Interested in Becoming a Bass Digital Education Fellow? Attend an Information Session!

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Applications for the 2020-2021 fellowship will open Oct. 1, 2019. Now is the time to learn more!

Learning Innovation is hosting an information session on Oct. 10, 2019, 3-4:30pm, in the French Family Science Center, 2231 Bonk Auditorium.

Register now to attend an information session and learn more about the program.

Join Learning Innovation on Oct. 10th to hear how we’re preparing the next generation of academic innovators! Learn more about the Bass Digital Education Fellowship Program for Duke PhD students and meet the inaugural cohort of 2019 – 2020 digital education fellows! Register for the session here.

Applications Will Open Oct. 1, 2019!

The application cycle for 2020 – 2021 will open Oct. 1 and closes Nov. 18, 2019. Award recipients are notified by mid-December. Information on how to apply is available on the Graduate School website. The Graduate School will host an information session for PhD Students on Sept. 19, 2019. Information is available here.

How Learning Innovation is Preparing the Next Generation of Academic Innovators

The Bass Digital Education Fellowship Program, offered in partnership with the Duke Graduate School, 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.

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.


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.

Sophia Stone, Ed.D.

Author: Sophia Stone, Ed.D.

Sophia collaborates with faculty to provide pedagogical and academic technology consulting, training, and project management, for campus-based and online initiatives. She consults on innovative teaching practices across academic disciplines, and works with faculty on course planning, course design and development, and assessment strategies. Her research interests include global online education, instructional design, faculty development, distance education, and international learners.