Graduate Student Awards

Current award-winning graduate students are listed below, along with their grants and fellowships awarded.

Jared Bragg

  • Wenner-Gren (2013)
  • NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (2011-2014)
  • LeCron Foster & Friends of Anthropology Research Grant (2012)

Kathryn Anne Catlin

  • US Student Fulbright Award, Iceland (2016)
  • Leifur Eiríksson Foundation Scholarship (2016)
  • NSF-Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant (2015-2016)
  • LeCron Foster & Friends of Anthropology Research Grant (2015, 2014, 2013)
  • NU Medieval Studies Cluster Grant (2015)
  • Viking Society for Northern Research Support Grant (2015)
  • NU Graduate Research Grant (2014)
  • NU Conference Travel Grant (2014 & 2013)
  • US Student Fulbright Program  (Alternate, 2015)

V (Vinita) Chaudhry

  • Wenner-Gren Foundation Award (2017-2018)
  • SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (2016)
  • Sexualities Project at Northwestern (SPAN) Conference Grant (2016) 
  • Honorable Mention for the Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship (2016)
  • LeCron Foster & Friends of Anthropology Research Grant (2015)
  • Mellon Mays-SSRC Graduate Studies Enhancement Grant (2015)

Elizabeth Derderian

  • Al Qasimi Foundation Doctoral Research Grant (2016-2017)
  • Wadad Kadi Student Travel Grant (2016)
  • Fulbright IIE US Student Grant (2015-2016)
  • NU TGS Graduate Research Grant (2014 & 2017)
  • Buffett Center Crown Family Middle East Research Grant (2013, 2014)
  • TGS Summer Language Grant (2013)
  • MESA (Middle Eastern Studies Association) Student Travel Grant (2012)

Ruby Fried

  • NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant (2016)
  • Wenner Gren Foundation Dissertation Research Grant (2015)
  • NSF-Graduate Research Fellowship (2013)
  • Society, Biology and Health Cluster Fellowship (2013)

Khadene Harris

  • LeCron Foster & Friends of Anthropology Research Grant (2012)

Christopher Hernandez

  • NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant (2016)
  • NSF-GRF (2013-2016)
  • National Geographic Young Explorers Grant (2013-2014)

Morgan Hoke

  • Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship (2016)
  • The Graduate School Graduate Research Grant (2015)
  • Wenner Gren Foundation Dissertation Fieldwork Grant (2014)
  • Fulbright Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (2014)
  • BCIC Summer Research Travel Award (2012, 2013)
  • The Graduate School Graduate Research Grant (2010-2011)
  • NSF-Graduate Research Fellowship Honorable Mention (2011)
  • The Graduate School Summer Language Grant (2011,2012)
  • Society, Biology, & Health Cluster Fellowship (2011,2012)
  • LeCron Foster & Friends of Anthropology Research Grant (2011,2015)

Andrew Wooyoung Kim

  • Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (2016)
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (2016)

(Rita) Dela Kuma

  • Program of African Studies Award (2017)
  • Buffet Institute Dissertation Research Travel Award (2017)

Elisa Lanari

  • NSF - Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant (2015-2016)
  • Wenner-Gren Foundation Dissertation Fieldwork Grant (2015-2016)
  • Northwestern University Graduate Research Grant (2015)
  • Le Cron & Foster Friends of Anthropology Summer Research Grant (2013, 2014, 2016)
  • Fulbright IIE Italy-US program for graduate study (2012 awarded, but declined) 

Ryan Lash

  • NSF-Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant (2016)
  • NSF-GRF (2014, 2015, 2016)
  • NU Conference Travel Grant (2013, 2014, 2016)
  • NU Medieval Studies Cluster Grant (2016)
  • LeCron Foster and Friends of Anthropology Research Grant (2014)
  • NU Graduate Research Grant (2014)

Stephanie Levy

  • FAN/LecCron Foster Grant (2015)
  • NSF DDRIG (2014)
  • Leakey Foundation (2013)
  • NSF GRFP (2012-2015)
  • TGS Graduate Research Grant (2012)
  • Graduate Cluster in Society, Biology and Health (2011)

Arturo Marquez Jr.

  • Wenner-Gren (2013-2014)

Almita Miranda

  • Presidential Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship, Brown University (2017-2019)
  • Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of California at Merced (2017 Awarded but declined)
  • The Association of Latina and Latino Anthropologists (ALLA) Leadership Award (2016)
  • The César Chávez Dissertation Fellowship, Dartmouth College (2015-2016)
  • The Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship (2015 Awarded, but declined)
  • The CMIA Minority Dissertation Fellowship, American Anthropological Association (2015 Awarded, but declined)
  • WCAS/TGS Teaching Fellowship, Searle Center for Advancing Learning & Teaching (2014)
  • Wenner-Gren Foundation Dissertation Fieldwork Grant for Anthropological Research (2013)k
  • The Graduate Research Grant (GRG), The Graduate School, Northwestern University (2011)
  • Roberta Buffett Center for International and Comparative Studies, Summer Research Travel Award (2011)
  • National Science Foundation (NSF), Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF) (2010-2013)
  • Roberta Buffett Center for International and Comparative Studies, Summer Research Travel Award (2009 Awarded, but declined)
  • The Diversifying Higher Education Faculty in Illinois (DFI) Fellowship (2008-2009)
  • The Graduate School Fellowship, Northwestern University (2008)

Aydin Özipek

  • Wenner-Gren 2016
  • Buffett Center Graduate Student Summer Research Award (2016)
  • Keyman Modern Turkish Studies Research Grant (2015)
  • Keyman Modern Turkish Studies Research Grant (2014)
  • Mellon Interdisciplinary Cluster Fellow Research Award (2014)

Nazli Özkan

  • The Wenner-Gren Dissertation Fieldwork Grant (2014-2015)
  • TGS Graduate Research Grant (2015)
  • LeCron Foster & Friends of Anthropology Research Grant (2015)
  • Equality Development and Globalization Studies Research Grant (2014)
  • Keyman Modern Turkish Studies Research Grant (2014)   
  • Henry R. Luce Initiative of Religious and International Affairs Research Grant (2013)
  • Keyman Modern Turkish Studies Summer Research Grant (2012)
  • Fulbright IIE Foreign Student Grant for Doctoral Study (2009-2012)
  • The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) (2008-2010)

M. Bilal Nasir

  • Wenner-Gren Foundation Award (2017)
  • Earle Dissertation Research Grant (2016) 
  • Buffett Institute Dissertation Travel Grant (2016)
  • Islamic Scholarship Fund Mateen Mobeen Foundation Scholarship (2015)
  • LeCron Foster and Friends Anthropology Research Grant (2014, 2015, 2016)
  • Northwestern Graduate School Graduate Research Grant (2015) 
  • Buffett Institute of Global Studies Graduate Conference Grant (2015) 
  • Comparative Race and Diaspora Mellon Foundation Research Award (2013)

Tamás Polányi

  • The Graduate School Graduate Research Grant (2010)
  • Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences IT grant (2010)
  • LeCron Foster & Friends of Anthropology Research Grant (2009, 2010)
  • Hungarian American Enterprise Scholarship Fund (HAESF) (2004-2005)

Jessica Pouchet

  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (2012-2013, 2015-2017)
  • African Studies Association Travel Award (2016)
  • Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship (2014)
  • The Wenner-Gren Foundation Dissertation Fieldwork Grant (2014)
  • Equality, Development and Globalization Research Award (2014)
  • The Buffet Center Graduate Student Dissertation Research Travel Award (2013, 2014)
  • Hans E. Panofsky Pre-Dissertation Research Award (2012)
  • Morris Goodman Award for Language Study (2012)
  • Program of African Studies Travel Award (2012, 2014)
  • NU TGS Summer Language Grant (2012, 2013)
  • NU Weinberg IT Graduate Student Award (2012)

Calen Ryan

  • NSERC Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (2016-2018)

Kimberly Seibel

  • African Studies Cluster Initiative Fellowship (2008-2013)
  • Panofsky Program of African Studies Pre-Dissertation Grant (2009, 2010)
  • BCICS Graduate Summer Research Award (2009, 2010)
  • NSF Honorable Mention Award (2009)
  • LeCron Foster & Friends of Anthropology Research Grant (2009)

Matilda Stubbs

  • WCAS/The Graduate School Teaching Fellowship, Northwestern University (2016)
  • Beth Wilder Dillingham Award, Central States Anthropology Society (2015)
  • Wenner-Gren (2014-2015)
  • The Brady Scholars Graduate Fellowship (2012-2015)
  • TGS Graduate Research Grant (2013)
  • NSF-Graduate Research Fellowship (2009-2012)
  • LeCron Foster & Friends of Anthropology Research Grant (2009, 2010)

Dario Valles

  • Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship (2016-2017)
  • Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship Honorable Mention (2015)
  • National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant (2015)
  • UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment Research Grant (2015)
  • Wenner-Gren (2013-2014)
  • NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (2010-2013)
  • LeCron Foster & Friends of Anthropology Research Grant (2010)

Vanessa Watters

  • Northwestern Department of Anthropology's Earle Dissertation Award (2016-17)
  • Northwestern Global Politics and Religion Research Group, Graduate Fellow (2016)
  • FLAS Summer Language Fellowship (2016)
  • Northwestern Program of African Studies, Hans E. Panofsky Pre-Dissertation Research Award (2014, 2015)
  • Buffett Institute for International Studies, Graduate Summer Fellowship (2014, 2015, 2016)
  • Northwestern Department of Anthropology FAN Foster Award (2015, 2016)

Chelsie Yount-André

  • LeCron Foster & Friends of Anthropology Research Grant (2014)
  • Aides financières du Centre Edgar Morin & l’Institut interdisciplinaire d’anthropologie du contemporain (IIAC) (2014)
  • Wenner-Gren Dissertation Fieldwork Grant & Osmundsen Award (2013)
  • Morris Goodman Award (2011, 2012, 2013)
  • Hans E. Panofsky Pre-dissertation Research Award (2011, 2012, 2013)
  • Buffett Center Graduate Student Summer Research Award (2011 & 2012)
  • The Graduate School Summer Language Grant (2011, 2012)