International Collaborative Research Forum: Insights and Resources. October 31, 2014
International Collaborative Research Forum:
Insights and Resources
Friday, October 31, 2014, 9:00am-3:00pm
Northrop Memorial Auditorium, Rooms TBD
Please register here.
International collaborative research plays a key role in contemporary universities—from addressing global grand challenges to forming boundary-crossing research networks and partnerships. International collaboration drives innovative scholarly inquiry in many fields.
The University of Minnesota will host a one-day forum on October 31, 2014, offering insights from experienced international collaborative researchers and funders. The objective of the forum is to provide knowledge, tools, and resources to scholars interested in or already engaged in international collaborative work. Contact Rachel Peterson at 612-625-6045 with questions.
Organized by the Global Programs and Strategy Alliance with sponsorship from the Office of the Vice President for Research, Institute for Advanced Study, and the Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility.
Welcome and Opening Session
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.
- Chandy C. John, M.D., Director, Division of Global Pediatrics, Medical School
- Dr. Phyllis E. Messenger, RPA, Grants Coordinator, Institute for Advanced Study
- Anna Brailovsky, ABD, Grants Consultant, CLA
- Katey Pelican, DVM, Ph.D., Ecosystem Health Initative, University Co-Lead USAID RESPOND Project, Department of Veterinary Population Medicine
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.
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
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)
Tagged Academic Research, Alan Lifson, Anna Brailovsky, Cawo Abdi, Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility, Chandy John, collaboration, Debra Egan, Elizabeth Lightfoot, Global Programs and Strategy Alliance, Helena Pohlandt-McCormick, Henning Schroeder, Jeannine Cavender-Bares, Karen Brown, Katey Pelican, Lorena Munoz, Meredith McQuaid, Office of the Vice President for Research, Paul Porter, Phyllis Messenger, Research, Sergei Katsev, Shana Gillette, Suzanne Ortega, Valerie Wilson