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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 […]

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 […]

Jonathan Wiener on Interdisciplinary Collaboration

Jonathan Wiener on Interdisciplinary Collaboration

“These projects have been crucial to my engagement with colleagues and students across the university” “I came to Duke 25 years ago in order to be part of the multidisciplinary community here,” says Jonathan B. Wiener. “Duke was poised to launch a series of cross-cutting initiatives, and it was my good fortune to be part […]

Pursue a New Collaboration on Environmental Policy

Pursue a New Collaboration on Environmental Policy

Deadline: March 15, 2019 The Nicholas Institute’s mission is to help decision makers create timely, effective, and economically practical solutions to the world’s critical environmental challenges. The Nicholas Institute engages local, state and federal governments, international agencies, NGO’s, companies, and communities through convening, providing legal, economic, and policy analysis, and supporting the process of taking […]