CGC Helps Faculty Build Partnerships

For the past two years the Center for Global Connections, in partnership with International Studies and Programs, has assisted in funding faculty to pursue partnerships with international institutions and individuals.

June 16, 2014

Faculty/Recipient Department Destination(s) Purpose Outcome/Proposed Outcome
Ain Shams University Various Michigan State University Establish collaborative relationship between MSU and Ain Shams University (Egypt) MOU signed as well as creation of Biosensors Center with BAE. MSU faculty invited to participate in workshop at Ain Shams in 2014.
Brad Day Plant, Soil & Microbial Sciences/SAP Sri Lanka Grow research, education, outreach global connections amongst public/private institutions in Sri Lanka Continue to nurture relationships through MSU-Sri Lanka Linkage Program and enhance biotechnology research and training in plant biology, agriculture and diagnostics
David Ortega AFRE India Work with a multidisciplinary research team on an IFPRI project Create a platform for MSU faculty to work in food, water and climate and to pursue external funding opportunities
David Skole/Pascal Nzokou Forestry Zambia Airfare overage from previous fiscal year SPG funds Travel to Zambia in order to coordinate a grant proposal
Haddish Maleakeberhan Horticulture Kenya/Ethiopia Attend UN Conference in Kenya and travel to Ethiopia and meet with stakeholders Concept Note developed along with Mekelle University and exploration of collaboration with Ethiopian Ministry of Agriculture
Jim Hancock Horticulture Sri Lanka Meet with stakeholders in Sri Lanka Create collaboration to enhance strawberry industry in Sri Lanka including creation of breeding program and outreach or small holder farmers
Karim Maredia Entomology/SAP/Horticulture Michigan State University Expand collaborative programs and create new research, education and outreach opportunities Concept Note submitted to USAID for India Africa Agriculture Innovation Bridge Funds
Meredith Gore Fisheries and Wildlife Madagascar Provide capacity building to stakeholders in Madagascar through a research project designed to assess factors influencing perceptions of risk associated with conservation crimes NSF Proposal Rebid in January 2014
Nanda Joshi Animal Science/SAP Michigan State University Strengthen relationship with dairy stakeholders in India and find partner for USAID concept note submission Concept Note submitted to USAID for India Africa Agriculture Innovation Bridge Funds
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