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Interdisciplinary Collaboration

Interdisciplinarity suffuses Duke’s schools and departments, with our university-wide institutes and initiatives serving as crucial incubators of innovations in research, pedagogy, and outreach.

Research

Interdisciplinary research at Duke takes many forms and can range from a single scholar to a team of investigators expanding the frontiers of knowledge. Much of this work is catalyzed by our institutes and initiatives.

Education

Today’s most complex challenges demand new forms of expertise and collaboration. Duke gives students opportunities to explore issues across disciplines, departments, and methods, often with a team-based approach.

Engagement

The interdisciplinary experience goes beyond the classroom and lab, as many faculty and students collaborate with external parties to develop research agendas and translate knowledge for decision-makers and broader publics.

Promoting Opportunities with Energy Research (POWER) Offers Undergraduate Assistantships

Promoting Opportunities with Energy Research (POWER) Offers Undergraduate Assistantships

Deadline: January 31, 2019 Duke University undergraduates seeking paid energy research opportunities on campus may apply for funding through the Office of Undergraduate Research Support (URS), thanks to a partnership with the Duke University Energy Initiative. Through the Promoting Opportunities with Energy Research (POWER Program), a limited number of students may receive up to $400 per semester […]

Check Out the 2019 Data+ Projects and Apply to Join a Team This Summer

Check Out the 2019 Data+ Projects and Apply to Join a Team This Summer

Deadline: February 25, 2019 Data+ is a ten-week summer research experience for undergraduates and master’s students interested in exploring new data-driven approaches to interdisciplinary challenges. It is suitable for students at all levels and from all majors. Students join small teams (a maximum of three undergraduates and one master’s student) and work alongside other teams […]

Six Teams Receive 2018-19 Research Incubator Awards from Duke Institute for Brain Sciences

Six Teams Receive 2018-19 Research Incubator Awards from Duke Institute for Brain Sciences

Six interdisciplinary Duke faculty teams have received 2018-2019 Research Incubator Awards from the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences (DIBS). The awards provide seed funding to support collaborative brain science research for projects of exceptional innovation and broad significance to the field. The projects must engage at least two faculty representing multiple fields or levels of […]

Marshall Scholars Rooted in Interdisciplinary Scholarship on Energy and Brain Sciences

Marshall Scholars Rooted in Interdisciplinary Scholarship on Energy and Brain Sciences

Duke University seniors Julie Uchitel and Shomik Verma have received the highly competitive Marshall Scholarship to pursue postgraduate studies in the U.K. Like Duke’s 2019 Rhodes Scholars, they have deep roots in the intellectual communities of Duke’s university-wide interdisciplinary institutes and initiatives. Julie Uchitel A double major in Neuroscience and French, Uchitel has many ties […]

Information Initiative at Duke Named in Honor of Michael and Maureen Rhodes

Information Initiative at Duke Named in Honor of Michael and Maureen Rhodes

Duke University’s landmark “big data” initiative has been named in honor of longtime supporters Michael and Maureen Rhodes. The Rhodes Information Initiative at Duke (iiD), founded in 2013, was officially named by the Duke University Board of Trustees in November 2018 to “express deep appreciation and gratitude to Michael George Rhodes and Maureen C. Rhodes […]

Propose a Case Study on Global Energy Access for the Next GLEAN Publication

Propose a Case Study on Global Energy Access for the Next GLEAN Publication

Deadline: January 31, 2019 The Global Energy Access Network (GLEAN) student organization is now accepting applications for the third volume of the Energy Access Case Studies publication. They are looking for students (undergraduate, graduate, postdoc, or professional) from any discipline who have engagement in the field of energy access. Submit an application about your research, study […]