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Research Development Fund

Researcher Mobility Travel Grants

Worldwide Universities Network (WUN)

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Researcher Mobility Grants

Researcher mobility travel grants provide AS&E faculty and doctoral students the opportunity to conduct overseas research visits of one to three months in duration. The awards offer the chance to engage with colleagues around the world, share expertise, gain new perspectives and visit cutting-edge facilities.

Awards of up to US$5,000 cover economy air travel, visas, accommodation, and subsistence costs. The grants do not support travel to conferences, with the emphasis on projects that can develop or sustain long-term collaborations. Collaboration can be with any overseas institution in any discipline. Todd St. Vrain, Manager for International Initiatives, can help facilitate introductions at a number of universities around the world, particularly those that are fellow members of the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN)

Applications for the next round of researcher mobility travel grants will open in late 2014 or early 2015. 

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2014 Awards

Nine faculty and research students from six departments have received researcher mobility travel grants.  This represents collaboration with eight institutions in ten countries.  Applications from doctoral students more than doubled in 2014.

Faculty

Name

Department

Project Name

Host Institution & Country

Robert Foster

Anthropology

Re-Animating the MacGregor Collection

University of Sydney, Australia

Henk Goemans

Political Science

Mapping the Homeland

Multiple - Latin America

Robin Harding

Political Science

Elections and Public Goods in Africa: Evidence from Botswana

University of Botswana, Botswana

Nicholas Bigelow

Physics & Astronomy

Collaboration with Center for Ultrahigh Bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems (CUDOS)

University of Sydney, Australia

Andrew Jordan

Physics & Astronomy

Interactions and entanglement-based thermodynamics in nanoscale heat engines

Ecole Polytechnique and CNRS, France

Research students and fellows

Name

Department

Project Name

Host Institution & Country

Yekaterina Lyubarskaya

Chemistry

 

Developing Novel Techniques for the Modification of Inorganic Surfaces Towards Application in Organic and Molecular Electronic Devices

Wageningen University, The Netherlands

Leah Frenette

Chemical Engineering

Doped semiconducting nanocrystal synthesis for solar energy conversion devices

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland

Hye-Sung Kim

Political Science

Ethnic Diversity and Productivity Growth in Kenyan Firms

Strathmore University, Kenya

Berin Golonu

Visual and Cultural Studies

Depictions of Nature as Modernization: Late Ottoman and Early Republican Landscape Imagery in Turkey

SALT Research Institute, Turkey

 

2013 Awards

The 2013 program supported nine faculty and research students from six departments. Collaboration was with ten universities in six countries.

Faculty

Name

Department

Project Name

Host Institution & Country

Professor Laurel Carney

Biomedical Engineering

Establishing a Facility for Auditory Physiology in Awake Animals

Report 

University of Malaysia, Malaysia

Professor Dick Niemi

Political Science

Democratic Attitudes and Generational Change in Post-Authoritarian Societies

Report

University Western Australia, Australia

Professor Eyvindur Palsson

Math

Applications of Harmonic Analysis to Ergodic Theory/Point Configuration on Manifolds

Report

University of Sydney &
University Queensland, Australia

Professor Alice Quillen

Physics & Astronomy

Dynamics of Multiple Planet Systems & Characterization of Galactic Spiral Structure and Recently Discovered Eclipsing Disks

Report 

Nanjing University, China

Professor Dan Reichman

Anthropology

Transformations in Brazilian Coffee Production

University of Campinas, Brazil

Research students and fellows

Name

Department

Project Name

Host Institution & Country

Greg Madejski

Biomedical Engineering

Development of a Raman-compatible, dynamic, microfluidic cell co-culture system

Report

University of Nottingham, UK

Theodore Marschall

Physics & Astronomy

Shearing Rheology of GranularSystems Above the Jamming Transition

Umea University, Sweden

Brendan Murphy

Math

Additive Combinatorics with Geometric Applications

Report

University of Bristol, UK

Wilson Silva

Linguistics

Sharing Knowledge on Amazonian Languages

Report

University of Campinas & The Federal University of Amazonas