Global Engagement Faculty Grant Awards

Since 2013, the Global Engagement Faculty Grants have supported over 110 faculty/projects in research and conference travel. See below for a partial list of award recipients in recent rounds.

International Collaborative Grants

In support of joint conferences, workshops, or seminars involving at least two Georgetown faculty and one foreign collaborator.

  • Francesco Ciabattoni, Gianni Cicali, Fulvio Orsitto (Italian, Villa Le Balze), "Dante for the 21st Century: A Symposium on Dante Alighieri's Works," Florence, Italy, spring 2021.
  • Anna De Fina and Lourdes Ortega (Italian, Linguistics), "GURT 2020, Multilingualism: Global South and North Perspectives," Washington, DC, March 2020.
  • James Giordano and Ophir Frieder (GUMC, Computer Science), "If it Only Had a Brain? What 'Neuro' Means for Artificial Intelligence, Ethics and Society," Trent, Italy, May 2020 and Washington, DC, October 2020.
  • Emily Mendenhall, Katharine Donato, Denise Brennan, Lahra Smith, "Migration and Health across Borders: Transatlantic Perspectives in International Affairs," Washington, DC, January 2020.
  • Chiranjeev Dash and Lucile L. Adams-Campbell (GUMC), "Establishment of a Genomic and Molecular Epidemiology Focused Breast Cancer Research," Curitiba, Brazil, October 2019 and Washington, D.C., April 2020.
  • Michael David-Fox and Gregory Afinogeniv (History, SFS), "The Political Police and the Soviet System: Insights from the Newly Opened KGB Archives in Kiev, the Baltics, and Georgia," Washington, D.C., April 2020.
  • Brandon Dotson and Michelle C. Wang (Theology and Religious Studies, Art and Art History), "Divination Traditions in Conversation: Mahésvara's Method of Divination in Chinese and Transcultural Contexts," Washington, D.C., June 2019.
  • Nita Rudra, Erik Voeten and Dennis Quinn, "Analysing the Anti-Globalization Backlash," Florence, Italy, May 2019.
  • SonaVasudevan and Radhakrishnan Padmanabhan (GUMC), "First International Conference in Systems and Network Medicine," Washington, D.C., September 2019.
  • Diane Davis, Laura Anderko, Erin Maughan, Susan Coleman, and Lorraine Spencer (NHS), "Developing an International School Nurse Research Consortium," Stockholm, Sweden, July 2019.
  • Leslie Ries and Ali Arab, "Assessing Biodiversity Impacts of Global Change in Mediterranean Biomes," Washington, D.C., June 2019.
  • Debora Dole, Julia Lange-Kessler, Cynthia Farley, Rosemary Sokas (NHS), "Partnering to the Strengthen the Healthcare Workforce and Support Midwifery Education in Liberia," Liberia, fall 2018.
  • Bassem Haddad, Kevin FitzGerald, Luc Wathieu (GUMC, MSB), "What Do Direct-To-Consumer (DTC) Genetic Testing Companies Need To Do To Get This Business 'Morally Right'?" Washington, D.C., September 2019.
  • Toby Long, Neal Horen, Rochelle Davis, Elizabeth Ferris (GUMC, SFS, ISIM), "Communities Can International," Lebanon and Jordan, October 2018.
  • Douglas Reed, Matthew Carnes (Government, CLAS), "Lessons from the Odebrecht Corruption Case: Challenges and Opportunities to Future Brazil-U.S. Joint Criminal Investigations," Washington, D.C., October 2018.
  • Lawrence Gostin, Rebecca Katz, Emily Mendenhall (Law Center, GUMC, SFS), "Achieving Global Health Security: Seed Funding to Strengthen an International Consortium," Edinburgh, United Kingdom, spring 2018.
  • Jonathan AC Brown and Khairudin Aljunied (ACMCU), "Reorienting Islam in Southeast Asia: Global Forces, Local Projections," Washington, D.C., February 2018.
  • Anatol Lieven, Harry Verhoeven, Irfan Nooruddin, Daniel Byman (GU-Q, SFS), "Between Liberal Peace & Escalating Conflict: The New Geopolitics of the Indian Ocean," Washington, D.C., April 2018.
  • Denise Brennan and Rochelle Davis (Anthropology, SFS), "Go Back to Where You Came from: Global Displacement in A Hostile Time," Washington, D.C., October 2016.
  • James Giordano and Kevin FitzGerald (GUMC), "When in ‘Roam'...Transnational Patients: Practical and Ethical Implications for Medical Practices and Health Promotions Policy," Washington, D.C., spring 2017.
  • Bryan McCann, John McNeill, Camilli Gaskin-Reyes (History, SFS), "Brazil’s Rio Doce Disaster: the History and Consequences of a Man-made Environmental Disaster," Washington, D.C., November 2016.
  • Yulia Chentsova and Emily Mendenhall (Psychology, SFS), "Interdisciplinary Workshop on Global Mental Health," Washington, D.C., April 2016.
  • Dionne Smith Coker-Appaih, Nana Apenem Dagadu, Jessica Kritz (GUMC), "An International Collaboration to Prevent Gender-Based Violence in Ghana," Ghana, August 2016.
  • Erin Cline and Michael Slater (Theology), “International Conference on Confucianism & Catholicism: Reinvigorating the Dialogue,” Washington, D.C., spring 2016.
  • James Mattingly and Rebecca Kukla (Philosophy), “New Directions in the Foundations of Physics,” Washington, D.C., April 2015.
  • Jordan Sand and Katherine Benton-Cohen (History), “Pacific Empires Working Group,” Washington, D.C., May 2015.
  • Aziza Shad and Gerald Sandler (GUMC), “Capacity Building in Pediatric Oncology - The Ethiopian Pediatric and Adolescent Hematology/Oncology Initiative at Jimma University Specialized Hospital, Ethiopia,” Jimma, Ethiopia, June 2015.
  • Diana Kapiszewski and Erik Voeten (Government), “Workshop on Methods in Comparative Judicial Politics,” Fall 2014.
  • Alvaro Santos and Philomila Tsoukala (Law), "Critical Perspectives in Development and Global Economic Governance: Ideas for the 21st Century,” Fall 2014.
  • Lahra Smith, Emily Mendenhall, Adam Koon (SFS), “Symposium on Implementation of Universal Health Coverage (UHC): The Views of Kenyan Nurses," Fall 2014.
  • Cristina Sanz (Spanish/Portuguese), “Effects of study abroad in language and identity development," Spring 2014.
  • Emily Mendenhall (SFS/STIA), "Depression and Diabetes in Social and Cultural Context: An Exploratory Study of Urban Kenyans living with Diabetes," Spring 2014.
  • Mahlet Tadesse (Mathematics and Statistics), "Modeling complex systems by integrating big data with expert knowledge," Spring 2014.
  • Jane Aiken, Richard Roe, Walter Bardenwerper (Law), "Innovative Teaching Using Clinics, Experiential Learning and Complex Simulations in GULC and the University of Hong Kong," Spring 2014.
  • Leena Hilakivi-Clarke and Mary Beth Martin (Oncology, LCCC), "Children's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research Center at Georgetown University," Spring 2014.
  • Shiloh Krupar (SFS), "The Enterprise of Life: Biomedicine, Biopolitics, and the Ethics of Living On" (collaborative book project), Spring 2014.
  • Fida Adely, Rochelle Davis, Joseph Sassoon (SFS/CCAS), "Trajectories of Arab Youth: From University to Work and Family," Spring 2014.
  • Mark Giordano (SFS/STIA), "India's Water Futures," Fall 2013.
  • Jennifer Bouey (International Health), "Multi-level HIV interventions among FSW-IDUs in China," Fall 2013.
  • Bryan McCann, Erick Langer, Vivaldo Santos (SFS/CLAS), "State and Development Policy in Brazil: the Influence of the United States: 1986-2006," Fall 2013.
  • Paul Roepe (Chemistry), "Development of Cytocidal Assays for Antimalarial Drugs," Fall 2013.
  • Edilma Yearwood (Nursing), "Assessing Mental Health of Vulnerable and At-Risk Youth," Fall 2013.
  • Shareen Joshi (SFS), "Can the poor be organized? How?" Fall 2013.

International Travel Grants

In support of faculty paper presentations at conferences outside the United States.

  • Shaun Brinsmade, "19th International Symposium on Staphylococci and Staphylococcal Infections," Perth, Australia, August 2020.
  • Sherry Linkon, "Rust Belt Aesthetics," Dortmund, Germany, November 2019 and Cincinnati, Ohio, February 2020.
  • Katherine Benton-Cohen (History), "Global Labor Migration: Past and Present," Amsterdam, Netherlands, June 2019.
  • Alison Biggs (Linguistics), "Conference: Generative Linguistics in the Old World 42," Oslo, Norway, May 2019.
  • David Egolf (Physics), "From Pattern Formation to Turbulence," Bavaria, Germany, June 2019 and "Trends in Spatiotemporal Complexity," Lille, France, July 2019.
  • Friederike Eigler (German), "Third Annual Memory Studies Association Conference," Madrid, Spain, June 2019.
  • Benjamin Harbert (Performing Arts), "Soundscapes of Trauma: Music, Violence, Therapy," Athens, Greece, May 2019.
  • Lihong Huang (East Asian Languages and Cultures), "The 15th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference," Nishinomiya, Japan, August 2019.
  • Meg Leta Jones (Graduate School), "The Web that Was: Archives, Traces, Reflections," Amsterdam, Netherlands, June 2019 and "Decoding Europe: Technological Pasts in the Digital Age," Luxembourg, June 2019.
  • Ruth Kramer (Linguistics), "50th Annual Conference on African Linguistics," Vancouver, Canada, May 2019.
  • Rodrigo Maillard (Chemistry), "Integrative Approaches to Protein Folding and Aggregation," Lisbon, Portugal, June 2019.
  • Makarand Paranjape (Physics), "The International Nanotechnology and Nanoscience Conference," Paris, France, June 2019.
  • Steven Singer (Biology), "International Giardia and Cryptosporidium Conference VII," Rouen, France, June 2019.
  • Rochelle Trachtenberg (GUMC), "RSS International Conference (Annual Meeting)," Belfast, United Kingdom, September 2019.
  • Michelle Wang (Art and Art History), "International Conference on Dunhuang Studies," Cambridge, United Kingdom, April 2019.
  • Shaun Brinsmade (Biology), "Staphylococcal Diseases Gordon Research Conference," Barcelona, Spain, August 2019.
  • Brandon Dotson (Theology), "15th Seminar of the International Association for Tibetan Studies," Paris, France, July 2019.
  • Jennifer Nycz (Linguistics), "The International Conference on Language Variation in Europe (ICLaVE) 10," Leeuwarden, Netherlands, June 2019.
  • Michael Stoto (NHS), "Global Health Security 2019," Sydney, Australia, June 2019.
  • Katherine Benton-Cohen (History), "52nd Annual Meeting of Japanese Association for American Studies," Kitakyushu, Japan, June 2018.
  • Elliott Colla (Arabic and Islamic Studies), "An Arab Left Reader: Key Documents in Translation and Context," Cambridge, United Kingdom, April 2018.
  • Joe Cunningham (German), "International CALL Research Conference," Bruges, Belgium, July 2018.
  • Hans Engler (Mathematics and Statistics), "International Congress of Mathematicians," Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, August 2018.
  • Ben Harbert (Performing Arts), "2nd Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Audiovisual Ethnomusicology," Lisbon, Portugal, June 2018.
  • Stephanie Kim (SCS), "Korea and Vietnam in the Modern and Contemporary Ages," Seoul, South Korea, June 2018.
  • Cóilín Parsons, "'The Scale of History'—Annual Meeting of the Australian Historical Association," Canberra, Australia, June-July, 2018.
  • Shweta Bansal (Biology), "International Seminar on Pandemics: Reflections on the Centennial of the 1918 Spanish Influenza Virus" and "Epidemics-6: the International Conference on Infectious Disease Dynamics," Madrid and Barcelona, Spain, November 2016.
  • Emily Francomano (Spanish and Portuguese), "100th Annual American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese Conference," Salamanca, Spain, June 2018.
  • David Goldsmith (Human Science), "International Congress on Occupational Health (ICOH)," Dublin, Ireland, April 2018.
  • Fatemah Hosseini (Women's and Gender Studies), "International Federation for Research in Women’s History," Vancouver, Canada, August 2018.
  • Sandro La Barbera (Classics), “Poems Without Poets: Editing Anonymous Poetry,” Dublin, Ireland, June 2018.
  • Hannah Sande (Linguistics), "Strength in Grammar Workshop," Leipzing, Germany, November 2017.
  • Richard Weiss (Chemistry), "The 24th Polymer Networks and Gels Meeting" and "Prague Meeting on Macromolecules," Prague, Czech Republic, June 2018.
  • Ananya Chakravarti (History), “Asia in Motion: Horizons of Hope,” Association for Asian Studies (AAS) in Asia Conference, Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan, June 2016.
  • Ashley Cohen (English), Conference of the Burney Society, St. Chad’s College, Durham, England, July 2016.
  • Yulia Chentsova Dutton (Psychology), International Congress of Psychology, ICP, Yokohama, Japan, July 2016.
  • Andreas Kern (McCourt), 6th Annual General Conference of the European Political Science Association, Brussels, Belgium, June 2016.
  • Dana Luciano (English), Hemispheric Institute Encuentro, Santiago, Chile, July 2016.
  • David Painter (SFS/History), Swiss Congress of Historical Sciences, Lausanne, Switzerland, June 2016.
  • Cóilín Parsons (English), International Association for the Study of Irish Literature Annual Convention, Cork, Ireland, July 2016.
  • Josiah Osgood (Classics), “The Alternative Augustan Age," Cuma, Italy, October 2016.
  • Richard Weiss (Chemistry), 25th Inter-American Photochemical Society Conference, Santiago, Chile, May 2016.
  • Dima Ayoub (Arabic and Islamic Studies), British Society for Middle East Studies conference, University of Exeter, Exeter, UK, November 2015.
  • Joe Cunningham (German), Conference on Telecollaboration in University Education: New Directions in Telecollaborative Research and Practice, Dublin, Ireland, April 2016.
  • James Giordano (GUMC), International Neuroethics Network Conference, Paris, France, July 2016.
  • Mark Sicoli (Linguistics), Annual Meeting of the Argentine Linguistic Society (SAL), Argentina, May 2016.
  • Guy Spielmann (French), "Experimental Research: A Resource for Historical Knowledge?"("L’expérimentation, un matériau de l’histoire?"), Université de Rouen, Rouen, France, November 2015.
  • Marcia Chatelain (History), “Jazzing with Boys and the Other Secrets of Great Migration Youth,” Society for History of Childhood and Youth Conference, University of British Columbia, Canada, Spring 2015.
  • Kathryn de Luna (History), “‘Down-the-Line’ in Deep Time: Worldliness, Mobility, and Sedentism on the Central Frontier, 1000 BCE to 1900 CE,” Kenya, Spring 2015.
  • Sean Huang Health Systems Administration),“Gaming of Quality Rating: Evidence form Dynamic Staffing Patterns” & “Chain Affiliation and Gaming Behaviors: The Case of Home Health Industry,” 11th International Health Economics Association World Congress Italy, Spring 2015.
  • Toshiko Ichiye (Chemistry), “Computational Modeling of Biological Macromolecules in Liquid Water,” CHARMM Meeting, Austria, Spring 2015.
  • Ruth Kramer (Linguistics), “General Number in Amharic,” 8th World Conference of African Linguistics, Japan, Spring 2015.
  • Julia Lamm (Theology), “Schleiermacher’s Writing as Spiritual Exercise (1799-1806),” Schleiermacher Congress 2015: The Human and the Human Soul: Cultivation—Piety—Aesthetics, University of Münster, Germany, Spring 2015.
  • Nicoletta Pireddu (Italian, Comparative Literature), “Claudio Magris: Trans-Nationality, Europeanness and Global Unhomeliness,” Biannual International Conference of the American Association of Teachers of Italian, Università per Stranieri, Spring 2015.
  • Caroline Wellbery (GUMC), “Insider/Outsider Status of the Medical Humanities: Opportunities and Risks,” Dangerous Currents: Risk and Regulation at the Interface of Medicine and the Arts, U.K., Spring 2015.
  • Leticia Bode (CCT), “Gauging Youth Interest in Facebook Content: Blurred Lines Between Personal, News, and Political Posts,” Annual Meeting of the International Communication Association, Puerto Rico, Fall 2014.
  • Francesco Ciabattoni (Italian), “A Collage of Literary Subtexts in Claudio Baglioni’s La Vita È ADESSO,” NeMLA, Canada, Fall 2014.
  • Gianni Cicali (Italian), “Eduardo'e'Trinchera:'un particolare'adattamento,” Eduardo nel teatro del mondo, international conference, Italy, Fall 2014.
  • Ashley Cohen (English), “Lady Nugent and the Aristocratic Imperialists,” International Congress for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Netherlands, Fall 2014.
  • Adam Lifshey (Spanish & Portuguese), “The Literatures of Maria Paz Zamora, the First Asian Woman to Publish Fiction in Spanish,” 8th Annual Nordic NIAS Council Conference, University of Iceland, Iceland, Fall 2014.
  • Huaping Lu-Adler (Philosophy), “Kant on Our Freedom in Relation to Logical Laws,” Simon Fraser University, Canada, Fall 2014.
  • Robert Patterson (English), “12 Years a What?: Slavery, Representation, and Black Cultural Politics in 12 Years a Slave,” Mobilizing Memories: Creating African Atlantic Identities, U.K., Fall 2014.
  • Quan Wen (MSB), “Idiosyncratic Risk Innovations and the Idiosyncratic Risk-Return Relation,” World Finance & Banking Symposium, Singapore, Fall 2014.

Global Humanities Faculty Seminars

In support of on-campus speaker series around issues of culture, identity, narrative, and power that cut across national boundaries.

  • "Borders and Their Shadows: A New Play Festival," organized by the Department of Performing Arts, 2019.
  • "Decolonization Now," organized by the Department of English, 2019.
  • "Seminar in French History, 1500-1700," organized by the Department of History, 2018-2019 academic year.
  • "Consciousness from the Margins," organized by the Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching, and Service, 2018-2019 academic year.
  • "Theory and Practice: Humanities in the World," organized by the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies (SFS) and the Georgetown Institute for Global History, spring 2016 semester.
  • "The Interpretation and Understanding of Political Philosophy Texts," organized by the Tocqueville Forum for Political Understanding (College), spring 2016 semester.
  • “Worldly Compositions: Humans and Nonhumans and the Making of Global Publics,” organized by The Program in Culture and Politics (SFS), in collaboration with faculty in College, fall 2015 semester.
  • “Cuba and the United States in Historical Perspective,” organized by the Department of History, 2015-2016 academic year.

Campion Hall (Oxford) Residency

  • Shannon Stimson, Government, Fall 2020.
  • Jeffrey Urbach, Physics, Fall 2020.
  • Francisco LaRubia-Prado, Spanish and Portuguese, Summer 2020
  • Kathleen McNamara, SFS/Government, Summer 2020
  • Joshua Cherniss, Government, Summer 2020
  • Mustafa Aksakal, SFS/History, Spring 2020
  • Sarah Stoll, Chemistry, Spring 2020
  • John Marshall, GUMC, Fall 2019
  • Cindy Farley, NHS, Fall 2019
  • Charlotte Cavaille, SFS, Spring 2019
  • Mary Helen Dupree, German, Spring 2019
  • Josiah Osgood, Classics, Summer 2019
  • Carlos Vazquez, Law, Summer 2019
  • Anna Maria Mayda, Economics/SFS, Summer 2019
  • Anne Rosenwald, Biology, Fall 2018
  • Sandro La Barbera, Classics, Summer 2018
  • Julia Lamm, Theology, Summer 2018
  • Karen Stohr, Philosophy, Summer 2018
  • John Hirsh, English, Summer 2018
  • Kent Weaver, Linguistics, Spring 2018
  • Lioumila Fedorova, Slavic Languages, Spring 2018
  • Stephen Fields, Theology, Summer 2017
  • Leticia Bode, Communication, Culture, and Technology, Summer 2017
  • Sandro La Barbera, Classics, Summer 2017
  • Kathy Maguire-Zeiss, Neuroscience/Biology, Summer 2017
  • Uday Chandra, GU-Q, Summer 2017
  • G Kevin Donovan, GUMC, Summer 2017
  • John Morrell, Art and Art History, Spring 2017
  • Stephen Fields, Theology, Spring 2017
  • Peter Byrne, Law, Fall 2016
  • Ashley Cohen, English, Summer 2016
  • Alison Games, History, Summer 2016
  • Emily Francomano, Spanish and Portuguese, Summer 2016
  • Melissa Bradley, MSB, Summer 2016
  • Jose Asturias, GU-Q, Spring 2016
  • Dan Madigan, Theology, Fall 2015-Spring 2016
  • John Keown, Philosophy, Summer 2015
  • Kimberly Sellers, Mathematics, Summer 2015
  • Gerard Mannion, Theology, Summer 2015
  • Peter Pfeiffer, German, Spring 2015
  • Oriana Mastro, SFS, Spring 2015
  • Jim Sandefur, Mathematics, Fall 2014
  • Sarah McNamer, English, Summer 2014
  • Mark Maloof, Computer, Spring 2014
  • John Hirsh, English, Spring 2014
  • Jason Rosenblatt, English, Spring 2013
  • Duncan Wu, English, Spring 2013
  • Mark Henninger, S.J., Philosophy, Spring 2013
  • James Sandefur, Mathematics, Spring 2013

Global Futures Research Grants

In support of convening faculty and/or students on campus to present research in progress on global topics and themes. The Global Futures Research Grants ran concurrently with the Global Futures Initiative over the course of 2015 and 2016.

  • Andria Wisler (CSJ), "Global Social Justice Summer Research Symposium," Summer 2016.
  • Kate Chandler (SFS), "Workshop for Drone Flight and Failure: Secret Trials, Experiments and Experiments in Unmanning, 1936 – 1991," April 2016.
  • Meredith McKittrick and Kathryn de Luna (History & SFS), "African Environments & their Populations," April 2016.
  • Emily Mendenhall (SFS), “Seminar for Syndemics Lancet Series,” May 2015
  • Michael Stoto, Lawrence Gostin, John Kraemer (Law Center), “Global Implications of Gain of Function (GOF) Research,” May 2015.
  • John Glavin (English), James Habyarimana (McCourt), Billy Jack (Economics), Irene Jillson (SNHS), Andria Wisler (CSJ), Emily Zenick (SFS), “Showcase of Global Summer Social Justice Research,” September 2015.