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Announcing Travel Grant Award Winners

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The Graduate College is pleased to announce the awardees of the Fall 2018 Graduate College Dissertation Travel Grant and Master’s Project Travel Grant. 

“It’s exciting to see the range of locations throughout the US and the world to which our students are venturing.  With research processes becoming increasingly global, it’s great that our students are building collaborations with overseas labs, conducting fieldwork, and developing international networks." —Ken Vickery, Graduate College Director of Fellowships

Dissertation Travel Grant Awardees

Margaret Brennan (History) - Germany
Xiao Chen (History) - Taiwan
Thomas DeBerge (Business Administration) - Rwanda
Faraz Faghri (Computer Science) - United States
Morten Kristensen (Institute of Communications Research) - Denmark
Benjamin Krupp (Anthropology) - Russia
Anqi Peng (Institute of Communications Research) - China
Ryan Prendergast (Theater) - United States
Bradley Scott (Animal Biology) - England & France
Georgia Seyfried (Plant Biology) - Panama
Jessica Wedow (Plant Biology) - United States
Wenqi Yang (East Asian Languages & Cultures) - China
An-Di Yim (Anthropology) - Canada

Dissertation Travel Grants support travel and associated costs necessary for doctoral dissertation research, whether for exploring a potential dissertation topic or for conducting dissertation research.

Master’s Project Travel Grant Awardees

Ashley Adams (Kinesiology & Community Health) - Tanzania
Ammar Elmajdoub (Urban & Regional Planning) - United States
Monique Hazemi (Natural Resources & Environmental Sciences) - United States
Ashankh Jaishankar (Urban & Regional Planning) - United States
Liliana Lule (Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies) - Mexico
Mitchell Oliver (Art & Design) - United States

Master’s Project Travel Grants provide funding for short term projects where travel for research or creative work is required for degree completion. 

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The awardees are selected by the Graduate College’s Fellowship Board through a rigorous review process.  The Fellowship Board is comprised of faculty members and graduate students from multiple departments across campus, and together they evaluate nominations on the basis of the student’s scholarly record, the necessity for travel, and the significance, coherence, and feasibility of the project.

Please visit the Graduate College’s Fellowship Finder database for more information about these awards.