Research Opportunity in Mongolia

David Sattler Photo 10

Dr. David Sattler (WWU Psychology), sharing photographs from his previous trip with the same people in the images they are holding

Mongolia Kharkhorin Ger Camp by Holly Diaz

Dr. Holly Diaz (WWU Karen W. Morse Institute for Leadership) photo of Kharkhorin Ger Camp

Mongolia photo by Cynthia Horne

Dr. Cynthia Horne (WWU Political Science) photo of Mongolian soldiers in full regalia for the Naadam parade

Research Proposal

Eligibility: current Western faculty for whom research is a required component of professional development.

Time Frame: April – October is the optimal time frame for these projects.

Number of projects funded annually: To be determined based on the number of applicants and requested amounts.

Amount of funding: Up to $10,000. Both new proposals and continuing projects will be considered. Projects that include a graduate or undergraduate research assistant may apply for additional funding for student travel, up to $4,000. Additional funding may also be available from the American Center for Mongolian Studies’ Field Fellowships.

Deadline: April 1, 2021

Past Awardees

David Sattler, professor of Psychology at Western, received the award in 2020 to continue his work on climate change and mental health in Mongolia, working with colleagues at the National University of Mongolia.

Cynthia Horne, a professor in the Political Science department at Western, received the award in 2019. Her research focused on the nexus of globalization and women’s empowerment in Mongolia.

David Sattler, professor of Psychology at Western, received the award in 2018 to research climate change and mental health in Mongolia, working with colleagues at the National University of Mongolia.

In 2017 Holly Diaz, an instructor in Leadership Studies, conducted research on women in leadership in Mongolia with support from the same grant.

Her work expanded on the data collected in 2016 by Karen Stout, Diaz and students who were participating in a Global Learning program to Mongolia to learn more about women in leadership in that country. Their combined research resulted in presentations at two conferences.

Mongolian Landscape by Elbegsaikhan Tsogtbayar

Photo by Elbegsaikhan Tsogtbayar