Spring cohort trips back on track

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McDonnell Scholars head to Washington Trips to Washington, D.C. and to New York City over spring break have been a highlight of the McDonnell Scholars’ experience since 2007. After a pause due to the global pandemic, this year’s programming resumed with a visit to the nation’s capital. More than 50 McDonnell Scholars from three cohorts […]

Wrighton Fellows gain personalized leadership coaching

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The Wrighton Leadership Fellows Program is intended to help motivated McDonnell Academy Scholars enhance their leadership capabilities in a way customized to their needs and career. The program provides personalized leadership coaching combined with a leadership experience, to help them build their leadership skills.  All McDonnell Scholars are eligible for this experience, with a focus […]

COVID-19 Seed Grant Initiative: One Year Progress Report

The McDonnell Academy COVID-19 Seed Grant Initiative reports positive outcomes in the first year since the project’s launch in October 2020. The initiative awarded $250,000 total to kick-start 10 research projects chosen from a highly competitive applicant pool, which included 34 WashU teams from six of the university’s schools and 23 partner institutions. The projects address the international social, […]

McDonnell Academy Call for Applications is now open!

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The McDonnell International Scholars Academy is now accepting applications for the 2022-23 academic year. An internationally competitive graduate fellowship program, the McDonnell Academy awards financial support and leadership training to dynamic students with proven academic excellence and leadership potential while pursuing graduate studies at Washington University in St. Louis. The McDonnell Academy fellowship opportunity is open to prospective […]

CSD Researchers, International Team Receive 2020 Best Article Award

The China Journal of Social Work has honored work by an international team of scholars with the 2020 Best Article award for their study on the rebirth of social work in mainland China. The international team includes scholars from Saint Louis University, Peking University, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and Washington University’s Center for Social Development. In a […]

McDonnell Academy Welcomes 2021 Cohort of Scholars

The McDonnell International Scholars Academy will welcome its 16th cohort of Scholars as part of its incoming 2021-22 cohort, including Scholars from 13 countries. The cohort includes 26 dynamic Scholars who epitomize the many unique attributes that contribute to the diversity of our students and their academic disciplines. The McDonnell Academy will have 93 Scholars in-residence at the start of […]

Researchers keep international COVID-19 projects moving forward

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The pandemic resulted in an incredibly challenging period for international research. Through it all, WashU researchers collaborating with colleagues around the world continued to innovate and demonstrate remarkable resiliency to keep their projects going and their connections strong. Our team remained steadfast in our shared research priorities as the pandemic continued. Michal Grinstein-Weiss, Shanti K. […]

WHO accepts COVID-19 reform recommendations from Harris Institute

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A report on COVID-19 reforms convened by the Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute in the School of Law at Washington University in St. Louis, in partnership with the McDonnell International Scholars Academy, was submitted to a World Health Organization panel in preparation for a final report at a WHO meeting on pandemic preparedness. The […]