GCI Funding Awarded to 18 Faculty-Led International Research Projects

Author: Amanda Skofstad

Notre Dame International has awarded Global Collaboration Initiative funding to 18 projects submitted by faculty members engaged in reputation-advancing research with colleagues at universities around the world. The GCI awards support faculty-led international initiatives by providing seed funding for sustainable research collaborations.

Now in its third cycle, the GCI program elicited 41 proposals from Notre Dame faculty—a 60% increase over the second cycle. Submitted proposals represented more than 23 departments in the Colleges of Arts and Letters, Engineering, Science, and the Law School.

“The caliber and quantity of proposals this year was exceptional,” said Robert Norton, NDI’s associate vice president for academic affairs and research. “The award-winning projects represent disciplines from across the entire University and we on the faculty selection committee believe their fruits will raise Notre Dame’s profile internationally.”

2016-2017 GCI Awardees

Felipe Fernandez-Armesto (History): “EUROCENTRISM: Retrospect and Prospects: An International and Interdisciplinary Colloquium in memory of Jack Goody”

Matthew Ashley (Theology), Randall Zachman (Theology), Patrick Griffin (History) and Brad Gregory (Institute for Advanced Studies): “Multiple Reformations: The Heidelberg-Notre Dame Dialogues on the Legacies of the Reformation I: Historical-Theological Roots & Diverse Manifestations of Multiple Reformations”

E. Mark Cummings (Psychology) and Laura Miller-Graff (Psychology): “Developing Family-Based Psychosocial Support Programs in Palestine to Enhance Emotional Security”

Michael Detlefsen (Philosophy): “Xiomatic Method, Computation & Proof: An Interdisciplinary Exploration”

William Collins Donahue (German & Russian Languages and Literatures), Carsten Dutt (German & Russian Languages and Literatures) and Mark Roche (German & Russian Languages and Literatures): “Notre Dame Berlin Seminar: Durable Relationships with Key German Literary Institutions”

Celia Deane Drummond and Agustín Fuentes (Theology and Anthropology): “Humility, Wisdom, and Grace in Deep Time: A Conversation between Theology and Evolutionary Anthropology”

Ian Kuijt (Anthropology):  “Songs of the Passage: Irish Traditional Music and the Transatlantic Journey”

Masaru Kuno (Chemistry and Biochemistry), Greg Hartland (Chemistry and Biochemistry), Prashant Kamat (Chemistry and Biochemistry), and Sylwia Ptasinska (Physics): “Towards establishing an international PhD program in materials physics/chemistry between Catholic Universities”

Paulinus Odozor (Theology): “Re-Imagining African Theology: A Collaborative Venture with African Churches and Theological Institutions”

John Parkhill (Chemistry and Biochemistry), Olaf Wiest (Chemistry and Biochemistry), Edward Maginn (Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering), and Steven Corcelli (Chemistry and Biochemistry). “The Second Joint Notre Dame-Heidelberg Summer School in Computational Chemistry”

William Purcell (Center for Social Concerns), Rev. Paul Kollman, C.S.C., (Theology and Center for Social Concerns), Clemens Sedmak (Keough School for Global Affairs and Center for Social Concerns), and Margaret Pfeil (Theology and Center for Social Concerns): “Catholic Social Tradition Research Lab: Seminal Conference”

Gabriel Reynolds (Theology): “Islam, the Qur’an, and Catholic Theology”

Ryan Roeder (Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering): “Cytocompatibility of Hafnia Nanoparticles for Biomedical Applications”

Gregory Snider (Electrical Engineering and Center for Nanoscience and Technology) and Alexi Orlov (Electrical Engineering and Center for Nanoscience and Technology): “Towards Reversible CMOS Nanoelectronics”

Jay Tidmarsh (Law): “Resilience in the Face of Disaster: The Modern Relevance of the Great Fire of London”

Chaoli Wang (Computer Science and Engineering): “Intelligent Analytics of Semantic Flow Graphs for Understanding Large and Complex 3D Flow Fields”

Michael Wiescher (Physics): “Nuclear Reactions in Stars—Measured at Underground Accelerator Facilities”

Ke-Hai Yuan (Psychology), Zhiyong Zhang (Psychology) and Lijuan Wang (Psychology): “International Collaboration to Develop Cutting-Edge Methodology for Advancing Social, Behavioral, and Education Sciences”

Other Funds Awarded

Patrick Griffin (History): “Global Dome: A Dissertation Accelerator in the Humanities”     

Katherine Brading (Philosophy and Reilly Center):  “The Notre Dame-Edinburgh Partnership in History and Philosophy of Science, Technology, and Medicine”

NDI will open the 2017-2018 GCI application cycle in summer 2016. For more information, please visit the GCI webpage or contact Geraldine Meehan.