50+ Bass Connections Research Opportunities for Duke Students of All Levels

Bass Connections project team members.

Deadline: February 11, 2022

Duke students and trainees/fellows from all levels and schools are invited to check out the new Bass Connections project teams for 2022-2023.

The deadline for applications is February 11 at 5:00 p.m. EST.

Bass Connections project teams bring together faculty, postdocs, graduate students and undergraduates to tackle complex societal challenges in interdisciplinary research teams. Most project teams collaborate with partners outside Duke, including companies, nonprofits, universities, school systems, hospitals and government agencies. Many team members take their research further through grants, theses and other opportunities at Duke and beyond.

Project teams last for two semesters, and some include a summer component. Academic credit and summer funding are available. Students can apply to up to three project teams.

Browse the 2022-2023 Project Teams by Theme

Each project team page contains a detailed project description, anticipated outputs, student opportunities, timelines and a list of team leaders.

Student can also browse the full list of project teams, which can be filtered by theme, area of focus and special opportunities.

Register for a Virtual Information Session

Students from all levels and schools can learn more about project team participation by registering for a virtual information session on Friday, January 21 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. or Tuesday, January 25 from 3:00-4:00 p.m..

Please register to receive the Zoom link.

Each session will feature a short presentation about the program as well as a panel of Bass Connections student team members, who will share details about their project team experiences. Session attendees will be able to ask questions live or in the group chat.

Topics covered will include:

  • What is Bass Connections? What are year-long project teams?
  • How do students find out more information about particular 2022-2023 project teams?
  • Who is eligible to participate?
  • What is the application process and timeline?
  • What is it like to be on a project team and what are the benefits of participation?
  • What should students consider before applying?

Many project teams will also be hosting their own Zoom information session and/or providing a brief video overview of their team during the weeks of January 24 and January 31. Please check our website for more information on January 24 or sign up for our newsletter.

Before You Apply

Take some time to learn how project teams work, review FAQs, explore the benefits of participation and browse stories from students about their Bass Connections experiences.

Students can also check out our Spring 2022 Foundational Research Modules – short virtual modules by experts across campus that are designed to provide students of all levels with foundational knowledge in research practices.

The deadline for applications is February 11 at 5:00 p.m. EST.

Create Your Own Path

Need some help planning your Bass Connections pathway? Undergraduates can seek guidance from Duke’s Directors of Academic Engagement, who offer individualized, hour-long advising appointments to guide students through the process of integrating Bass Connections into their academic plans.

Graduate students can access a number of resources to guide their pathways, and the professional schools offer tailored advising services to their students. Ph.D. students in the humanities can consult with Duke’s Director of Graduate Student Advising and Engagement in the Humanities.

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