FAQ

What is the mission of the Kenan Biddle Partnership?

The Kenan Biddle Partnership promotes collaboration between Duke and UNC students. Ideal projects will offer innovative solutions to a social or environmental need within their campus, local, or global community. 

Am I eligible to apply?

The competition is open to undergraduate and graduate students.

When can I apply?

The application is live NOW through October 25, 2019.

Is my team eligible to apply?

• Each team must have at least one member currently enrolled at Duke and one member currently enrolled at Carolina, in addition to a faculty or staff advisor.

•  Applications must frame projects as one-year collaborations at a minimum, but ideally projects should have the potential to be sustained beyond the award period.

You can find a selection of illustrative Kenan Biddle grantee stories here. If you would like to inquire about your project's eligibility, please email Jakelin Bonilla at sbonilla@email.unc.edu

Is there a minimum or maximum funding request?

You may request up to $12,000 in funding. 

If I am a Kenan Biddle awardee, what comes next?

Once finalists are announced on November 12, student representatives will be required to fill out a Memorandum of Understanding, which helps teams and advisors set deadlines, budgets and benchmarks to better measure progress throughout the year. Student leaders must pick up and complete necessary funding paperwork as soon as possible to ensure that they receive their first payment at the beginning of the Spring semester. 

Teams must complete a mid- and final year report that includes information about their projects' measurable social impact and expenditures. 

I have a question that's not answered here. Who can I contact?

Additional inquiries may be sent to Jakelin Bonilla at sbonilla@email.unc.edu.

September 10, 2019

APPLICATION

OPENS

October 25, 2019

APPLICATIONS DUE BY 11:59 PM

November 12, 2019

WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Important Dates

The Kenan Biddle Partnership promotes collaboration between Duke and UNC students. Ideal projects will offer innovative solutions to a social or environmental need within their campus, local, or global community.