The grants on this page are administered by APSI for current undergraduate students at Duke (as well as those participating in the Duke in China program). For additional opportunities, explore funding for all Duke students.
Duke in China Scholarship
This merit-based scholarship supports full-time students in the Duke in China summer program. Preference is given to students demonstrating strong and sustained interest in Chinese and China Studies as well as those with no other sources of financial aid. Applications are included in the Duke in China program application and are due February 1.
Scholarships for Study Abroad in Korea or Japan
Limited funding is available to full-time Duke students who plan to go to Japan or Korea to study language. Priority is given to students who 1) wish to continue language study after finishing Duke University's language requirement of three semesters, 2) are majoring or minoring in Japanese, Korean, or AMES, and 3) have arranged affiliations with local institutions in Japan or Korea.
The maximum award will be $1500. Applicants must include a basic budget and list all other sources and amounts of funding (including applications for funding). Applications for 2018-2019 are due no later than 5:00 p.m. on March 9, 2018.
Sirena WuDunn Memorial Scholarship
On September 1, 1983, Sirena WuDunn, en route to Hong Kong for a year of study, was aboard Korean Airlines flight 007, which was shot down by Soviet fighters. Since then, the WuDunn family has worked with Duke students and administrators to endow a scholarship in honor of her life.
The award is not need-based; however, should the recipient be on financial aid, the amount of the scholarship will be used to reduce the self-help portion of the financial aid award. The award is given to the student(s) who best embody the ideals and interests that Sirena held. Preference for the award will be given to students who:
- Are of Asian ancestry, preferably Chinese-American
- Have made a valuable contribution in the area of East-West culture, and
- Have demonstrated academic excellence
Applications for 2018-2019 will be due no later than 5:00 p.m. on March 9, 2018. This is a grant for an academic-year award and cannot be used for summer programs.
Summer Research Grants
Full-time Duke sophomores and juniors may receive up to $2,500 to conduct research in China, Japan, Korea, or Southeast Asia. Priority will be given to students who 1) will conduct research for a senior thesis; 2) whose projects have a high probability of developing into a senior thesis; and 3) who have done some preliminary work and have arranged affiliations with local institutions for the research. Applicants must include a basic budget and list all other sources and amounts of funding (including applications for funding).
Applications for Summer 2018 are due no later than 5:00 p.m. on March 9, 2018.
Duke Career Services offers financial support to students participating in unpaid or low-pay summer internships. Learn more about the Career Services Internship Funding Program.