External Awards Archive

In addition to our internal Center awards and departmental awards, graduate students affiliated with our Center have received a number of external awards and grants.

2017

Katie Comeau, Fulbright to travel to Jamaica for dissertation research.

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

Brandon Sepulvado, Nanovice Fellowship, NSF Dissertation Award.

2016

Daniel Escher, "Best Dissertation" from the ASA section on Collective Behavior and Social Movements, for his dissertation titled "Unmoving People, Removing Mountains:  Coal Mining, Cultural Matching, and Mobilization in Central Appalachia."

Brandon Sepulvado, Fulbright to travel to Paris, France for dissertation research.

Brandon Sepulvado, Reilly Center Mini-Grant.

2015

Jade Avelis, 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, Kellogg Institute Professionalization Grant.

Shanna Corner, Dissertation Year Fellowship, Kellogg Institute for International Studies, University of Notre Dame.

Shanna Corner, Graduate Student Research Award, Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, University of Notre Dame.

Shanna Corner, SSSR Student Research Award, Society for the Scientific Study of Religion.

Hilary Davidson, Emerging Scholar, IUPUI's Lake Institute Network of Emerging Scholars.

Hilary Davidson, and Brandon Vaidayanathan Collaborative Research Grant, The Lake Institute, and additional funding from Nanovic Institute for European Studies.

Amy Jonason, Teaching Fellowship with the University Writing Program.

McKenna LeClear, Kellogg Institute PhD Fellowship.

Megan Rogers,  National Security Education Program (NSEP) Boren Fellowship for her dissertation research in China

Megan Rogers, Fulbright Study/Research Grant to fund her dissertation research in China

Megan Rogers, National Science Foundation (NSF) Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant (DDIG) for research on religiosity among the professional middle class in China

Megan Rogers, Confucius China Studies Program Joint Research Ph.D. Fellowship for “Faiths and Fortune: Religion and the Professional Middle Class in Contemporary China”

2014

Shanna Corner, Graduate Break Travel and Research Grant, The Nanovic Institute for European Studies.

Hyunjin Deborah Kwak, Graduate Student Research Grant,  The Kellogg Institute.

2012

Justin Farrell, Spring Graduate Research Fellowship, Center for Aquatic Conservation, University of Notre Dame.

Brandon Vaidyanathan, Dissertation Year Fellowship, Kellogg Institute for International Studies, University of Notre Dame.

2011 

Cole Carnesecca, Kellogg Conference Travel grant.

Cole Carnessecca, Graduate Student Research Award,  Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts. 

Ellen Childs, Outstanding Graduate Student Teacher Award, Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning, University of Notre Dame.

Daniel Escher, 3-year Graduate Research Fellowship, National Science Foundation. Read more about it here.

Justin Farrell, Research Fellowship, Global Linkages of Biology, the Environment, and Society, National Science Foundation.

Justin Farrell, Constant H. Jaquet Research Award, $3000 for data collection, Religious Research Association.

Justin Farrell, Graduate Student Research Award, Dissertation Seed Funding,  Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts. 

Justin Farrell, Graduate Student Paper Competition, Honorable Mention (2nd Place), “The Young and the Restless? The Liberalization of Young Evangelicals,” Association for the Sociology of Religion.

Brandon Vaidyanathan, Mellon Summer Stipend for Dissertation Research, Graduate School, University of Notre Dame.

2010

Daniel Escher, Graduate Student Research Award, Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, University of Notre Dame.

Daniel Escher, First Place, Panel Study on American Religion and Ethnicity (PS-ARE) National Student Paper Competition, for paper titled “Revisiting Risk Preference Theory: Can It Explain the Sex Difference in Religiosity?”

Monique GreggOutstanding Graduate Student Teacher Award, Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning at Notre Dame.

Brandon Vaidyanathan, ISLA-Mellon Interdisciplinary Workshop grant, University of Notre Dame.