Below are the results of the competition for faculty grants 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. The full list of funded projects follows below. To see each center's list of funded proposals, click here: Amman | Beijing | Istanbul | Mumbai | Nairobi | Paris | Rio de Janeiro | Santiago.
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.
Zainab Bahrani ‐ Mapping Mesopotamian Monuments
Taoufiq Ben‐Amor, Madeleine Dobie, Emanuelle Saada ‐ Middle‐East/North Africa Summer Institute in Amman and Paris
Daniel Corstange ‐ Refugee Perceptions of International Intervention in the Syrian Civil War
William Eimicke, Brian Keith Perkins, Michael Sparer ‐ Global Public Management
John Huber ‐ Study of Democratic Engineering in the Middle East
Sheena Iyengar ‐ Global Leadership Matrix (GLeaM) Project
Holger Klein ‐ The Istanbul Research and Documentation Project
Shantanu Lal ‐ Children’s Global Oral Health Initiative (CGOHI)
Mahmood Mamdani ‐ Ifriqiyya: The Indian Ocean and Trans‐African Slavery Networks
Susan Pedersen, Pamela Smith ‐ Enhancing the Research Component of the History Major
Kathleen Pike ‐ Global Mental Health Research Consortium and Scholars Program
Sheldon Pollock ‐ The Columbia Global Humanities Project
Miriam Rabkin, Wafaa El Sadr, Richard Deckelbaum ‐ Confronting Non‐communicable Diseases in Middle East and Turkey
Jan Svejnar ‐ Strategies for Growth: The Changing Role of the State
Julien Teitler, Sandro Galea ‐ Global Migration Network
Nickolas Themelis, Natali Y. Ganfer ‐ Advancing Sustainable Waste Management in Latin America
Eric Verhoogen ‐ Industrial Upgrading in Brazil
Tilla Worgall ‐ Sphingolipids in Pediatric Brain Tumors