CFD Awarded 2023 Seed Grants

Center on Forced Displacement team is delighted to share that our committee has selected five projects to be awarded inaugural CFD seed grants.

The Center supports research and engagement with forced displacement and humanitarian emergencies that is truly interdisciplinary and of the highest scholarly and ethical standards. CFD is interested in new ideas, technologies, scholarship, awareness, and solution identification that will improve the human condition of vulnerable persons who are forced to leave their homes. Each CFD seed grant proposal must have at least two faculty members (as PI and co-PI) who represent different schools or colleges on campus (with an exception for CAS where colleagues from humanities or social sciences may partner with colleagues from natural, physical or computation sciences and vice versa). The center identifies four intersecting, multi-disciplinary areas of focus

  1. Human environments and climates;
  2. Art, expression, identities; 
  3. Healthy lives and meaningful livelihoods; and 
  4. Training and ethical engagement

The following projects have been awarded 2023 CFD grants:

Vicarious Trauma in Hospital Interpreters: Understanding and Meeting Needs

  • Resham Gellatly, PhD, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Sarah Kimball, MD,Boston University  School of Medicine
  • Nuha Alshabani, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow at Boston Medical Center
  • Eleanor P. Zambrano, MSW, LICSW, Center for Innovation in Social Work & Health

Health on the fly: Researching health needs, barriers, and perceptions of health interventions among refugees in greater Athens, Greece

  • Anne Merewood, PhD,  Boston Medical Center
  • Shelley Brown, PhD, MPH,  Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

Role of resilience in coping, mental wellbeing and utilization of health services among Syrian and Palestinian refugees in Lebanon

  • Monica Adhiambo Onyango, PhD,  Boston University School of Public Health
  • Dana Janbek, PhD, Boston University, College of Communication
  • Jinan Usta, PhD,  Clinical Specialty Family Medicine at American University of Beirut
  • Shirin Heidari, PhD, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva

Capillary Livelihoods: Histories of Displacement and the Cultivation of Digital, Ecological, and Communal Lifeworlds on and off Istiklal Street, Istanbul

  • Ayşe Parla, PhD, Department of Anthropology
  • Alize Arıcan, PhD,  Postdoctoral Scholar at the BU Society of Fellows
  • Caterina Scaramelli, PhD, Departments of Earth and Environment
  • Kendra Gimblet, Ph.D. student, Department of Anthropology

History and present of policing in Guatemala

  • Rachel Nolan, PhD, Pardee School of Global Studies
  • Sarah Sherman-Stokes, PhD, BU Law School

View all posts