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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.

Duke Global Health Doctoral Scholar Receives Young Leader Award

Duke Global Health Doctoral Scholar Receives Young Leader Award

Mercy Asiedu, a fifth-year PhD candidate in biomedical engineering, received the CUGH/Wasserheit Young Leader Award at the 10th annual Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) Conference in Chicago earlier this month. Asiedu, a global health doctoral scholar at the Duke Global Health Institute, conducts research centered on using light to detect cancer in low-resource […]

Get FOCUSed on Genetics, Genomics, and Computational Biology

Get FOCUSed on Genetics, Genomics, and Computational Biology

The Duke FOCUS Program is an exciting opportunity for freshman students to get exposed to ideas from the vantage point of different disciplines across the humanities, sciences, and social sciences. The Duke Center for Genomic and Computational Biology (GCB) has faculty involved in two of the 14 FOCUS clusters being offered in Fall 2019: “Genetics […]

Duke Global Health Institute Offers Funding for Strategic Investment Colloquia

Duke Global Health Institute Offers Funding for Strategic Investment Colloquia

Deadline: April 15, 2019 (rolling review) Opportunity Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) faculty are invited to request funding to convene colloquia for the purpose of defining opportunities for new joint faculty recruitments or other new investments related to the research objectives in the 2019-2024 Strategic Plan. Eligibility DGHI faculty, from any discipline, are eligible to […]

Propose a Solution to an Ethical Tech Policy Problem

Propose a Solution to an Ethical Tech Policy Problem

 Deadline: April 12, 2019 The Kenan Institute for Ethics invites students to develop a regulatory or policy idea to address the ethics of emerging tech. Application Information Eligibility: All Duke undergraduate and graduate students Length: 1,000-2,000 words (approximately 2-4 pages double-spaced) Deadline: April 12, 2019, 5:00 p.m. Submission (via Google Forms):  Register and Submit Essay! Focus […]

Duke Institute for Brain Sciences Seeks Proposals for 2019-20 Research Awards

Duke Institute for Brain Sciences Seeks Proposals for 2019-20 Research Awards

Deadline: May 1, 2019 for Letters of Intent The Duke Institute for Brain Sciences (DIBS) is pleased to announce the call for proposals for the 2019-2020 Research Incubator and Research Germinator Awards. These awards provide seed funding to support interdisciplinary, innovative brain science research within Duke. By supporting such research, DIBS hopes to encourage innovative […]