Collaborative Research Grants

The Halle Institute for Global Research supports collaborative research opportunities in partnership with countries, regions, or specific universities with which it has established partnerships. These initiatives support the Halle Institute's goal of fostering international research across all disciplines.

Brazil | EthiopiaSouth Korea | More to come in 2019 

Brazil Collaboration

The Halle Institute for Global Research and the São Paulo, Brazil Research Foundation (FAPESP) jointly offer seed funding to support the exchange of researchers for scientific and scholarly cooperation. The Halle Institute encourages Emory faculty with current or potential research connections with Brazilian partners at universities in the state of São Paulo to apply for the next round of funding. Full-time tenured, tenure-track, and lecture-track faculty from any of Emory's nine schools are eligible to apply. Proposals that include support for activities involving students are encouraged. Emory will prioritize projects that have institutional impact and include broad collaborations across the University.

Applications for the 2020 funding cycle were due in Spring 2019. Stay tuned for information on the next funding cycle.

Grant Recipients:

Year Emory Researcher Brazilian Researcher Title of Proposal
2017 Nicole Gerardo, Emory College Department of Biology

André Rodrigues, São Paulo State University, Rio Clara

Parasite in ant gardens: exploring hostparasite interactions in fungus-farming ants
2017 Vicki Hertzberg, Emory Woodruff School of Nursing Maria T. Zanetta, University of São Paulo School of Public Health A university exchange plan to develop a common protocol for studying acute kidney injury and chronic kidney disease incidence and prevalence among agricultural workers in Florida, US, and São Paulo, Brazil
2016 Brian Dias, Emory School of Medicine and Yerkes National Primate Research Center Newton Canteras, University of São Paulo Neuroepigenetic mechanisms underlying intergenerational inheritance of negative emotional states
2016 Raymond Schinazi, Emory School of Medicine, Emory Center for AIDS Research, Yerkes National Primate Research Center Suzanne Kioko Ono, University of São Paulo Discussion of research projects involving chronic hepatitis B and C antiviral treatment
2015 Thomas Rogers, Emory College, Department of History, and Michael Page, Emory College Department of Environmental Sciences and the Center for Digital Scholarship Maximiliano Menz, Federal University of São Paulo Mapping São Paulo: A University Exchange to Plan a Digital Atlas for Urban Spatial History
2015 Uriel Kitron, Emory College Department of Environmental Sciences, and Ana Teixeira, Emory College Department of Spanish and Portuguese Lincoln Susedek, Butantan Institute and Museum of Public Health Mosquitos and Disease in the City: A Study of Public Health and its Representation in São Paulo, Brazil


Photo header: Michael Page, lecturer in geospatial sciences and technologies in the Department of Environmental Sciences in Emory College of Arts and Sciences, and Thomas D. Rogers, NEH/Arthur Blank Distinguished Teaching Professor and associate professor of modern Latin American history in the Department of History in Emory College of Arts and Sciences (pictured), received a FAPESP-SPRINT award in 2016.

Ethiopia Collaboration

The Office of Global Strategy and Initiatives (GSI) is accepting proposals for the Emory University - Addis Ababa University (AAU) Faculty Visitor Program. The memorandum of understanding to establish this unique opportunity was signed by Emory Provost Dwight A. McBride in Fall 2018 during his trip to Addis Ababa University, and GSI is proud to welcome the first round of applicants.

The purpose of the program is to advance Emory's eminence as a global research university with a diverse and inclusively excellent intellectual community by 1) deepening the relationship between Emory and AAU, 2) seeding new research collaborations, and 3) cultivating new Emory-AAU research connections.  

The Emory-AAU Faculty Visitor Program will welcome up to two faculty members from AAU for a short-term (2-6 weeks) stay at Emory University to explore new areas of research and collaboration with Emory counterparts. The visiting AAU faculty member will also be encouraged to give lectures and participate in colloquia. GSI will cover the costs of each visitor’s roundtrip flight to and from Emory, as well as lodging, per diem, and short-term health insurance expenses for the duration of their stay.

Emory faculty with existing faculty connections at Addis Ababa University - as well as those interested in establishing a research collaboration with an AAU counterpart - are welcome to apply. Faculty from any school or discipline are eligible to apply.

Application Deadline: February 25, 2019

Contact Sarah Harlan Zegeye with questions.


South Korea Collaboration

The Halle Institute for Global Research and Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea, jointly offer funding for mutually beneficial academic and research collaborations. Applicants from any discipline are encouraged to submit applications for innovative and sustainable programs built around collaborative research and/or learning and teaching initiatives linking Yonsei University and Emory University. The expectation is that these initial projects will lead to long-term institutional relations and generate significant external funding for on-going collaboration in the future.

Applications for the 2020 funding cycle were due in Fall 2018. Stay tuned for information on the next funding cycle.

For further information, please contact Kelly Richmond Yates, Assistant Director of the Halle Institute for Global Research. At Yonsei University, please contact Giseon Jung in the Yonsei Frontier Lab.