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 to Join a 2018-19 Project Team

UPDATE: The priority deadline for applications (February 16 at 5:00 p.m.) has passed. We will continue to accept second-round applications until Friday, February 23 at 5:00 p.m. Thereafter applications will only be accepted on a case-by-case basis. For more information about the application process, see our FAQs.

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.