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.

In the News

"Students should ground themselves firmly in one field—and attain some 'expertise'—before crossing over into others. Programs like Bass Connections exemplify this model of expertise before crossing disciplines." Read more here from the Duke Chronicle article 'What is the purpose of a Duke education?'

Duke is in transition and students, faculty, and alumni are coming home to a new home, which includes Bass Connections' influence on real-world education. Read more here about the ever-changing Duke University from The Chronicle.

Bass Connections: Education & Human Development Where are the "real" slums of Bangalore team faculty leaders have recently won the Dudley Seers Memorial Prize for the best paper in the Journal of Development Studies! Read their award winning paper here.


Join Bass Connections Education & Human Development for a screening and discussion of the award-winning documentary “The Interrupters" on Tuesday, October 21 at 6:00pm at Gross Hall 230. With T-shirt giveaway and free pizza!


Interested in energy? Check out our Energy events for 10/16-10/31 here through the Duke University Energy Initiative.

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 Tuesday, November 4th, so submit now!