CALS Researchers Secure Internationalization Seed Grants

Photo by Marc Hall

Three CALS faculty received Internationalization Seed Grants from the Office of Global Engagement to support their international research programs; securing half of the available grants. The seed grant program is open to all NC State faculty and staff aiming to improve international partnerships with proposals reviewed and selected by the University Standing Committee on International Programs.
The CALS faculty selected to receive the funding include faculty from three different CALS departments.

Heikie Sederoff, Professor in the Department of Plant Microbial Biology

  • Bioinformatics and Molecular Biology Workshops to Establish Projects
  • Universidad Nacional de San Agustin de Arequipa
  • Better Chocolate: Gene Editing of Cacao to Reduce Cadmium Content in Seeds

Lingjuan Wang-Li, Professor in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering

  • Exploring Joint Research and Education Opportunities among Institutions in the US and China
  • Innovations at the Nexus of Food-Energy-Water Systems (INFEWS) for Sustainable Food Animal Production

Alex Woodley, Assistant Professor in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences

  • ¬†Aarhus University (Denmark)
  • Innovation in the Quantification and Mitigation of Greenhouse Gases from Agricultural Systems and Improving Nutrient Resource Efficiency in Sustainable Agriculture

Congratulations to these CALS researchers. Each received up to $5,000 in seed grants to meet their project deliverables and address grand challenges in international agriculture.