Funding Opportunities

Carmeron Macaskill attended a program led by Global Youth Connect that focused on conflict resolution and preventing future conflict that deal primarily with human rights.

Research and Service Funding for GELS members

GELS members are often invited to apply for a grant from the Inamori Center to help fund an experiential learning project. These projects have typically involved travel that relates to a student's development as an ethical leader and a responsible global citizen.

Most recently funded projects:

  • Feyi Rufai served as a Third Federal Ethics Fellow at Invest in Children and helped organize and analyze the racial justice components of proposals from Pre-Kindergarten programs.
  • Mai Segawa created an activity for University Hospitals child craniofacial patients to help introduce ethics and living with purpose and serves as an introduction to goal setting and personal values.
  • Annie Du volunteered and raised funds and supply donations with Give Essential and facilitated matches between essential workers and donors. She also developed support for Lotus House, Inc.a women’s shelter located in Miami, Florida that shelters over 500 women, youth, and children every night and over 1000 annually.
  • Grace Zhang was able to expand Phone-A-Friend endeavors in Indianapolis to provide social relief for the elderly via bi-weekly phone calls, grocery runs, and prescription pick-ups to include monthly book clubs, newsletters, and holiday presents.
  • Salma Shire addressed the glaring disparity in educational access by holding Health Education Sessions on COVID-19 for middle school students in Southern, Ohio with a focus on communities with Somalian refugees.
  • Elise Travis created an IRB-approved research survey to study awareness of student mental health allowing her to join the statewide conversation on mental health during the pandemic.

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Some previously funded projects examples:

  • Zach Kloos raised money to build a kindergarten in Nepal, then was able to travel there, personally help with the building, and attend the dedication ceremony for the new school
  • Cameron Macaskill journeyed to Bosnia to study their post-conflict progress towards reconciliation and to compare it to post-Apartheid South Africa
  • Sabina Kumar went to India to research attitudes about poverty and access to basic health care and compare them to those in the U.S.
  • Fynn MacPherson joined a National Peace Academy trip to learn conflict resolution techniques at the Peace University in Costa Rica