President’s Global Innovation Fund Awardees 2015 - Mumbai

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). The 16 projects receiving awards were selected by a review committee of senior faculty drawn from both the Morningside and medical campuses.

Many of the projects are led by a team of faculty members, and others are the work of a single Columbia scholar. All make use of our network of eight Columbia Global Centers on four continents, and will provide opportunities for faculty and students to address vital global issues. This year’s selected projects cover a vast range of disciplines and topics, from volcanoes to trade relations. See the full list of funded projects here.

Ruth DeFries – Collaborations for Developing the Science Base for Improved Air Quality in India

Ari L. Goldman – Covering Religion: A Global Perspective

Supreet Kaur Anand – Building Human Capital in Developing Countries: An Interdisciplinary Research Program with Adaptive Technologies

Cassie Landers – Building a South Asian Public Health Network: A Collaboration of Columbia University's Global Center, Mumbai, India and the Mailman School of Public Health

Mae Ngai – Colonization and Decolonization in the Making of the Modern World: an Intensive Summer Course Taught in Rio de Janeiro and New Delhi

Ursula Staudinger – Should I Stay or Should I Go? A Longitudinal and Cross-­national Study of the Effects of Retirement on Health

Dennis Tenen – Digital Justice: Public Discourse, Censorship, and the Technologies of Dissent

Nickolas J. Themelis – Advancing Sustainable Waste Management in Latin America and Disseminating the Results to Other Developing Regions