Dear Ball State University Faculty Members, Retired Faculty Members and Professional Personnel:
Since its inception, Ball State University’s (BSU) Center for International Development (CID) has been successful in securing contracts and grants to support international education projects. U.S. Department of State and World Bank sponsored projects have allowed CID to develop faculty, train teachers, create and improve curricula, conduct research, facilitate faculty and student exchanges, and open English language institutes and career centers at universities in countries such as Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq.
While CID celebrates its successes and achievements and will continue to work in education, looking toward the future, CID believes that its greatest opportunity for growth is in the area of global health. Education and health are closely related and greatly affect and impact one another. When students are healthy, they are better able to attend school, retain knowledge, and reach educational goals. Both governmental and non-governmental organizations around the world have made global health programs a priority. In fact, in 2012, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) alone supported global health programs with nearly $5.5 billion.
CID is seeking to identify BSU faculty members, retired faculty members and professional personnel who are interested in global health and may want to contribute their expertise toward global health projects. Please contact Courtney Franklin, Proposal Development Manager in CID, at firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, November 4 to express your interest, including your name, title, and department. CID plans to host an initial meeting during the week of November 11-15 for those who express interest.
Center for International Development