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Past Recipients of Graduate Student Fellowships

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Graduate student fellowships can provide up to three 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 made during an academic year were not necessarily utilized that same year.


2020 - 2021 Academic Year

  • Environment and Climate Change
    Governments and Institutions
    Garrett Adler, Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources 
    Social Order and Social Protection: Mechanisms and Moderators in Climate-Related Violent Conflict
  • Governments and Institutions
    Haemin Jee, Department of Political Science 
    Regulation and Control without Rule of Law: The Social Credit System in China
  • Governments and Institutions
    Jiwon Kim, Department of Political Science 
    Choosing Security over Identity: Political Legacies of Ethnic Conflict in Myanmar, Sri Lanka, and Beyond
  • Governments and Institutions
    Education and Skills
    Gender and Equity
    Sebastián Otero, Department of Economics 
    Affirmative Action in Centralized College Admission Systems
  • Environment and Climate Change
    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
  • Business, Entrepreneurship, and Work
    Réka Zempléni, Department of Economics
    Essays on Entrepreneurship and Development Economics

2019 - 2020 Academic Year

  • Health
    Environment and Climate Change
    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.
  • Business, Entrepreneurship, and Work
    Environment and Climate Change
    Sergio Camelo Gomez, Department of Philosophy 
    A Centralized Platform for the Palm-Oil Smallholder Supply Chain
  • Governments and Institutions
    Business, Entrepreneurship, and Work
    Diego Jiménez Hernández, Department of Economics 
    How Should Governments Intervene to Guarantee Universal Access to Private Goods?
  • Environment and Climate Change
    Innovations in Methods and Data
    Suraj Malladi, Graduate School of Business
    Incentivizing Smallholder Farmers to Experiment with New Technologies
  • Business, Entrepreneurship, and Work
    Environment and Climate Change
    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
  • Environment and Climate Change
    Health
    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
  • Business, Entrepreneurship, and Work
    You (Willow) Wu, Department of Management Science and Engineering
    Entrepreneurial Strategies in Nascent Markets
  • Governments and Institutions
    Tongtong Zhang, Department of Political Science
    Civil Society, Participatory Institutions, and Authoritarian Rule: The Case of China

2018 - 2019 Academic Year

  • Business, Entrepreneurship, and Work
    Shreya Kankanhalli, Graduate School of Business 
    Going Cashless in Emerging Market Retail: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Guadalajara
  • Health
    Governments and Institutions
    Hernán Felipe Barahona Kunze, Department of Economics 
    Food Labeling: Effects of Information on Nutrition and Health
  • 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
  • Business, Entrepreneurship, and Work
    Gender and Equity
    Odyssia Ng, Department of Economics
    Exploring the Barriers to Women's Economic and Social Empowerment: Evidence from India
  • Gender and Equity
    Education and Skills
    Governments and Institutions
    Sebastián Otero, Department of Economics 
    Affirmative Action, Ability and Mismatch

2017 - 2018 Academic Year

  • Trade and Migration
    Urbanization and Infrastructure
    Governments and Institutions
    Caroline Abadeer, Department of Political Science 
    Local Governance and the Authoritarian State: The Politics of Urban Planning in the Middle East
  • Trade and Migration
    Travis Baseler, Department of Economics
    Determinants of the Migration Decision and Welfare of Migrants at their Destination
  • Governments and Institutions
    Annalisa Bolin, Department of Anthropology 
    A Country without Culture is Destroyed: Making Rwanda and Rwandans through Heritage​​