Seven faculty have received research support from the Office of Global Engagement in the inaugural round of Global Mobility Program: Faculty Research grants.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — The Office of Global Engagement has announced its seven inaugural Global Mobility Program: Faculty Research grants. The grants were created to fund faculty research abroad that falls under one of the themes highlighted in Building on Distinction the University’s strategic plan.

The program also encourages applications from faculty who are working with current or potential international partner institutions as a way of strengthening Brown’s relationship with those institutions.

The awards support faculty research abroad for a period of two to six weeks and range between $1,800 and $8,000 depending on the country where research will be conducted and the length of stay.

Spring 2015 grant recipients are:

  • Prerna Singh, political science, for Understanding the Causes of Violence against Women in India;
  • Michael White, sociology for Migrant Adjustment in South Africa;
  • John Steele, Egyptology, for Astronomy and Scholarship at the City of Uruk in Ancient Iraq;
  • Christian Franck, engineering, for Effect of Confinement on Collective Migration of Epithelial Cells;
  • Forrest Gander, literary arts, for Neruda Unearthed;
  • Matthew Guterl, American studies and Africana studies, for Roger Casement and the Age of Empire;
  • Sherine Hamdy, anthropology, for Graphic Medicine in the Arab World.

Further information about the seven research projects and their countries of interest is available online.