The application period for the 2025-2026 session will be announced by the Graduate School.

Fellowship Components

The fellowship experience includes the following:

  • A seminar course that prepares students to critically engage with themes of 21st century teaching and learning (GS762: Digital Pedagogy), which is completed prior to the start of the fellowship;
  • Digital Education Internship: Practical opportunities to develop teaching skills and gain direct experience for a semester 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 gain online course design and development experience, collaboratively problem-solve design challenges and explore strategies to overcome them; and engage with Duke faculty and digital education leaders.

In addition, Fellows will maintain a digital portfolio to document their experiences for their graduate school portfolio as part of their Certificate in College Teaching (CCT) coursework. (For questions about the CCT program, contact Dr. Hugh Crumley).

Fellows will be offered opportunities to present their projects at Duke Learning Innovation events and as part of the Digital Education Showcase in the spring.

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

Applications are submitted through the Graduate School. To see a full list of eligibility criteria and required application materials, visit the Graduate School site

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