Einaudi announces new round of seed and small grants

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Melissa Osgood

The Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies has awarded four seed grants and four small grants to Cornell faculty members to support their international research.

Recipients come from six departments in three Cornell colleges. Several of the proposals are thematically related to the center’s current initiatives on immigration and migration and Middle Eastern studies.

The seed grant program supports the preparation of external funding requests while the small grant program supports co-sponsorship of conferences, workshops, seminars and other events.

Selections for both grant programs were based on the projects’ potential to advance research by junior faculty, to bring long-term discernible benefits to international studies at Cornell and to conform to the highest academic standards.

Seed grant recipients:

  • Catherine Appert (Department of Music, College of Arts and Sciences): Music and Memory in the New African Diaspora ($5,000);
  • Rebekah Maggor (Department of Performing and Media Arts, College of Arts and Sciences): Between Home and Exile: New Palestinian Drama ($10,000);
  • Sharon Poczter (Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences): Quantifying the Effects of Democratization ($7,500); and
  • Wesley Sine (Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, College of Business): Refugees and Entrepreneurship ($10,000).

Small grant recipients:

  • Lourdes Casanova (Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, College of Business): Emerging Multinationals: Innovating to Compete ($5,000);
  • Cathy Caruth (Department of English, College of Arts and Sciences): Listening to Trauma Across Cultures ($5,000);
  • Sabine Haenni (Department of Performing and Media Arts, College of Arts and Sciences): Producing New Images of the Mediterranean Refugee Crisis ($5,000); and
  • Astrid Van Oyen (Department of Classics, College of Arts and Sciences): The Marzuolo Archaeological Project (MAP): Innovation and Community in the Roman Countryside ($7,500).

Summaries of seed and small grant proposals will be available soon on the Einaudi Center website. Faculty and programs are expected to use the awards within the coming year to mobilize additional external support for their projects. The Einaudi Center will work closely with the recipients to support these efforts.


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