Four faculty and nine graduate students have been awarded research support from the Office of Global Engagement in the last round of the Global Mobility Program’s Faculty Research Grant and Graduate Research Fellowship.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — The Office of Global Engagement has announced its latest round of Global Mobility Program funding recipients. The Faculty Research Grants and Graduate Research Fellowship were created to fund faculty and 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 and faculty who are working with current or potential international partner institutions as a way of strengthening Brown’s relationship with those institutions.

The Graduate Research Fellowships 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. Funding for the fellowships is provided through a partnership with the Office of Global Engagement, the Graduate School and the Office of Academic Development, Diversity and Inclusion.

Faculty Research Grants 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.

Faculty Research Grant recipients

  • Kenny Breuer, engineering, for Magnetic Robotic Micro-Swimmers in France;
  • Masako Fidler, Slavic studies, for Extracting Human Experience from Large Language Corpora in the Czech Republic;
  • Lina Fruzzetti, anthropology, for Graffiti Challenge: Two Indian Cities Take on Silenced Issues in India;
  • Andrew Leslie, ecology and evolutionary biology, for Using the Fossil Record of Patagonia to Unravel the History of Southern Hemisphere Forests in Argentina.

Graduate Research Fellowship recipients

  • Shamara Wyllie Alhassan, Africana studies, for Trodding the Path to the Maternal Goddess: Rastafari Women’s Intellectual Histories and Activism in Jamaica and Ghana in Jamaica;
  • Ben Bradlow, sociology, for The Politics of Urban Inequality in São Paulo in Comparative Perspective in Brazil;
  • Evan Cesanek, cognitive science, for Exploring Sensorimotor Recalibration of Reach-to-Grasp in Italy;
  • Malay Firoz, anthropology, for Liminal Sovereignty: The Politics of Humanitarian Aid in Jordan and Lebanon;
  • Katherine Freeze, ethnomusicology, for The Cry of the Tanbur: Strategic Self-Representation at the Gurminj Museum of Musical Instruments in Dushanbe, Tajikistan ;
  • Elizabeth Gray, comparative literature, for Latin American Cartoneras: Alternative Publishing, Poetry, and Social Justice in Argentina and Chile;
  • Andre Pagliarini, history, for Much Less a Nation: Reformism and its Discontents in Modern Brazil, 1945-1995 in Brazil;
  • Sylivia Shangani, behavioral social sciences, for Evaluation of Healthcare Workers’ Competence in Providing Comprehensive HIV Care to Men Who Have sex With Men in Western Kenya ;
  • Bill Skinner, history of art and architecture, for Scientific Architecture through the Caribbean, 1910-45 in the United Kingdom.