Foreign policy expert leads lecture on Putin

The 2023 S.T. Lee Lecture featured leading foreign policy expert, Dr. Fiona Hill, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, D.C. She was recently appointed as chancellor of Durham University, U.K. Hill has also served as the deputy assistant to the president and a former senior director for […]

Virtual mentorship provides insight and advice

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This year, the McDonnell Academy Flash Mentoring sessions provided opportunities for engagement through a virtual model. Open to all McDonnell Academy Scholars and our alumni around the world, we hosted two sessions during the fall semester and plan to host more sessions in Spring 2023.  Scholars were able to chat one-on-one with multiple alumni about academics, career experiences, […]

MAPS Panel on Reproductive Rights provides insight

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On Monday, November 7th, McDonnell Scholars and guests gathered to discuss reproductive justice from gendered, legal, medical, and religious perspectives. Moderated by Dr. Stephanie Kirk, the panel included Professors Rachel Brown, PhD, Adrienne Davis, JD, Emily J. Dumler-Winkler, PhD, Jason T. Eberl, PhD, and Rachael Bradshaw, MS, CGC. Following the panel, McDonnell Scholars from varied […]

McDonnell Academy seed grants provide momentum for international collaboration

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The McDonnell International Scholars Academy is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2022 Global Incubator Seed Grants. The program aims to stimulate high-impact research initiatives linking WashU faculty and international collaborators.   This year’s awards are made possible by the McDonnell International Scholars Academy and the Office of the Provost’s joint investment of nearly half […]

McDonnell Academy looking for its next cohort of emerging leaders

The McDonnell International Scholars Academy is now accepting applications for the 2023-24 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 […]

$1.2 million NIHM funding to study depression among youth living with HIV in Uganda

Proscovia Nabunya, assistant professor at the Brown School and Co-Director of the International Center for Child Health and Development (ICHAD); and Patricia Cavazos-Rehg, professor of psychiatry at the School of Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis, have received a five-year $1.2 million research grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to address depression among youth living with […]

New leadership continues program momentum

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Nearly one hundred graduate and professional students are taking part in the interdisciplinary and intercultural programming offered through the McDonnell International Scholars Academy at WashU. The McDonnell Academy continues to evolve to meet the needs of its Scholars, attract new and talented graduate students to WashU, as well as leverage its international partnership network to […]

McDonnell Academy Welcomes 2022 Cohort of Scholars

The McDonnell International Scholars Academy welcomes its 17th cohort of Scholars, including Scholars from 13 countries. The cohort consists of 22 dynamic Scholars, each of whom represents the many unique characteristics that contribute to the diversity of the Academy. The McDonnell Academy will have 99 Scholars in-residence at the start of the 2022-23 academic year. The McDonnell […]

Seed grants available to support faculty international collaborations

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Call for ProposalsGlobal Incubator Seed Grants Amount: up to $25,000 Deadline: August 15, 2022 The McDonnell International Scholars Academy is pleased to announce the second cycle of its Global Incubator Seed Grants Initiative. Our goal is to stimulate high-impact research projects in any discipline linking WashU faculty and international collaborators.  Proposals should include at least […]

Improving access to high-quality cancer care in Uganda

Professors of radiation oncology at Washington University in St. Louis are teaming up with the Uganda Cancer Institute and Makerere University School of Medicine in Africa to modernize radiation therapy for cancer patients. WashU’s collaboration with the Uganda Cancer Institute is supported by the McDonnell Academy’s 2021 Global Incubator Seed Grant initiative. Makerere University is […]