CFAES Faculty and Students Awarded $25,000 to Pursue Global Research Initiatives

May. 7, 2018

The Office of International Affairs awarded nearly $150,000 as part of its 2017-2018 Academic Enrichment Grant competition, which supports faculty and students' international research. The grant competition, with separate tracks for Ohio State faculty, graduate students and undergraduate students, was sponsored by the Office of International Affairs, the Office of Research and the Office of Undergraduate Education. Three faculty members and three students in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) received almost $25,000 total to engage in international research in five different countries. Awardees from CFAES include:

Faculty Research

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

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

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

Graduate Student Research

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

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

Undergraduate Research

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

To view a complete list of awardees, visit 2017-2018 Academic Enrichment Grants.