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Chancellor’s Award for Internationalization (CAFI)

Academic Year 2014 – 2015

The Chancellor’s Award for Internationalization consists of four (4) grants of $4,000 (contingent upon funding availability) each for the development and implementation of an innovative study abroad project.

The recipients of the 2014-15 Chancellor’s Award for Internationalization are:

  1. Diana Darby, Director of Communications and Marketing, SUNY Cobleskill, for “Cross-Cultural Visual Media-Hungary” to be offered in the Summer 2015
  2. Jena Nicols Curtis, Associate Professor of Health, SUNY Cortland, for “Undergraduate Field Research to Investigate Heath Disparities in India” to be offered in the Summer 2015
  3. David Bugg, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, SUNY Potsdam, for “Human Trafficking in Cambodia” to be offered in Winter2014/2015
  4. Christopher Robbins, Assistant Professor, Department of Art and Design, Sculpture/3D, SUNY Purchase, for “Benin, West Africa – Blacksmithing and Build Your Own Forge” to be offered in winter 2014/2015


Important Dates:

  • Student recruitment should begin in May 2014
  • Projects should take place during the 2014-2015 academic year, including summer 2015
  • Letter of Commitment:
    • For Fall 2014 – by July 1, 2014
    • For Winter session and Spring 2015 – by November 1, 2014
    • For Summer 2015 – by April 1, 2015
  • Each Project is expected to be completed by August 15, 2015
  • Evaluation Report: within 30 days of the completion of the Project


Questions and communications should be addressed to the CAFI Program Coordinator:

      Claudia Hernandez

      CAFI Program Coordinator
      Chancellor's Award for Internationalization
      Office of International Programs, T-6
      State University of New York
      State University Plaza
      Albany, New York 12246 
      By telephone at 518-320-1410 or via fax 518-320-1553


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