Dr. Huang
Dr. Huang

Huang Fellows Program

Current Huang Fellows

NC Museum of ArtThe Huang Fellows Program trains students to understand science in the context of and in service to society. Through their participation in the program, Fellows learn how to integrate ethics, policy, and social implications into their scientific research. This highly selective program fosters a community of accomplished undergraduate scholars who will be trained in the sciences and grounded firmly in the liberal arts–and who will be well prepared to serve as leaders in sciences and the biomedical professions. The program is supported by a grant to the Duke Initiative for Science & Society from Dr. Andrew Huang.

Important Dates

  • Applications open: December 2017
  • Application deadline: TBD
  • Students notified of selection decisions: TBD
  • Students notify program of intent to participate: TBD
  • Program dates: May 30, 2017 – August 4, 2017



Program Highlights

  • Immersive science or policy lab placement in the summer before sophomore year
  • Seminar Series concurrent with lab placement
  • Science Symposium at the culmination of the summer experience
  • Year-long programming during sophomore, junior, and senior years
  • Publishing opportunities
  • Mentorship by other fellows
  • Housing is covered for the summer and a stipend for living expenses will be provided by the program

Huang Fellows are required to participate in the program during the summer following their freshman year, unless they are already members of a Duke fellowship program that requires them to be away from Durham during some or all of their freshman summer.

Selection Criteria (Fellows are selected during the spring of their first year at Duke)

  • Academic excellence in the pursuit of scientific knowledge and understanding
  • Demonstrated desire and commitment to productive and constructive collaboration with others
  • Commitment to science in the service of society
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Openness to learning from others, gathering multiple perspectives, and standing outside of your comfort zone
  • Potential for leadership in the responsible use and application of science in society


Application Requirements

To apply, please fill out the online application along with the following information:

  • Unofficial High School Transcript
  • Resume/CV
  • Your Duke unofficial transcript must be emailed before January 24, 2017 to: Emilia.chiscop-head@duke.edu
  • 2 recommendations sent directly from your evaluators. At least one of which should be from a Duke faculty member.

Online Application Form

Recommender Evaluation Form