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Anne Firor Scott Public Scholars Fellowship


The Anne Firor Scott Public Scholars Fellowship, funded directly by The Graduate School, supports one advanced graduate student with a strong interest in carrying out dissertation research that connects with broader public constituencies through innovative forms of scholarly publication (including digital projects of the use of social media) or forms of community engagement and advocacy.

The fellowship provides an academic-year stipend (equivalent to the Graduate School-recommended Arts and Sciences nine-month stipend rate), as well as tuition, mandatory fees, and the health-insurance premium for fellowship recipients who enroll in the Duke Student Medical Insurance Plan.

The successful candidate will be expected to engage in significant work in public scholarship, for and with the broader community outside of Duke, by working in collaboration with the Forum for Scholars & Publics (FSP) to develop programming, workshops, community engagement, or digital projects. FSP will provide the successful applicant with support for programming and projects.


  • Applicants must be in good academic standing.
  • Applicants must have completed the preliminary exam by the end of the spring semester before the period covered by the award (e.g., if you are applying for the award for the 2016-2017 academic year, you must complete the preliminary exam by the end of the spring 2016 semester).
  • Students are not eligible for this award if they have already received one of the following: Evan Frankel Fellowship, Rubenstein Library Internship, Katherine Goodman Stern Fellowship.
  • Applicants are expected to have completed their examinations and be in the dissertation-writing stage in their Ph.D. program at Duke University.
  • No other award (whether fellowship or service-related) may be held concurrently with this fellowship without special permission from the dean of The Graduate School.

Application is made directly to the Graduate School. The application cycle opens in early October and closes in late November. Award recipients will be notified in mid-April.

For more information, please see the website of the Duke Graduate School.