The Peter G. Fish Fellowship provides tuition (up to $600) for as many as three undergraduate political science students to attend the Duke/D.C. Summer Institute.

This award is named in honor of Professor Peter Fish. During his long and distinguished career at Duke, Professor Fish has excelled as a teacher, mentor, and scholar. His research focuses on public law, the judicial process, and the development of U.S. courts and law. He is the author of The Politics of Federal Judicial Administration and The Office of Chief Justice. His articles have been published in the Kentucky Law Journal, the University of Chicago Law Review, the Journal of Politics, and numerous other journals.

Duke/D.C. Summer Institute

The Duke/D.C. Summer Institute offers short courses taught by Duke Law and Political Science faculty on topics of broad interest to college and graduate students, as well as professionals working in Washington. Launched in 2013, the Institute is designed for individuals considering law school or careers in the public sector and others interested in how the law shapes policy and regulation in the United States, as well as practicing attorneys and policymakers.

How to Apply

All political science majors at Duke are eligible to apply. Up to three fellowships will be awarded. To apply, please send a letter of application and transcript to Tosha Marshall, Undergraduate Program Coordinator, at by April 14, 2020. The application letter should describe your career plans and academic interests, and explain how the summer institute furthers these.

For more information, visit The D.C. Institute on Law and Policy webpage.