President’s Global Innovation Fund Awardees 2013 - Amman

Below are the results of the competition for faculty grants that will take place in Amman from the first round of proposals to the President’s Global Innovation Fund (PGIF). A total of 87 proposals were submitted by more than 100 faculty from 13 Schools and from 12 departments in Arts and Sciences. With the help of a 15-member faculty review committee, a total of 20 proposals were selected for funding. Click here for the full list of funded projects.

Description: 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.

Zainab BahraniMapping Mesopotamian Monuments

Taoufiq BenAmor, Madeleine Dobie, Emanuelle SaadaMiddleEast/North Africa Summer Institute in Amman and Paris

Daniel Corstange Refugee Perceptions of International Intervention in the Syrian Civil War

John HuberStudy of Democratic Engineering in the Middle East

Sheena IyengarGlobal Leadership Matrix (GLeaM) Project

Mahmood MamdaniIfriqiyya: The Indian Ocean and TransAfrican Slavery Networks

Kathleen PikeGlobal Mental Health Research Consortium and Scholars Program

Sheldon PollockThe Columbia Global Humanities Project

Miriam Rabkin, Wafaa El Sadr, Richard DeckelbaumConfronting Noncommunicable Diseases in Middle East and Turkey

Julien Teitler, Sandro Galea Global Migration Network