KIE continues partnership with Bass Connections for new project funding

Bass-KIEBass Connections, Duke’s university-wide interdisciplinary initiative, seeks proposals for problem-based, vertically integrated research teams for 2016-2017. For the third year, the Kenan Institute for Ethics is partnering with Bass Connections to offer additional support for new project teams, thanks to the Silver Family Fund. In addition to aligning with the Bass Connections themes of brain & society; information, society & culture; global health; energy; and education & human development, these projects must have an ethical dimension, preferably with a connection to one of KIE’s five program areas in Human RightsGlobal MigrationRethinking RegulationMoral Attitudes and Decision-Making, and Religions and Public Life.

Another aspect of the KIE-supported research teams will be a public symposium on the project’s topic. Explore this year’s KIE/Bass supported projects or previous projects to see examples of the kinds of projects that fit the joint funding criteria.

Proposals must be submitted by November 6, 2015 via the online application for priority review. 

  • Proposals will be reviewed, refined if necessary, and selections will be made by December 18, 2015.
  • Projects selected may begin as early as Summer 2016 and must begin in the 2016-2017 academic year.