CALS DDO - Points of Contact - CALS Global

This document outlines the points of contact for the Global Office of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.

Updated November 2020

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CALS Global identifies, facilitates, and promotes international engagement of faculty, staff, post-docs, and graduate students in the college, particularly in the areas of research, outreach, and development through the building and fostering of relationships with agencies and organizations that fund these global activities, including federal and state governments and international non-profits focused on CALS priority areas. CALS Global also builds partnerships with UW-Madison programs outside of CALS, connecting our researchers with collaborators at other UW-Madison programs who can enhance our international work. The main roles of CALS Global are to establish international partnerships, identify international funding opportunities, develop grants and programs, host international visitors and scholars and recognize global contributions to science. 


Sundaram Gunasekaran, Director of CALS Global
  • Develops strategic framework for CALS Global
  • Engages in developing personal relations to promote international engagement with collaborators across campus, nationally, and internationally
  • Facilitates the formation of collaborative networks in CALS to pursue grants and fellowship opportunities
  • Works with CALS Global Committee in setting agenda for promoting and executing activities
  • Manages financial and personnel resources
Jennifer Kushner, Assistant Director of CALS Global
  • Supports the director in leadership of CALS Global including administration, operations, and strategy
  • Build visibility and support for CALS's global engagement
  • Builds partnerships for global engagement in research, education, and outreach within and between CALS, UW, partner organizations in the US and abroad
  • Leads proposal preparation and coordination with partners
  • Seeks out new funding, partnership, and fellowship opportunities
  • Connects with international visitors, research fellows, and private sector partners
  • Provides grant and contract administration
Julia Frangul, Executive Assistant, CALS Global
  • Provides specialized direct administrative support to the director and assistant director of CALS Global 
  • Seeks out new funding, partnership, and fellowship opportunities
  • Assists in facilitation of CALS Global Committee
  • Facilitates event planning for CALS Global 
  • Provides scheduling, travel, and expense support
  • Assists with visitor arrangements 

Keywords:college of agricultural and life sciences, dean's office, deans, admin, agriculture, contacts, units, research, outreach, development, international, non-profit, nonprofit   Doc ID:96950
Owner:Zoe H.Group:CALS Dean's Office
Created:2020-01-08 11:42 CDTUpdated:2020-12-02 15:44 CDT
Sites:CALS Dean's Office
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