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EHDi Supplemental Funding Opportunity up to $25K for EHD Bass Teams

EHDi Supplemental Funding Opportunity up to $25K for EHD Bass Teams

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

The Education and Human Development Incubator (EHDi) invites applications to the Education and Human Development Theme for Bass Connections teams that address issues in education (at all levels) and human development (from prenatal through the transition to adulthood).

What are the areas of research?
In particular, we seek to foster teams that further research in one or more of four priority areas: (1) state and local community engagement; (2) higher education and the transition to adulthood; (3) educational inequality; and (4) child mental health, physical health, and social adjustment.
*EHD Bass Connections teams that engage in research related to one or more of these areas are eligible to receive additional supplemental funding of up to $25,000.*

  • State and Local Community Engagement – collaborations between Duke researchers and the broader community that identify and address community needs. Projects may focus on developing, implementing, and evaluating programs that engage communities and address important social problems.
  • Higher Education and the Transition to Adulthood – topics related to postsecondary education, including but not limited to: student recruitment, retention, and achievement; distance and other learning modalities; curriculum and instruction; and broader issues during the transition to adulthood.  Projects that explore these topics at Duke are encouraged.
  • Educational Inequality – projects that examine sources of educational inequality such as race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and gender. Projects that explore innovative strategies for addressing these inequalities are encouraged.
  • Child Mental Health, Physical Health, and Social Adjustment – projects may focus on cognitive, social, emotional, and health outcomes and explore the role of factors within the individual child, family, and society that influence developmental processes from prenatal development through emerging adulthood.

How do I apply?
Interested applicants should complete the Bass Connections application form and include a brief narrative explaining the project’s fit with the specific priority area(s) and a budget for the additional funds requested. For more information, please contact Cecily Hardaway


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