University of Massachusetts Amherst

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Grants & Fellowships


  • Institute for Social Science Research Scholar, 2016-17
  • Five College Program for Crossroads in the Study of the Americas, 2014-15.
  • UMass College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Instructional Innovation Fellowship, 2014-15.
  • Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, University of Minnesota Graduate School, 2012-13.
  • American Association of University Women, American Fellowship, 2011-12.
  • Social Science Research Council, Dissertation Prospectus Development Fellowship, 2010.

External Grants:

  • American Political Science Association Special Projects Fund, "#MeTooPoliSci: Addressing Gender Discrimination in Political Science,” Nadia E. Brown, Rebecca Gill, Jennifer Merolla, Melissa R. Michelson, Elizabeth Sharrow, Patricia Stapleton, Dara Strolovitch, 2018.
  • Massachusetts Historical Society, New England Regional Fellowship Consortium Grant.
  • Myra Sadker Foundation Grant.
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association Grant.
  • Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation Research Travel Grant.
  • Janet Box-Steffensmeier Award of the ICPSR at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.


Competitive UMass Grants:

  • College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Support Grant.
  • Commonwealth Honors College Research Assistant Fellowship (with Jessica Wong).

Other Awards:

  • Finalist, Distinguished Teaching Award, UMass Amherst, 2018-19.