Propose Climate+ Projects for Summer 2023 by Nov. 1

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Thursday, Oct 06, 2022 - 3:46 pm

Climate+ proposal flier

Faculty and staff across all Duke University schools are invited to submit proposals for 2023 Data+ and Climate+ projects.

Proposal Information

Download the RFP

Proposals due November 1, 2022

Data+ is a full-time, ten-week summer research experience that welcomes Duke undergraduates interested in exploring new data-driven approaches to interdisciplinary challenges.

Data+ projects thematically focused on climate change will be considered for Climate+ opportunities. The Climate+ program is offered by the Rhodes Information Initiative at Duke in partnership with the Nicholas Institute for Energy, Environment & Sustainability.

Climate+ reflects the Duke Climate Commitment, which unites the university’s education, research, operations and public service missions to address the climate crisis. The commitment builds on Duke’s longstanding leadership in climate, energy and sustainability to educate a new generation of climate-fluent innovators and create equitable solutions for all.

Climate+ takes a wide-angle view of relevant topics and extends well beyond climate science, encouraging proposals that stretching across disciplinary boundaries. For example, proposed projects might address issues like these (not an exhaustive list):

  • Climate and inequality (jobs, justice, and economy)
  • Climate and health (lungs, heat, and pollution)
  • Climate and oceans (fisheries, hurricanes, and coasts)
  • Climate and biodiversity (forests, species, and ecosystems)
  • Climate and energy (systems, resources, and policy)

Projects must meet all Data+ requirements to be considered for Climate+.

Learn about last summer’s Climate+ projects.

How To Propose a Climate+ Project

Download the RFP for detailed application instructions.

Submit your proposal via email to Ariel Dawn ( Note in your application that you would like for your project to be considered for the Climate+ theme.

The deadline for submitting proposals is November 1, 2022, end of day.


If you have questions about Climate+, contact Trey Gowdy (

If you have questions about Data+ more generally, or need help developing your proposal, contact Paul Bendich (