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.

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 on the AISLS website.


Angela R. Cunningham

DeSana Graduate Research Scholarship, Spring 2017, Department of Geography, University of Colorado Boulder

This grant allowed Angela to fund her conference travel.


Meredith DeBoom

American Dissertation Fellowship, 2017-2018, 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. 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.


Emmanuelle Hines

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

This $1,000 fellowship supported Emma's thesis research on healthcare vulnerability to Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Texas.

Individual Travel Grant, 2018, The United Government of Graduate Student (UGGS), University of Colorado Boulder

This $300 grant supported Emma's thesis research on healthcare vulnerability to Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Texas.

Mabel Duncan Memorial Scholarship, 2018, Department of Geography, University of Colorado Boulder

This scholarship recognizes and supports graduate students in the Geography Department.


Timothy Passmore

Dissertation Completion Fellowship, 2018, The Graduate School, University of Colorado Boulder

Provided one academic semester of full support to aid Timothy in completing his dissertation.

Summer Dissertation Fellowship, 2018, The Graduate School, University of Colorado Boulder

This $6,000 stipend supported Timothy with the dissertation process during the summer.

Graduate Part-Time Instructor Teaching Excellence Award, 2018, The Graduate School, University of Colorado Boulder

This $600 award recognizes Timothy's excellence in undergraduate teaching.

Summer Research Grant, 2018, Institute of Behavioral Science, University of Colorado Boulder

This $750 grant supported Timothy's collaborative research project with an IBS researcher.


Hillary Steinberg

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

This $1,000 fellowship supported 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.


Tara Kay Streng Schroeter

ICPSR Summer Workshop Scholarship, 2018, Institute of Behavioral Science, University of Colorado Boulder

This $1,500 scholarship supported Tara's training in "Item Response Theory: Methods for the Analysis of Discrete Survey Response Data" at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.


Kim-Phuong Truong-Vu

Student Research Award, 2018, Institute of Behavioral Science, University of Colorado Boulder

This $300 award allowed Kim to travel to California to conduct research on Southeast Asian Americans and the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine.

TA/GPTI Excellence Award, 2017-2018, The United Government of Graduate Student, University of Colorado Boulder

This competitive $400 award recognizes Kim for her excellent teaching-related work inside the classroom and beyond.

ICPSR Summer Workshop Scholarship, 2017, Institute of Behavioral Science, University of Colorado Boulder

This $1,500 scholarship supported Kim's training in survival analysis, event history modeling, and duration analysis at the University of California, Berkeley.


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.