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K-State Today

March 22, 2016



Office of International Programs announces spring 2016 Incentive Grant awards winners

By Mary K Pyle

The Office of International Programs announces winners of the spring 2016 Incentive Grant awards. Marcellus Caldas, assistant provost of international faculty collaborations and educational programs in the Office of International Programs, led the K-State College Advisory Council, or CAIC, in accepting and reviewing the international grant proposals to fund activities likely to have a significant impact on elevating international education at Kansas State University.

"Every year our CAIC receives excellent proposals and once more the quality of the proposals submitted for our incentive grant awards have exceeded our expectations," Caldas said.

Grant awards can be used by faculty to develop international collaborations, research, teaching and study abroad opportunities, as well as elevate international global learning opportunities and experimental short term co-teaching grants.

Spring 2016 Incentive Grant winners:

  • Carlos Castellanos, art department in the College of Arts & Sciences, received $3,000 to attend Artistic Explorations of Ecology, Technology and Community in Wuhan, China. 
  • Anne Sally Davis, diagnostic medicine/pathobiology department in the College of Veterinary Medicine, received $3,000 for a Rift Valley Fever Virus research collaboration with the University of Pretoria. 
  • Julia Day, apparels, textiles, and interior design department in the College of Human Ecology, received $1,550 for the fourth Expert Meeting of the International Energy Agency Energy in Buildings and Communities Program Symposium: Annex 66 & NSF workshop. 
  • Salvatore Florio, philosophy department in the College of Arts & Sciences, received $2,000 for "The Nature of Logic: Teaching and Research." 
  • John Jaeger, Agricultural Research Center, College of Agriculture, received $2,500 for "Collaborative Applied Beef Cattle Research and Undergraduate Instruction." 
  • Shuting Lei, industrial and manufacturing systems engineering department in the College of Engineering, received $2,500 to develop a research partnership between Kansas State University and Aix-Marseille University in France and to present at an international conference in Germany.
  • Janice McGregor and Sara Luly, modern languages department, German, in the College of Arts & Sciences, received $3,000 to attend JLU Giessen & LMU Munich: Site visits and program development.
  • Ji Young Na, philosophy department in the College of Arts & Sciences, received $2,000 to attend the 2016 Biennial International Society of Augmentative and Alternative Communication, or ISAAC, Conference.
  • Kumiko Nakamura, modern languages department in the College of Arts & Sciences, received $3,000 to develop new partnerships in Japan for a Skype exchange program, service learning opportunities and a study abroad program. 
  • Balasubramaniam "Bala" Natarajan, electrical and computer engineering department in the College of Engineering has $3,000 pending report from previous grant for "Energy Harvesting in the Internet of Everything."
  • Maggie Syme, Center on Aging, family studies and human services department in the College of Human Ecology, received $2,300 for "From Kansas to Australia: A Sexuality and Dementia Research Collaboration." 

Note: If you received a previous incentive grant and you have not yet submitted a summary report to oip@k-state.edu, this may delay your award until your report has been received.

Faculty and instructors can still apply for the new Office of International Programs Collaboration Award to recognize those who have collaborated with an international partner for the first time during the 2015 calendar year. Awards amounting to $1,000 will be granted to K-State faculty and instructors fitting the criteria. Find additional information about this award online

If you have questions about either award program or grants in general, contact Marcellus Caldas at 785-532-1244 or caldasma@k-state.edu.