The Race and the Professions Fellowship is a year-long program made possible by The Duke Endowment inviting Duke graduate and professional students to explore challenges of racial inequities and the work of anti-racism in the professions.

The Race and the Professions Fellowship is a program of the Purpose Project at Duke, a campus-wide, faculty-led effort cultivating moral purpose, fostering virtuous community, and promoting flourishing professions. The Fellowship is a year-long program inviting first-year Duke graduate and professional students to explore racial justice and anti-racism within the professions. All incoming, first-year graduate and professional students are invited to apply.

  • Eighteen Fellows will meet about a dozen times across Fall and Spring semesters for moderated conversations that will feature visiting speakers from a variety of professions. Each session will require modest preparation. Over the course of the year, Fellows will develop individual or joint proposals for summer projects aimed at ‘‘on-the-ground” racial justice and anti-racism work.
  • Fellows will have the option of applying for additional funding to support their projects. If funded, these projects will be showcased in Fall 2022.
  • Fellows each receive a stipend of $3,000 for the 2021-2022 academic year.

The application process for the 2021-2022 academic year is now closed and will reopen during the summer of 2022.

For further information, email Katherine Jo (katherine.jo@duke.edu)

Congratulations to the 2021-2022 Race and the Professions Fellows