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Academic Enrichment Grants

The Office of International Affairs awarded close to $150,000 as part of its 2017-2018 Academic Enrichment Grant competition, which supports faculty and student research. The grant competition, with separate tracks for faculty, graduate students and undergraduate students, was sponsored by the Office of International Affairs, the Office of Research and the Office of Undergraduate Education.

2017-18 Academic Enrichment Grant Awardees

Faculty Research

  • Matthew Birkhold, Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, Moritz College of Law
    Greenland: Who Owns Icebergs?
    Grant: $2,685
  • Pierluigi (Enrico) Bonello, Department of Plant Pathology
    Brazil: Ohio State and the University of Sao Paulo: An Enduring Collaboration to Support Agriculture in Brazil
    Grant: $2,400
  • Sarah M. Brooks, Department of Political Science
    Brazil and South Africa: The Left Hand and the Right Hand: Linking the Politics of Social Welfare and Crime Control
    Grant: $6,720
  • Ana-Paula Correia, Department of Educational Studies
    Braga, Portugal: Enrepreneurship in Educational Technology: The Design of a Mobile Application that Bridges the Learning of Portuguese Culture with the Prevalence of Heritage Tourism
    Grant: $4,176
  • Lin Ding, Department of Teaching and Learning
    China and United States: Catalyzing Science Learning through Enrichment of Learners' Epistemologies - A Cross-national Investigation between the United States and China
    Grant: $5,000
  • Elena Foulis, Department of Spanish and Portuguese
    Oaxaca, Mexico: Oral Histories of Im/migration: Oaxacans in Ohio and their Homeland
    Grant: $3,700
  • Sharvari Karandikar, College of Social Work
    India: Sex Workers as Mothers: Exploring Maternal Practices, Needs and Barriers to Maternal Health Care Among Female Sex Workers in Pune, India
    Grant: $6,000
  • Jennifer Kue, College of Nursing
    Ciudad Sandino, Nicaragua: Perceptions of Cervical Cancer Screening among Women Living in Ciudad Sandino, Nicaragua
    Grant: $6,000
  • Jesse J. Kwiek, Department of Microbiology
    Thomas F. McDow, Department of History
    Africa/Malawi: Global Health in a Cross-Cultural Context
    Grant: $5,960
  • Kristi Lekies, School of Environment and Natural Resources
    Germany: Community, Environment, and Youth in Rural Brandenburg, Germany: A Twenty-year Follow Up Study
    Grant: $6,000
  • Erin Lin, Department of Political Science
    Cambodia: The Farmers Minefield: Assessing the Economic and Ecological Capacity of Post-conflict Agricultural Systems
    Grant: $6,000
  • Thomas Mitchell, Department of Plant Pathology
    Columbus, Ohio, U.S.A. and Ribeirao Preto, Sao Paulo, Brazil: Using Chromatic Immunoprecipitation-DNA Sequencing (ChIP-seq) to Identify Targets for Treatments to the Human Pathogen Aspergillus Fumigatus
    Grant: $5,960
  • Halil Sezen, Department of Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering
    China: Research Collaborations in Infrastructure Response and Resilience
    Grant: $7,000

 Graduate Student Research

  • Mark Anthony Arceno, Department of Anthropology
    U.S.A/France: A Year in the Fields: Walking and Talking with Winegrowers about Terroir, Place-Based Identity, and Envronmental Change in Ohio, U.S.A and Alsace, France
    Grant: $6,000
  • Bocci Corinne, Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics
    Guatemala:  Evaluating Ethics: An Analysis of Environmentally Friendly and Ethically Responsible Production Practices
    Grant: $3,500
  • Matthew Boot, Department of Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology
    Central America, Panama: A Georgraphic Basis for Coevolutionary Dynamics in the Mercenary-Ant Symbiosis
    Grant: $4,000
  • Jason Buchea, Department of Musicology
    Sengal: Collecting Oral Histories of the Tama
    Grant: $3,432
  • Cody Raul Cardenas, Department of Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology
    Panama: Unearthing the Overlooked Fungus-growing Ant Parasitoid Relationship
    Grant: $4,000
  • Christian Mpody, Department of Public Health
    Democratic Republic of Congo: Evaluation of the quality and supply of infant feeding counseling services using GIS in Kinshasa
    Grant: $5,440
  • Fungisai Musoni, Department of African American and African Studies
    Southern Africa/Zimbabwe: The Rockefeller Foundation in Rhodesia/Zimbabwe (1950-1980): A Transnational Study of Gender Inequalities
    Grant: $5,440
  • Elanor Paynter, Department of Comparative Studies
    Italy: Local Experiences of Transit: Refugee Oral Histories in Italy
    Grant: $3,030
  • Erika Reese, College of Medicine
    Los Robles/Nicaragua: Psychosocial Stressors and their Relationship to Chronic HPV Infection and Cervical Cancer Risk Among Rural Nicaraguan Women
    Grant: $6,000
  • Osama Sajid, Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics
    Pakistan: Arsenic contaminated Drinking Water in Pakistan: Assessing Health Consequences and Identifying Treatment Options
    Grant: $5,315
  • Wenyuan Shao, Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures
    China: Deciphering Unheard Voices and Alternative Pasts: Memory, Tradition and Intertextuality in Southwest China
    Grant: $5,000
  • Brian Troth, Department of French and Italian
    France, United States: Risky Business: A Reworking of Risk in the PrEP Era in France
    Grant: $6,000
  • Gina Wrobel, Department of Germanic Lanugages and Literatures
    German: Beyond (and in) the Classroom: Exploring Refugees' Literacy and Language Practices in Germany
    Grant: $8,000
  • Nan Zhou, Department of History
    China: Master, or Servant, of Public Opinion? Reformist Literati Newspapers in China's Constitutional Politics, 1895-1918
    Grant: $3,000

Undergraduate Student Research

  • Patrick Cleary, Department of Geography
    Mexico (San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas): Neoliberalism and the Terminal Crisis
    Grant: $5,000
  • Christian Moore, Knowlton School of Architecture
    Saratov Oblast, Russia: Atlas of Rural Settlements: Volga German Communities in Saratov Oblast
    Grant: $2,860
  • Tal Shutkin, School of Enrironment and Natural Resources, Department of Geography
    British Columbia, Canada: Mixed Messages: Cross-cultural Collaboration in British Columbia's Muskwa-Kechika Management Area
    Grant: $5,000
  • Emma Thaci, Department of Sociology
    Poland: Married with Children: Assessing the Relationships between Marital Status, Presence of Children and Mental Health in Poland, 2003-2013
    Grant: $2,000