RFP: Bass Connections Project Proposals / Special Opportunities for Humanities Connections

Bass Connections provides up to $25,000 for a team-based project that engages faculty, undergraduates and graduate/professional students and that integrates disciplinary approaches around societal questions and challenges. The call for new projects is now open. All Duke faculty and graduate students are invited to submit proposals for a project by November 4, 2016. Please see the RFP/proposal application for details and how to apply.
 
Special funding is available for projects that feature historical perspectives, diverse language processes and products, or aesthetic dimensions of reflection. See below (HUMANITIES CONNECTIONS) for more details.
 
A UNIVERSITY-WIDE INITIATIVE
·         Predicated on collaborative and interdisciplinary inquiry, Bass Connections provides a distinctive new model for education that engages students in the exploration of big, unanswered questions about major societal challenges.
·         Project teams are made up of faculty, graduate and professional students, undergraduates and post-docs; many teams also engage community partners or collaborators outside of Duke.
·         Most project teams last for one year; some have a summer component.
 
5 THEMES FOR INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH
·         Brain & Society
·         Information, Society & Culture
·         Global Health
·         Education & Human Development
·         Energy
 
TIMING
·         Proposals will be accepted through November 4, 2016.
·         Selections will be made by December 9, 2016.
·         Projects selected may begin as early as Summer 2017 and must begin in the 2017-2018 academic year.
 
SPECIAL FUNDING OPPORTUNITY FOR PROJECTS WITH HUMANITIES CONNECTIONS
The Franklin Humanities Institute offers additional support for projects that feature historical perspectives, diverse language processes and products, or aesthetic dimensions of reflection. Applicants from any field are encouraged to develop humanities-related connections, regardless of departmental home. The FHI will facilitate connecting with potential partners to constitute interdisciplinary teams with a humanities dimension. See previously-selected projects.
 
QUESTIONS?
Please contact Hallie Knuffman, (919) 613-9921. You can also review frequently asked questions.

Deadline: 
11/04/2016