Nine graduate students have been awarded research support from the Office of Global Engagement in the inaugural round of the Global Mobility Program: Graduate Research Fellowship.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — The Office of Global Engagement has announced its nine inaugural Global Mobility Program: Graduate Research Fellowship grants. The grants were created to fund graduate student 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 students who are working with current or potential international partner institutions as a way of strengthening Brown’s relationship with those institutions.

Awards support doctoral-level research abroad for a period of three months during the summer or one academic semester and range from $9,000 for summer research to $13,000 for one academic semester.

Spring 2015 grant recipients are:

  • Carla Alberti, political science, for Indigenous Governance and Radical Mobilization: Explaining Variation Across Mapuche Communities in Southern Chile;
  • Puneet Bhasin, political science, for Sustaining Financialization(s): Politics and Profits in the Financial Transformation of Economies;
  • Esther Kurtz, ethnomusicology, for Changing the Game: Embodied knowledge and transformation of consciousness in capoeira Angola;
  • Robert Lamb, ecology and evolutionary biology, for Effects of reef fish diversity and environmental stressors on benthic ecosystem functioning in the Galapagos Islands;
  • David Lê, religious studies, for Reconstructing Sacred Space: The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe and the Limits of Interpretive Possibility;
  • Brianna Osetinsky, health services research, for Costing and Cost-Effectiveness of Care Environments for Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Kenya;
  • Dimitra Papagiannopoulou, electrical engineering, for Exploiting Transactional Memory for Error-Resilient and Energy-Efficient Execution on Embedded Systems;
  • Jerrine Tan, English, for Ishiguro’s Liberal Imagination: A Closer Reading of Japaneseness in A Pale View of Hills;
  • Andrea Wright, anthropology, for Geographies of Beauty, Geographies of Empowerment: Intimate Labor, Migration, and Development in India’s Northeast.

More information on the Global Mobility Program is available online. The Global Mobility Program announced its first faculty awards last month.