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Interdisciplinary Collaboration

Interdisciplinarity suffuses Duke’s schools and departments, with our university-wide institutes and initiatives serving as crucial incubators of innovations in research, pedagogy, and outreach.

Research

Interdisciplinary research at Duke takes many forms and can range from a single scholar to a team of investigators expanding the frontiers of knowledge. Much of this work is catalyzed by our institutes and initiatives.

Education

Today’s most complex challenges demand new forms of expertise and collaboration. Duke gives students opportunities to explore issues across disciplines, departments, and methods, often with a team-based approach.

Engagement

The interdisciplinary experience goes beyond the classroom and lab, as many faculty and students collaborate with external parties to develop research agendas and translate knowledge for decision-makers and broader publics.

Nicholas Institute Awards Catalyst Funding to Six Duke Research Projects

Nicholas Institute Awards Catalyst Funding to Six Duke Research Projects

The Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions at Duke University has awarded funding to six research projects for Fiscal Year 2019–20 through the institute’s Catalyst Program. Now in its third year, the Catalyst Program aims to build on the Nicholas Institute’s mission by increasing engagement with Duke faculty to incubate and advance new partnerships, enhance policy-relevant […]

Duke Graduate Students Can Design Archival Expeditions This Summer

Duke Graduate Students Can Design Archival Expeditions This Summer

Deadline: June 14, 2019 Are you interested in developing your skills in designing learning experiences for students? Interested in engaging students with digital and physical primary source materials? Consider participating in Archival Expeditions! Archival Expeditions is a unique opportunity for graduate students to work with a faculty member to design a learning module involving archival […]

Janet Prvu Bettger on Interdisciplinary Collaboration

Janet Prvu Bettger on Interdisciplinary Collaboration

“I have found leading Bass Connections to be professionally transformational for me as an educator” Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery Janet Prvu Bettger is interested in what comes after a life-altering injury or illness, when a patient leaves the hospital and must learn to live with disability. She launched the Global Alliance on Disability and […]

Meet the 2019-20 Energy Data Analytics Ph.D. Student Fellows

Meet the 2019-20 Energy Data Analytics Ph.D. Student Fellows

The Duke University Energy Initiative has selected its second cohort of Energy Data Analytics Ph.D. Student Fellows, which will include doctoral students in civil and environmental engineering, computer science, earth and ocean sciences, and electrical and computer engineering. Launched in 2018, the one-of-a-kind fellows program is designed to produce scholars with expertise in both data science and […]

Emily Bernhardt on Interdisciplinary Collaboration

Emily Bernhardt on Interdisciplinary Collaboration

“I am engaging in a wholly new set of important questions about how mercury is being added to and cycling through the Peruvian Amazon” Emily S. Bernhardt is interested in how humans affect the movement of water, chemicals, and energy through ecosystems. She’s the Jerry G. and Patricia Crawford Hubbard Professor in Duke’s Department of […]

Duke Graduate Students Receive Grants to Enhance Their Training beyond Core Disciplines

Duke Graduate Students Receive Grants to Enhance Their Training beyond Core Disciplines

The following Duke University doctoral students have received Graduate Student Training Enhancement Grants (GSTEG) for 2019-2020 from the Office of the Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies. Stretching beyond their core disciplinary training, these students will spend up to one semester acquiring skills, knowledge, or experiences that will enhance the approach to their original research. Jacqueline […]

Franklin Humanities Institute Awards 13 Global Collaboration Seed Grants for 2019-2020

Franklin Humanities Institute Awards 13 Global Collaboration Seed Grants for 2019-2020

The Franklin Humanities Institute is pleased to announce the recipients for the 2019-2020 Global Collaboration Seed Grants. We have been fortunate to receive generous matching support from the Office of Global Affairs’ Andrew W. Mellon Endowment for Global Studies. These grants are designed to support inquiry into research areas that cannot be adequately addressed without cross-national […]