Stanford faculty address global research challenges with grant support

Stanford’s Office for International Affairs has awarded the Roberta and Steve Denning International Research Exploration Fund to six faculty members for international research on water and sanitation issues, anti-tumor compounds, methane emission reduction, human trafficking and malaria impact.

Jenna Davis
Jenna Davis (Courtesy Stanford FSE)

The fund has helped faculty pursue innovative international research since 2013. The grants support faculty to engage with a global network of researchers, mentor graduate students and encourage further involvement with stakeholders at Stanford and abroad. This year’s International Research Exploration Fund was open to all faculty across Stanford and winning proposals will be awarded up to $15,000 to resolve various research challenges such as operational costs in establishing research infrastructure at Stanford or abroad, international travel, conference engagements, expanding or forming new partnerships and programs, or securing supplies in the field.

The six recipients are:

  • CRAIG CRIDDLE, professor of civil and environmental engineering
  • JENNA DAVIS, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and senior fellow at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
  • GRANT MILLER, professor of medicine and senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research
  • KRISH SEETAH, assistant professor of anthropology
  • WILLIAM TARPEH, assistant professor of chemical engineering
  • SOICHI WAKATSUKI, professor of photon science and of structural biology

For more information about the Roberta and Steve Denning International Research Exploration Fund and future calls for proposals, visit the Stanford Seed Funding website.

And to read the full article and learn more about the recipients and their research, go to the Office for International Affairs website.