Graduate Student Awards, Grants and Fellowships

Lisa Bright received a Cultural Heritage Informatics and a Campus Archaeology Program Fellowship

Sylvia Deskaj was awarded a NSF subsidized grant to analyze a portion of her dissertation material using the Elemental Analysis Facility at the Field Museum of Natural History, graduate student travel grant from Archaeological Institute of America, Alliances for Graduate Education and Professoriate grant, and MSU Graduate Dissertation Research Enhancement Grant.

Hannah Feig received a Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship from Center for Advanced Study of International Development (CASID).

Julie Fleischman received the Golden Key International Honour Society Research Grant for pre-dissertation research and the Ellis R. Kerley Forensic Sciences Foundation Scholarship

Kathryn Frederick is the recipient of an Honorable Mention in the 2015 Society for American Archaeology Student Paper competition for her paper “Holes: The Beginners Guide to Food Caching”.

Brian Geyer was awarded a FLAS Fellowship from CASID and a Cultural Heritage Initiative fellowship.

Edward Glayzer received a FLAS Fellowship from the CASID to go to Korea and study Korean at the Sogang University in Seoul.

Anna Christina Martinez received the Tinker Graduate Student Field Research Grant from the Tinker Foundation for her research on NGOs and Healthcare Delivery in Maya Guatemala.

Julie Seven-Mattes received the MSU Animal Studies Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship for her dissertation “Catastrophe to Awareness: A Multispecies Ethnography of Animal Rescue in Post-disaster Japan”.

Katy Meyers Emery was awarded the Council of Graduate Students (COGS) Disciplinary Leadership Award, Campus Archaeology Program Fellowship, and Future Academic Scholars in Teaching Fellowship.

Amy Michael was awarded the Broad Art Museum Writing Residency fellowship and a Campus Archaeology Program Fellowship.

Meenakshi Narayan received the College of Social Science Research Scholar’s Fellowship

Emily Niespodziewanski received the Kenneth E. and Marie J. Corey Research Enrichment Fund to support research in Italy on medieval skeletal remains, and a COGS Conference Grant.

Marie Schaefer was selected as a graduate fellow with the Northeast Climate Science Center.

Andy Upton was awarded a NSF grant to conduct compositional analysis at the Elemental Analysis Facility at the Field Museum of Natural History, and was selected as the R. Bruce McMillan Museum Intern with the Illinois State Museum.

This article is in the Department of Anthropology’s Spring 2015 Newsletter, see the entire newsletter here.