Currently enrolled Duke undergraduate and graduate students are invited to apply for summer research funding from the Duke Human Rights Center@FHI. The goals of the grant are to strengthen global research opportunities for students interested in developing, implementing, and working in human rights. Special consideration is given to students whose research projects contribute to a senior thesis or project, or to students enrolled in the Human Rights Certificate.

Students are encouraged to seek supplementary funding to complete their planned research needs from other Duke sources.

NOTE: Due to the pandemic, some restrictions may apply to the ability to travel. We will inform all applicants of any special considerations. 

Grants are available up to $2,000. 

Eligibility and Criteria

Students from all backgrounds and academic disciplines are encouraged to apply. Graduating seniors or graduate students in their final year at Duke are not eligible.

Students must be directed by a member of the Duke University faculty and conducted over a period no less than 2 weeks during the summer. Students are expected to be in frequent contact with their advisors and the DHRC@FHI throughout the duration of the project.

Projects involving interactions with human subjects online will need approval from the Duke Institutional Review Board. Read more here.

The deadline for 2022 applications is March 25, 2022. Please click here to apply.