The Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women has announced the recipients of four inaugural seed grants of up to $10,000 that will fund transnational research initiatives involving faculty from the humanities, social sciences, creative arts, health sciences, and science and technology studies. The projects, which involve several Brown faculty members, include initiating a “cyber learning experiment” that creates a distributed online collaborative course (DOCC) on dialogues in feminism and technology; exploring the willingness of people in Egypt to marry first or second cousins despite knowing the increased risk to offspring and public health messages and medical authorities’ attempts to discourage such marriages; exploring how emergent forms of cultural performance reveal new patterns in indigenous mobilization and alliances across borders among indigenous peoples in the Americas; and organizing a series of approximately eight seminars to analyze the success and failures of international health nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). The deadline to apply for the next seed grants is April 1, 2013.

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