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.

The application deadline for 2017-2018 project teams was February 17, 2017, but there are other ways to get involved this year; for example, check out these Bass Connections courses.

Graduate Students: Submit a Proposal for a 2018-2019 Project Team

Any faculty member may submit a proposal for a 2018-2019 project team by November 3; graduate students, postdocs, and trainees/fellows may also propose projects, but all projects must have at least one faculty leader.

Please see the proposal guidelines and use the proposal template. Then, submit your proposal using this online form.

Learn More about Participating

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.

Develop an Educational 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.

Join the Student Advisory Council

The Bass Connections Student Advisory Council (BCSAC) 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.

Apply now to be a member of the 2017-2018 BCSAC! Applications will be accepted through Friday, September 22, 2017.