Funding opportunities

Faculty and students can get involved in existing interdisciplinary research projects or begin their own with funding opportunities, now consolidated through Together Duke, the the university’s strategic plan. The Office of the Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies directs or co-manages several of these competitive grant programs:

  • Bass Connections (projects, course development funds, follow-on student research grants)
  • Versatile Humanists at Duke (internships, innovation grants; in partnership with the Graduate School and the Franklin Humanities Institute)

In conjunction with the Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, OVPIS also oversees additional provostial seed grant programs:

The university-wide institutes and initiatives offer many additional funding opportunities. Below are links to selected interdisciplinary grant programs.

For a more comprehensive search, visit Duke’s research funding database for open interdisciplinary opportunities and all open opportunities.

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