learn more about an assortment of great opportunities for sophomores and juniors. This time will be especially useful for those interested in: public service, environmental advocacy, Native American advocacy, research science, or graduate study in the social sciences and humanities.   

Fellowships February 2019

Fulbright US Student Program Workshop with the Director, Dan Kramer

Monday, February 4th 5:00 pm, 153 Rubenstein Librar­­y, Holsti-Anderson Family Room
Learn about fully funded grants for research, study, or English Teaching Assistantships to 140 different countries. Rising seniors, alumni, and graduate students are eligible.  Hear from three applicants advancing in this year's competition as well to teach and research in France, Germany, and Malaysia!

Planning Work Fellowships After Graduation with the Career Center

Monday, February 11 5:00 pm, Edge Workshop Room, Bostock Library
Join the Career Center and the Office of Undergraduate Scholars and Fellows for an in depth discussion about the benefits of working fellowships, where to find them, and strategies for obtaining these amazing opportunities! Fellowships: expose you to invaluable professional networks; engage you in challenging, purposeful and interesting work; and can potentially fund work and travel abroad!

Building Rapport with Faculty with Professors Alex Hartemink, Deborah Jenson, and Peter Feaver

Wednesday, February 13th 4:00 pm, Edge Workshop Room, Bostock Library
Students who make and maintain strong relationships with faculty tend to do better while in college, and go on to perform well in scholarship competitions.  For example, did you know you will need up to eight letters of recommendation to apply for a Rhodes Scholarship? Three senior faculty at Duke, representing the social sciences, sciences, and humanities, will give you tips on how to build effective faculty relationships. Learn how to best use office hours, what goes into a strong letter of recommendation, when to Flunch, and how to connect personally and intellectually with faculty.  

Marshall Scholarships Session with Head of Scholarship Administration Mary Denyer and 2019 Duke Marshall Scholars Julie Uchitel and Shomik Verma

Monday, February 18th 5:30 pm, Rubenstein Library 153, Holsti-Anderson Family Room
Learn more about the Marshall Scholarships, how to research your graduate study options in the UK, and how to make a compelling application. Cosponsored by the Duke University Center for International and Global Studies (DUCIGS).

Rhodes Scholarships Panel with Rhodes House Warden Elizabeth Kiss and two of our three 2019 Scholars: Ariel Kantor and Claire Wang

Saturday, February 23rd 1:00 pm, Focus Classroom B271, Smith Warehouse Bay 6, 2nd Floor.
Learn more about the Rhodes Scholarships, what is upcoming at Rhodes House, and how to make a compelling application. Cosponsored by the Duke University Center for International and Global Studies (DUCIGS).

Department of State Careers and Fellowships with Diplomat-in-Residence Kathryn Crockart

Monday, February 25th 5:00 pm, Edge Workshop Room, Bostock Library 

Schwarzman Scholarships Session with Julia Cunico Gardner, Admissions Outreach and Selection Officer 

Thursday, February 28th 3:00 pm, Rubenstein Library 249 
Sign up for Office Hours with Ms. Gardner between 4:00 – 6:00 pm via www.calendly.com/julia-gardner/duke

Fulbright & Global Scholarships Info Sessions 

Wednesday, March 6 5:30 – 6:30 pm, Rubenstein Library Room 249
Thursday, March 21 5:30 – 6:30 pm, Mary Lou Williams Center, Underground Multipurpose Room  

Learn how to apply to a variety of opportunities for graduate study with Duke’s full support!  Will include Fulbright, DAAD, Luce, and other opportunities.

RhodesMarshall, & other UK Scholarships Info Sessions

Tuesday, March 19 5:30 – 6:30 pm, Perkins Library Room 217 
Wednesday, March 20 5:30 – 6:30 pm, Perkins Library Room 217 

Learn how to apply to a variety of opportunities for research and professional experience abroad with Duke’s full support!  Will include Rhodes, Marshall, Gates-Cambridge, and other opportunities.

Fulbright Grants for Graduate Students: An Information Session

Thursday, March 21 3:00 – 4:00 pm Perkins Library 218
Get professional or research experience abroad for 6-12 months! Staff from Nationally Competitive Scholarships at Duke will tell you about all you can do around the world with a Fulbright and differentiate the various types of grants available, and the session will feature perspective from a current Fulbright fellow. Come learn how Duke can offer support to help you develop your strongest application. Register here.

Fellowships at 4:00 

Mondays 4:00– 5:00 pm at Smith Warehouse OUSF Lounge, Bay 8 North, 2ndFloor
April 1, April 8, and April 15
You don’t need to know anything except what your interests are. Come talk with us! We’ll have handouts with info you can take. Bring a friend and meet us.

Personal Statement Workshops

Friday, 4/5 2:30 – 5:00 pm at Smith Warehouse B208, Bay 8 North, 2nd Floor
and Friday 4/12 2:30 – 5:00 pm at Smith Warehouse B208, Bay 8 North, 2ndFloor

We’ll lead you on fun activities with peers to help you rediscover your experiences that showcase key attributes and achievements. Then we’ll share strategies for writing your stories in a compelling, memorable way, whether you’re gearing up for graduate school, preparing to network and study with future and current world leaders, or showing your readiness to roll up your sleeves for community work or independent research a world away. Spaces limited! RSVP for April 5 or April 12.

Resume Writing Workshop with Duke Career Center & Nationally Competitive Scholarships

Monday, April 8 4:00 – 5:00 pm Smith Warehouse OUSF conference room B208, Bay 8, 2nd Floor
Polish up your resume to make all your accomplishments shine! We’ll help you rethink your experiences to put them in the best light for scholarship and fellowship applications – whether you’re gearing up for graduate school in the US or alongside future international leaders, or showing your readiness for English language teaching or independent research a world away. Bring a print copy of your resume. Spaces limited! RSVP here.

Knight-Hennessy Scholars Information Session

Friday, April 19 12:00 -1:00 PM,Perkins Library 217 (Korman Assembly Room)
This graduate-level scholarship is aimed at preparing the next generation of global leaders to address the increasingly complex challenges facing the world. Knight-Hennessy Scholars will annually select up to 100 high-achieving students with demonstrated leadership and civic commitment, who will receive full funding to pursue a graduate education at Stanford. Scholars may pursue studies at any of university’s seven internationally top-ranked graduate schools, and will be educated to navigate across business, government, academia, and the nonprofit sectors. Register to learn more, and join the upcoming session

Boren Scholarship Info Session

Tuesday, October 15, UPDATED TIME: *12:00 noon - 1:30 pm* in Room 130, Franklin Center
Boren is a scholarship for language study abroad.  Come learn about what it covers and how you can get money to learn a language—particularly a “critical language.”