Penn State announces Global Programs Travel Grants 2017 competition results

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Twice a year, Penn State Global Programs solicits applications for international travel from faculty and graduate students. A portfolio of grant programs supports faculty travel related to developing global awareness, global literacy and global competency among our undergraduate population, graduate students’ travel to international conferences, as well as the exploration of transformative, strategic partnerships around the world, all promoting Penn State's vision of becoming a truly global university — the Global Penn State.

The fall 2017 competition cycle invited applications in three grant categories: Faculty Travel Grants, Transformational Travel Grants, and Graduate Student Travel Grants. Based on the review committees’ evaluations and recommendations, 30 applicants were selected for funding support. The awardees will travel to 19 countries on four continents. 

Below is a complete list of Global Programs 2017 (fall cycle) Travel Grants recipients:

Transformational Travel Grants

Surinder Chopra (College of Agricultural Sciences) – for travel to China

Jenifer Cushman (Penn State Beaver) – for travel to Netherlands and France

Mark Mattson (Libraries, Global Partnerships and Outreach) – for travel to South Africa

Faculty Travel Grants

Kristin Sznajder (College of Medicine) – for travel to China

Dana Naughton (College of Health and Human Development) - for travel to Ecuador

Marianne Adam (Penn State Schuylkill College of Nursing) - for travel to Honduras

Robert Beaury (College of Engineering) - for travel to Israel

Melissa Bopp (College of Health and Human Development) - for travel to Denmark

Mallika Bose (College of Arts and Architecture) - for travel to Denmark

Elaine Farndale (College of the Liberal Arts) - for travel to Chile

Daniel Foster (College of Agricultural Sciences) - for travel to Belize

Mark Gagnon (College of Agricultural Sciences) - for travel to Israel

Fritz Kessler, Elizabeth King (College of Earth and Mineral Sciences) - for travel to Netherlands, Germany, and Switzerland

Anne Hoag (Bellisario College of Communications) - for travel to Israel

Kasey Hudak, Eliz Keptner (Penn State Lehigh Valley, Multimedia Innovation Lab) – for travel to Netherlands

Edward Jaenicke (College of Agricultural Sciences) - for travel to France

Richard Lomotey, Claudia Tanaskovic (Penn State Beaver) - for travel to Croatia

Carolynn Masters (Penn State Erie, Behrend College of Nursing) - for travel to Cuba

Monica Medina (Eberly College of Science) - for travel to the British Virgin Islands

Jennifer Murphy (Penn State Berks) - for travel to Netherlands

Graduate Student Travel Grants

Michael Hart (College of the Liberal Arts) - France

Veronika Vazhnik (College of Agricultural Sciences) – for travel to Ireland

Christopher Funk (College of Engineering) – for travel to Italy

Pei-Wei Lee (College of Education) – for travel to Mexico

Theresa Christensen (College of Arts and Architecture) – for travel to Sweden

Hannah Schneider (College of Agricultural Sciences) – for travel to Germany

Sarah Eissler (College of Agricultural Sciences) – for travel to South Africa.

The next round of travel grants will open Feb. 15, 2018. For more information, visit global.psu.edu.

Last Updated January 17, 2018