Duke University receives $10 million for School of Public Policy

Duke University receives $10 million for School of Public Policy

Duke University has announced a $10 million gift from the Duke Endowment in support of public policy education and research. 

The gift to the Sanford School of Public Policy will provide funding for graduate fellowships, new professorships, and the school's strategic priorities. The award includes $5 million to endow graduate fellowships, with $3 million earmarked for the Duke Endowment Public Policy Fellowship Fund in support of professional students and $2 million in matching funds to be used to create new graduate fellowships; $2.75 million to match gifts for a new full professorship and a professorship of the practice; and $2.25 million in discretionary funds to be used by Sanford dean Judith Kelley in support of the school's strategic priorities.

"We want to ease the pathway so that students may be equipped for the future of public policy with less debt and to allow students the freedom and ability to continue to do good in the world in public service, nonprofits, and other important ways," said Kelley. "This award will make an immediate and long-term impact for our students, who are powerful agents of change in society."

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"Duke awarded $10 million to invest in the future of public policy." Duke University press release 11/19/2020.