Jan 8, 2024

Six faculty grants awarded for Global Gateways Initiative

The Office of International Affairs is pleased to announce the grantees for the first Global Gateways Initiative grant program. This faculty grant competition is designed to support knowledge creation and problem solving through collaborative research and scholarship in the Global Gateway countries of China, India and Brazil

Brazil Gateway

  • Alison Crocetta, Department of Art, "Challenging the Boundaries of Bodies"
  • Barbara Piperata, Department of Anthropology, "Embodying Environmental Injustice in the Urban Amazon, Brazil: A Study of Environmental Contaminants in Breastmilk"
  • Lorrayne Miralha, Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, "Effectiveness of Restoration Practices on Strem Ecosystems in Riparian Forests between Brazil and the United States"

India Gateway

  • Vinayak Shedekar, Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, "Solving soil degradation and water management issues in India’s Western Ghats Region"

China Gateway

  • Dianne Morrison-Beedy, Office of Global Innovations & College of Nursing, "Global Health and Evidence Based Practice with NYCU in Taiwan"
  • Shujun Ou, Department of Molecular Genetics, "China Adaptation Mechanisms of Maize and Rice to Environmental Stresses: A Comparative Genomic Approach"

This new grant program will further Ohio State's international reach through Global Gateways, multi-faceted centers that advance the university’s global teaching, research and engagement in three distinct regions of the world.