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Nicholas Institute Invites Duke Faculty to Apply for 2020-21 Catalyst Grants

Nicholas Institute Invites Duke Faculty to Apply for 2020-21 Catalyst Grants

Deadline: March 23, 2020 (extended) Launched in 2017, the Catalyst Program aims to prompt and support expansions of existing partnerships between Duke faculty and Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions staff on research and workshops. Through the program’s seed funding, these researchers develop new or emergent ideas related to environmental policy challenges at the federal, […]

Protecting the State’s Drinking Water: Research Team Maps North Carolina Infrastructure

Protecting the State’s Drinking Water: Research Team Maps North Carolina Infrastructure

An interdisciplinary group from two universities is taking a data-driven approach to help protect North Carolina’s drinking water supply. The Innovations in Infrastructure project is using the state’s drinking water systems as a lens to examine policies for better building and maintaining infrastructure necessary for delivery of basic public services. Funded by a multiyear Collaboratory […]

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 […]

What a Fulbright Scholar Learned about the Nicholas Institute’s Interdisciplinary Approach

What a Fulbright Scholar Learned about the Nicholas Institute’s Interdisciplinary Approach

Throughout April, the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions at Duke University hosted Dr. Paul Bolger, manager of the Environmental Research Institute at University College Cork in Ireland. Bolger is a 2019 Fulbright Irish Scholar who is investigating how interdisciplinary approaches are being utilized at four American universities—Duke, Arizona State, Columbia, and Cornell—to address global sustainability […]

Graduate Network Catalyzes Research on China’s Belt and Road Initiative

Graduate Network Catalyzes Research on China’s Belt and Road Initiative

China’s Belt and Road Initiative is a mammoth undertaking that seeks to establish a “new Silk Road” linking China with over 60 countries in Asia, Africa, and Europe. Last spring, five Duke graduate students received a Duke Support for Interdisciplinary Graduate Networks (D-SIGN) grant to establish Riding the Belt and Road. The group aimed to […]