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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.

Mark Borsuk on Interdisciplinary Collaboration

Mark Borsuk on Interdisciplinary Collaboration

“These opportunities have enriched my first two years at Duke tremendously” Mark Borsuk was quick to embrace opportunities to pursue collaborative research and teaching with his new colleagues after joining the faculty of the Pratt School of Engineering in 2016. The Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering teamed up with faculty from the Law […]

Doctoral Students Can Go Deeper into the Energy Data Analytics Space

Doctoral Students Can Go Deeper into the Energy Data Analytics Space

Deadline: March 1, 2019 The growth of energy-related data in the last decade has created new opportunities for data-driven exploration of solutions to energy problems. Capitalizing on the opportunities presented by this new wealth of data will require scholars with training in both data science and energy application domains. Yet traditional graduate education is limited in its […]

Build or Extend Graduate Student Networks with D-SIGN Grants

Build or Extend Graduate Student Networks with D-SIGN Grants

Deadline: February 25, 2019 Opportunity The goal of this internal grant competition is to enable graduate students to build or extend their networks and to integrate collaborative, cross-school experiences into their programs, thereby increasing the number of individuals whose graduate training reflects the university’s signature commitments to interdisciplinarity and knowledge in the service of society. […]

Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship Offers Incubation Funding for Idea-stage Projects

Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship Offers Incubation Funding for Idea-stage Projects

Deadline: February 25, 2019 I.  Purpose The Duke Incubation Fund (the “Fund”) was formed to support idea-stage projects at Duke University. The Fund will make a number of awards each year to support novel ideas, applied research, potential products, nascent services and creative projects that if successful, will lead to new opportunities in the market. […]

Christopher Bail on Interdisciplinary Collaboration

Christopher Bail on Interdisciplinary Collaboration

“My network has expanded dramatically, and I have been able to pursue new avenues of research” At a moment when issues related to race, religion, and citizenship are sharply dividing Americans, Christopher A. Bail’s research on political polarization and social media feels especially timely. Bail is the Douglas and Ellen Lowey Associate Professor of Sociology […]