Office of Global Affairs

Awards overview

26 awards offered, engaging in 15 countries
$230,000 funds awarded
$66,000 funds matched by 21 schools, colleges, programs

Awarded Projects – Innovation in Global Engagement & Partnerships

Awards support research collaborations, faculty and student collaborations, faculty exchanges, distinguished scholar support, cross-college and interdisciplinary conferences, symposia and workshops, as well as seed funding for new project development

Project name Engaged UW faculty Engaged UW college, school or program Countries of engagement
The Children’s Healthy Oral Management Project (CHOMP) – Pediatric dentistry and HIV Ana Lucia Seminario, Jennifer Slyker, Sarah Benki-Nugent Dentistry, Global Health Kenya
Expanding professional social work education: Hands across the border Tracy Harachi, Nancy Hooyman Social Work, Global Health Cambodia, Vietnam
Creating an international component to the National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI) program Karl Böhringer, Kai-Mei Fu, Dan Schwartz, Jim Pfaendtner, Lara Gamble, Dan Ratner Engineering, Arts & Sciences Japan, France, Thailand
Generative innovative solutions to the global tuberculosis epidemic through collaboration Paul Drain, Judy Wasserheit, Jerry Cangelosi, Chetan Seshadri, Theo Vos, Barry Lutz Medicine, Engineering, Global Health, Public Health Bangladesh
Global parent-child mental health initiative: Building capacity for primary care and school settings Cecilia Breinbauer, Suzanne Kerns, Susan, Spieker, Nancy Grote, Janine Jones, Marcia Weaver Nursing, Education, Social Work, Arts & Sciences, IHME China, Peru, Kenya, Chile
China-UW nursing and psychology partnership Jane Simoni, Shannon Dorsey, Pamela Kohler, Deepa Rao Arts & Sciences, Nursing, Global Health China
Research and teaching collaboration to address address normative innovations related to global human rights William J. Talbott, Amos Nascimento, Jamie Mayerfield, Ellwood Wiggins UWT Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, Arts & Sciences Germany
Improving diagnosis of rheumatic heart disease in low-resource settings Nona Sotoodehnia, James Kirkpatrick, Tood Zwink, Annette Fitzpatrick, Michael Chung Medicine, Global Health Nepal
Improving access to quality education for Peruvian children with disabilities Cheryl Kerfeld, Elizabeth West, Julie Dunlap, Jennifer Pitonyak, Cody McDonald Education, Arts & Sciences, Medicine Peru
Promoting community-based eldercare in Chongqing, China Nancy Hooyman, Barbara Cochrane, Basia Belza Social Work, Nursing China
Disability in resource-limited environments Mark Harniss, Sharan Brown, Rebecca Matter, Kurt Johnson Education, Medicine South Africa, India
India and the global economy Sunila Kale, Kirsten Aoymama Business, Arts & Sciences India

Awarded Projects – Innovation in Study Abroad Programming

Awards support new study abroad program development or innovative program development for existing faculty-led programs

Project name Engaged UW faculty Engaged UW college, school or program Countries of engagement
Blended Learning Partnership with Maasai Secondary School as part of a new exploration seminar, “Critical Perspectives on Ecotourism in Tanzania Benjamin Gardner, Ron Krabill UWB Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences Tanzania
Strengthening the UW’s partnership with the Kenyan judiciary and human rights commission, creating field placements for UW students Anita Ramasastry, Jennifer Lenga-Long Law Kenya
Nepal’s first student-focused research symposium on critical development studies David Citrin, Biraj Karmacharya, Maya Magarati, Deepa Rao, Annette Fitzpatrick, Nicolaas P. Barr Clingan, Scott Halliday Arts & Sciences, Global Health, Medicine, Social Work, Public Health Nepal
Creating an archeological excavation field school Sarah Stroup Arts & Sciences Italy
Three new engineering collaborations with Zhejiang University Jim Pfaendtner Engineering China
Communication and public opinion about migration Patricia Moy and David Canfield-Budde Arts & Sciences Germany
Learning about social problems in the aftermath of Apartheid through service learning Clarence Spigner Public Health South Africa
Explore India’s Himalaya: Yoga, politics and development Christian Novetske, Sunila Kale, Keith Goyden Arts & Sciences India
Year-long learning sequence designed to accommodate collegiate athletes, including service learning and study abroad Holly Barker, Liberty Bracken, Ink Aleaga, Christine Stickler Arts & Sciences, Intercollegiate Athletics, Undergraduate Academic Affairs Samoa
Exploring the impact of migration and displacement on health and human rights Erin Clowes, Jody Early UWB Nursing, Arts & Sciences Italy
Learning in the community: Healing and community building through dance Carrie Lanza, Diana Garcia-Snyder UWB Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences Mexico
Developing a township-based research collaborative Christopher Knaus, Divya McMillin, Fern Tiger, Alexis Wheeler UWT Education, Global Honors Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, Urban Studies South Africa
Design, implementation and evaluation of community-driven interventions in low-income urban areas Benjamin Spencer, Kimo Griggs, Roark Congdon, Tracy Harachi, Jim LoGerfo Built Environments, Social Work, Global Health, Medicine Cambodia
Land Use and Land Cover Change in Sichuan: International Multidisciplinary Collaborative Research, Teaching and Action in Policy, Planning and Social-Ecological Science Dan Abramson Urban Design & Planning China
UW-China University Global Health Symposium: Expanding effective collaboration in Global Health Stephen Gloyd Global Health China