Developing solutions to create meaningful impact.

We believe that collaboration across disciplines and countries is key to addressing humanity’s most pressing challenges. Our faculty are engaged in collaborative research in areas such as public health, social development, climate and environmental change, biodiversity & conservation.

By partnering with some of the world’s leading educational institutions through the McDonnell International Scholars Academy, our community is dedicated to creating positive global impact.

Explore a selection of the research centers and institutes at Washington University, learn more about our organizations and resources, and discover the impact of seed funds to achieve sustainable partnerships.


A wide variety of institutes, centers, and programs at WashU advance international research initiatives.


If your research is taking you outside the United States, we encourage you to learn more about resources available to assist you.

Seed Grants

Through its seed grant initiatives, the McDonnell Academy fosters collaborative research across disciplines and around the world.

International Collaborative Research
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Research Impact

Our global initiatives offer international collaborative research opportunities that empower our students, faculty and staff to create meaningful impact.

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