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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 […]

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 […]

Energy Research Seed Fund Awards Six Grants for 2019-2020

Energy Research Seed Fund Awards Six Grants for 2019-2020

Research projects that will explore connections between energy and health, improve the performance of renewable energy sources such as solar and thermoelectricity, and expand energy access through innovative and clean methods will receive funding in 2019 from the Duke University Energy Initiative’s Energy Research Seed Fund. The program will award six grants to projects involving […]

Can a Small Green Idea Provide Energy Access in Rural Nepal?

Can a Small Green Idea Provide Energy Access in Rural Nepal?

As Subhrendu Pattanayak and a group of researchers from Duke University navigate narrow catwalks high into the Annapurna mountain range in the Himalayas, they begin to understand first-hand the difficulties of establishing any set infrastructure in such difficult terrain. Gone are the paved roads of Pokhara, the Nepali city where they had begun their day, […]

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 […]

Six Teams Receive 2018-19 Research Incubator Awards from Duke Institute for Brain Sciences

Six Teams Receive 2018-19 Research Incubator Awards from Duke Institute for Brain Sciences

Six interdisciplinary Duke faculty teams have received 2018-2019 Research Incubator Awards from the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences (DIBS). The awards provide seed funding to support collaborative brain science research for projects of exceptional innovation and broad significance to the field. The projects must engage at least two faculty representing multiple fields or levels of […]

Seven Projects Receive 2018 Germinator Research Awards

Seven Projects Receive 2018 Germinator Research Awards

Interdisciplinary projects involve new approaches to neuroscience topics Seven projects involving nearly two dozen Duke clinical and basic-science faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students have received the inaugural Germinator Research Awards from the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences (DIBS), the Institute’s Faculty Governance Committee Chair, Geraldine Dawson, announced today. The awards grew out of DIBS […]

Nicholas Institute Selects Five Duke Projects for Catalyst Program Seed Funding

Nicholas Institute Selects Five Duke Projects for Catalyst Program Seed Funding

Five projects received funding in the second year of the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions’ Catalyst Program. The program aims to build on the Nicholas Institute’s mission by increasing engagement with Duke University faculty to incubate and advance new partnerships, enhance policy-relevant knowledge, and create innovative policy solutions based on new creative synergies. Funded […]