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Eight Faculty Groups Receive Intellectual Community Planning Grants for 2018

Eight Faculty Groups Receive Intellectual Community Planning Grants for 2018

To invest in Duke’s faculty as scholars and leaders of the university’s intellectual communities, Provost Sally Kornbluth has offered three grant opportunities this year as part of the Together Duke strategic plan. The Offices of the Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies and the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs oversee these seed grant programs: Intellectual Community […]

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Duke Graduate Students Receive Grants to Expand Training beyond Core Disciplines

Duke Graduate Students Receive Grants to Expand Training beyond Core Disciplines

Eighteen Duke University students—16 from The Graduate School, one from the School of Nursing and one from the Divinity School—received Graduate Student Training Enhancement Grants (GSTEG) for 2017-2018 from the Office of the Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies. Stretching beyond their core disciplinary training, these doctoral and master’s students will spend up to one semester […]

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Six Graduate Student Groups Receive Interdisciplinary D-SIGN Grants

Six Graduate Student Groups Receive Interdisciplinary 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 2017-2018 academic year. Desarrolla México Student organizers: Ruxandra Popovici, Ph.D. in Environment, Nicholas School of the Environment; Emilio Blanco Gonzalez and Adam Cullen, Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering, […]

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Energy Initiative Announces 2017 Seed Grants

Energy Initiative Announces 2017 Seed Grants

Research projects that explore new possibilities for energy storage, reliability and sustainable development will receive funding in 2017 from the Duke University Energy Initiative’s Energy Research Seed Fund. Seven projects involving 14 faculty members were selected to receive a total of $240,000 from the fund. Seed funding provides a financial head start for new multidisciplinary, […]

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Duke Global Health Institute Awards Environmental Health Pilot Grants

Duke Global Health Institute Awards Environmental Health Pilot Grants

With $25,000 pilot grants from the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI), two Duke research teams are collaborating with partners in China and Sri Lanka on global environmental health projects. One study will explore the effect of maternal exposure to electronic waste on birth outcomes in Guiyu, China, and the other will investigate whether pollutant mixtures […]

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Seven Groups of Faculty Receive Intellectual Community Planning Grants

Seven Groups of Faculty Receive Intellectual Community Planning Grants

In Duke’s rich culture of collaboration, many scholars are working together on a broad range of projects, and new ideas are constantly bubbling up. To provide seed funding for some emerging areas of collaboration, Provost Sally Kornbluth and Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies Ed Balleisen are pleased to announce seven awards for Intellectual Community Planning […]

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Doctoral Students Honored for Excellence in Mentoring

Doctoral Students Honored for Excellence in Mentoring

Duke graduate students Eleanor Caves (Biology), Joyell Arscott (Nursing) and Zachary Carico (Immunology) are this year’s student recipients of the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Mentoring. Caves (pictured above) is part of a graduate student group that received a Duke Support for Interdisciplinary Graduate Networks (D-SIGN) grant for the 2016-2017 academic year. Her successful proposal, […]

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