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 (email@example.com). When submitting, please cc Research Manager Dr. Erin Ehmke (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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?
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.
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, email@example.com) for an application and more information.
Other funding opportunities
- Duke Undergraduate Research Support – URS Grants are provided to help defray research expenses of up to $400 for Duke University Trinity and Pratt students enrolled in faculty-supervised independent study courses. Please go to undergraduateresearch.duke.edu for more information.
- National Science Foundation –www.nsf.gov
- National Institute of Health - www.nih.gov
- The Leakey Foundation – www.leakeyfoundation.org
- The Wenner-Gren Foundation – www.wennergren.org
- American Association of Physical Anthropologists – physanth.org/career/funding-sources
- American Society of Primatologists – www.asp.org/grants
- International Primatological Society – www.internationalprimatologicalsociety.org/funding.cfm