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Students: Get Involved with Bass Connections
Bass Connections brings together faculty and students—from all levels and schools—to explore real-world issues in interdisciplinary research teams.
Learn More about Participating
- Review frequently asked questions.
- Browse stories from students.
- View examples of publications resulting from project teams.
- See how students have leveraged their Bass Connections research for theses and dissertations.
- Explore benefits for undergraduates.
- Explore benefits for graduate and professional students.
Apply to Join a Project Team
The deadline for 2018-19 project team applications has passed. However, 16 project teams, including two new teams, are now recruiting student team members for 2018-19. Applications are open and will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Students may apply to up to two teams using the “Apply here” link at the bottom of each team page. The deadline to apply is August 23 at 11:59 p.m.
Please read the project descriptions carefully to learn about the unique student opportunities available on each team. Project teams last for two semesters and include course credit.
Students should note that spots on teams are limited as the majority of positions were filled during Bass Connections’ main application cycle last spring. Students interested in applying for a year-long Bass Connections project team during the main application cycle will be able to explore 2019-20 teams beginning in January 2019. Learn more.
Take a Course
These semester-long courses offer students a structure to gain expertise in addressing complex societal problems from a variety of academic and professional perspectives.
Consider a Summer Program
For students interested in conducting research over the summer, there are four summer programs affiliated with Bass Connections. In addition, some of the year-long project teams have a summer component.
Develop Your Pathway
The academic, research and engagement opportunities you undertake as part of Bass Connections will be unique to your individual learning plan. Academic advisors are available to help you develop your own flexible path of interdisciplinary experiences at Duke.
Apply for the Student Advisory Council
The Bass Connections Student Advisory Council includes representatives from all student levels and all five themes. The council serves as a sounding board for student ideas, questions and suggestions relating to Bass Connections and interdisciplinary education at Duke. Members also serve as ambassadors for Bass Connections, helping to inform the broader Duke community about the program’s educational and societal impacts. We will post an application in September.