Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions
Student-Fueled Initiatives

Student-Fueled Initiatives


Duke students aren’t just tomorrow’s leaders—you’re coming up with inventive ways to learn about and advance solutions for energy and environmental challenges now. That’s why the Nicholas Institute supports a variety of student-led efforts, ranging from Energy Week at Duke to research projects and more.

Pursue funding. 

Each semester, the Nicholas Institute offers a limited amount of funding to Duke student organizations to develop events and projects that benefit the larger community of Duke students interested in energy and sustainability! The funding RFP for Spring 2024 is now open--download the proposal form and submit by Monday, Feb. 5!

The Nicholas Institute also organizes the $10,000 Clean Energy Prize, which supports student innovators to take their projects to the next level.

Find your people.

Here’s a (non-comprehensive!) list of Duke student organizations focused on energy, environment and sustainability. Want to see your organization's name on this list? Contact Bryan Koen, Assistant Director for Student Experience ().

Undergraduate Students

Duke Electric Vehicles

Duke Undergraduate Energy Club

Duke Undergraduate Environmental Union

Smart Home Club

Undergraduate AND Graduate Students

Duke Climate Coalition

Energy Week at Duke 

Graduate Students


Global Energy Access Network (GLEAN)

MBA Energy Club

MBA Net Impact Club

Nicholas Net Impact Club

Nicholas School Energy Club 

Oceans@Duke Student Club

Sanford Energy and Environment Club