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International research awards announced to faculty, staff

August 29, 2007

New research grants totaling nearly $140,000 have been awarded to University of Wisconsin–Madison faculty and staff, the UW–Madison Division of International Studies announced today.

According to Gilles Bousquet, the dean of International Studies and director of the International Institute, the grants will advance the university’s commitment to innovation in cross-regional research and graduate training, and expand linkages to scholars around the world.

Two of this year’s largest awards went to support "research circles," which are designed to create new forms of knowledge that cross traditional, regional and disciplinary borders. They join together groups of faculty, graduate students, and staff from various disciplines in the humanities and social sciences to advance research on particular intellectual themes of international relevance.

The faculty and staff receiving awards are:

The awards include funds for development of new initiatives in area, international, and global studies, as well as for year-long research seminars on particular themes or a featured lecturer to speak on a topic of interest to all institute member programs.

The grants are made possible through the International Institute with generous support from the Division of International Studies and a contribution from Global Studies for research circles and new initiatives.