OGA Funding Opportunities

Duke Student Passport Fund

The Office of Global Affairs’ Student Passport Fund helps Duke students with limited financial resources access current Duke-related international education opportunities by assisting with passport-related expenses.

For example, OGA will not pay for the applicant’s passports for their post-graduation work.

Duke students may apply to this fund to cover their passport application and execution fees. Students should identify the purpose of their travel and demonstrate need.

Applications for funding will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Faculty Global Engagement Fund

The Faculty Global Engagement Fund advances Duke University faculty by supporting innovative approaches to global research, teaching and scholarly engagement at Duke and abroad. Funds support international travel and global projects that advance global research, engage with global partners or provide Duke students with new opportunities for global learning and engagement. Funds may also support exploratory travel to establish connections abroad, form a global initiative and/or prepare a project proposal for an OGA or external global funding opportunity. Projects may occur on Duke’s campus, virtually or abroad.

Application Deadline: May 15th, 2024

Global Student Research Fund

The Global Student Research Fund supports the global learning, research and professional development of Duke students. Eligible students may apply for funding under one of four categories: Research Projects, Conference PresentationsPre-Dissertation Travel or Summer Language Study.

Funding is for graduate students only.

We have expended our funding for this fiscal year. It will reset July 1, 2024.

Virtual International Visitor Grants

Virtual meeting technology has become a standard method for communicating and has allowed for meaningful and sustainable connections with international collaborators. Virtual International Visitor Grants will help the Duke community foster strong connections with international partners through virtual engagement.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis between September 1st, 2023 and April 15th, 2024.

Global Administrator Travel Grants

Global Administrator Travel Grants are intended to strengthen Duke’s global partnerships and operations by providing administrators with the opportunity to meet their counterparts at Duke’s international partner institutions. Staff will learn about administrative best practices at partner institutions, deepen their understanding of Duke’s international partners and witness firsthand how Duke programs and activities are managed abroad.

Applications for funding will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Visiting Fulbrighter Support Fund

The Visiting Fulbrighter Support Fund intends to build a stronger sense of community for visiting Fulbright Scholars and Students at Duke and create new opportunities for engagement between Fulbrighters and Duke faculty and staff. Permanent Duke faculty and staff may apply for funds to cover the cost of meals, social outings, and other events that engage visiting Fulbrighters.

Applications for funding will be accepted between September 1st, 2023 and April 1st, 2024 on a rolling basis. 

Course Enhancement Grants

Course Enhancement Grants support innovative approaches to global teaching, learning and research, both at Duke and abroad. Grants will be awarded to faculty projects that provide Duke students with meaningful global experiences and create new opportunities for global learning and engagement.

Application Deadline: April 1st, 2024

Von Der Heyden Fellows Program

This fellowship brings prominent international leaders in business, government, public life, academics and law to Duke’s campus. If you would like to nominate someone to serve as a Von der Heyden fellow, contact Eve Duffy.

Additional Funding

You can search Duke’s research funding database for more opportunities. An advanced search will let you choose “international opportunities” under “discipline.”

If your area of interest is specific to a particular world region, visit the Duke University Center for International and Global Studies’ centers and initiatives to see if they are currently accepting proposals.