Every year, the Office of Global Engagement awards Internationalization Seed Grants to eligible NC State faculty. These grants — up to $5,000 per grant — help promote international partnerships and foster global scholarship and engagement.
Seed grant recipients further strategic and deliberate collaborations that lead to the development of joint research proposals, student mobility programs, courses involving COGL (Curricular Online Global Learning), adjunct appointments and other scholarly activities.
Proposals are reviewed by the University Standing Committee on International Programs (CIP) which makes their recommendation to the Office of Global Engagement for its final decision.
This year, alternative funding sources were identified for two proposals, raising the total number of funded proposals from six to eight.
We extend our congratulations to these recipients for their strong proposals and promising global projects.
2021-2022 Internationalization Seed Grant: Recipients
Miguel Castillo, Associate Professor, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
- “Machine Learning Coupled with Near Infrared Spectroscopy for Development of Rapid Analyses of Constituents in Cacao (Theobroma cacao) Plants: Development of a Country Database and Testing System”
Sandria B Freitag, Associate Teaching Professor, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
- “Exploring the global through the local: Development of Innovative ‘methods’ to use comparatively on new forms of ‘evidence’”
Maru Gonzalez, Assistant Professor, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
- “Spain: Exploring Family & Culture on the Camino de Santiago”
Joy Kagendo, Lecturer, Division of Academic and Student Affairs
- “Provision of Health Resources Through Virtual Cross-Cultural Health Promotion”
Lisa Paciulli, Lecturer, College of Sciences
- “Planning a JEDI Study Abroad Program in the Galapágos Islands”
Danesha Seth Carley, Associate Professor, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
- “Building Regulatory Capacity and Educational Opportunities though Workshop Engagement”
Shweta Trivedi, VetPAC Director/Teaching Associate Professor, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
- “Recruiting and Training Underrepresented Minority (URM) Students for local and global Southern White Rhino Gut Microbiome Research”
Israel Visiting Scholar Program: Recipient
Sierra Young, Assistant Professor, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
- “Benchmarking transfer learning techniques to advance deep learning applications in global precision agriculture: An Israel-US partnership”