Collaboration between Duke University and UNC-Chapel Hill is at the heart of the Robertson Scholars Program. We strongly believe that the practice and habits of collaboration are essential for success in our increasingly complex and interdependent world. We seek to demonstrate this by supporting existing collaborations and supporting new collaborations between these two campuses. And we seek to spread the benefits of collaboration beyond Robertson Scholars themselves, to all of the students, faculty and staff of both campuses. As on-going collaborations have already shown, when we bring together one of the nation's best private universities with the one of the nation's best public universities, we create something that is greater than the sum of its parts. By doing so, we seek to become a national model for inter-institutional collaboration in higher education.
The Robertson Program strives to promote collaboration between the two universities in three primary ways: through the undergraduate Scholars Program, which promotes student interaction in and outside of the classroom; through the Robertson Collaboration Fund, which awards grants to joint projects between students, faculty, and staff at the two universities; and through the Robertson Express Bus, which allows for easy transportation between the two campuses.
NOTE: Robertson Collaboration Fund grants will not be awarded in Spring 2010.