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Incubator and Germinator Seed Grants Available from Duke Institute for Brain Sciences

Incubator and Germinator Seed Grants Available from Duke Institute for Brain Sciences

Deadline: May 1, 2020, for letters of intent; August 1, 2020, for full proposals The Duke Institute for Brain Sciences (DIBS) supports two seed grant funding programs. These high-risk/high-return funding mechanisms provide funding for research that is exploratory and therefore not yet ready for external funding. Research Incubator Awards, of up to $100,000, require a minimum of […]

A Community That Writes Together

A Community That Writes Together

Black faculty create an effective structure to boost productivity and support each other’s scholarship “Write!” For Sarah Gaither, this command reminds her what she needs to make time to do. As an assistant professor of psychology & neuroscience at Duke, she balances a robust teaching and research load with administrative duties, meetings with collaborators and […]

Sure Signs of Addiction: More Than Just a Feeling

Sure Signs of Addiction: More Than Just a Feeling

Whether it’s finishing this season’s fifth box of Girl Scout cookies or binge-watching a Netflix show, it can be easy for the average, healthy person to think they’re developing a problem. “I can’t believe I just finished another sleeve of Thin Mints, I’m so addicted,” or “Wow, I’m so addicted to Dexter—just finished the seventh […]

Interested in Health Policy and Management? Apply to the Margolis Scholars Program

Interested in Health Policy and Management? Apply to the Margolis Scholars Program

Deadline: April 2, 2020 for undergraduates (deadline for graduate students TBA) About the Margolis Scholars Program The Margolis Scholars program is a prestigious program for Duke University students that demonstrate strong interest in and commitment to a career in health policy and management, as well as leadership potential to improve health policy. Named in honor […]

Duke I&E Invites Incubation Fund Proposals for Projects with Growth Potential

Duke I&E Invites Incubation Fund Proposals for Projects with Growth Potential

Deadline: April 12, 2020 Overview The spring application cycle is open for the Duke Incubation Fund. The Fund provides awards of up to $20,000 to support a wide range of idea-stage projects across Duke with commercial prospects. Applications are welcome from all Duke schools—we’re looking for innovative projects that could lead to new products/services that could positively impact society. […]

Listening for Zora: Merging Sonic Archives with the Digital Humanities

Listening for Zora: Merging Sonic Archives with the Digital Humanities

By Janel Ramkalawan, Ayanna Legros, Chloe McGlynn, and Luoshu Zhang What happens when a group of students participates in a collective from a range of disciplines? How do a premed student, historian, neuroscience major, and English scholar seek to parse out the life and work of anthropologist, folklorist, and novelist Zora Neale Hurston? How can […]