ICI is pleased to introduce the six recipients of the 2015 Starr Foundation Student Research Fellowship Grant. We selected undergraduate, graduate and PhD students from a number of academic disciplines to receive a $3,000 study/research grant to support an independent study project in India or China.
As in previous years, our fellows will be blogging about their travels. Please visit the Student Blog for regular updates and to check out previous posts from student fellows.
Janson Cheng is a MFA graduate student in Transdisciplinary Design in Parsons The New School. Prior to Parsons, he graduated from China Academy of Art, majoring in environmental art design. He will be researching food systems in India.
Ricardo Goncalves is an MFA graduate student in Transdisciplinary Design at Parsons The New School. He previously worked in capacity building initiatives for youth development, social entrepreneurs and corporate social responsibility. His main interests include informal learning, social entrepreneurship and well being. Ricardo will be researching Chinese value chains and emerging livelihoods.
Karolina Kopek is an undergraduate student in the Psychology department at Eugene Lang College The New School. She is interested in feminism and gender studies, which will be the focus of her independent study project in Shanghai.
Andrew Kuech is a PhD Candidate pursuing a dual degree in Politics and Historical Studies at The New School for Social Research. His doctoral research examines comparatively the production and development of Chinese and Taiwanese political imagery of the United States during the 1950s and 60s. He will be looking at Rival Chinese Nationalisms and Images of “America” in the PRC and Taiwan, 1949-1965.
Atiba Rougier is a graduate student in the Anthropology department at the New School for Social Research. He will be looking at the intersections of Biomedicine, Biomedical Ethics, Philosophy, and Anthropology in India.
Kate Wallace is an undergraduate student in the Design and Technology department at Parsons The New School for Design, . She started her fellowship in December of 2014 to travel to India,using her winter break to begin her independent study in India. As a volunteer with tripMD, she researched how design and technology can be used to make high quality healthcare accessible worldwide.