HHS Scholarships, Fellowships, and Program Awards

The Sadye Dunn Doxie Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Research Award


To support undergraduate interdisciplinary research conducted by highly motivated students from any department in the School of Health and Human Sciences. Funds may be used to conduct:

1) community based research with a faculty mentor and a community organization mentor;
2) interdisciplinary research projects with faculty from two or more of the qualifying departments;
3) international research projects conducted during a Study Abroad experience with faculty mentor and a mentor from the host country.

  • Current juniors or seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.00* from any department in the School of Health and Human Sciences.

*Students may apply with a GPAs of less than 3.00, but should include a letter from their research mentor detailing compelling reasons why the applicant should be considered.


The Dunn Doxie Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Research Award Fund was established in 2006 by Sadye Dunn Doxie with a gift to what was then the School of Health and Human Performance.

Sadye Dunn Doxie

Sadye Dunn Doxie was born in Bladenboro, North Carolina and graduated from the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina in 1957 with a Bachelor of Science degree in physical education. At Woman's College, she was active in various aspects of student life including serving as a Junior House President and as Student Government President. She was the recipient of a Weil scholarship for graduate study enabling her to complete graduate work at the Harvard-Radcliffe program in Business Administration. She returned to UNCG and served as Director of Admission and as Dean of Students prior to moving to Washington, DC. In Washington, she served in administrative positions with VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) and subsequently the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission until her retirement in 2001. She and her husband Melvin Doxie, reside in Washington, D.C.

Application cover sheet

  • UNC Genie Transcript
  • Type written proposal for research project to include:
    o Methods used to achieve goals.
    o Role of faculty member and community organization mentors in the project
    o Detailed budget for use of funds
    o Overall project timeline
  • Please note: for students with GPA’s less than a 3.00, applications should be accompanied with a letter from their research advisor detailing strong and compelling reasons why applicant should be considered.