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Brenda Garcia Millan wins prestigious fellowship & teaching award

2017 Tinker Fellow Brenda Garcia Millan (MA International Studies, 2018) has been selected to participate in the prestigious Latino Mental Health International Research Training Program (MHIRT), sponsored by the University of Southern California Department of Psychology. As a MHIRT fellow, Brenda will spend her summer working alongside her faculty mentor, Dr. Shoshana Berenzon Gorn, at the National Psychiatric Institute in Mexico City, where her research will focus on improving access to mental health care for underserved communities. MHIRT is funded by the National Institutes of Mental Health, and is designed to train the next generation of researchers focused on reducing mental health disparities for U.S. Latinx communities. Kristin Yarris, assistant professor of international studies, is also an MHIRT Faculty Mentor.

Brenda was also awarded the distinguished and extremely competitive Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) Award to teach in Madrid, Spain. Starting Fall 2018, Brenda will be working at an instituto (secondary school), where she will prepare students for the Global Classrooms (Model UN) project. Model United Nations is an authentic simulation of the UN General Assembly, UN Security Council, or other multilateral body, which introduces students to the world of diplomacy, negotiation, and decision making.

Brenda’s Fulbright ETA award is funded by the United States Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Institute of International Education (IIE), and the Community of Madrid.

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Monday, April 23rd, 2018 Awards, Funding, Graduate students, News, Research No Comments

Katie Meehan is engaged in a 3-year-research project funded by NSF

Katie Meehan

April 2018—Last summer, Katie Meehan, associate professor in the UO Department of Geography,  started a three-year research project funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation, exploring how scientists integrate and mobilize climate change knowledge across disciplinary cultures, spatial scales, and international borders. The project examines three case studies of research initiatives in the Americas, including a US-Brazil project, the Fulbright NEXUS, and the Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI). Here is the link to the project website: https://www.knowledgeintegrationproject.org/

This research was profiled in a short media story by reporter Emily Halnon for Around the O: https://around.uoregon.edu/content/uo-researcher-trails-intriguing-subject-other-researchers.

Go here for Meehan’s recent article based on a hemispheric study of climate change knowledge at the science-policy interface across the Americas, supported by the Fulbright NEXUS grant: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0162243917745601

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Thursday, April 5th, 2018 Affiliated faculty, Funding, Research No Comments

UO faculty in the field of Latinx Studies: CLLAS now offers seed grant money

April 6, 2018
12:00 pm

 

 

Deadline: April 6

The Center for Latino/a & Latin American Studies (CLLAS) Announces
2018 Seed Grant Award for Faculty in the Field of Latinx Studies

CLLAS announces its first Latinx Studies grant award for research or creative projects. We plan to award one seed grant of up to $2500; the funds must be used during the 2018-2019 academic year (July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019). This grant is specifically intended to support research or creative projects in Latinx Studies that fits within the CLLAS mission.

Projects that include collaboration between UO units, involve the wider Eugene/Springfield, Oregon, or Latinx communities/organizations/institutions in the U.S. or propose other forms of community engagement are particularly welcome, but not required.

For full information on requirements and on how to apply, go to: 2018 Call for Faculty Latinx Grants Final

See also: Drop-in Session March 1

Grant application deadline for both this grant and the Faculty Collaborative Grant: 12:00 p.m. (noon), Friday, April 6, 2018. Applicants will be notified by May 4, 2018.

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Friday, January 5th, 2018 Academics, Events, Funding, Research No Comments

CLLAS Professional Development: NEH Grant Writing and more

April 5, 2018
12:00 pmto1:00 pm

 

 

Jane Grant Room
330 Hendricks Hall
1408 University St.

CLLAS Professional Development: NEH Grant Writing and more

The Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies (CLLAS) invites junior faculty and graduate students to join us on Thursday, April 5th. Dr. Stephanie Wood (Center for Equity Promotion) will share tips and strategies for writing successful research grant proposals, applicable not only to NEH but also to other external funding for grants for humanities and social sciences. 

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Drop-in info session on CLLAS Faculty Collaborative Research Grants

March 1, 2018
12:00 pmto1:30 pm

 

 

Acker Meeting Room
340A Hendricks

CLLAS Director Gabriela Martinez will host a drop-in info session on CLLAS Faculty Collaborative Research Grants Thursday March 1, 2018, from Noon to 1:30 p.m. If you are considering applying, this is a great opportunity to come and ask questions.

Instructions for applying are available online:

No RSVP needed. You can contact us at cllas@uoregon.edu with any questions.

Grant application deadline: 12:00 p.m. (noon), Friday, April 6, 2018.

Applicants will be notified by May 4, 2018.

Call for Proposals: Tinker Field Research Grants for Graduate Students

March 2, 2018
12:00 pm

2018 Call for Tinker Proposals Final

CLLAS invites graduate students to submit proposals for field research in Latin America (Spanish or Portuguese speaking countries). We expect to award at least six grants for up to $4,000 each to advance research for either master’s or pre-dissertation doctoral candidates (see criteria below). 

Application Deadline: 12:00 pm (noon), Friday, March 2 

Applicants will be notified by April 6, 2018.

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Monday, January 1st, 2018 Events, Funding, Graduate students, Research No Comments



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