Apply for a Bass Digital Education Fellowship by Nov. 16, 2018

An information session for PhD students is scheduled Nov. 7, 2018,
1:00 – 2:00pm in Bostock 121, Murthy Digital Studio. Registration link

Learning Innovation, in partnership with the Duke Graduate School, has launched the Bass Digital Education Fellowship Program, a year-long fellowship to provide Duke Ph.D. students professional development opportunities in the growing area of digital teaching and learning. 

Applications are now open for the 2019 – 2020 fellowship period and are submitted through the Graduate School. Apply by Nov. 16, 2018

Preparing the Next Generation of Academic Innovators

The Bass Digital Education Fellowship Program helps graduate students develop new skills to distinguish themselves in the academic job market and to explore emerging career paths in education technology, digital publishing, and teaching and learning innovation. PhD students have an opportunity to collaborate on leading-edge projects in partnership with Duke faculty and under the guidance of Learning Innovation, engaging multiple partners on campus.


Fellows will consult with Duke departments and faculty to uncover needs, research solutions, draft project proposals, and execute a digital project in support of undergraduate education. Fellows who complete the program will also partially fulfill the requirements for the Certificate in College Teaching.

Fellowship Components

  • A seminar course that prepares students to critically engage with themes of 21st century teaching and learning (GS762: Digital Pedagogy);
  • Digital Education fellowship: Practical opportunities to develop teaching skills and gain direct experience for an academic year collaborating on Duke faculty-led digital projects with Learning Innovation;
  • A seminar series (GS772: Bass Digital Education Colloquium) taken concurrently with the fellowship, where fellows engage with Duke faculty and digital education leaders. 

Eligibility and Funding

The Bass Digital Education Fellowship Program is available to qualified PhD students in any department at Duke. To be eligible, PhD students must have completed their preliminary exams and coursework by the end of the spring semester prior to the start of term of the fellowship, and must be in good academic standing to apply. For information on financial support and eligibility criteria, see the Graduate School website.

How to Apply

The application cycle for 2019 – 2020 is now open and closes November 16, 2018. Award recipients will be notified by mid-December. Applications are submitted through the Graduate School. To see a full list of eligibility criteria and required application materials, see Apply for a Bass Fellowship.


If you have any questions about the fellowship program, or would like to learn more about potential projects, please contact Learning Innovation. or visit the Fellows website.