Sloan Scholars orientation

The Duke UCEM seeks to create an inclusive and welcoming environment for all students in the physical sciences and engineering. We award Sloan Scholarships to 10 incoming students each year in the following Ph.D. program:

What do Sloan Scholars get?

In addition to the standard Duke Ph.D. support package (PDF), each Sloan Scholar receives $40,000 in supplemental funding over five years in support of academic progress and enrichment. Sloan Scholars also take part in a series of workshops, symposia, lunches, and periodic check-ins throughout their time at Duke.

These events are designed to help the Scholars fully integrate into the Duke community, empowering them to successfully complete their education and launch into their careers. Scholars will also have the benefit of guidance from designated faculty champions from their own departments, who will help them navigate graduate school. | More about the Sloan Scholars experience

Who is eligible?

To be eligible for a Sloan Scholarship, students must be:

  • Accepted into one of the 10 Ph.D. programs supported by the Duke UCEM
  • A U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or an individual with DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) status.

Eligible students will receive an invitation to share their interest in being considered for Sloan Scholarship after they have accepted their offer of admission to Duke. Interest forms are sent to program leadership for review.