Dickey Center Faculty Grants Seed International Research Excellence

April 17, 2018

From pilot studies of clay-captured fingerprints to seed grants for a book about Nepalese culture and social change, the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding helps support between 20-25 faculty each year in their pursuit of early career and innovative research around the world.

This past week, the Dickey Center was extremely pleased to see two faculty awardees of the Center’s 2017-18 Faculty Research and Travel Grant program—Assistant Professor of Classics, Julie Hruby, and Associate Professor of Anthropology, Sienna Craig—recognized in national news for their innovative international research as well. News stories highlighted Julie Hruby receiving a prestigious New Directions Fellowship from the Andrew Mellon Foundation (Julie Hruby Wins Fellowship to Study Ancient Fingerprints, 4/12/18) and Sienna Craig receiving a distinguished Guggenheim Fellowship (Sienna Craig named Guggenheim Fellow, 4/11/18).

“The Dickey Center is well known across campus for our work to support students in experiential international education, advise international career paths, and host international speakers, but we also set aside funds each year to support faculty across disciplines interested in international research and conference travel,” said Dickey Center Associate Director of Programs and Research Melody Brown Burkins (GR’98). “These are funds that, in concert with other support found across campus, can tip the scales for faculty hoping to develop truly innovative international studies with far-reaching impact in both scholarship and policy.”

Research and travel grants from the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding are available to faculty across all disciplines, with priority given to proposals emphasizing policy-relevant research and outreach in one or more of the five pillars of Dickey Center focus: global health, gender, security, human development, and Arctic/environment.

For more information, please contact Associate Director Melody Brown Burkins, Ph.D., at melody.b.burkins@dartmouth.edu. You may also visit our International Awards for Faculty Research and Travel website for a list of awards over the past three years.