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Franklin Humanities Institute Offers Seed Grants for Global Collaborations

Franklin Humanities Institute Offers Seed Grants for Global Collaborations

Deadline: January 14, 2019 The Franklin Humanities Institute is pleased to invite proposals for seed grants of $5,000 to $10,000 for Global Collaborations in the Humanities. These grants are intended to support inquiry into research areas that cannot be adequately addressed without cross-national or cross-regional scholarly dialogue, or without exchanges across languages and philosophical/methodological traditions. […]

Kick-start a New Collaboration through the Energy Research Seed Fund

Kick-start a New Collaboration through the Energy Research Seed Fund

Deadline: January 14, 2019 Since 2014, the Duke University Energy Initiative’s Energy Research Seed Fund has supported new interdisciplinary, collaborative research teams with the larger goal of enabling Duke University investigators to obtain critical preliminary results that have a high likelihood of obtaining external funding. Thanks to generous support from the Office of the Provost, […]

What Should Graduate Training in the Humanities Look Like in the 21st Century?

What Should Graduate Training in the Humanities Look Like in the 21st Century?

In a new article published in Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, Edward J. Balleisen and Maria LaMonaca Wisdom share insights from their experience reimagining doctoral training at Duke University. Balleisen is vice provost for interdisciplinary studies and professor of history and public policy, and Wisdom is director of graduate student advising and engagement in […]

Join Us for a Conversation on Building Interdisciplinary Social Sciences

Join Us for a Conversation on Building Interdisciplinary Social Sciences

Ed Balleisen in Conversation with Tom Nechyba All are welcome at the Forum for Scholars and Publics for a conversation with Thomas Nechyba, professor of Economics and Public Policy and director of the Duke Social Science Research Institute. Ed Balleisen, historian and Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies, will interview Dr. Nechyba. The conversation will focus […]

WearDuke Initiative Aims to Improve Students’ Sleep Habits

WearDuke Initiative Aims to Improve Students’ Sleep Habits

By Alissa Kocer Sleepless nights come with the territory in college. Pulling all-nighters becomes a point of pride to some students as they brew coffee at 3 A.M., pull out their secret stash of chocolate and gummy bears, and dig into their work to show that no matter how late it is, they’re committed to […]

Together Duke Opportunity: Faculty Can Propose Research Collaboratories in Three Key Areas

Together Duke Opportunity: Faculty Can Propose Research Collaboratories in Three Key Areas

Deadline: February 15, 2019 Overview Together Duke has targeted three challenges that reflect societal relevance, internal capacities for reflection and action, and alignment with Duke’s strategic priorities: Energy and Water Resources; Race, Religion, and Citizenship; and Population Health. Duke has the intellectual resources and organizational nimbleness to convene technical, legal, scientific, ethical, cultural, and historical […]

21 Alumni, 21 Students, 36 Hours in Energy at Duke University

21 Alumni, 21 Students, 36 Hours in Energy at Duke University

What happens when 21 successful energy alumni intersect with 21 motivated energy students for a weekend? The Duke University Energy Initiative decided to find out with its 36 Hours in Energy event on October 12-14. The Energy Initiative, Duke’s interdisciplinary hub for all things energy, assembled the 42 attendees for a program that was equal parts networking […]

Seed Funding Helps Grow Collaboration in Regenerative Biology and Medicine

Seed Funding Helps Grow Collaboration in Regenerative Biology and Medicine

Humans and other mammals don’t regenerate heart muscle well, explains Kenneth Poss. He’s the James B. Duke Professor of Cell Biology and the director of Duke’s Regeneration Next initiative. “If we have a heart attack, we lose hundreds of millions of heart muscle cells.” Ideally, humans could be more like zebrafish, which have a natural […]