Research Development

Research Support in the Humanities

Key Contacts

Questions on identifying funding opportunities or Duke limited submissions:

Alicia Korenman
Information Coordinator/ Funding Specialist
Contact Alicia for questions about specific funding programs, the Funding Alert newsletter, Internet-based funding search tools, and the Funding Opportunities websites.

Questions on applying for grants offered by foundations:

Carol Vorhaus
Associate Director, Foundation Relations
(919) 681-1967
Contact Carol for approaches to all foundations.

Questions on grants supporting research and writing for publication:

Sylvia Miller
Senior Program Manager, Scholarly Publishing and Special Projects, Franklin Humanities Institute
919 668 7951
Contact Sylvia for non-Federal proposal development support, particularly for projects that will lead to publications.

Questions on applying for grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities or National Endowment for the Arts:

Lauren Gee
Proposal Development Associate, Office of Campus Research Development
919 613 1745
Contact Lauren for Federal proposal development support.

Are you a humanities faculty member who needs help developing a budget for a proposal? Do you need Duke to sign off on an application? Have you received an award and need to know what happens next? Do you have questions about closing a grant?

Laura Eastwood
Senior Special Projects Coordinator, Dean of the Humanities Office
Contact Laura for interactions with Duke’s central offices, including the Office of Research Support (pre-award) and the Office of Sponsored Programs (post-award).