Faculty and researchers at Duke may draw on a wealth of human and financial resources, some specifically tailored to meet the needs of those investigating energy issues. Explore the listings below to connect with people and funding that can support your research projects. More general research support, information and news may be found through Duke’s Office of Research Support and at Duke Research.

  • Energy Research Seed Fund: The Energy Initiative awards grants annually to Duke faculty and staff who are interested in seed funds to launch new energy research projects. Application details and information about current and past recipients may be found on this page.
  • Research Funding through Duke : This extensive, on-line database of funding opportunities is maintained by Duke’s Office of Research Support as a resource for the entire university research community.
  • Bass Connections: Faculty may submit proposals to lead research project teams in Bass Connections, a university-wide initiative that links them with students and visiting fellows, using problem-focused educational pathways to respond to complex challenges.
  • Energy faculty and research staff: Well over 100 faculty and staff members at Duke are engaged in energy-related research and instruction. Browse or search this listing to see their current and past activities, areas of interest and publications.
  • Research Connect: This database from the Social Science Research Institute allows Duke University researchers and students to be "matched" by skill sets, availability, interests, and expertise. Its goal is to connect faculty and students who can work collaboratively on a specific research project.


Mailing Address

Duke University Energy Initiative
Box 90467
Durham, NC 27708

Street / Delivery Address

Duke University Energy Initiative
140 Science Drive
Gross Hall, Suite 101
Durham, NC 27708

Location: Environment Hall 4100
Time: 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Location: Energy Hub, 1st floor of Gross Hall for Interdisciplinary Innovation
Time: 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Location: BOOK TALK: Ahmadieh Family Grand Hall, Gross Hall 330; ENERGY MIX: Energy Hub, Gross Hall first-floor lobby
Time: 4:00 pm