Funding Opportunities

Duke Lemur Center Director’s Fund

Intent of Award

Awards are intended to support Duke University graduate students during the course of their Ph.D. program. Budgets of up to $500 are available for students who wish to collect preliminary data, with the intent that these data will support strong proposals for external funding. The monies must be used for research to be conducted at the Duke Lemur Center, either with the living, fossil, or tissue-bank collections. Allowable budget items include supplies, animal-use or other collection-related fees, equipment, and core facility fees (e.g., DNA sequencing facilities). These awards do not support tuition, salary, or stipends. Students are eligible for only one award during their graduate career.

How to Apply

Applications should be made directly to DLC Director Dr. Anne Yoder ( When submitting, please cc Research Manager Dr. Erin Ehmke ( Proposals should be no longer than 3 single-spaced pages (excluding references, figures, tables, and budget page). A successful proposal will describe the research topic to be addressed, the significance of the topic, why the topic is best addressed through use of the Lemur Center collections, and the anticipated application of the data to be collected. For example, are the data necessary for the student’s successful application for an NSF DIG?

Award Reporting

A yearly report is expected until the project is completed. Upon completion, a final report must be submitted. All publications that result from the supported research should acknowledge support from the Duke Lemur Center.

Final Note

Apply, apply, apply! Writing proposals is good for your soul (and your career!).

Molly Glander Award

The Molly Glander Award was established to encourage and support involvement of undergraduate students in research projects at the DLC. Grants will be awarded to undergraduate students who are engaged in an approved research project at the DLC, with priority given to Duke University students.  Eligible students must have an approved protocol, a submitted protocol, or must be approved to work under an approved professor’s protocol. A one- time award of $200-$300 can be used to cover DLC research fees, project supplies, and/or equipment. Please contact the DLC Research Manager (Dr. Erin Ehmke,  for an application and more information.

Other funding opportunities






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