UMSL Global is excited to announce the relaunch of the International Fellowship Program! Supporting the international research efforts of our talented UMSL faculty members is a central mission of UMSL Global. The 2020 International Fellowship program is designed to strengthen UMSL’s internationalization efforts by supporting international collaborative research and creative endeavors through one-time investments of up to $5,000.00. The program aims to benefit all faculty engaging in or presenting research/creative outputs that are international in scope and who may need to supplement their funding.

International Fellowship Applications are currently closed. Please check back for more information on the 2021-22 International Fellowship program.

 

Congratulations to the 2020 Faculty Fellows!

Stephen Bagwell, Ph.D., University of Georgia
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Project: Human Rights Measurement Intiative.

Michael Behle, M.F.A., Rutgers University
Associate Teaching Professor of Art, Foundations
Sister Cities Exchange: Saint Louis, Senegal

Natalie Bolton, Ph.D., University of Louisville
Associate Professor, College of Education
Projects: ASD Learner Profiles with American School of Dubai.

Susan Brownell, Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara
Professor, Department of Anthropology
Project: Pandemic Response at the Tokyo Olympic Games.

Andresa De Souza, Ph.D., University of Nebraska Medical Center
Assistant Professor, College of Education
Projects: Autism Spectrum Disorder Training & Assessment in Kosovo & Bosnia & Herzegovina.

Cody Ding, Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Professor, College of Education
Projects: 8th Conference of AnalytiX-2021.

Trilce Encarnación, Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Assistant Professor of Supply Chain Management and Analytics
Project: Impacts and Influencing Factors of “Panic-Buying” during COVID-19.

Anne Fish, Ph.D., University of Michigan
Professor, College of Nursing
Projects: Psychosocial Responses to the COVID-19 pandemic in Hubei Province in China and St. Louis, MO.

Eiji Goto, Ph.D., George Washington University
Assistant Professor of Economics
Project: Effects of Monetary Policy in the US on Emerging Markets.

Timothy Makubuya, Ph.D., University of Missouri-St. Louis
Assistant Professor, College of Education
Projects: Center for Sports Research in Uganda.

Stella Markou, D.M.A., University of Arizona
Associate Professor of Music
Project: Opera Under the Stars.

Kara Moskowitz, Ph.D., Emory University
Associate Professor of History
Project: “If There Are True Heroes in Kenya, It Is Our Sportsmen and Women.”

Alina Slapac, Ed.D., University of Northern Iowa
Associate Professor, College of Education
Project: Research and potential partnership with Andrei Saguna High School.

Lara Zwarun, Ph.D., University of California Santa Barbara
Associate Professor, Department of Communication and Media
Project: “Icons of Ukraine”.

 

For many years UMSL Global has appointed Fellows from among UMSL faculty and provided funds to support their research projects. What began as a corps of two research fellows has grown to well over 30, establishing our unique role as the only research-oriented international studies center in the state of Missouri. The books and articles published by UMSL Global international fellows reflect an impressive productivity and multidisciplinary diversity.

For more information on the International Fellowship Program contact:

Cassidy Thompson
Manager
Partnerships | Education Abroad | International Programs
UMSL Global
cassidythompson@umsl.edu

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International Fellowship Program
APPLICATION:  Fall 2020

For full consideration, please email completed application to Dr. Cassidy Thompson, Manager of Partnerships, Education Abroad, and International Programs, at cassidythompson@umsl.edu by December 1, 2020.

Click here to download a PDF of the application

Click here to download a .docx (Word) version of the application.

This program is designed to strengthen UMSL’s internationalization efforts by supporting international collaborative research and creative outputs through targeted one-time investments of up to $5,000.00 in consulting fees, international conference registration, travel*, access to data, technology, (limited) student assistant hours and/or other resources that are otherwise not funded by departments or existing grants. This program is designed to benefit all faculty engaging in or presenting research/creative outputs that are international in scope and who may need to supplement their funding during the current global health pandemic. Individuals participating in ongoing projects will receive priority consideration for this program as any awarded funds must be spent during the current fiscal year.

This application asks you about your international project, to identify your needs, and to reflect on how your project promotes campus internationalization efforts. Please use additional space if needed. Your responses are confidential.

If selected, UMSL Global will require feedback on our evaluation form within 6 weeks of project completion. We also request any photos of your international projects, partners, locations that could be used in UMSL Global Marketing efforts.

International Fellowship Program Timeline

Activity Timeframe
Call for Applications September 28 - November 30
Applications Due December 1
Panel Review and Selections December 2 - January 8
Award/Decline Letters January 15

Click here to download a PDF of the application.

Click here to download a .docx (Word) version of the application.

 

Q1: Can the November 2 deadline be extended?

A1: Yes, we have extended the deadline to December 1.

 

Q2: Since we cannot be sure if we can travel abroad, can we apply for international conference registration?

A2: Yes!

 

Q3: Can the application have funding requests for 2 different projects?

A3: As long as the total request is within the $5,000 award maximum, yes.

 

Q4: Can funding be used to donate technology to a different country?

A4: Unfortunately, this does not currently fall within the scope of the funding.

 

Q5: Can the funding be used for course releases?

A5: No, funding cannot be used for course releases.

 

Q6: When do we have to use the funds?

A6: Funding would need to be spent within fiscal year 21, which ends June 2021.

 

Q7: If we apply for travel, but due to COVID cannot go abroad, can we push the funds to next year?

A7: If you are awarded for travel and are unable to go abroad during prior to summer 2021, we would do our best to carry the funds to the next academic year provided that UMSL Global still has the funding and access to the account. We would let you know as soon as possible if we experienced any changes affecting the funding. 

UMSL Global Fellows

Anne Austin, Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
Assistant Teaching Professor, Department of Anthropology
Project: Archaeology research in Egypt.

Susan Brownell, Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara
Professor, Department of Anthropology
Project: Research on Olympic Games hospitality in Tokyo.

Elizabeth Buchta, M.F.A., University of Notre Dame
Associate Teaching Professor, Department of Art and Design
Project: “Festival School Fundamental” in Germany.

Amber G. Candela, Ph.D., University of  Georgia
Assistant Professor, Department of Educator Preparation & Leadership
Project: Professional development project for Kenyan teachers.

Bettina J. Casad, Ph.D., Claremont Graduate Unniversity
Associate Professor, Department of Psychological Sciences
Project: Research on post-Brexit U.K.

Deborah Cohen, Ph.D., University of Chicago
Associate Professor, Department of History
Project: “Loyalty and Betrayal” book project.

Angela Coker, Ph.D., The Union Institute and University
Associate Professor, Department of Education Sciences and Professional Programs
Project: Participation in ACA conference.

Michael Costello, L.L.M., Vrije Universiteit Brussel.
Associate Teaching Professor, Department of Finance and Legal Studies
Project: Development and promotion of inter-campus study abroad programs.

Rita Csapó-Sweet, Ed.D., Harvard University
Associate Professor, Department of Theatre and Cinema Arts
Project: Collaboration with filmmakers on genocide documentaries. 

Andresa De Souza, Ph.D., University of Nebraska Medical Center
Assistant Teaching Professor, Department of Educator Preparation and Leadership
Project: Training program in Brazil for parents of children with autism.

Mary Edwin, Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
Assistant Professor, Department of Education Sciences and Professional Programs
Project: Development of counseling partnerships in Nigeria.

Anne Fish, Ph.D., University of Michigan
Associate Professor, College of Nursing
Projects: China partnership and insulin injection research.

Jennifer Fisher, Ph.D., University of Missouri-St. Louis
Assistant Teaching Professor and Art Education Coordinator
Department of Art and Design, and Department of Educator Preparation and Leadership
Project: Paper presentation at the World Congress of the International Society for Education Through Art. 

Gerald Yong Gao, Ph.D., The University of Hong Kong
Professor, Department of Marketing
Project: Acquisition of firm ETC data and presentation of paper on bribery and firm performance.

Jean-Germain Gros, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Professor, Department of Political Science
Project: Afro-Brazilian communities in West Africa.

Ruth Iyob, Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara
Professor, Department of Political Science
Project: Research on Horn of Africa and presentation of paper at the African Studies Association conference.

Shea Kerkhoff, Ph.D., North Carolina State University
Assistant Professor, Department of Educator Preparation and Leadership
Project: Professional development project for Kenyan teachers. 

Na Young Kong, Ph.D., University of Kansas
Assistant Professor, Department of Educator Preparation and Leadership
Project: Teaching English language learners.

Timothy Makubuya, Ph.D., University of Missouri-St. Louis
Assistant Professor, Department of Educator Preparation and Leadership
Project: Professional development project for Kenyan teachers.

Stella Markou, D.M.A., University of Arizona
Associate Professor, Department of Music
Project: Folk tales project in Scotland.

Jennifer McKnight, M.F.A., California Institute of the Arts
Associate Professor, Department of Art and Design
Project: Presentation of paper at the Dementialab conference.

Lynn Navin, Ph.D., University of Missouri-St. Louis
Assistant Teaching Professor, Department of Educator Preparation and Leadership
Project: Professional development project for Kenyan teachers.

Uma Segal, Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis
Professor, School of Social Work
Project: Dekasegi migration project in Japan.

Rachel Wamser-Nanney, Ph.D., University of Missouri-St. Louis
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychological Sciences
Project: Children’s trauma project in Western Cape, South Africa.

Gaiyan Zhang, Ph.D., University of California at Irvine
Professor, Department of Finance and Legal Studies
Project: Presentation of conference paper on creditor control rights.

Lara Zwarun, Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara
Associate Professor, Department of Communication and Media
Project: Use of social media to counteract propaganda in Ukraine's war with Russia 

 

Examples of past work can be located at the Institutional Repository Library website.

Academic Journals

Since late in 2003 UMSL Global has housed, with the Chinese studies professorship, two academic journals: Chinese Economy, which is published by Taylor & Francis, and China and the World Economy, which is published by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. The editor of these publications is Hung-Gay Fung, Dr. Y.S. Tsiang Endowed Professor in Chinese Studies. A third academic journal was added in 2011: International Review of Accounting, Banking and Finance.