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Grants from Texas Global Awarded Across 14 Colleges and Schools

  • Mar 21, 2024
  • Ellen Stader

Texas Global supports faculty at The University of Texas at Austin by providing funding for international research, teaching, publishing, and event collaborations that advance the university’s mission of global engagement. For the Fall 2023 funding cycle, $99,620 was awarded to 14 faculty members across seven colleges and schools. 

To date, faculty across 17 colleges and schools have received a total of more than $850,000 in awards for global engagement initiatives. The Texas Global Funding Opportunities page offers complete information on the many grants and forms of financial support available.   

Faculty Research Seed Grant 

Texas Global’s Faculty Research Seed Grant provides financial support across all disciplines to UT Austin faculty and the international counterparts with whom they work and research to address some of the world’s most pressing challenges. The grant helps develop new partnerships and strengthen existing collaborations between UT Austin and higher education institutions and organizations around the world. Texas Global awards Faculty Research Seed Grants on a semiannual basis, once in the fall semester and once in the spring semester.  

Shanti Nulu  

Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine, Dell Medical School  
“Optimizing Deep Learning Approaches for Enhanced Detection of Rheumatic Heart Disease from Portable Echocardiograms”  
In partnership with Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital, Kenya 

Allison Seeger  

Research Associate, Chemical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering 
“Characterization of the plasma and cellular antibody repertoires during canine L. infantum infection” 
In partnership with Ahamdu Bello University, Nigeria 

Hannah Williamson  

Associate Professor, Department of Human Development and Family Sciences, College of Natural Sciences 
“Examining the relative importance of social relationships and socioeconomic status for health and well-being: A cross-national study”  
In partnership with Universidad de Granada, Spain  

Global Virtual Exchange 

The Global Virtual Exchange (GVE) initiative contributes to the University’s mission of integrating global perspectives and innovative teaching practices into the curriculum. GVE funds support faculty in co-creating Collaborative Online International Learning courses with peers at universities around the world. The courses foster meaningful, sustainable and accessible international experiences for UT Austin students and those at partnering institutions, deepening students’ understanding of subject matter and expanding their global perspectives while they engage in project-based learning.   

Pramit Chaudhuri  

Associate Professor, Department of Classics, College of Liberal Arts 
“Quantitative Criticism: Integrating Humanistic and Computational Approaches to the Study of Culture” In partnership with University of Macau, Macau  

Campus Internationalization Event Fund 

The Campus Internationalization Event Fund supports academic units that sponsor high-impact, globally oriented events intended to reach broad and diverse audiences of 200 or more attendees. The fund is open to colleges, schools and academic units for producing events that can include academic conferences, symposia, lectures, musical performances, art exhibitions, or other interactive events promoting internationalization. 

College of Liberal Arts, Department of Linguistics 

“10th Conference on Indigenous Languages of Latin America (CILLA-X)” 

College of Liberal Arts, Department of Sociology 

“Global Money Talks”  

School of Law 

“Disarming Toxic Empire Conference” with keynote by Beatrice Fihn  

Faculty Travel Planning Grant 

Texas Global’s Faculty Travel Planning Grants can benefit UT Austin faculty members working to establish connections abroad to satisfy eligibility requirements for Texas Global funding opportunities. These grants afford faculty the unique opportunity to explore possibilities, develop connections and seek potential initiatives within their international networks in order to produce other high-quality Texas Global funding proposals.  

Michael Baker  

Associate Professor of Practice, Arts and Entertainment Technologies, College of Fine Arts  
“Cultivating Resilience: A Comparative Study of Urban Agriculture, Technology, and Resilience in Austin and Malmö”  
For the President’s Award for Global Learning   
In partnership with Malmö University, Sweden  

Mercedes Hernandez 

Associate Professor, School of Social Work 
“Cultural Factors in Mental Illness Assessment and Diagnosis Using Classification Systems” 
In partnership with Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico (UNAM), Mexico 

Luisa Nardini 

Professor, Butler School of Music, College of Fine Arts, and

Guido Olivieri  

Professor of Instruction, Butler School of Music, College of Fine Arts 
“Cataloging, Indexing, and Digitizing Musical Archives in the Americas: A Collaborative Project with the University of Guadalajara” 
In partnership with University of Guadalajara, Mexico 

Franco Pestilli 

Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, College of Liberal Arts 
“Crafting a Maymester Experience for Psychology Scholars”  
In partnership with La Sapienza University, Italy, and University of Geneva, Switzerland 

Global Career Launch 

The Global Career Launch (GCL) initiative serves both faculty and students in an innovative global internship framework, allowing faculty to lead undergraduate and graduate students in high-impact work and research experiences abroad. The GCL award comes with a stipend and travel grant for faculty recipients, and each student selected for the internship receives a scholarship to defray the costs of interning abroad. Faculty members with a new or established relationship at a university, research center, corporation or other industry partner abroad serve as program directors, leading and supporting cohorts of up to 10 students. 

David Eaton  

Professor, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs  
“Global Career Launch: Brazil” 
In partnership with the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Services, Brazil, and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil