CILMAR Grants, 2018-present


Department of Agriculture. (2018-2019). $30,000. Higher Education Challenge Grant. Development of an intercultural competent and globally-ready poultry workforce. Elizabeth Karcher, PI, & Kris Acheson-Clair, co-PI.


National Archives and Records Administration. (2019-2020). $250,000. Archives Leadership Institute @ Purdue. Mesut Akdere, PI, & Kris Acheson-Clair, co-PI. Learn more here.

Purdue University Provost Instructional Innovation Program. (2019-2020). $50,000. Developing a virtual reality simulation program for intercultural learning and training. Mesut Akdere, PI, & Kris Acheson-Clair, co-PI. Learn more here.

U.S. Department of Labor. (2019-2024). $16,300,000. Purdue Cybersecurity Apprenticeship Program (P-CAP): Apprenticeships that address the critical workforce shortage in cybersecurity. Mesut Akdere & Kris Acheson-Clair, co-PIs. Learn more here.

U.S. Department of State. (2019-2020). $50,900. Developing young innovative entrepreneurial leaders in STE(A)M fields in Eastern Marmara Region. Mesut Akdere, PI, & Kris Acheson-Clair, advisory board.


100,000 Strong in the Americas (100K) Innovation Fund Grant. (2020). Mexico-U.S. Innovation Fund Competition. Aerospace International Research- AIR Program. Joseph Tort, in collaboration with Universidad Aeronautica en Queretaro.

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages - Research Priorities Initiative. (2020). $2000. Growing Intercultural Speakers in Novice Italian: A Virtual vs. Face-to-Face Comparison. Aletha Stahl, PI, & Tatjana Babic Williams, co-PI.


National Science Foundation. (2021-2024). $580,511. Collaborative Research: Developing Business Communication Skills in Manufacturing Technician Education.  Mesut Akdere, PI, Kris Acheson-Clair, co-PI, & collaborating institution Ivy Technical Community College. https://polytechnic.purdue.edu/nsfate.


Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. (2022-2023). $250,000. The Chicago State University-Purdue University Partnership: Widening pathways for students of color into STEM. PI Stephanie Gardner, PI, & Kris Acheson-Clair, Lan Jin, Perry Paschou, & CSU colleagues, co-PIs.


Innovation Hub Artificial Intelligence Grant. (2023-2024). $80,000. Development of a ChatGPT intercultural debriefing tool for VR simulations. Kris Acheson-Clair, PI, Mesut Akdere, co-PI, & Tawfiq Salem, co-PI, with the Envision Center, Purdue University.


Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. (2024-2025). $250,000.  Sloan Center for Systemic Change.  Kris Acheson-Clair, Perry Paschou, Lucy Flesch, & Arvind Raman, co-PIs.