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 […]

Ghiska Ramahdita wins Audience Choice Award

Ghiska Ramahdita, a McDonnell Scholar at the School of Engineering won the Audience Choice Award during the STC Reach Out Challenge final rounds, hosted by the Museum of Science, Boston. Using captivating imagery, videos, and props, Ghiska succinctly described her research about the effects of stiffening in heart tissues to a panel of science communication […]

Do US-China educational exchanges serve American interests?

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Kurt Dirks, vice chancellor for international affairs and director of the McDonnell International Scholars Academy joined an expert panel of policymakers and education administrators to offer perspectives on the current state of U.S.-China educational exchanges and the future direction of such programs. The event was hosted by the John L. Thornton China Center at the […]

Call for Proposals

Identifying and addressing the challenges of COVID-19 through artificial intelligence, technology, and big data Seed Grants: Up to three awards | Up to $25,000 each Deadline: February 26, 2021 The McDonnell International Scholars Academy and the Social Policy Institute (SPI) at Washington University in St. Louis are seeking proposals from Washington University researchers and international partners that identify and address the […]

Africa Initiative awards pilot grants

In its second cycle, The Africa Initiative Pilot Grant Program, in partnership with the McDonnell International Scholars Academy and the Institute for Public Health, has awarded grants of up to $10,000 each to eight research projects. These grants will help WashU faculty initiate new collaborations with scholars at institutional partners in Africa. The level of […]

2019 Wrighton Leadership Fellow Awardees

The McDonnell Academy admitted its first Scholars, selected in the fall of 2019 with programming to begin in the spring, who demonstrated outstanding achievement and leadership potential in the Mark S. Wrighton Leadership Fellows Program.  Jae’s project seeks to develop a sustainability plan for the non-profit 501(c)3 global health organization Empower Through Health (ETH), for which he is […]

McDonnell Academy Call for Applications

The McDonnell International Scholars Academy is pleased to invite applications to its fellowship program for the 2021 academic year. Please share our CALL FOR APPLICATIONS by distributing via social media channels and encouraging interested students to attend one of our virtual information sessions. In these challenging times during the global pandemic, Washington University in St. Louis and […]