Explore the 2024 Data+ Summer Research Projects

January 17, 2024


Interested in exploring new data-driven approaches to interdisciplinary challenges?

Data+ is a full-time ten-week summer research experience for undergraduates and master’s students. Students join small teams and learn how to marshal, analyze and visualize data, while gaining broad exposure to the field of data science. In Summer 2024, the program will run from May 20 through July 26. 

Within Data+, students can apply to Climate+, which aims to advance interdisciplinary understanding of climate change’s causes and societal impacts and to identify sustainable solutions.

Participants will receive a $5,000 stipend, out of which they must arrange their own housing and travel. They may not accept employment or take classes during the program.

Students can learn more about Data+ at the Plus Programs Info Fair on January 18 from 1-3 p.m. in Gross Hall. Applications will open after the fair and be accepted on a rolling basis through the end of February.

Data+ is offered through the Rhodes Information Initiative at Duke and is part of the Bass Connections Information, Society & Culture theme.

Browse the 2024 Data+ Projects

*Related to a 2024-2025 Bass Connections project.
Climate+ project

Explore These New Plus Programs For Summer 2024

Three new plus programs will make their debut this summer. Browse each program's website for additional information about opportunities and the process of applying.


Arts + is a six-week summer experience for graduate and undergraduate students grounded in the arts. Applications are due February 28.

Teams of students, guided by a project lead from the Duke Arts office or a community arts organization, work together to learn the behind-the-scenes work of arts administration and the creative work required to build an artistic product. Students receive professional practice education, hands-on skills building workshops and team building activities. Outcomes of Arts+ may include season launches, series curation or preparing creative projects for next stages.


History+ is a mentored summer research experience for undergraduates. Applications are due February 15.

For eight weeks in May, June and July, teams of undergraduates will work together with a graduate student and faculty mentor to learn how to use and apply historical research skills. Students will produce creative outputs (e.g., exhibits, oral histories) and work together to engage with community partners, putting their academic knowledge into practice. 


I&E+ is a 10-week summer program that will provide undergraduate students with a valuable hands-on business and research experience, along with skills in creativity, problem solving and project management. Applications are due by February 25. 

Pairs of students will be matched with a client (e.g., local nonprofit, startup early-stage company) to collaborate on a strategic initiative. Students will focus on challenges like new market entry, product launch, partnerships, fundraising, talent and culture and brand strategy, working to assess their client’s needs, generate and evaluate ideas, and present final recommendations.

Students will also receive training and advising to learn innovative mindsets, frameworks and methods to become more creative and effective.

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