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.

Apply for Project Teams

The application deadline for 2017-2018 project teams was February 17. However, there may still be a few openings on selected teams. We will still accept applications for a limited time, but first send an email to On the application form, you can choose up to three project teams, in any theme, in order of preference. View a list of project teams that have a Summer 2017 component.

Apply for Summer Programs

The Data+ summer research program runs from May 22 until July 28, 2017. The application deadline is February 20, but applications are evaluated on a rolling basis.

The Story+ summer research program will take place from May 17 until June 28, 2017. Apply by March 3.

Learn More about Participating

Take a Course

Many courses at Duke include content related to the issues and perspectives of Bass Connections and the theme areas. These courses give students knowledge and experience with the interdisciplinary, problem-focused approach to learning. See a sampling of Bass Connections-related courses.

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 includes representatives from all student levels and all five themes. Members also serve as ambassadors for Bass Connections, helping to inform the broader Duke community as well as friends of Duke.