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  • Energy Mix with Jim Rogers

    Energy Mix with Jim Rogers

    Jim Rogers, former CEO of Duke Energy and author of Lighting the World, joins us for The Energy Mix on September 15th.

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  • DIBS Grand Opening

    DIBS Grand Opening

    The Duke Institute for Brain Sciences will celebrate its brand new space on September 10th.

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  • Bass Connections: In Their Own Words

    Bass Connections: In Their Own Words

    Join a team. Research and collaborate. Make an impact.

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  • Opportunity for Faculty

    Opportunity for Faculty

    Grants are available for faculty interested in convening a group of colleagues to begin or test a new collaboration around a shared intellectual interest.

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Duke’s rich culture of interdisciplinary collaboration attracts exceptional faculty and students, adds a critical dimension to teaching and promotes study at the frontiers of research. Collaboration across disciplines, schools and institutes has given rise to innovations in undergraduate and graduate education, and in faculty research and recruitment. University-wide institutes, centers and initiatives—including Bass Connections—are incubating some of Duke’s most exciting research and teaching, and are fostering knowledge in service to society.

Today’s challenges demand new forms of expertise. Duke’s approach gives students opportunities to explore issues across disciplines, departments and methods. Learn more >

Interdisciplinary research at Duke takes many forms and can range from a single scholar to a broad team of investigators expanding the frontiers of knowledge. Learn more >

The interdisciplinary experience at Duke goes beyond the classroom and laboratory as faculty and students work to put knowledge in the service of society. Learn more >

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  • Duke Africa Initiative: Call for Proposals

    Funding is available for cross-disciplinary, collaborative faculty projects. Apply by September 30. Learn more >

  • DIBS Research Incubator Awards

    The awards provide seed funding for interdisciplinary brain science research. Learn more >

  • Faculty Applications for Ethics Grants

    The Kenan Institute for Ethics is accepting proposals for interdisciplinary ethics projects. Learn more >

  • An Education They Won't Forget

    Professor Edward Balleisen pushes students to intellectually test themselves. Learn more >

Estimating US Solar Capacity

Duke students and faculty use machine learning algorithms to identify rooftop solar panels in the US, through the interdisciplinary Data+ summer program.

Find out about interdisciplinary events going on around Duke's campus.