Grants and Awards

  • 2014: NSF. Standard Research Grant: Examining Processes of Knowledge Co-production for Climate Adaptation in East Africa. 2014-2015. CO-PI, $221,542
  • 2013. Local perceptions of climate change at the intersection of livelihoods and conservation: an integrated Photovoice study in Cantanhez National Park, southern Guinea-Bissau. Researcher.
  • 2012: University of Colorado Innovative Seed Grant Program (IGP) grant. Coproduction of Climate Information for Climate Change Adaptation in Tanzania. Co-PI, $46,000.
  • 2012: Ecological Society of America Sustainability Science Award in recognition of an outstanding contribution to sustainability science.
  • 2011: University of Colorado Population Center (CUPC) Demography Rapid Response Small Grant: Vulnerability and Adaptation to Drought: new trends and emerging patterns among East African Pastoralists. PI, $3,000.
  • 2010: NSF. Collaborative Research: ESE: Climate change/variability and armed conflicts in Sub-Saharan Africa. Co-PI, $486,163. On-going.
  • 2009: NSF. Collaborative Research: Property, empowerment, and gender-based violence in rural Tanzania. PI $145,983. On-going.
  • 2009: University of Colorado Innovative Seed Grant Program (IGP) grant. The personal politics of empowerment: An analysis of the links between property, civic participation, and violence against women in East Africa. $38,250.
  • 2008/9: CARTSS (The Center to Advance Research and Teaching in the Social Sciences) Seed Grant, CU-Boulder: An analysis of gender-based violence and women's empowerment in rural Tanzania. $3200.
  • 2008/9: CRCW, Grant-in-Aid, CU-Boulder. The personal politics of empowerment: An analysis of the links between property, civic participation and violence against women in East Africa. $6400.
  • 2008: Nomination by the University of Wisconsin-Madison to the Council of US Graduate School's Distinguished Dissertation Award Competition.
  • 2007: NSF International Research Fellowship Postdoctoral Grant. Communication and the politics of participation in pastoral societies: An ethno-geographical analysis in East Africa. $100,000.
  • 2002: NSF Dissertation Improvement Grant, Geography.
  • 2001: Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program grant.
  • 2001: Sigma Delta Epsilon - Graduate Women in Science, Ruth-Dickie Research Scholarship.
  • 2000/01: Title VI FLAS (Foreign Language and Area Studies) Fellowship for Swahili, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • 2000: Scott Kloeck-Jenson International Pre-Dissertation Travel Grant for preliminary dissertation research in Tanzania summer 2000.
  • 1999/2000: Title VI FLAS (Foreign Language and Area Studies) Fellowship to study Swahili at University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • 1996/1997: Title VI FLAS (Foreign Language and Area Studies) Fellowship to study Swahili at University of California, Los Angeles.
  • 1996: Ford Foundation International Studies and Overseas Programs Travel grant for Masters Thesis research in Tanzania, summer 1996.