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.

Consider Applying to Join a 2018-19 Project Team

Come to the Bass Connections Fair on January 24 to learn more about the 2018-2019 projects. Applications open on January 24 and are due on February 16 at 5:00 p.m.

Learn More about Participating

Current or Past Team Members, Apply for Follow-on Research Funding

Follow-on research funds of up to $3,000 are available to undergraduate and graduate students who have completed (or are completing) a Bass Connections project team and propose to continue some aspect of the team’s work through a faculty-mentored research experience. Apply by March 2.

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 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.

Join 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.