Sloan Scholars orientation

The Early Start Research Immersion Program runs from July to mid-August in the summer before newly admitted Sloan Scholars matriculate, ending just before new student orientation. Scholars receive a monthly stipend of $2,596.67 for the two months of Early Start. Scholars will also begin receiving their regular departmental stipend at the end of August.

For 2019, Early Start runs from July 8 through August 9:

  • Week 1: Orientation and Welcome to Duke (July 8 – July 12)
  • Week 2: Learning and Integrating into the Duke Community (July 15 – July 19)
  • Week 3: Understanding your Sloan Funding (July 22-July 26)
  • Week 4: Academic and Student Wellbeing (July 29 – August 2)
  • Week 5: Learning from the Experiences of Others (August 5 – August 9)

2019 Early Start Schedule

Early Start programming is designed to achieve two major objectives:

  1. Give Scholars an early immersion in their departments and labs
  2. Introduce Scholars to resources and opportunities that speak directly to what it means to be a graduate student in their department and at Duke