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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.

Energy Research Seed Fund Awards Six Grants for 2019-2020

Energy Research Seed Fund Awards Six Grants for 2019-2020

Research projects that will explore connections between energy and health, improve the performance of renewable energy sources such as solar and thermoelectricity, and expand energy access through innovative and clean methods will receive funding in 2019 from the Duke University Energy Initiative’s Energy Research Seed Fund. The program will award six grants to projects involving […]

Four Faculty Receive FHI Book Manuscript Workshop Awards

Four Faculty Receive FHI Book Manuscript Workshop Awards

The Franklin Humanities Institute is pleased to grant Faculty Book Manuscript Workshops to the following recipients for the 2019-2020 Academic Year. Additional awards may be announced during the Fall 2019 semester. Sarah Beckwith Katherine Everett Gilbert Professor of English, English Department Shakespeare, Ethics, Tragedy William Johnson Professor, Department of Classical Studies The Cultures of Reading […]

Eleven Doctoral Students Named 2019 VH@Duke Interns

Eleven Doctoral Students Named 2019 VH@Duke Interns

Eleven Ph.D. students have been named Versatile Humanists at Duke (VH@Duke) Interns for 2019, the most in the program’s history. The internships provide Duke doctoral students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences exposure to work experiences, organizations, and professions relevant to their scholarly interests. Students can apply for internships at pre-identified partner organizations or propose opportunities of their […]

Can a Small Green Idea Provide Energy Access in Rural Nepal?

Can a Small Green Idea Provide Energy Access in Rural Nepal?

As Subhrendu Pattanayak and a group of researchers from Duke University navigate narrow catwalks high into the Annapurna mountain range in the Himalayas, they begin to understand first-hand the difficulties of establishing any set infrastructure in such difficult terrain. Gone are the paved roads of Pokhara, the Nepali city where they had begun their day, […]

Duke Partners with UNICEF to Accelerate Entrepreneurship for Social Impact

Duke Partners with UNICEF to Accelerate Entrepreneurship for Social Impact

At UNICEF’s recent annual summit, Duke alumna Selwyn Rayzor represented the University on a panel about UNICEF’s partnerships, speaking about the Duke-UNICEF Innovation Accelerator. The Accelerator—a partnership between Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship (I&E) and UNICEF USA—will support social impact entrepreneurs in finding and implementing solutions to the most pressing challenges facing children and youth worldwide. […]