Facing the Anthropocene Graduate Research Grant: Call for Submissions

For the 2020 summer term, we are offering three research grants, open to Duke doctoral students who seek to incorporate the Anthropocene into their research. The ideal candidate is pre- or early dissertation stage.

Grant recipients will receive a stipend of $6000. They are expected to publish a piece on how the anthropocene influences their research on the project website, and to give a 15 minutes presentation in the 2020 fall term on how investigations of anthropocene themes have affected their work and future research plans.

To apply, please send a 1-2 page c.v. and a completed application form to mari.jorstad@duke.edu (subject line “Anthropocene Graduate Research Grant”). DEADLINE EXTENDED TO APRIL 5, 2020.  . Inquiries should be directed to mari.jorstad@duke.edu.

Application: Facing the Anthropocene Graduate Research Grant, Summer 2020

Your Name:

Your Department/Program:

Which year will you be entering in Fall 2020?:

Please answer the following questions in a sentence or short paragraph:

  1. What is the topic of your current research project? How do you imagine incorporating the anthropocene?
  2. In your opinion, in what ways (if any) does the anthropocene push your particular discipline to rethink key questions and methodologies?