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Global Engagement Grant Recipients

The Global Engagement in Sustainability Grant assists faculty in sharing, developing, and expanding their research or professional practice beyond the Pittsburgh region. Recipients engage with a variety of external partners, working in areas that strongly align with the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.

Past Recipients


  • Sara Baumann, Graduate School of Public Health
    Harnessing Human-Centered Design for Intervention Development in Global Public Health: A Community-Engaged Pilot Study in Nepal
  • Kevin Bell, Bioengineering
    Medical Design for Low-Resource Environments
  • Frayda Cohen, Gender, Sexuality, & Women's Studies
    Connecting the Global and Local: Sustainability and the Challenge of Food Waste in Rome, Italy
  • Patricia Documet, Graduate School of Public Health
    Using PhotoVoice to Explore Environmental Sustainability Among Latinos in an Emerging Community
  • Michael Glass, Urban Studies
    Sustainable City-Regions: Reciprocal Exchanges Between Auckland, New Zealand and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Marcela Gonzalez Rivas, Graduate School of Public & International Affairs
    Realizing SDG 6: Challenges and Opportunities at the Local Level
  • Elizabeth Oyler, East Asian Languages & Literatures
    Imagining Global Cities of the Future: A Cultural Exchange Class on Sustainability Between Pitt and Konan University, Japan