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

Proposals for 2023 awards are now open. Apply by February 20, 2023 at 5:00 p.m.

  • Purpose: Support for individual or collaborative, student-driven research projects, with a preference for collaborative interdisciplinary projects
  • Funding: Up to $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. Collaborative research projects do not require prior participation in Bass Connections. Individual research projects must stem from a Bass Connections year-long project team or summer program experience. Applicants must be active students during the grant period.
  • Timeline: Calls for proposals will be issued each November for projects starting in May; funds will be awarded for a period of one year (e.g., May 1, 2023-April 30, 2024).

Student Team Grants

Proposals for 2023 grants are now open. Apply by February 20, 2023 at 5:00 p.m.

  • 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 November for projects starting in May; funds will be awarded for a period of one year (e.g., May 1, 2023-April 30, 2024).