Bass Connections brings together Duke faculty and students to explore real-world issues in interdisciplinary research teams.


Bass Connections is accepting proposals for 2018-2019 project teams through November 3. Four information sessions offer opportunities to hear from faculty team leaders about their Bass Connections experiences.

The Bass Connections Student Advisory Council is accepting applications through September 22. All Duke graduate and undergraduate students are eligible for this leadership opportunity.

Bass Connections is accepting proposals for team-based research projects that engage faculty, undergraduates and graduate/professional students in interdisciplinary exploration of big, unanswered questions about major societal challenges.


Oct 06
Mike Merson and Ed Balleisen

Join us for a conversation with Mike Merson, founding director of the Duke Global Health Institute. Ed Balleisen, Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies, will interview Dr. Merson about his experiences guiding a vibrant Duke institute from its launch through its first ten years.

Oct 11
Cathy N. Davidson, CUNY Graduate Center

In her latest book, educational innovator Cathy N. Davidson (Duke's former Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies) argues that the American university is stuck in the past--and shows how we can revolutionize it to prepare students for our age of constant change.

Nov 05

Highlights include the ninth annual Duke University Energy Conference (Nov. 8), Energy in Emerging Markets Case Competition (Nov. 7), Energy Startup Demo Day (Nov. 9) and career development events for Duke students.