Student Research Awards

Are you and a group of your fellow students excited about testing a new idea or exploring a compelling research question? Do you want to extend work that you started through your Bass Connections project? Students can apply for research funding, either individually or as a group, through the following opportunities:

Bass Connections Student Research Awards

  • Purpose: Support for individual or collaborative, student-driven research projects, with a preference for collaborative interdisciplinary projects.
  • Funding: $3,000 (for one to two students) or $5,000 (for groups of more than two students).
  • Eligibility: Undergraduate and graduate students from any Duke school may apply. Individual research projects must stem from a Bass Connections year-long project team or summer program experience. Collaborative research projects do not require prior participation in Bass Connections. Applicants must be active students during the grant period. 
  • Timeline: Calls for proposals will be issued each January for projects starting in May; funds will be awarded for a period of one year (e.g., May 1, 2022-April 30, 2023).

Student Team Grants

  • Purpose: Support for collaborative, student-driven research projects involving Trinity undergraduate students. (Offered in partnership with the Duke Undergraduate Research Support Office.)
  • Funding: Up to $5,000.
  • Eligibility: Projects must include two or more students, at least one of whom must be a Trinity undergraduate student. Applicants must be active students during the grant period.
  • Timeline: Calls for proposals will be issued each January for projects starting in May; funds will be awarded for a period of one year (e.g., May 1, 2022-April 30, 2023).