MAT Fellowships

The Durham Teaching Fellowship

The Durham Teaching Fellowship is a competitive graduate fellowship jointly funded by the President's Office, Trinity College's Dean's office, and the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Program. The Durham Teaching Fellowship is one of the Duke MAT Program’s most prestigious awards.

Established in 2006, the Durham Teaching Fellowship exemplifies the collaboration between Durham Public Schools and Duke University in preparing highly qualified teachers for the secondary classroom. The Fellowship provides full tuition support for outstanding Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) candidates who commit to teaching in Durham Public Schools for a two-year period.

In addition to  full tuition support (excluding student fees), fellows receive a $1,500/month stipend for the duration of the MAT program beginning with the fall term (September - April). Tuition support is administered as a forgivable loan, with full forgiveness granted after completing two years in Durham Public Schools. Candidates in all subject areas are eligible to apply. *Tuition support must be repaid if fellows do not complete their teaching commitment.

Application Deadline: The Durham Teaching Fellowship application should be submitted by February 14, 2022 for priority consideration. Fellowship applications received after February 14, 2022 will be reviewed on a space-available basis. Apply for the Durham Teaching Fellowship here.  

The Robert Noyce Fellowship

The Duke Robert Noyce Teacher Fellowship is a competitive National Science Foundation (NSF) fellowship that funds up to five annual fellowships to highly-successful STEM graduates committed to becoming high school mathematics and science teachers in high-need school districts.

The Noyce Fellowship provides scholars with at least $30,000 of tuition support and a $1,500/month stipend for the duration of the MAT program beginning with the fall term (September - April). Tuition support is administered as a forgivable loan, with full forgiveness granted for teaching two years in a high-need public school district within the first four years of completing the MAT program. Candidates in Math and Science subject areas are eligible to apply. *Tuition support must be repaid if scholars do not complete their teaching commitment.

Noyce Scholars participate in a variety of professional learning experiences during the MAT program. Noyce support extends beyond MAT program completion. Supports include:

  • Up to $800/year in travel grants to attend STEM PD
  • Three years of mentoring support post-graduation
  • Access to Noyce Online Learning Center
  • Participation in Noyce-sponsored professional development series
  • Duke Noyce STEM conference

Application Deadline: The Robert Noyce Teacher Fellowship application should be submitted by February 14, 2022 for priority consideration. Fellowship applications received after February 14, 2022 will be reviewed on a space-available basis .Apply for the NSF Robert Noyce Fellowship here.