Faculty and Staff Travel Awards

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Faculty and Staff Travel Awards

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Global Health Institute (GHI) is pleased to announce a travel grant awarded to UW faculty and staff members. This grant is awarded to GHI affiliates to support international travel related to educational or research activities, including development of global health courses, initiation of field experiences and field research which pertain to the mission of the GHI.

2017: “Supporting nutrition and Entrepreneurship in rural kenya”

Bret Shaw, associate professor, Department of Life Sciences Communication.

This award will fund a trip to Majimbo in the north eastern part of Lake Victoria in western Kenya to conduct research and develop a communication plan to promote nutrition, food security and entrepreneurialism through the implementation of sustainable urban gardening practices in secondary schools in the region.  The trip will be facilitated by representatives of a local non-governmental organization called EducationHope.

2016: “Distribution of Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform in Indonesia,”

Corbett Grainger, assistant professor Agriculture and Applied Economics; faculty affiliate, GHI and the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies.

At a time when cutting carbon emissions is a top concern to mitigate climate change, global fossil fuel subsidies have grown significantly over the past decade. The purpose of this research proposal is to determine the impact of subsidies on exporting industries, which in turn will help understand  the political economy of subsidies and how governments could effectively eliminate them. This proposal lays out a strategy to estimate the impact of fossil fuel subsidies on different measures of exports and growth at the sector level in Indonesia, a country that has recently implemented a series of subsidy reforms.

For information on past award recipients, view the 2013 Faculty and Staff Travel Awards and the 2015 Faculty and Staff Travel Awards.

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