President’s Global Innovation Fund Awardees 2014 - Amman

Below are the results of the competition for faculty grants that will take place in the region from the first round of proposals to the President’s Global Innovation Fund (PGIF). A total of 53 proposals were submitted by more than 100 faculty from 14 Schools and from 14 departments in Arts and Sciences. With the help of a 15-member faculty review committee, a total of 13 proposals were selected for funding. Click here for the full list of funded projects.

This program is designed to provide support for faculty who wish to use the resources or facilities of one or more of the University’s eight Global Centers for teaching or research activities. The aim is to increase opportunities for research, teaching and service around the world.

The projects selected in this first round cut across a broad range of disciplines, from psychiatry to environmental engineering to art history. They engage every Global Center, with research topics that include children’s health, sustainable cities, migration, and slavery networks. The projects will provide opportunities for students to engage in global research, education, and service in new and meaningful ways.

Lori DamroschInternational Legal Dialogue - Middle East/North Africa

Stephen Nicholas and Shantanu Lal – Children's Global Oral Health Initiative: An Adaptable Interdisciplinary Model for ChronicHealth Care Management and Health Promotion

Kathleen Pike – Global Mental Health Research Consortium and Scholars Program

Jennifer Dohrn and Elaine Larson – Global Nursing Research Development Initiative

Zainab Bahrani – Mapping Mesopotamian Monuments

Walter Baethgen – Fostering a community of practice around drought information tools