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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.

Undergraduates Can Get Involved in Global Health Summer Projects in the U.S. or Abroad

Undergraduates Can Get Involved in Global Health Summer Projects in the U.S. or Abroad

Deadline: October 14, 2019 Applications are open for the Global Health Student Research Training Program, an intensive experiential learning program that engages second-year and third-year undergraduate students in the development, implementation and assessment of a community-based project. This year, students can choose from four projects in Honduras, India, Kenya and North Carolina. Applications are due October […]

Three Students Awarded Karen L. Wrenn Alzheimer’s Disease Travel Prize

Three Students Awarded Karen L. Wrenn Alzheimer’s Disease Travel Prize

Two medical students and one doctoral student to attend scientific conferences Two graduate medical students and one doctoral student in cognitive neuroscience have received 2019-2020 Karen L. Wrenn Trust Travel Awards. The awards, given each year to Duke Institute for Brain Sciences (DIBS) graduate students, are made possible through the generosity of the Wrenn Trust, […]

Duke Researchers Receive NIH Funding to Combat Opioid Crisis

Duke Researchers Receive NIH Funding to Combat Opioid Crisis

Research teams from Duke received more than $24 million in federal grants to address challenges related to pain and the opioid crisis, with more than $19 million awarded to investigators from the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI), the world’s largest academic research organization. The grants are part of the NIH’s Helping to End Addiction Long-term […]

Four Groups of Duke Faculty Receive Collaboratory Grants for Research on Issues Affecting ...

Four Groups of Duke Faculty Receive Collaboratory Grants for Research on Issues Affecting North Carolina and Global Communities

Four groups led by Duke University faculty have been awarded Collaboratory grants for research into pressing local and global challenges. “From investigations in our own backyard into evaluating water safety and lessening the impact of evictions on child development, to research aimed at increasing solar energy efficiency and minimizing the spread of infectious diseases on […]

Seed Funding Spotlight: Five Current Opportunities for Duke Faculty

Seed Funding Spotlight: Five Current Opportunities for Duke Faculty

Duke University faculty members can apply for any of these opportunities with deadlines between October 15 and November 4. Faculty Fellowships for Collaborative Project Courses Deadline: October 15, 2019 Duke Learning Innovation, in partnership with Bass Connections, is launching a Faculty Fellows program to support faculty interested in designing (or re-designing) courses that are collaborative […]