Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C. | September 20, 2019
Let me begin by thanking you who are with us today and thanking and congratulating all faculty, whether they are here or not, for all you do and for your accomplishments. 2018-19 was another year of which we all should be proud. Faculty research received $181 million in research awards — a 27 percent increase from the previous year. Worthy of note is not just the dollar amount, but the range of funded projects, reflecting the diverse ways in which Notre Dame is a force for good through you.
- A $5.9 million grant award, part of a larger $33.7 million pledge from Unitaid, was for research on a strategy to prevent mosquito-borne diseases, such as malaria. The Principal Investigator is John Grieco in the Department of Biological Sciences and associate director of the Eck Institute for Global Health.
- A $1.8 million grant went to a study of the well-being of pastors and priests engaged in ministry. That study will be led by Matt Bloom of the Department of Management and Organization and director of the Wellbeing at Work Program.
- A $900,000 grant that is part of a $2.1 million commitment will seek to incorporate science and the philosophy of science in a conversation with Indian and Pakistani madrasas, centralized institutions aimed at preparing Islamic religious leaders. That work is led by Ebrahim Moosa, professor of history and Islamic studies in the College of Arts and Letters and the Keough School of Global Affairs.
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