• 02/03/16- International Institute Awards IWG Grants

    In 2016, the International Institute awarded eight faculty grants as part of its inaugural International Working Group program. Successful proposals coincided with Mississippi State University’s strategic research focus areas, including environmental sustainability, food safety and health, and international development. Awards ranging from $2,500 - $4,000 were designed to stimulate international interdisciplinary research and outreach, while also serving to catalyze MSU’s partnerships with other universities and organizations abroad. The International Working Research Groups, listed alphabetically by the lead coordinator, are:

    Allen, Peter, “Funding Initiative for Strengthening Aquaculture & Fish Health,” partnering with Food & Agriculture Organization, Makerere University & National Agricultural Research Organization

    Capano, Craig, “Improving the Fish Drying Process at the Lake Mburo Fishing Community,” partnering with Makerere University

    Chen, Chih-Chia, “Health and Well-being in Autism,” partnering with National Kaoshiung Normal University, Taiwan

    Chen, Lei, “Additive Manufacturing with Bamboo,” partnering with Nanjing Forestry University and Zhejiang Science &Technology University

    Freeman, Matthew, “Socioeconomic Impacts of Aquaculture Fish Disease in Africa,” partnering with Food & Agriculture Organization

    Khaitsa, Margaret, “Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) in Uganda: Impact on Food Security & Public Health,” partnering with Makerere University, Food & Agriculture Organization & Veterinarians without Borders

    Ralston, Margaret, “Social Capital in South Africa,” partnering with University of Free State, University of Cape Town, Ministry of Science & Technology

    Schauwecker, Timothy, “Comparative Analysis of Watershed Management Planning and Processes,” partnering with University of Catania, Italy

    For questions, please contact Shauncey Hill, Director of International Research Development, at