Updated 3/22/2023

After reviewing almost 40 proposals turned in by March 1, I strongly encourage the April 1 group to (1) follow the guidelines posted twice below and (2) be sure you're meeting ALL the criteria in the Proposal Components document below.



What happens after committing to a Summer by 10/17/22?

  • The steps are laid out in Vicki's Invitation Email.
  • Identify a Summer Coach by October 28 by completing this form and work with that person throughout the process.
  • Re-read your Summer reflections and Staff feedback.  If you didn't turn in a reflection, or you submitted yours late, you may not receive feedback.
  • Attend Summer Celebration and Exploration/Launch/Transition Summer workshop 11/6 or one of the three make-up sessions.
  • We have developed a system of optional coaching sessions and optional proposal review to help guide your work.
    • You’ll be able to sign up for individual coaching sessions with Alumni December 12-16 or January 2-10.
    • Submit an optional draft for review.  These guidelines might be helpful.  Drop draft materials in this folder by midnight February 1.
  • Submit a complete proposal and budget by March 1, 2023 (or April 1, as designated) to ensure timely funding.  Please text Vicki when your materials are complete!  9192608221
    • Follow these instructions while preparing your final proposal.
    • Drop proposals, budgets, and supporting materials in this folder.  Label each with your last name, at minimum.
      • The budget worksheet and resources are on this page.
    • Complete the appropriate risk management form and drop into the same folder.  The forms and instructions will be on this page.   Please text Vicki when your materials are complete.   9192608221
  • Complete reflection process in September.


The Proposal and Budget process


Info for International Travel

  • UNC has a new petition process for students who want to go abroad during the summer outside of an organized UNC group. We are asking UNC Robertsons to follow these steps if they are asking for UNC recognition of their activities OR they are international UNC Scholars.
  • All Scholars (Duke AND UNC) will follow Duke policies for international travel, specifically, the section for Duke Undergraduate Students – Student Planned Travel. UNC Scholars may have steps to take with UNC once this is sorted out.
  • Duke's Restricted Regions List:  ALL Scholars hoping to travel internationally must check this list. Scholars will be able to petition to travel to any of the places on the list.
  • Duke's international travel registry:   ALL Scholars traveling internationally will create a profile and register their trips with Duke.
  • US Department of State Travel Advisories: The State Department informs Duke's and UNC's policies.  This site also has excellent resources for travel to any international location.
  • This is a great resource from UNC for international travelers.


Where can you go for ideas and inspiration?



Resources and Opportunities for 2023--always under construction

Passed Deadlines

  • American Dance Festival in Durham offers internships in arts production and administration.  (Vicki's sister, Kimberly Bartosik, was on faculty Summer 2022. Her intern was busy and was extremely valuable to the organization and the artists.) Application deadline 2/1/2023.


Additional Resources

Transferable Skills Worksheet     This will help you organize and articulate the skills you have and those who you want to gain through Summers.

Third-party providers (examples--there are a lot! These organizations provide opportunities for interactions that are hard to create as an individual, particularly in international medical, educational, or other settings. Some offer valuable opportunities to learn about new places.