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Seven Projects Receive 2018 Germinator Research Awards

Seven Projects Receive 2018 Germinator Research Awards

Interdisciplinary projects involve new approaches to neuroscience topics Seven projects involving nearly two dozen Duke clinical and basic-science faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students have received the inaugural Germinator Research Awards from the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences (DIBS), the Institute’s Faculty Governance Committee Chair, Geraldine Dawson, announced today. The awards grew out of DIBS […]

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Nicholas Institute Selects Five Duke Projects for Catalyst Program Seed Funding

Nicholas Institute Selects Five Duke Projects for Catalyst Program Seed Funding

Five projects received funding in the second year of the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions’ Catalyst Program. The program aims to build on the Nicholas Institute’s mission by increasing engagement with Duke University faculty to incubate and advance new partnerships, enhance policy-relevant knowledge, and create innovative policy solutions based on new creative synergies. Funded […]

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Meet the Energy Data Analytics Ph.D. Student Fellows for 2018-19

Meet the Energy Data Analytics Ph.D. Student Fellows for 2018-19

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 wealth of data will require scholars with training in both data science and energy application domains. Yet traditional graduate education is limited in its ability to provide such dual […]

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Energy Research Seed Fund Awards Eight Grants to Duke Faculty for 2018-2019

Energy Research Seed Fund Awards Eight Grants to Duke Faculty for 2018-2019

Research projects that explore advances in energy materials, novel perspectives on resilience and sustainability, and energy storage solutions will receive funding in 2018 from the Duke University Energy Initiative’s Energy Research Seed Fund. The program will award eight grants to projects involving 21 faculty members from four Duke schools, investing a total of $336,956 in promising new energy […]

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Interdisciplinary Groups Led by Duke Graduate Students Receive 2018-19 D-SIGN Grants

Interdisciplinary Groups Led by Duke Graduate Students Receive 2018-19 D-SIGN Grants

The Office of the Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies has awarded Duke Support for Interdisciplinary Graduate Networks (D-SIGN) grants to six graduate student groups for the 2018-2019 academic year. Duke-ACRE Partnership Core students: Katherine Pringle, M.A. in Economics; Ryan Juskus, Ph.D. in Religion; Emma Lietz Bilecky, Master of Environmental Management Faculty mentor: Erika Weinthal Up […]

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New Grants Will Advance Collaborative Research by 11 Groups of Duke Faculty

New Grants Will Advance Collaborative Research by 11 Groups of Duke Faculty

Six groups of Duke faculty have been awarded multiyear Research Collaboratory grants, and five groups have received one-year pilot research grants in the humanities and social sciences, Provost Sally Kornbluth announced. Part of the Together Duke academic strategic plan, these new grant opportunities provide flexible, immediate resources to strengthen Duke’s intellectual communities and help faculty […]

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Fourteen Duke Graduate Students Receive Training Enhancement Grants

Fourteen Duke Graduate Students Receive Training Enhancement Grants

Fourteen Duke University students received Graduate Student Training Enhancement Grants (GSTEG) for 2018-2019 from the Office of the Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies. Stretching beyond their core disciplinary training, these doctoral students will spend up to one semester acquiring skills, knowledge, or experiences that will enhance the approach to their original research. Hands-on Training Patrick […]

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Duke Institute for Brain Sciences Selects Six Teams for Research Incubator Awards

Duke Institute for Brain Sciences Selects Six Teams for Research Incubator Awards

Six interdisciplinary Duke faculty research teams have received 2017-2018 Research Incubator Awards from the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences (DIBS). The teams are addressing complex neuroscience issues such as temporal-lobe epilepsy, improved vision for people with prosthetic retinas, and better hearing for those with cochlear implants. Three new and three existing projects were funded, for […]

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