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Energy Research Seed Fund Awards Eight Grants to Duke Faculty for 2018-2019

Energy Research Seed Fund Awards Eight Grants to Duke Faculty for 2018-2019

Research projects that explore advances in energy materials, novel perspectives on resilience and sustainability, and energy storage solutions will receive funding in 2018 from the Duke University Energy Initiative’s Energy Research Seed Fund. The program will award eight grants to projects involving 21 faculty members from four Duke schools, investing a total of $336,956 in promising new energy […]

Duke Institute for Brain Sciences Selects Six Teams for Research Incubator Awards

Duke Institute for Brain Sciences Selects Six Teams for Research Incubator Awards

Six interdisciplinary Duke faculty research teams have received 2017-2018 Research Incubator Awards from the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences (DIBS). The teams are addressing complex neuroscience issues such as temporal-lobe epilepsy, improved vision for people with prosthetic retinas, and better hearing for those with cochlear implants. Three new and three existing projects were funded, for […]

The Energy Initiative Invites Proposals for 2018 Seed Fund Grants

The Energy Initiative Invites Proposals for 2018 Seed Fund Grants

Deadline: February 2, 2018 Since 2014, the Duke University Energy Initiative’s Energy Research Seed Fund has supported new interdisciplinary, collaborative research. This funding has helped Duke researchers obtain important preliminary results they have used to push the boundaries of knowledge, test concepts, and secure external funding. Thanks to generous support from Trinity College of Arts & Sciences, the Pratt […]

Six Graduate Student Groups Receive Interdisciplinary D-SIGN Grants

Six Graduate Student Groups Receive Interdisciplinary D-SIGN Grants

The Office of the Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies has awarded Duke Support for Interdisciplinary Graduate Networks (D-SIGN) grants to six graduate student groups for the 2017-2018 academic year. Desarrolla México Student organizers: Ruxandra Popovici, Ph.D. in Environment, Nicholas School of the Environment; Emilio Blanco Gonzalez and Adam Cullen, Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering, […]

Energy Initiative Announces 2017 Seed Grants

Energy Initiative Announces 2017 Seed Grants

Research projects that explore new possibilities for energy storage, reliability and sustainable development will receive funding in 2017 from the Duke University Energy Initiative’s Energy Research Seed Fund. Seven projects involving 14 faculty members were selected to receive a total of $240,000 from the fund. Seed funding provides a financial head start for new multidisciplinary, […]

Grants Support Inquiry into Global Cancer, Planetary Health and Other Challenges

Grants Support Inquiry into Global Cancer, Planetary Health and Other Challenges

With funding from Duke’s Provost and Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies, two Duke Global Health Institute-led teams have initiated new multidisciplinary collaborations. Megan Huchko, associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology and global health, will lead a team focused on developing an intellectual community at Duke to identify technologies, programs and health policy changes that can address disparities […]

Duke Global Health Institute Awards Environmental Health Pilot Grants

Duke Global Health Institute Awards Environmental Health Pilot Grants

With $25,000 pilot grants from the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI), two Duke research teams are collaborating with partners in China and Sri Lanka on global environmental health projects. One study will explore the effect of maternal exposure to electronic waste on birth outcomes in Guiyu, China, and the other will investigate whether pollutant mixtures […]