Apply Now for a 2021-2022 Bass Connections Project Team

January 20, 2021

2021-2022 project teams.

Duke students from all levels and schools are invited to check out the new Bass Connections project teams for 2021-2022.

The deadline for applications is February 12 at 5:00 p.m. EST.

A university-wide program, Bass Connections engages students in collaborative research on complex societal challenges, working alongside faculty from across Duke. Most project teams collaborate with partners outside Duke, including companies, nonprofits, universities, school systems, hospitals and government agencies. Many team members take their research further through grants, theses and other opportunities at Duke and beyond.

Project teams last for two semesters, and some include a summer component. Academic credit and summer funding are available.

Browse the 2021-2022 Project Teams by Theme

Each project team page contains a detailed project description, anticipated outputs, student opportunities, timelines and a list of team leaders.

Talk to Team Leaders at the Bass Connections Virtual Fair on January 29

Students of all levels are encouraged to register for the Bass Connections Virtual Fair on Friday, January 29. Teams participating in the fair will each be available for live Q&A and discussion during a one-hour block of time between 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. EST and 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. EST. Please review the times and Zoom links for each team and register for the fair to receive the passcode to access each Zoom room. 

Students can drop into a Zoom session at any time to talk with project team leaders, Bass Connections staff, representatives from the Story+ Summer Program and Directors of Academic Engagement.

Students are also encouraged to view the short video overviews posted to the Virtual Fair page.

Create Your Own Path

Need some help planning your Bass Connections pathway? Undergraduates can seek guidance from Duke’s Directors of Academic Engagement, who offer individualized, hour-long advising appointments to guide students through the process of integrating Bass Connections into their academic plans.

Graduate students can access a number of resources to guide their pathways, and the professional schools offer tailored advising services to their students. Ph.D. students in the humanities can consult with Duke’s Director of Graduate Student Advising and Engagement in the Humanities.

Before You Apply

Take some time to learn how project teams work, review FAQs, explore the benefits of participation and browse stories from students about their Bass Connections experiences. Please note that students can apply for up to three project teams. 

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