President’s Global Innovation Fund Awardees ‐ 2013


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 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

William Eimicke, Brian Keith Perkins, Michael Sparer Global Public Management

John HuberStudy of Democratic Engineering in the Middle East

Sheena IyengarGlobal Leadership Matrix (GLeaM) Project

Holger KleinThe Istanbul Research and Documentation Project

Shantanu LalChildren’s Global Oral Health Initiative (CGOHI)

Mahmood MamdaniIfriqiyya: The Indian Ocean and TransAfrican Slavery Networks

Silvia Martins Urbanicity, childhood trauma and adolescent comorbid psychopathology in Brazil and Chile

Susan Pedersen, Pamela Smith Enhancing the Research Component of the History Major

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

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

Nicola TwilleyRegional Foodshed Resilience: An Interdisciplinary and International Practicum

Eric VerhoogenIndustrial Upgrading in Brazil

Tilla WorgallSphingolipids in Pediatric Brain Tumors