Graduate Training Funding and Honors

Elizabeth Bittel

NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant, 2015-2016 Infrastructure Management and Extreme Events section of the National Science Foundation

This $10,000 grant allowed Elizabeth to complete her dissertation fieldwork in Sri Lanka.

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship, 2017 Institute for Regional and International Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison

With this fellowship, Elizabeth was able to participate in the American Institute for Indian Studies (AIIS) Summer 2017 Tamil language intensive in Madurai, India where she was able to do intensive language study in an immersion setting for 10 weeks this last summer.

Curriculum Development Grant, American Institute for Sri Lankan Studies

Elizabeth was awarded this $1,000 grant to develop online teaching curriculum related to long-term recovery from the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami and Sri Lankan Civil war. The topics of the materials are generally: the social dimensions of disasters and hazards, social capital in the disaster context, the meaning of "man made" vs. "natural disaster", disasters and " development," and the utility of comparative ethnographic research methods. The curriculum is available now on the AISLS website.

Meredith DeBoom

American Dissertation Fellowship, 2017-8 American Association of University Women

Meredith has been selected for a 2017-2018 American Association of University Women (AAUW) American Dissertation Fellowship. Recipients are selected on the basis of scholarly excellence, quality and originality of project design, and active commitment to helping women and girls through service. See more information about Meredith's research and the award here. Meredith's research analyzes how rising Chinese investment is affecting multi-scalar natural resource governance and development in Namibia. Her investigation of how place-based identities and (geo)politics shape citizens' perceptions of mining will help address mining-associated conflict and inequality. A first-generation college student, she also mentors students from historically underrepresented backgrounds.

Dissertation Completion Fellowship, Spring 2018 University of Colorado Boulder

Meredith has been selected for a 2017-2018 Dissertation Completion Fellowship from the University of Colorado Boulder Graduate School.This fellowship provides one semester of full support during the 2017-18 academic year. It will support the completion of Meredith's dissertation on the politics and geopolitics of mining in Namibia.

Bethany Rigles

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, 2015-2018 Graduate Research Fellowship Program National Science Foundation

This three-year fellowship will fund Bethany's research on autism within the family.

Hillary Steinberg

CARTSS Graduate Fellowship, 2017 Center to Advance Research and Training in the Social Sciences, University of Colorado Boulder

This $1,000 fellowship supports Hillary's research project interviewing young adults who had serious medical conditions in childhood. With this funding, Hillary was able to travel to New York to expand her sample of in-person interviews.

Jennifer Washabaugh

E.E. Hunt Award, 2017 Human Biology Association

Jennifer received this award for her presentation of novel analysis and interpretation of research data at the 2017 Human Biology Association Conference.

Pre-Dissertation Research Grant, 2017 Department of Anthropology, University of Colorado Boulder

This research award allows Jennifer to conduct preliminary research for her dissertation work in Kenya regarding traditional milk fermentation practices and bacterial ecology of dairy products.

Beverly Sears Graduate Student Grant, 2017 The Graduate School, University of Colorado Boulder

This research award supports Jennifer's pilot project for her MA thesis research in The Gambia examining cow's milk consumption and hygiene practices.

Haskell-Houghtelin Scholarship, 2016 Department of Anthropology, University of Colorado Boulder

This scholarship was awarded to Jennifer for her departmental service to the Department of Anthropology.

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, 2016-2021 National Science Foundation

This fellowship recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in STEM fields.