Partnership advising is a collaborative process in which faculty seek guidance from IPA on how to initiate and/or expand relationships with international entities. Connecting with resources across campus, in the local Atlanta area, and abroad, IPA is committed to providing services and recommendations on how to strategically grow relationships that foster successful outcomes.
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IPA is devoted to meeting with faculty to address any partnership related inquiries. Through their advising services, IPA resolves areas of concern by offering advisement through consultations and referring faculty to resources around campus, in local Atlanta, and around the globe.
For partnership advisement, please contact Ms. Kike Ehigiator at [email protected], or for other assistance, contact [email protected].
For FIPE assistance, please contact Ms. Anna Tapfer at [email protected] or (404) 413-2552.
IPA has many resources for supporting faculty searching for funding opportunities, including an in-house seed grant available with the generosity of the Provost’s office each year. The Faculty International Partnership Engagement grant has allowed faculty to develop relationships with strategic partners or leverage existing funding to obtain larger nationally and internationally sponsored grants.
One of the recipients of the FIPE grant in 2018 was Dr. Christine Stauber, for her project entitled Zika Virus Detection and Recovery from Sewage: A Novel Epidemiologic Surveillance Tool. This multi-institutional project optimized a method for detecting the Zika virus in sewage, in order to enhance understanding regarding the evolution and emergence of Zika virus in poor, urban communities. Dr. Stauber, along with her co-investigators at Georgia Institute of Technology and Federal University of Bahia, used the FIPE grant money to support their application for a National Institute of Health Funding Opportunity Announcement specific to Zika virus research. Dr. Stauber and her team were able to use their FIPE funds to strengthen their NIH proposal and were successful in their endeavor, receiving over USD$175,000 in NIH funding. We congratulate Dr. Stauber on her success!
For travel assistance, please contact Ms. Danielle Borrero at [email protected] or (404) 413-2539.
About Travel Abroad
Making plans to travel abroad? IPA is committed to providing helpful travel resources to address any questions and challenges travelers may have along the way. Monitoring U.S. government lists for the latest updates regarding health and safety concerns, IPA connects with international travelers to mitigate risk and advise on travel processes such as in the example below.
With the Center for Disease Control (CDC) raising Health Notices to Level 3 in late January, it became obvious that Georgia State needed to act swiftly to inform international travelers of the situation. To ensure travelers’ safety, IPA activated their international risk management protocol. By using the data from their international travel registry and university’s travel vendor, Travel Inc., IPA quickly identified Georgia State travelers en route to and returning from international locations affected by COVID-19. Faculty and staff preparing to travel abroad were advised on the complimentary coverage and enrollment process for the university’s International Business Travel Insurance which was launched and coordinated by the Insurance & Risk Management Office and IPA the prior year. Counsel was also provided for enrollment in the U.S. State Department’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) and the Georgia State Emergency Notification Procedures. Returning travelers were directed on quarantine procedures provided by the university to guarantee safety and prevent the potential spread of COVID-19.