International Collaborative Research Forum Oct. 31, 2014

Sessions & Resources


Select a session below to see videos, presentations, and other resources.

Note that some presenters did not give permission to be filmed or were unable to share their presentations.

9:30 - 10:45 AM: Concurrent Session 1

Session 1A: International Research Funding: Identifying and Writing Grants

A panel of experienced grant writers discusses strategies for identifying funding sources and writing successful grant proposals to fund international research.

Session 1B: Global Research Collaboration on Development and Food Security

Discussion of approaches to developing and sustaining effective collaboration in international development research projects with particular attention food security and USAID funding.

  • Dr. Shana Gillette, Advisor, Human and Institutional Capacity Development, BIFAD, USAID Bureau of Food Security
  • Paul M. Porter, Professor, Agronomy and Plant Genetics, CFANS

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM: Concurrent Session 2

Session 2A: Global Spotlight Research Panel

Faculty whose international collaborative research projects were supported by Global Spotlight grants share their insights and lessons learned. What special opportunities and challenges shape transnational scholarly partnerships?

Session 2B: Ethics of International Collaboration

  • Melissa Anderson, Professor, Organizational Leadership, Policy and Development, CEHD
  • Sarah E. Parkinson, Assistant Professor, Humphrey School of Public Affairs
  • Alan R. Lifson, M.D., MPH, Professor, Division of Epidemiology & Community Health, SPH

1:15 - 2:45 PM: Concurrent Session 3

Session 3A: International Collaborative Research in Graduate Education: Emerging Trends

A panel of distinguished leaders in graduate education discusses developments in and the impact of international collaborative research opportunities as a component of graduate education. Especially relevant for graduate faculty members, directors of graduate studies, graduate program staff members, and graduate students.

Session 3B: Fulbright Research Opportunities Panel

What opportunities do Fulbright awards offer for international collaborative research support? How do you structure a successful Fulbright experience and what strategies will allow you to build effective partnerships and networks?

  • Elizabeth Lightfoot, Professor, Social Work, CEHD
  • Cawo Abdi, Assistant Professor, Sociology
  • Jeannine Cavender-Bares, Associate Professor, Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, CBS
  • Debra Egan, Director of Scholar Academic Partnerships, Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES), Institute of International Education (IIE)


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