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DukeEngage Values Faculty Participation

Civic engagement is a broad term that can include everything from volunteer service to democratic participation. DukeEngage has supported student projects in communities around the world ranging from working in local schools and assisting with disaster recovery to working with international human rights organizations and conducting HIV/AIDS education, outreach and prevention. What connects each of these experiences is that they involve individuals and groups tackling issues of public, even global, concern. The most important avenue for Duke student engagement is participation in programs built and overseen by Duke faculty. Experiencing civic engagement with members of the Duke community is central to our mission of helping students connect their DukeEngage summer to their academic experience at Duke. Through DukeEngage, Duke students can apply what they have learned in the classroom to address issues of concern identified by partner communities.

Interested in Leading a DukeEngage Project?

  • Have you ever thought about joining the DukeEngage faculty?
  • Does your research align with the DukeEngage mission?
  • Do you have expertise in specific regions of our world?

Most faculty become involved with DukeEngage by submitting an application to lead a group program. We’d love to hear from you if you have a program idea.

New Program Ideas Are Welcome

We look forward to continuing our relationship with faculty who are leading current programs — and engaging new faculty through the development of new programs across the globe.

Please refer to the 2018-2019 DukeEngage Faculty Call for Proposals PDF below to access proposal criteria.

Applications are due no later than Monday, August 13, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. EDT, and should be submitted by e-mail to Funding decisions and notification of project acceptance will be made the week of September 10, 2018.

You may also contact Eric Myln, executive director of DukeEngage, to talk about your program idea:

Site Exploration Funds Available

DukeEngage welcomes applications from Duke faculty and staff to receive site exploration funds to explore the possibility of creating a new DukeEngage project for 2019. Available funding enables faculty and staff to travel to potential DukeEngage sites. Access the form below to begin the application process.

The deadline to submit a request for a site exploration grant for new programs in 2019 will be in April 2018.

If you miss the deadline, please contact Eric Myln, executive director of DukeEngage, to talk about your program idea for 2020 or future summers: