WHO CAN APPLY?
Students at all stages of project development are encouraged to apply
If you have an idea, you should complete the questions of the application that you can answer. The Desarrolla Project Support team will help you with the process of further building your project even if the majority of the application is incomplete. This partial application process will be open on a rolling basis year-round.
If you have been thinking about your project for awhile and can complete the entire application, the you and your team will be considered to be accepted as a Desarrolla project. This will allow you to take advantage of our platform. You will receive a welcome kit upon acceptance and access to all our services as described below. In the case that a project is not accepted as a Desarrolla project, our team will work with you to strengthen the application.
This application process will be open at the beginning of each semester.
Desarrolla can help connect you with a Duke alumni from the country to work together on solving a need or problem the alum has identified within the country.
Desarrolla can help you conceptualize and refine the project. With our application template, the director of Desarrolla project support, the help of directors from past projects and our partners on campus (Duke Engage, DGHI, CLACS, etc) you will have enough resources to create your project.
Desarrolla can connect you to the best funding sources at Duke through the partnerships made with the organizations and departments at Duke that provide funding.
Desarrolla will provide you with a sounding board for troubleshooting.
As part of the Desarrolla community you will gain access to experienced Desarrolla members who can offer advice and technical support.
Desarrolla can connect you with organizations on campus to practice Spanish/Portuguese.
Desarrolla can provide you with an overall framework in which you will be working on long-term projects and creating long-term relationships with partner organizations that future students can continue through Desarrolla.
• Latin American Alumni or Faculty Advisor
• In-country Partner Organization
• Knowledgeable Duke Student Leader(s) and Team
• Regular commitment
• Impact evaluation
• At least 2-year commitment
• Clearly defined goals
• Read our Project Description document
• Visit our FAQs section.
Students who want to submit a complete application must do so by the end of the fall semester prior to the summer in which they want their project to begin.
Partial project proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis all year round.
Eligible projects will be reviewed by Desarrolla Project support members and exec board as well as the Desarrolla Faculty Advisory Board.
Chosen projects will be notified in early November.
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