Apply Now for a 2023-2024 Bass Connections Project Team

January 17, 2023

Project teams.

Duke students from all levels and schools are invited to check out the new Bass Connections project teams for 2023-2024.

The deadline for applications is February 13, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. EST.

Bass Connections project teams bring together faculty, postdocs, graduate students and undergraduates to tackle complex societal challenges in interdisciplinary research teams. Most project teams collaborate with partners outside Duke, including companies, nonprofits, universities, school systems, hospitals and government agencies.

Project teams last for two semesters, and some include a summer component. Academic credit and summer funding are available. Students can apply to up to three project teams.

Browse the 2023-2024 Project Teams by Theme

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

Student can also browse the full list of project teams, which can be filtered by theme, area of focus and special opportunities.

Bring Your Questions to the Bass Connections Fair on January 25

Students of all levels are encouraged to stop by the Bass Connections Fair on Wednesday, January 25, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. in Penn Pavilion.

At the fair, students can talk with:

  • Project team leaders and Bass Connections staff to learn more about new project opportunities and the benefits of participation
  • Representatives from the Story+ Summer Program to learn more about opportunities to participate on a Summer 2023 Story+ team
  • Directors of Academic Engagement and representatives from the Undergraduate Research Support Office to consider how to incorporate collaborative research through Bass Connections into their academic pathways

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. 

The online application will ask you to provide basic background information, a resume, name and contact information for two references (one of which should be a faculty member unless you are a first-year student), and a short-answer question about your prior experiences working with teams. You will also be asked to complete a few short-answer questions specific to each of the projects to which you are applying. You can preview the application here.

The deadline for applications is February 13, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. EST.

Create Your Own Path

Need some help planning your Bass Connections pathway? Undergraduate students can seek guidance from Duke’s Directors of Academic Engagement, who will be at the Bass Connections Fair on January 25 and also offer individualized, hour-long advising appointments to guide students through the process of integrating Bass Connections into their academic plans.

Graduate students should speak to their departmental adviser and check out The Graduate School's professional development resources to help guide their pathways. Professional school students should consider consulting with advising services and resources within their school or unit.

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