2023 McDonnell Academy Global Research Symposium
Forces Reshaping the World
A platform to showcase and support collaborative research projects addressing critical global issues.
Excited to resume important symposia events in-person, Forces Reshaping the World featured the work of seed grant awardees who have received funding from the McDonnell International Scholars Academy and our campus partners over the last three years. Through our seed grant initiatives, the McDonnell Academy launched more than 65 new research projects in 30+ countries. These projects align with Washington University’s “Here and Next” Strategic Plan in the thematic areas of environmental research, social innovation, global health challenges, and digital transformation.
McDonnell Academy Annual Highlights
Inspiring emerging leaders to address global challenges
A snapshot of McDonnell Academy impact for the year
As an innovative program that promotes new ideas and develops emerging leaders, the McDonnell International Scholars Academy continues to evolve to meet the needs of its Scholars by preparing them to be culturally competent, collaborative, committed global citizens who address the world’s most complex challenges.
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The McDonnell International Scholars Academy provides the network with which Washington University in St. Louis incubates new ideas and mentors future leaders. Through our partnerships, we lead groundbreaking research projects and prepare our Scholars to be effective leaders in a global community.Learn More
Visionaries for the Future
Scholars are selected on the basis of their promise to become future leaders in academia, government, the professions, or the corporate world. The Academy provides academic, cultural, and social opportunities to help Scholars develop into future leaders knowledgeable about the world and critical international issues.View All Scholars
The ringside view of policymaking that was afforded to me during the (cohort) trip allowed me to appreciate the particular challenges encountered while solving real-world problems.Ganesh Chelluboyina McDonnell Scholar | Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
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Reaffirming the intrinsic value of our international community
Chancellor Andrew D. Martin
Members of our WashU community who come to us from around the world play a vital role in making the university the exceptional institution it is today.