Global Programs announces 2017 Travel Grants awards

Twice a year, Global Programs solicits applications for international travel grants from faculty and graduate students. A robust and varied portfolio of grant programs supports international conference travel, the internationalization of Penn State's curriculum, and the exploration of transformative strategic partnerships around the world. The global engagement made possible through these programs furthers Penn State's vision of becoming a truly global university.

The Spring 2017 competition cycle attracted a record-breaking number of applications in three grant categories: Faculty Travel Grants, Transformational Travel Grants and Graduate Student Travel Grants. Based on the evaluation committee’s reviews and recommendations, over 50 applicants were selected for funding support. Because of this support, recipients will be able to travel, teach and carry out research across the globe, spanning 25 countries and four continents.

Global Programs would like to congratulate the recipients and thank them for their efforts in building a Global Penn State.

Below is a complete list of Global Programs 2017 (spring cycle) travel grants recipients:

Transformational travel grants

Sam Richards (College of the Liberal Arts) – Russia

Ihab Ragai (Penn State Behrend) – Germany

Faculty travel grants

Charles Baird (College of Arts and Architecture) – Brazil

Kimberly Del Bright (College of Earth and Mineral Sciences) – Peru

Yendelela Cuffee and Kristin Sznajder (College of Medicine) – India

Jose Duarte (College of Arts and Architecture) – Brazil

Stephan Goetz (College of Agricultural Sciences) – France

Eileen Hennrikus (College of Medicine) – Ghana

Michael Jacobson and Abderrahim Ouarghidi (College of Agricultural Sciences) – Morocco

Huaguang Lu (College of Agricultural Sciences) – China

Joel Waters (College of Health and Human Development) and John Waters (Eberly College of Science) – Italy

Nicole Webster (College of Agricultural Sciences) – Morocco

Daniel Wolpaw and Michael Flanagan (College of Medicine) – Japan

Additionally, a group of faculty and staff members from the College of Engineering (Patrick Tunno, Mike Erdman, Akhlesh Lakhtakia, and Julio Urbina) received a partial support for travel to Peru.

Graduate student travel grants

Alba Alonso (College of the Liberal Arts) – Ireland

Laura Almeida (College of Arts and Architecture) – Switzerland

Mariyam Amir (College of Engineering) – Japan

Kinsey Bice (College of the Liberal Arts) – Ireland

Federica Bulgarelli (College of the Liberal Arts) – Spain

Ayse Ozgul Calicioglu Sengul (College of Engineering) – Sweden

Rebecca Cheong (College of the Liberal Arts) – United Kingdom

Mitchell Culler (College of Agricultural Sciences) – Spain

Sourav Dey (College of Arts and Architecture) – Brazil

Claire Ebert (College of the Liberal Arts) – Belize

Clarissa Ferreira da Silveira (College of Arts and Architecture) – China

Jennifer Ford (College of Health and Human Development) – Switzerland

Lauren Fritzsche (College of Earth and Mineral Sciences) – United Kingdom

William Grace (College of Information Sciences and Technology) – France

Fei Guo (College of Arts and Architecture) – Brazil

Noel Habashy (College of Agricultural Sciences) – Ireland

Catherine Herzog (Eberly College of Science) – South Africa

Carolynne Hultquist (College of Earth and Mineral Sciences) – Japan

Jina Jang (College of Arts and Architecture) – Italy

Hyoun-A Joo (College of the Liberal Arts) – Spain

Elizabeth Krajan (College of Medicine) – Egypt

Eric Layland (College of Health and Human Development) – Netherlands

Chang Liao (College of Agricultural Sciences) – Sweden

Jamison Malcolm (College of Agricultural Sciences) – Ireland

Barbara McGrath (College of Medicine) – India

Syeda Naz (College of Health and Human Development) – South Africa

Erica Odera (College of Agricultural Sciences) – Ireland

Yuxia Ouyang (College of Health and Human Development) – Croatia

Janet Purdy (College of Arts and Architecture) – Ghana

Yanan Qizhi (College of the Liberal Arts) – Canada

Daniel Ramirez (College of the Liberal Arts) – South Africa

Yasaman Roostaeian (College of Arts and Architecture) – Brazil

Lara Schwarz (College of the Liberal Arts) – Germany

Elizabeth Shewark (College of the Liberal Arts) – Norway

Leslie Sotomayor (College of Arts and Architecture) – Cuba

Na Sun (College of Information Sciences and Technology) – Romania

Sadra Tehrani (College of Arts and Architecture) – Brazil

Kaila Thorn (College of Agricultural Sciences) – Ireland

Elena Vazquez (College of Arts and Architecture) – Brazil

Nicole Wagy (College of Arts and Architecture) – Brazil

Yanan Xin (College of Earth and Mineral Sciences) – Italy

For more information on Global Programs travel grants, visit Global Programs or contact Vlad Likholetov, global collaborations manager at vzl12@psu.edu.

Last Updated April 26, 2017