Global Fellows Program

Supporting Faculty to Build Knowledge Globally

The International Center’s theme of learning without borders extends to our faculty and research community. Through the Global Fellows Program, UF faculty can kick-start their international research program. A seed grant of $5,000 provides faculty an opportunity to lay the groundwork for conducting international research. Faculty can use these funds to cover expenses to travel to collect field data, to meet with international scholars, to access resources not available at UF, and to support any activity that advances research abroad.

2020

  • Simone Athayde, Ph.D., Associate Scientist, Tropical Conservation and Development Program (TCD), Center for Latin American Studies[1]
    Mentor: Dr. Bette Loiselle Assistant Director, Tropical Conservation and Development Program; Professor, Center for Latin American Studies, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    Region of Study: State of Roraima, Brazilian Amazon
  • John Bowden, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Center for Environmental and Human Toxicology, Department of Physiological Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine
    Mentor: Dr. Joseph Bisesi Assistant Professor, Environmental and Global Health, Public Health and Health Professions
    Region of Study: Olifants River, South Africa
  • Manoucheka Celeste, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Center for Gender, Women’s and Sexualities and Women’s Studies Research and the African American Studies Program, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    Mentor: Dr. Barbara Mennel Rotham Chair and Director, Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere; Professor, Film Studies and German Studies, Department of Language, Literature, and Cultures and English, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    Region of Study: Pan-Africa
  • Andrew Janusz, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    Mentor: Dr. Ben Smith Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    Region of Study: Brazil and Latin America
  • Philip Janzen, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of History, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    Mentor: Dr. Nancy Rose Hunt Professor, Department of History, College of Liberal Arts and Science
    Region of Study: Republic of the Congo, Dakar and Aix en Provence
  • Alix Johnson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    Mentor: Dr. Richard Kernaghan Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    Region of Study: Iceland
  • Jonathan Judy, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Soil and Water Science, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
    Mentor: Dr. Jim Jawitz Professor, Landscape Hydrology, Department of Soil and Water Science, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
    Region of Study: Queensland, Australia
  • Yao Li, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Criminology & Law and Society, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    Faculty Mentor: Dr. Christine Overdevest Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Criminology & Law and Society, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    Region of Study: China
  • Julie Meyer, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Microbial Ecology/Bioinformatics, Department of Soil and Water Science, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
    Faculty Mentor: Dr. Tom Frazer Professor and Director, School of Natural Resources and Environment
    Region of Study: Caribbean Countries and Mexico
  • Alpa Nawre, M.L.A.U.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture, College of Design, Construction and Planning
    Mentor: Dr. Michael Kung Director of Global Education; Program Director, Department of Sustainable Design, College of Design, Construction and Planning
    Region of Study: India
  • Eugenio Rojas Barros, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    Mentor: Dr. Mark Rush Professor, Department of Economics, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    Region of Study: Mexico
  • Jessica Siders Kahler, Ph.D., Assistant Professor; Department of Sociology and Criminology & Law and Society, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    Mentor: Dr. Stephen Perz Professor, Department of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    Region of Study: Guyana
  • Adrienne Strong, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Center for African Studies, Department of Anthropology, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    Mentor: Dr. Catherine Tucker Professor, Center for Latin American Studies, Department of Anthropology, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    Region of Study: Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Daniel Urbine, M.D., Clinical Assistant Professor; Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine; College of Medicine
    Mentor: Dr. Lennox Archibald Associate Professor, Department of Infectious Disease and Global Medicine, College of Medicine
    Region of Study: Zambia and India
  • Pengfei Zhao, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, School of Human Development and Organizational Studies in Education, College of Education
    Mentor: Dr. Danling Fu Professor, School of Teaching and Learning, College of Education
    Region of Study: China, Hong Kong and Taiwan

2019

  • Eric Coker, Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental and Global Health, College of Public Health and Health Professions
    Mentor: Sarah McKune, Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental and Global Health, College of Public Health and Health Professions
    Region of Study: Sub Saharan Africa
  • Joel Correia, Assistant Professor, Center for Latin American Studies
    Mentor: Robert Walker, Professor, Department of Geography, Center for Latin American Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    Region of Study: Argentine Chaco
  • Margaret Galvan, Assistant Professor, Department of English, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    Mentor: Barbara Mennel, Rothman Chair and Director of the Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere, and Associate Professor of Film Studies and German Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 
    Region of Study: Trans-Atlantic (The United Kingdom and USA)
  • Nicholas Kerr, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    Mentor: Bryon J. Moraski, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    Region of Study: Nigeria
  • Derrick Mathias, Assistant Professor, Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
    Mentor: Rhoel Dinglasan, Associate Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases and Immunology, College of Veterinary Medicine
    Region of Study: Tanzania
  • Tara Mathien, Assistant Professor, School of Special Education, School Psychology, and Early Childhood Studies, College of Education
    Mentor: Brian Reichow, Associate Professor, Anita Zucker Center for Excellence in Early Childhood Studies, College of Education
    Region of Study: Nepal
  • Stephen Morgan, Assistant Professor, Department of Food and Resource Economics, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
    Mentor: Cheryl Palm, Professor, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Institute for Sustainable Food Systems, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
    Region of Study: Sub Saharan Africa
  • Mathews Paret, Associate Professor of Plant Pathology, North Florida Research and Education Center, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
    Mentor: Adegbola Tolulope Adesogan, Department of Animal Sciences, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
    Region of Study: Western Africa
  • Robin Petroze, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Pediatric Surgery, College of Medicine
    Mentor: Saleem Islam, Professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Pediatric Surgery, College of Medicine
    Region of Study: East Africa
  • Briley Rasmussen, Assistant Professor, Department of Art + Art History, College of the Arts
    Mentor: Laurie Taylor, Librarian, Digital Partnerships and Strategies for the Public Good, George A. Smathers Library
    Region of Study: United Kingdom
  • Jiangxiao Qui, Assistant Professor, School of Forest Resources and Conservation, Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
    Mentor: Yuncong Li, Professor, Department of  Soil and Water Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    Region of Study: China, France, Netherlands, Sweden, Germany
  • Marie Nancy Séraphin, Lecturer, Division of Infectious Diseases and Global Medicine, College of Medicine
    Mentor: Awewura J. Kwara, Associate Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases & Global Medicine, College of Medicine
    Region of Study: Ghana
  • Yan Wang, Assistant Professor, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, College of Design, Construction and Planning
    Mentor: Chimay J. Anumba, Dean, College of Design, Construction and Planning
    Region of Study: China
 

[1] The International Center thanks the Florida Climate Institute for their generous support of Dr. Athayde’s Global Fellowship.