International Studies & Programs

Small Grants: $50,000

Small Grants: $50,000  

Addressing Non-Communicable Disease through Primary Care in Malawi

  • Priority Area: Health and Nutrition
  • Principal Investigators: Rebecca Malouin (MSU), Amy Keenum (MSU), Martha Makwero (University of Malawi, College of Medicine)
  • Institutional Partners: MSU (Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine, Human Medicine, Social Science, and Natural Science); University of Malawi, College of Medicine (Malawi); Stellenbosch University (South Africa); Partners in Health (Malawi); Malawi Epidemiology and Intervention Research Unit (Malawi); Dignitas International (Malawi)

Farming Insects for Feed: Developing Partnerships for Sustainable Food Security in Malawi

  • Priority Area: Agri-food Systems
  • Principal Investigators: Eric Benbow (MSU), Jennifer Pechal (MSU), Jeremiah Kang'ombe (LUANAR), Kingsley Masamba (LUANAR), Andy Safalaoh (LUANAR), Arox Kamno'ona (University of Malawi, College of Medicine)
  • Institutional Partners: MSU (College of Agriculture and Natural Resources);LUANAR (Malawi); University of Malawi, College of Medicine (Malawi)

Addressing the Agricultural Labor Burden in an Era of Feminization and Aging of Rural Communities in East Africa: A Human-Centered Design Approach to Solve Old Problems

  • Priority Area: Agri-food Systems
  • Prinicpal Investigators: Jennifer Olson (MSU), Susan Wyche (MSU), Erik Goodman (MSU), Tim Schmidt (MSU), Hannah Robar (MSU), Ruth Oniang'o (Rural Outreach Africa), Eric Tarkleson (Enda Tech)
  • Institutional Partners: MSU (College of Communication Arts & Sciences, College of Engineering, and BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action); Rural Outreach Africa (Kenya); Enda Tech (Tanzania); Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (Kenya)