Each semester, the Nicholas Institute offers a limited amount of funding to help energy-focused clubs and other student organizations develop events and projects that benefit the larger community of energy students at Duke. Requests for proposals are issued at the start of the fall and spring semesters. 

The deadline to apply for Spring 2023 funding is February 6, 2023.

In 2022-2023, projects may be eligible for up to $1,000 in funding. We seek to encourage interaction and collaboration among Duke's energy clubs and students, so make sure that your proposal includes opportunities for students outside your organization. Other criteria:

  • The activity must be student-led and energy-related.
  • The activity must include an educational component.
  • The activity must be conducted in accordance with all relevant Duke University guidelines, including but not limited to COVID-19 precautions.

Examples of past funded activities include:

  • Research projects
  • Speaker events
  • Mentoring events
  • Tours/trips
  • Film screening

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Mailing Address

Nicholas Institute for Energy, Environment & Sustainability
Box 90467
Durham, NC 27708

Street / Delivery Address

Nicholas Institute for Energy, Environment & Sustainability
140 Science Drive
Gross Hall, Suite 101
Durham, NC 27708


  • Bryan Koen
    Assistant Director for Student Experience

    Bryan’s work supports the Nicholas Institute’s educational programming, events and communications.