OIP announces seed grant recipients for Spring 2016

The Office of International Programs (OIP) congratulates its International Seed Grant recipients for Spring 2016. The goal of the Seed Grant program is to support awardees in establishing a strong international relationship that will continue to expand and flourish into a larger and substantial international collaborative effort that will ultimately benefit departments, programs, the College of ACES, and the University of Illinois.

The funding of the International Seed Grants program is made possible through support provided by the Arlys Conrad Endowment Fund, and the applications are reviewed by the College of ACES International Programs and Policy Committee. OIP issues requests for seed grant proposals once a semester.

This semester’s recipients are:

Rabin Bhattarai, Agricultural and Biological Engineering: “Water resources management for food security in Northern Haiti”

Maria Cattai de Godoy, Animal Sciences: “Building an international research program with Brazil and the companion animal nutrition program of Illinois”

Laura Christianson, Crop Sciences: “Woodchip bioreactors for agricultural water quality improvement: International assessment of design methods and environmental trade-offs”

Megan Dailey, Animal Sciences: “Metabolic control of adult sperm cell proliferation and tissue growth”

Kelly Freeman Bost, Human Development and Family Studies: “Preschoolers’ relationships, self-regulations, and pediatric obesity in three sociocultural contexts”

Peter Goldsmith, Agricultural and Consumer Economics: “Identification of soybean diseases and pests in Africa:  Development of a diagnostic guide”

Anna Kukekova, Animal Sciences: “The timing of fear behavior in juveniles predicts adult behavior”

Article submitted by Leslie Myrick, 217-244-5373

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