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2023–2024 Recipients of Graduate Student Research Funding

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Graduate student research funding supports faculty-supervised doctoral student research activities, particularly field-based work on global poverty and economic development in middle- and low-income countries.

2023–2024 Academic Year


Jonathan Altamirano, School of Medicine - Epidemiology and Population Health
Mental Health, Gender-based Violence, and HIV Medication Adherence among AGYW in Western Kenya: A Longitudinal Cohort Study

Adrian Blattner, Department of Economics
The Costs and Benefits of Depolarization Interventions: Evidence from Brazil

Governments and Institutions

Chris Dann, Department of Political Science
Compliance and Development: Evidence from Rwanda's Umuganda

Camille DeJarnett, Department of Political Science
Estimating the Impact of Language Policy Choice on Civic Participation in Post-colonial Sub-Saharan Africa

Trade and Migration

Michelle Ha, Department of Modern Thought and Literature
Henequén Plant/Fiber Classification & Decortication in the Yucatán Peninsula

Education and Skills

Mridul Joshi, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Interdisciplinary Policy Studies in Education (SHIPS)
Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Digital Empowerment Curriculum for College Students in India

Anna Kogler, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Field Testing and Business Models for Integrating Urine Valorization into Sustainable Sanitation and Agricultural Systems

Akhila Kovvuri, Department of Economics
Interdependence in Female Labor Supply: Role of Numbers and Composition

Aadhityaa Mohanavelu, Doerr - Civil & Environmental Engineering
Developing a Consistent Water Equity Metric for Developing Countries

Gender and Equity

Vlasta Rasocha, Department of Economics
Contact at Work: Exposure to Political Opinions in the Brazilian Labor Market

Matthew Ribar, Department of Political Science
Land Titles and Local Politics: Evidence from a Natural Experiment in Cote d'Ivoire

Christian Robles-Baez, Department of History
The Making of an Improbable Global Market: Coffee 1808-1850

Isabel Salovaara, Department of Anthropology
Government Jobs, Student Politics, and the Caste Census in Bihar, India

Sergio Sanchez, Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources (E-IPER)
Replicability of the Favorable Conditions of Lithium Extraction in the Atacama Region