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Past Recipients of Graduate Student Fellowships from Autumn Quarter 2017 - Spring Quarter 2021

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Graduate student fellowships can provide one to two quarters of support in the form of tuition and a graduate student stipend for students pursuing dissertation research on topics related to global poverty and development. Awards are for the following academic year. 

2020 - 2021 Academic Year

Garrett Albistegui Adler, Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources 
Social Order and Social Protection: Mechanisms and Moderators in Climate-Related Violent Conflict

Haemin Jee, Department of Political Science 
Regulation and Control without Rule of Law: The Social Credit System in China

Jiwon Kim, Department of Political Science 
Choosing Security over Identity: Political Legacies of Ethnic Conflict in Myanmar, Sri Lanka, and Beyond

Sebastián Otero, Department of Economics
Affirmative Action in Centralized College Admission Systems

Tianmei Wang, Department of Earth System Science
Unraveling and Predicting the Coupled Impacts of Climate Change and Soil Arsenic on Rice Yield and Grain Quality

Réka Zempléni, Department of Economics
Essays on Entrepreneurship and Development Economics

2019 - 2020 Academic Year

Nina Brooks, Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources 
A case study of brick manufacturing in Bangladesh that quantifies health and environmental impacts, studies the policy and regulatory landscape, and identifies a path to cleaner production.

Sergio Camelo Gomez, Department of Philosophy 
A Centralized Platform for the Palm-Oil Smallholder Supply Chain

Diego Jiménez Hernández, Department of Economics 
How Should Governments Intervene to Guarantee Universal Access to Private Goods?

Suraj Malladi, Graduate School of Business
Incentivizing Smallholder Farmers to Experiment with New Technologies

Casey Maue, Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources
Productivity Dynamics of the World’s Most Numerous Firms: Evidence from Smallholder Farms in Sub-Saharan Africa

James Winter, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering 
The Impact of Piped Water Systems on Time Poverty, Economic Productivity, and Health in Rural Zambian Households

You (Willow) Wu, Department of Management Science and Engineering
Entrepreneurial Strategies in Nascent Markets

Tongtong Zhang, Department of Political Science
Civil Society, Participatory Institutions, and Authoritarian Rule: The Case of China

2018 - 2019 Academic Year

Hernán Felipe Barahona Kunze, Department of Economics 
Food Labeling: Effects of Information on Nutrition and Health

Kyu Eun Lee, School of Medicine 
Using a Modeling Approach to Understand Age- and Time-Trend in Harmful Use of Alcohol and to Estimate Cost and Health Impact of Scaling Up Managements for Hepatitis C Virus Infection in China

Odyssia Ng, Department of Economics
Exploring the Barriers to Women's Economic and Social Empowerment: Evidence from India

Sebastián Otero, Department of Economics 
Affirmative Action, Ability and Mismatch

2017 - 2018 Academic Year

Caroline Abadeer, Department of Political Science 
Local Governance and the Authoritarian State: The Politics of Urban Planning in the Middle East

Travis Baseler, Department of Economics
Determinants of the Migration Decision and Welfare of Migrants at their Destination

Annalisa Bolin, Department of Anthropology 
A Country without Culture is Destroyed: Making Rwanda and Rwandans through Heritage​​