Bass Connections is a new university-wide initiative that links faculty and students to respond to complex challenges through problem-focused educational pathways and project teams.

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Additional support is available for projects teams through the Kenan Institute for Ethics.

The Franklin Humanities Institute is pleased to offer additional support to the Bass Connections themes for projects that feature historical prospectives, diverse language processes and products, or aesthetic dimensions of reflection in the proposed team research projects. Applicants from any field are encouraged to develop humanities-related connections, regardless of departmental home. The FHI will facilitate connecting with potential partners to constitute interdisciplinary teams with a humanities dimension.

Bass Connections course brings together diverse students from dance, electrical and computer engineering, fine arts, and even a few basketball and football players to mix audio and visual engineering with creative design and performance. Read more here from Pratt School of Engineering. 


Our Requests for Proposals (RFP) for 2015-16 Bass Connections Project Teams is now open! To submit a proposal for a Bass Connections Project Team, please upload the completed application form here. The proposal review process will begin Friday, November 7th, so submit now!

On Thursday, October 30, 4pm (FHI Garage - C105, Bay 4, Smith Warehouse), there will an information session for faculty in any field who are interested in proposing a Bass project with humanities dimension, or who may be seeking potential collaborators in other disciplines. Leaders and/or designated representatives from the Bass Connections themes will also be present.  Please join us! - Find more info here

Join Executive Producer, Sean Peoples of the Woodrow Wilson Center for a screening of Broken Landscape:  Confronting India's Water-Energy Choke Point on November 5th 6-7:00pm, Field Auditorium, Environment Hall on West Campus. A Q&A will follow and light refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by Bass Connections in Energy, Nicholas School of the Environment, and Forum for Scholars & Publics