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Ten student projects designed to strengthen established scholarly collaborations or encourage new ones between Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill each have been awarded $5,000 grants.

This is the second year that a three-year grant from the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust and The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation has funded the collaborative projects. The success of last year’s program encouraged more submissions this semester.

“We continued to see a high rate of applications. The selection process is difficult because the quality of the submissions is so high,” said Carol Tresolini, vice provost for academic initiatives at UNC-Chapel Hill and co-chair of the grant selection committee.

Each project is required to include at least one public exhibition, presentation or performance, and preference is given to proposals made jointly by students from both universities.

The 2012 recipients are:

— LGBTQ and Ally Leadership Retreat

— Emerging Scholars of Media and Technology

— Triangle Race Conference

— The Duke-UNC South Asian Classical Music Partnership

— Mobile Savings Innovations

— UNC-Duke Immigrant Advocacy Network

— Campus and Community in Comedic Collaboration “C4”

— UNC Duke China Leadership Summit

— Choosing for Health: A Nutrition Education and Youth Empowerment Initiative in Durham and Chapel Hill

— The Scientists with Stories Project: a media training collaboration at the coastal laboratories of Duke & UNC-Chapel Hill

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Published November 28, 2011.