The Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs (GAIA Centers) announced the recipients of more than $220,000 through four international funding opportunities. The awards aim to foster international engagement through research, teaching, and service for Rutgers faculty on each campus and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences.
This year’s funding opportunities were supported by the Office of the Interim Chancellor, Rutgers University–New Brunswick; Office of the Chancellor, Rutgers University–Newark; Office of the Chancellor, Rutgers University–Camden; Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development; and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, and Dean of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.
In all, 28 awards totaling $220,866 were awarded to faculty on each Rutgers campus and RBHS. Awards were given in four categories:
- 7 Internationalizing the Curriculum Grants were awarded. The Internationalizing the Curriculum Grants are meant to foster a comprehensive curricular review at the department or program level with the aim of incorporating an international perspective and preparing their students for global competence.
- 11 International Collaborative Research Grants were awarded. The International Collaborative Research Grants support international research, projects, and programs initiated by faculty with scholars at foreign institutions.
- 6 Local – Global Partnership Development Grants were awarded. The Local – Global Partnership Development Grants support the development of partnerships with local diaspora organizations and communities in New Jersey, international organizations, and existing or new partner universities abroad.
- 4 Faculty and Graduate Interdisciplinary Working Groups in Global Health Research were awarded. The Faculty and Graduate Students Interdisciplinary Working Groups in Global Health Research support faculty and graduate students pursuing collaborative and scholarly activities that significantly strengthen the university’s international agenda by emphasizing global health strengths.
“Rutgers faculty continue to address critical global challenges in their research and are committed to educating tomorrow’s global leaders to be effective citizens,” said Joanna Regulska, vice president for international and global affairs. “The recipients of the GAIA Centers second cycle of international funding opportunities demonstrate the value of international engagement by Rutgers faculty, students, and staff.”
Members of a selection committee reviewed each grant application. Funding will be available to recipients for two years. The recipients of this year’s international funding opportunities, listed by PI, are:
Internationalizing the Curriculum
· - DuWayne Battle, School of Social Work, Rutgers University–New Brunswick
Going Global! A Comprehensive Program to Internationalize the Rutgers Baccalaureate Social Work Curriculum
· - Yee Chiew, Department of Chemical Engineering, School of Engineering, Rutgers University–New Brunswick
Internationalizing the Chemical Engineering Curriculum: Educating Globally Competent Engineers
· - Daniel Thomas Cook, Department of Childhood Studies, Camden College of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–Camden
Childhood Studies: Global Childhoods Research Workshop
· - Jacquelyn Litt, Douglass Residential College, Rutgers University– New Brunswick
Douglass Global Fellows Program
· - Stephan Schwander, Center for Global Public Health, School of Public Health, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences
The Internationalization of the Master of Public Health Degree, Global Public Health Concentration
· - Lee Slater, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Newark College of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–Newark
Internationalization of a dynamic geoscience curriculum through experiential learning based on global opportunities for research
· - Lily Young, Department of Environmental Sciences, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick
SEBS Masters International Degree in Partnership with the U.S. Peace Corps
International Collaborative Research
· - Thea Renda Abu El-Haj, Graduate School of Education, Rutgers University–New Brunswick
Developing University-School Research Collaborative for Early Childhood Educators in Lebanon: Addressing the Crisis of Public Education in Contexts of Conflict
· - Carlos Ulises Decena, Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick
Forced Destinations: Towards a Transnational Health Research Agenda on Deportations to the Dominican Republic
· - Chien-Chung Huang, Huamin Research Center, School of Social Work, Rutgers University–New Brunswick
A Comparative Research of Social Work Education and Employment in China and the United States
· - Mukund Karwe, Department of Food Science, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick
Taste Response Study of Amaranth-Quinoa Healthy Snacks by Indian Population
· - Simeon Kotchoni, Department of Biology, Camden College of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–Camden
International Research Collaborations on Diabetes Treatments from Traditional Medicine
· - Mingwei Liu, School of Management and Labor Relations, Rutgers University–New Brunswick
"Corporate Social Responsibility Codes of Conduct Monitoring in Global Supply Chains: Accuracy of Factory Audit, Determinants of Compliance, and Impact on Suppliers"
· - Karl Matthews, Department of Food Science, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick
Development of Microbiologically Safe Value Added Food Commodities
· - Jody Miller, School of Criminal Justice, Rutgers University–Newark
Pathways to Incarceration among Women in Sri Lanka: Life-Event and Narrative Perspectives
· - Eduardo Moncada, Department of Political Science, Newark College of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–Newark
Business and Civil Society in Latin America. Citizen Security in Urban Environments
· - Beth Rubin, Graduate School of Education, Rutgers University–New Brunswick
“The weight of history”: Understanding and Re-imagining Civic Learning in Post-Conflict Guatemala
· - Riva Touger-Decker, Department of Nutritional Sciences, School of Health Related Professions, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences
An International Approach to Teaching Nutrition Focused Physical Assessment
Local – Global Partnerships
· - Jean-Marc Coicaud, Division of Global Affairs, Graduate School-Newark, Rutgers University–Newark
“Global Knowledge Network” Pilot Project
· - Mary Curran, Graduate School of Education, Rutgers University–New Brunswick
Rutgers and Highland Park District Conversation Café
· - Kyle Farmbry, School of Public Affairs and Administration, Rutgers University–Newark
Building Transnational Innovation and Social Enterprise Collaborations
· - Alex Hinton, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Newark College of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–Newark
The Rutgers UNESCO Chair in Genocide Prevention: Developing Global Partnerships on Genocide Prevention in Argentina and Cambodia
· - Susan Norris, School of Nursing-Camden, Rutgers University–Camden
"Community and Maternal Health in South Africa and Brazil: A Partnership for Global Health"
· - Julia Ritter, Department of Dance, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University–New Brunswick
Engaging Audiences through Immersive Performance: Innovations in Interdisciplinary Arts Practices and Cultural Management Strategies
Faculty and Graduate Students Interdisciplinary Working Groups in Global Health Research
· - Susan Caplan, School of Nursing, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences
Chronic, Severe Mental Disorders in Rural Areas of the Dominican Republic: Teambuilding and Pilot Work
· - Mark Gluck, Center for Molecular and Behavioral Sciences, Newark College of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–Newark
Collaborative Research on the Cognitive Correlates of Major Depressive Disorders
· - Genese Sodikoff, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Newark College of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–Newark
Zoonosis and Society
· - Meredeth Turshen, Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University–New Brunswick
"Economic Systems and International Disparities, Dependencies, Poverty and Ill Health"