The Institute for the Social Sciences awarded grants to Cornell graduate students undertaking field research related to the Contested Landscapes Theme Project each year of their term. Selected through a competitive process, the award winning projects and their creators are listed below.
- Joe Giacomelli (History), Mysterious Agencies: Debating Climate Change in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era
- James Macmillen (City and Regional Planning), Planning Detroit: The Practice and Politics of Urban Futurity
- Nicholas Myers (History), What Borders and Fences Cross: Historical Geographies in the North American West
- Rachel Odhner (Anthropology), Breaking Ground on the Nicaraguan Canal: Land, Water, Displacement, Development?
- Karla Peña (Development Sociology), State Society Relations in a (post) Neoliberal Ecuador
- Alex-Thai Vo (History), Land Reform: Social Transformation in North Vietnam during the Vietnam War
The grant amount for 2015 was $2,000 per scholar. For additional details, see the 2015 Fellowships RFP.
- Ritwick Ghosh (Natural Resources), Situating Science: Role of Intermediaries in Market Based Environmental Governance
- Darragh Hare (Natural Resources), Whose biodiversity? Ownership and Public Trust Thinking
- Kyle Harvey (History), Sailing the Pampas, Scaling the Andes: Postillions, Muleteers, and the Andean Pass, 1852-1932
- Margot Lystra (Architecture and Urbanism), Systematic Landscapes: the Natures of Urban American Freeways, 1940s-1960s
- Matthew Minarchek (History), Co-Producing Space: Territorialization Processes in the Highlands of Aceh (Sumatra), Indonesia during the Mid-Late Colonial Period
- Joshua Savala (History), Class and Nation Across a Shifting Border: The Chilean and Peruvian Maritime World, 1850s-1920s
- Laura J. Martin (Natural Resources), Governing Ecosystems: Ecologists and Natural Resources Management in the United States, 1945-present
- Mark Deets (African History), Honor in the Sacred Forest: Space, Place, and Nationalism in Senegal, 1885-2007
- Susana Romero Sánchez (History), Dealing with the Masses: Housing, Credit, and Urban Development during an Age of Reform in Colombia, 1935-1957
- Charis Boke (Anthropology), Resilience/Resistance: Ecologies of Care and Logics of Security in Environmental Activist Praxis
- David Rojas (Anthropology), Atmospheric Landscapes and Landscapes of Resistance at the United Nations
- Youjin Chung (Development Sociology), Gender Implications of Large-scale land Acquisitions for Sugarcane and ethanol Prouduction in Bagamoyo District, Tanzania
The grant amount for 2014 was $2,500 per scholar. For more detail, see article on the 2013 cohort.