Grants, Fellowships, Awards

2017

Katie Comeau was awarded a Fulbright Study/Research Grant to fund her dissertation research in Jamaica.

Shanna Corner received the Outstanding Graduate Student Teacher Award for Excellence in Teaching from the Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of Notre Dame.

Julie Dallavis was selected to be a David L. Clark Fellow and participant in the 37th annual David L. Clark National Graduate Student Research Seminar in K-12 Educational Administration and Policy at AERA.

Abigail Jorgensen received the Outstanding Graduate Student Teacher Award for Excellence in Teaching from the Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of Notre Dame.

Leslie MacColman was awarded a Fulbright Study/Research Grant to fund her dissertation research in Argentina.

Brandon Sepulvado was awarded a Nanovic Institute Dissertation Fellowship for 2017-18. 

2016

Paige Ambord received an Honorable Mention from the National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program. 

Megan Austin was selected to be a David L. Clark Fellow and participant in the 36th annual David L. Clark National Graduate Student Research Seminar in K-12 Educational Administration and Policy at AERA.

Megan Austin was awarded an AERA/NSF Dissertation grant for 2016-2017.

Mary Kate Blake was awarded a W.T. Grant Foundation Officers' Research Grant for her dissertation.

Matthew Chandler was selected for the Steven D. Pepe Ph.D. Fellow in Peace Studies. 

Julie Dallavis received an ISLA grant to do dissertation fieldwork.

Hilary Davidson was awarded a collaborative reserach grant, with Brandon Vaidayanathan, from the Lake Institute.

Daniel Escher was awarded "Best Dissertation" from the ASA section on Collective Behavior and Social Movements.

Kevin Estep was awarded "Best Student Paper" from the ASA Latina/o Sociology Section.

Stefanie Israel received the Outstanding Graduate Student Teacher Award for Excellence in Teaching from the Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of Notre Dame.

Megan Rogers was awarded a Kellogg Institute Dissertation Year Fellowship.

Brandon Sepulvado was awarded a grant from the John J. Reilly Center for his research in France.  

Brandon Sepulvado was awarded a Fulbright Study/Research Grant to fund his dissertation research in Paris.

2015

Megan Austin was awarded the Maureen T. Hallinan Student Paper Award from the American Educational Research Association.

Jade Avelis received the Outstanding Graduate Student Teacher Award for Excellence in Teaching from the Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of Notre Dame.

Shanna Corner was awarded a 2015 Joseph H. Fichter Grant from ASR (Association for the Sociology of Religion) for dissertation research.

Shanna Corner was awarded a Kellogg Institute Dissertation Year Fellowship.

Danielle Fulmer was awarded funding from the Center for the Study of Languages and Cultures to travel to Congo.

Danielle Fulmer was awarded the G. Margaret Porter Graduate Writing Prize in Gender Studies.

Stefanie Israel was awarded the Fulbright Study/Research Grant to fund her dissertation research in Brazil. 

Stefanie Israel was selected as a 2015-2016 USAID-Notre Dame Global Development Fellow

Stefanie Israel was awarded the SSRC International Research Dissertation Fellowship for her work in Brazil.

Deborah Kwak received a Kellogg Graduate Research Grant to do fieldwork in Mindanao.

Leslie MacColman received an ISLA Grant to to do research in Honduras.

Mike Penta was selected as a 2015-2016 USAID-Notre Dame Global Development Fellow

Mike Penta received a Kellogg Graduate Research Grant to do research in Brazil.

Megan Rogers was awarded an NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant (DDIG) for research on religiosity among the professional middle class in China.

Megan Rogers was awarded a Fulbright Study/Research Grant to fund her dissertation research in China.

Megan Rogers was awarded the NSEP Boren Fellowship for her dissertation research in China.

Megan Rogers was awarded the Confucius China Studies Joint Research Ph.D. Fellowship.

Dustin Stoltz was awarded a Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship from Indiana University.

2014

Katie Condit received a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship for "Disability, Dropout, and Delinquency: The Individual and Contextual Interplay".

Hilary Davidson was awarded a University Writing and Rhetoric Graduate Dissertation Fellowship and the University of Notre Dame Institute of Advanced Studies Dissertation Fellowship.

Daniel Escher received an NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant (DDIG) for research on cultural matching and collective action in central Appalachia.

Justin Farrell received the 2014 Eli J. and Helen Shaheen Award for Outstanding Graduate in the Social Sciences from the Graduate School at the University of Notre Dame.

Danielle Fulmer received a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship for "Mobilizing Gender for Community-Level Peacebuilding".

Karen Hooge was selected as a fellow for the Latino Protestant Congregations (LPC) Project.

Nicole Perez received a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship for "Linking 'Familism’ and Peer Composition to Understanding College Enrollment".

Megan Rogers received a Student Research Award from the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion.

Ana Velitchkova received the Outstanding Graduate Student Teacher Award for Excellence in Teaching from the Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of Notre Dame.

2013

Cole Carnesecca was awarded a Nippon Foundation Inter-University Fellowship for research in Japan.

Melissa Pirkey received the Outstanding Graduate Student Teacher Award for Excellence in Teaching from the Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of Notre Dame.

Meredith Whitnah was awarded a Kellogg Institute Dissertation Year Fellowship.

Joe Workman was award the Maureen T. Hallinan Student Paper Award from the American Educational Research Association

2012

Justin Farrell was awarded The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) STAR Graduate Fellowship (2012-2014).

Justin Farrell received a Louisville Institute Dissertation Completion Fellowship.

Justin Farrell won the Marvin E. Olsen Student Paper Award from the American Sociological Association’s Environment and Technology Section for “Moral Outpouring: Shock and Generosity in the Aftermath of the BP Oil Spill.”

Sara Skiles received an NSF Dissertation Improvement Grant (DDIG) for research on aesthetic taste expression and symbolic boundary work.

Ana Velitchkova was awarded the Dominica and Frank Annese Fellowship in Graduate Studies from the Nanovic Institute for European Studies.

2011

Megan Austin was awarded the University Presidential Fellowship from the University of Notre Dame (2011-2016).

Ellen Childs received the Outstanding Graduate Student Teacher Award for Excellence in Teaching from the Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of Notre Dame.

Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick received an NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant (DDIG) for research on how human rights interventions affect local norms and practices.

Daniel Escher received a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship for "The Erosion and Reclamation of Civil Society: Coal Mining in Appalachia” (2011-2014).

Justin Farrell received a Student Research Award from the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion.

Michael Strand won the Hacker-Mullins Award from the American Sociological Association’s Science, Knowledge, and Technology Section for “Where Do Classifications Come From?”

Brandon Vaidyanathan received a Student Research Award from the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion.

2010

Daniel Escher won Best Student Paper from the Panel Study on American Religion and Ethnicity (PS-ARE) for “Revisiting Risk Preference Theory: Can It Explain the Sex Difference in Religiosity?”

Brandon Vaidyanathan, Michael Strand, Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick, and Thomas Buschman received an Honorable Mention for the Shils-Coleman Award from the American Sociological Association’s Theory Section for, “Causality in American Sociology.”