Grant-Funded Graduate Research

Recent Graduate Student Awards

Washington University doctoral students have an outstanding record of winning external research grants, attesting to both their abilities and the department's tradition of close mentoring. Students are encouraged to begin conceptualizing their dissertation projects early in the program, and courses such as methods seminars and a seminar/workshop in proposal writing (taught by by faculty members who have served on NSF review panels) further strengthen external funding.

Mary Jane Acuna
NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant: 2010-2011 ($19,639)

Oguz Alyanak
Wenner-Gren Foundation 2016 ($19,704)
SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship 2014 ($4,750)

Sherria Ayuandini
Wenner-Gren Foundation 2014-2015 ($24,010)
Universiteit van Amsterdam 2015 ($8,770)

Doc Billingsley 
Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Award: 2009-2010 ($25,927)
Wenner-Gren Foundation Dissertation Research Grant: 2011 ($9,445)

Elissa Bullion
Throop Endowment 2015 ($1,800)
NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant: 2017 ($21,794)

Chelsey Carter
Mr. & Mrs. Spencer T. Olin Fellowship, Washington University in St. Louis 2014
National Science Foundation, Graduate Research Fellowship 2016
Washington University Office of the Chancellor & Provost, Ferguson Seed Grant 2016 ($7,500)
Divided City Graduate Summer Research Fellowship, Washington University in St. Louis 2017
Society for Applied Anthropology, Del Jones Memorial Travel Award 2018

Clarissa Cagnato
NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant ($25,197)

Kenneth Chiou
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship: 2010-2014 ($30,000)
NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant 2013-2016 ($24,138)
NSF Building Community and Capacity for Data-Intensive Research 2013-2015 ($121,909)
Leakey Foundation 2014-2016 ($13,270)

Namgyal Choedup
SSRC International Dissertation Research Fellowship: 2010-2012 ($17,800)

Lauren Cubellis
Society for Psychological Anthropology 2015 ($4,830)
Wenner-Gren Dissertation Research Grant 2018

Paula Doumani
NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant: 2011-2012 ($20,000)
Lambda Alpha 2011-2012 ($4,000)

Diana Fridberg
NSF Dissertation Improvement Grant 2012-2013 ($22,587)

Meghan Ference
Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Award: 2009-2011 ($42,056)
Mellon Fellowship: 2010-2011 ($25,000)

Andrew Flachs
Jacob Javits Fellowship: 2011-2015 ($30,000)

Steven Goldstein
NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant 2014-2015 ($25,087)
Bernd Breuckmann Award, AICON 2014 ($1,000)

Kate Grillo
NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant: 2008-2009 ($14,990)  
Lambda Alpha Graduate Research Grant: 2008-2010 ($2,500)
Wenner-Gren Foundation: 2008-2009 ($25,000)

Aaron Hames
Japan Foundation Grant 2015-2016 ($40,000)

Alison Heller
Wenner-Gren Dissertation Fieldwork Grant & Osmundsen Initiative Grant 2013-2014 ($8,980)
NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant 2013-2014 ($13,212)
Department of Education 2013-2014 ($28,846)

Edward Henry
Kentucky Organization of Professional Archaeologists 2014 ($500)
Waitt Foundation Grant, National Geographic 2014 ($11,700)
American Philosophical Society 2015 ($4,900)
NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant 2015-2016 ($25,195)

Livia Hinegardner
Wenner-Gren Foundation Dissertation Research Grant: 2008-2009 ($41,953)

Jessica Joganic
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship: 2012-2013 ($19,216)
NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant 2012-2014 ($19,216)

Bradley Jones
Harvard University, Mahindra Humanities Center 2015 ($200)
NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research Grant 2018

Sarah Kendzior
P.E.O. Fellowship: 2011-2012 ($15,000)

Chith Kudlu
Wenner-Gren Foundation: 2008-2010 ($24, 300)
NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant: 2008-2010 ($12,680)

Sarah Lacy
National Geographic Society: 2010-2011 ($9,995)

BreAnna Langlie
NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant 2013-2014 ($25,127)

Ximena Lemoine
NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant 2016

Yuqi Li
National Geographic Young Explorer Grant 2014-2015 ($4,810)

LeAndra Luecke
Primate Conservation, Inc.: 2007-2009 ($1,020)
Lambda Alpha Graduate Research Grant: 2007-2009 ($2,000)
Riverbanks Zoo: 2008-2009 ($4,320)
American Soc. of Primatologists: 2009-2010 ($1,500)

Julia Maki
Society for Integrative Comparative Biology: 2011 ($1,000)

Josh Marshack
Lambda Alpha Graduate Overseas Research Grant: 2010-2011 ($3,000)

Monica McDonald
James F. Nacey Fellowship 2013 ($2,500)
Lambda Alpha Overseas Research Grant 2012 ($5,910)
Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research 2012-2013 ($800)

Heather Meiers
Chateaubriand Fellowship: 2010-2012 ($17,800)

David Mixter
Wenner-Gren Dissertation Fieldwork Grant 2012-2014 ($20,000)
Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research 2014-2015 ($500)

Natalie Mueller
NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant 2014-2015 ($19,076)
Wenner-Gren Dissertation Fieldwork Grant 2014-2015 ($7,808)

Stephanie Musgrave

NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant ($25,155)
Wenner-Gren Foundation Dissertation Fieldwork Grant 2016-2017 ($19,989)
Leakey Foundation Research Grant ($14,774)
Lambda Alpha Graduate Research Grant 2016-2017 ($2,000) 

Lana Kerker Oliver
The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund 2012-2014 ($5,000)
St. Louis Zoo Grant 2012-2014 ($9,420)

Joe Orkin
Lambda Alpha Graduate Overseas Research Grant: 2010-2011 ($3,000)
NSF East Asian & Pacific Summer Institute Fellowship: 2010 ($5,617)
Lewis & Clark Fund for Exploration & Field Research: 2010-2011 ($3,000)
Leakey Foundation: 2010-2011 ($13,446)

Carolyn Powers
ACLS/Luce Foundation 2014 ($5,000)

Katarina Rynkiewich
Wenner-Gren Dissertation Research Grant 2018

Efstathia Robakis
International Primatological Society 2014 ($1,460)
American Society of Primatologists 2015-2017 ($1,250)

Lynne Rouse
NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant: 2010-2011 ($18,830)
Wenner-Gren Foundation Dissertation Research Grant: 2010-2011 ($15,000)
George Franklin Dales Foundation: 2010-2011 ($5,000)

Jessica Ruthven
NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant: 2010-2011 ($19,830)

Christopher Shaffer
NSF Dissertation Research Improvement Grant: 2007-2008 ($11,995)
Lambda Alpha: 2007-2009 ($2,000)

Elyse Singer
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship 2012-2016 ($34,000)
Wenner-Gren Dissertation Research Grant 2014-2015 (19,950)

Abigail Smith
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship: 2008-2011 ($30,000)
Fulbright Student Grant: 2010-2011 ($26,000)
NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant: 2010-2011 ($15,600)
Wenner-Gren Foundation: 2010-2011 ($24,555)

Anubha Sood
Wenner-Gren Foundation: 2009-2010 ($1,790)
NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant: 2009-2010 ($7.025)

Robert Spengler
NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant: 2010-2011 ($20,000)

Maggie Spivey
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship: 2011-2014 ($30,000)

Michael Storozum
NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant 2015 ($20,066)

Adrienne Strong
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship: 2011-2014 ($30,000)
Fulbright Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad 2014-2016 ($23,718)

Colleen Walsh Lang
Fulbright Student Grant 2014-2015 ($28,600)
Lambda Alpha 2014-2015 ($2,000)

Anna Warrener
Leakey Foundation Grant: 2009-2011 ($13,450)

Mini Watsa
Lambda Alpha Graduate Research Grant: 2009-2011 ($2,500)
Animal Behavior Society: 2009-2011 ($500)
American Soc. of Mammalogists: 2009-2011 ($1000)
International Primatological Society: 2010-2011 ($1,500)
IPS Conservation through Community Involvement Award: 2010-2011 ($500)

Anna Weyher
Explorer's Club: summer 2008 ($500)
Lambda Alpha Graduate Overseas Research Grant: 2010-2011 ($3,000)
American Society of Primatologists Research Grant: 2010-2011 ($1,500)
IdeaWild Research Grant: 2010-2011 ($700)
Fulbright Student Grant: 2010-2011 ($24,500)
P.E.O. Fellowship: 2011-2012 ($15,000)

John Willman
Leakey Foundation 2013 ($12,000)

Ashley Wilson
Fulbright Hays Grant 2015-2017 ($45,368)
National Geographic 2016 ($4,975)

Helina Woldekiros
NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant: 2009-2010 ($12,078)
Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Award: 2010-2011 ($21,252)
Wenner-Gren Foundation Dissertation Research Grant: 2010-2011 ($14,860)

Arielle Wright
Wenner-Gren Foundation 2014-2015 ($1,200)