Funding & Awards


Benenson Award in the Arts

The Benenson Awards in the Arts provide funding for fees, travel and other educational expenses for arts-centered projects proposed by undergraduates.

Career Center Internship Funding Program

The Duke Career Center’s Internship Funding Program aims to reduce the financial challenges associated with participating in a wide range of low-paying or unpaid internships.

Community-Based Federal Work-Study

Through a collaboration with the Duke Community Service Center, Federal Work Study student participants are eligible to work for a participating non-profit.

DukeEngage RIPP Engage

DukeEngage Alumni can apply for post-experience funding with RIPP (Research in Practice Program). The RIPP-Engage Summer Fellows program sponsors follow-up “Engage” experiences that build on some aspect of the student’s previous DukeEngage project. Participants can return to the original site and community partner or propose to work with an agency in a different location addressing the same civic issue.

Duke Public Policy Internships

The Sanford School of Public Policy facilitates policy-related internships for all Public Policy Studies majors.


Duke University’s Research in Practice Program (RIPP) supports undergraduates interested in working with Duke professors to address pressing global problems such as the environment, health, development, nation building, technology and gender.

Kenan Campus Grants

The Campus Grants program allows members of the Duke community to incorporate ethics into their own work. Grants of up to $500 are available to all members of the Duke community—students, faculty, and staff—to support initiatives that promote ethical or moral reflection, deliberation, and dialogue at Duke and beyond.

LDSA Leadership and Service Awards

The Center for Leadership Development and Social Action (LDSA) offers a number of In The Spotlight awards which recognize outstanding student leadership.

Leadership and Arts Policy Internship

LAPI provides an opportunity for public policy majors to be awarded up to $4,000 for summer internships related to arts policy.

Undergraduate Research Support

The Undergraduate Research Support Office has compiled a list of research opportunities and funding.

Service Opportunities in Leadership

SOL is an intensive 12-month leadership program for Duke undergraduates that combines academic study, research service learning, mentoring, and leadership training.

Student Research Training Program

The Duke Global Health Institute’s Student Research Training Program is an intensive experiential learning program that engages second and third year undergraduate students in the development, implementation and assessment of a community-based project. Students will work in Guatemala, Honduras, India, Kenya, Uganda, and North Carolina, US on issues ranging from infant mortality to health care mapping to access to care for migrant populations and HIV/AIDS and substance abuse issues.



Sanford MPP Fellowships

Under agreements with AmeriCorps, City Year, Peace Corps, Teach for America, and Yellow Ribbon programs, students who are accepted into the Duke MPP Program are guaranteed a tuition fellowship.

Graduate Arts Fellowship at Kenan Institute

 The Kenan Institute for Ethics offers a fellowship for students enrolled in the MFA|EDA program entering her or his second year. The Graduate Arts Fellowship is meant to encourage a student with interests in the area of ethics, broadly construed, to deepen this connection through engagement with the faculty, fellows, staff, and students at the Kenan Institute for Ethics over the course of an academic year.

Graduate Fellowship at Kenan Institute

Each year, the Kenan Institute for Ethics awards 10 to 15 fellowships to outstanding graduate students in any graduate program at Duke University.



*For awards external to Duke, visit North Carolina Campus Compact’s list of local and national civic engagement awards.*