Fellows’ Funding and Awards

Below is a list of selected subsequent funding that the ISS’ Faculty Fellows have received to date (May 2018). 2015/2016 cohort: $6,992,811. 2012/2013 cohort: Over $17,490,265;  2008/2009 cohort: Over $11,887,150.

2015-2016 Cohort

Ernesto Bassi, History

Honorable Mention, Bryce Wood Book Award, Latin American Studies Association 2018.

Maury A. Bromsen Memorial Fellowship, John Carter Brown Library, 2017.

Natalie Bazarova, Communication

“NSF II-New: Laboratory for Studying Next Generation Computer-Mediated Teamwork,” National Science Foundation, 2017, $225,010.

“PRYDE Award for Productive Social Media Use for 4-H programs in New York State,” Cornell University, Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research, Cornell University, 2017.

“Top 1% most prolific scholars in central communication journals,” 2012-2016, based on a bibliometric study by Griffin et al., 2017.

Top Four Paper Award, Human Communication and Technology Division, NCA, 2017.

U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Hatch grant to study family and technology practices in the digital age. $75,000, 2016.

CALS Alumni Association’s Rising Star Award, 2016.

Kurt Jordan, Anthropology

Cornell University Digital Collections in Arts and Sciences Grant, with Dusti Bridges, Spring 2017.

Adam Levine, Government

Skoll Global Threats Fund, research4impact, 2017.

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Experiments in the Public Interest workshop and research4impact, with Donald P. Green and Jake Bowers, 2016-2017.

2016 Best Book Award for American Insecurity (Princeton University Press, 2015) by the American Political Science Association, Experiment Research Section.

2016 Paul Lazarsfeld Best Paper Award for Citizen Engagement (and Disengagement) in Response to Social Ills. Award presented at 2015 Annual Meeting, American Political Science Association, Communication Studies. This paper was co-written with Yanna Krupnikov.

Jane Mendle, Human Development

Stephen Weiss Junior Fellowship, Cornell University, 2017.

Principal Investigator, “Early Pubertal Timing and Psychosocial Outcomes in Adulthood,” Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health. 2016-2018, $181,580.

Co-Investigator, “Program for Research on Youth Development and Engagement,” Morgan Foundation. 2016-2019, $1,200,000.

Principal Investigator, “Secular Trends in Puberty and Mental Health,” Affinito-Stewart Fellowship, President’s Council of Cornell Women. 2015-2016, $12,000.

Principal Investigator, “Secular Trends in Puberty and Mental Health,” President’s Council of Cornell Women, 2015, $8,000.

Laura Tach, Policy, Analysis and Management

Co-Investigator, “Assessing the Impact of Place-Based and Place-Conscious Interventions on Economic Mobility,” Gates Foundation, 2016-2018, $500,000.

William T. Grant Scholar, Assessing the Impact of Place-Based and Place-Conscious Interventions on Economic Mobility2015-2020, $350,000.

Gates Foundation, “Adolescent Well-being in an Era of Family Instability and Complexity,” 2016, $500,000.

Erin York Cornwell
, Sociology

Co-PI with Marty Wells. “Criminal Record Inaccuracies and the Impact of a Record Education Intervention on Employment-Related Outcomes,” United States Department of Labor, 2017-2019, $244,603.

Co-Investigator, “Activity Space, Social Interaction, and Health Trajectories in Later Life,” National Institute on Aging, 2016-2019, $2,993,849.

Principal Investigator. “Social Environments and Real-Time Fluctuations in Pain among Older Adults in New York City.” Translational Research Institute on Pain in Later Life (TRIPLL) Pilot Grant, Weill Cornell Medical College. $20,872. 2016-2017.

Principal Investigator. “Analysis of Real-Time Data on Social Context and Health.” Cornell Population Center Rapid Response Small Grant. $1,870. 2015-2016.

Nathan Spreng, Human Development

Principal Investigator. “Brain Networks and Neurocognitive Aging. “Canadian Institute of Health Research, 2018-2023. C$539,325.

Principal Investigator. “In Vivo Cholinergic Markers of Preclinical Alzheimer’s Disease Progression,” Healthy Brains for Healthy Lives, Canada First Research Excellence Fund. 2018-2020. C$169,952

Mentorship Award, Scientific Research Network on Decision Neuroscience and Aging. 2018.

Vincent Di Lollo Early Career Award, Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science. 2018.

Principal Investigator. “Redefining the Role of the Default Network in Goal Direction Cognition,” Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. 2017-2022. C$140,000.

Principal Investigator. “Predicting Financial Exploitation Risk in Older Adults.” Elder Justice Foundation. 2016-2017. $37,760.

NeuroImage Best Paper Award, 2015.

Y. Connie Yuan, Communication

Co-PI with Andrea Won. “Immersive Learning of Intercultural Communication Competence through Films and Virtual Reality.” Global Cornell, Cornell University. 2018-201. $18,000.

Dennis Gouran Research Award, Group Communication Division of National Communication Association, 2016.

2012-2013 Cohort

Daniel Benjamin, Economics
Genoeconomics, Swedish Research Council, 2014.

Benjamin Cornwell, Sociology

Leo Goodman Award for Mid-Career Sociological Methodologist, Methodology Section, American Sociological Association, 2017.

Co-PI with Rachel Behler. “Healthcare in Context: Neighborhood and Organizational Network Effects on HIV Service Provision,” R36, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, August 2015-July 2016, $40,000 (total to Cornell).

Co-PI with Rachel Moon and Linda Fu. The Influence of Social Networks on Disparities in Postneonatal Infant Mortality, National Institutes of Health, 2014-2019, $1,898,973.

Dan Cosley, Information Science
Understanding and Designing for Online Disclosure and its Effects on Well-Being, National Science Foundation, 2014-2018, $1,179,821.

Social-Computational Support of Civic Engagement in Public Policy Making, National Science Foundation, 2013-2016, $2,215,876.

Saida Hodžić

Robert and Helen Appel Fellowship for Humanists and Social Scientists, Cornell College of Arts and Sciences, 2018.

Rosenthal Advancement of College of Arts and Science Women Faculty, Cornell College of Arts and Sciences, 2018.

Professional Development Grant and Grant Review Grant, for a Book Manuscript Workshop held in March 2014, Office of Faculty Development and Diversity, 2014.

Society for the Humanities Research Grant, Cornell University, 2014.

When Sentiments Meet Politics: Affective Encounters after Humanitarianism, Society for the Humanities Faculty Fellow, Cornell University, Theme “Sensation,” 2014-2015.

Lee Humphreys, Communication
The Ethics and Practices of Locative Socio-Technical Systems, National Science Foundation, 2014-2015, $294,197.

Tamar Kushnir, Human Development

John Templeton Foundation Science of Self Control (with co-PIs Alison Gopnik, and John Campbell, UC Berkeley), “Self-Control and Conceptions of Free Will, Desire and Normative Constraint: A Cross-Cultural Developmental Investigation,” 2015, $106,671.

Bronfenbrenner Center (BCTR) Pilot Study Program for Innovation in Translational Research: The Science Word Scavenger Hunt: Design, Implementation, and Assessment of a Simple Interactive Museum Experience to Engage Young Children and their Families in Science Learning, 2014.

Science from the Start: Engaging Researchers, Undergraduates and a Science Museum to Reach Early Learners and Set the Stage for STEM Learning, National Center for Science and Civic Engagement, 2013.

Karel Mertens, Economics
Marginal Tax Rates and Income: New time Series Evidence, Institute for the Social Sciences, Cornell University, $7,311.

Tom Pepinsky, Government

The American Institute for Indonesian Studies, Henry R. Luce Foundation, with Siddhartha Chandra, Kikue Hamayotsu, Martin F. Hatch and James Hoesterey, 2018-2021, $345,000.

Assessing Mercury Use in Indonesian Gold Mining: Socio-Political Interventions and Impacts on Ecosystem and Human Health, Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future,  with Jenny Goldstein and Matthew Reid, 2017-2020, $127,000.

The American Institute for Indonesian Studies, Department of Education, 2017-2021, $260,000.

The Southeast Asia Research Group, Henry R. Luce Foundation, 2014-2015, $26,000.

The American Institute for Indonesian Studies, Department of Education, 2013-2017, $270,087.

Colonial Migration and the Origins of Governance: Theory and Evidence from Java, International Political Economy Society, 2013.

Indonesia’s Transition in Print, Australian Agency for International Development, 2013, $94,329.

Kim Weeden, Sociology

“What We Know Project,” PI of record; PI Dr. Nathaniel Frank, Evelyn and Walter Haas Jr Fund, 2018, $25,000.

“Transforming Inequality Research and Public Discourse through the Center for the Study of Inequality,” The Atlantic Philanthropies grant to CSI via the College of Arts & Sciences (Gretchen Ritter, Dean), April 2016-March 2021, $10,000,000.

“Active Learning in Sociology,” PI, Internal grant to implement and evaluate active learning pedagogy in Sociology’s large lower-division lectures, July 2017-August 2020, $600,000.

2008-2009 Cohort

Tarleton Gillespie, Communication
Toward an Augmented Future: A Multi-Sited Case Study of Sociotechnical Imaginaries Driving and Contesting Augmented Reality Technologies, National Science Foundation, 2013-2014, $15,117.

The Promise of Augmented Reality: A Case Study of Real-Time Imaginings of Future Technologies, Institute for the Social Sciences, Cornell University, 2012-2014, $10,790.

Intel Science and Technology Center (ITSC) for Social Computing, Intel Corporation, 2012-2016, $2,500,000.

Collaborative Research: Cultural Production in a Digital Age- Defining a New Research Agenda, National Science Foundation, 2010-2012, $232,993.

The Duality of Telecom Policymaking: The Case of Internet Governance Debates, Institute for Social Sciences, Cornell University, 2010-2012, $10,000.

Faculty Innovation in Teaching Grant, Cornell University, 2008-2009, $17,500.

Michael Goldstein, Psychology

Communicating Psychological and Brain Science to the Public, Engaged Cornell Initiative, Community Engaged Curriculum Development Grant. 2017-2018. $80,000.

Communicating Psychological and Brain Science to the Public, Engaged Cornell Initiative, Community Engaged Curriculum Planning Grant, 2016-2017, $10,000.

Caregiver Responsiveness and Infant Language Development, Cornell University Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research innovative pilot grant program,  2014 – 2015, $12,000.

Learning to talk, learning to sing: A comparative approach to discovering mechanisms of infant learning from social interaction, Cornell University Institute for the Social Sciences small grant program, 2013 – 2014, $12,000.

Characteristics of Prelinguistic Vocalizations that Facilitate Social Feedback, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development 1R03HD073506-01A1 , 2013 – 2016, $160,375.

Family dynamics and song learning in the zebra finch: A new model for understanding social influences on the development of communication, Cornell University Institute for the Social Sciences small grant program,  2011 – 2012.

Mechanisms of Learning Language from Child-Directed Speech, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development 1R03HD060683-01A1, 2010 – 2011, $159,000.

Social and Statistical Mechanisms of Prelinguistic Vocal Development, National Science Foundation, 2009-2013, $351,859.

Jeffrey Hancock, Information Science
Language-Action Causal Graphs for Trustworthiness Attribution, National Science Foundation, 2013, $200,000.

Perspectives on Social Behavior MOOC, Google Teaching Award, 2013, $50,000.

Evolutionary Approaches to Privacy and Information, National Science Foundation, 2012-2014, $300,000.

Enhancing Credibility for Online User Reviews, Google Research Award, 2012-2013, $55,000.

Automated Linguistic Analysis Revealing Misrepresentation and Messaging – Phase II, Office of Naval Research STTR, 2011-2014, $150,000.

Automated Linguistic Analysis Revealing Misrepresentation and Messaging – Phase I, Office of Naval Research STTR, 2010-2011, $44,000.

Information System for Uncovering Deception in Unstructured Data – Phase I, Office of Naval Research STTR, 2010-2011, $24,444.

Design Principles for Information Networks Supporting the Social Production of Knowledge, National Science Foundation, 2009-2014, $2,631,903.

Modeling Discourse and Social Dynamics in Authoritarian Regimes, National Science Foundation, 2009-2012, $1,850,000.

Deception as a Resource in Interpersonal Awareness, National Science Foundation, 2009-2010, $16,000.

Dynamics of Deception in Computer-Mediated Environments, National Science Foundation, 2009-2012, $460,884.

Deception as a Resource in Interpersonal Awareness, National Science Foundation, 2009, $75,000.

The Language of Deception in Computer-mediated Environments, Counter-Intelligence Field Activity, 2008-2009, $99,508.

Lillian Lee, Information Science

2018 Test-of-Time Paper on Computational Linguistics 2002-2012 for “Thumbs up? Sentiment Classification using Machine Learning Techniques,” Pang, Lee, and Vaithyanathan.

ACL Fellow, elected 2017.

Jon Kleinberg, Susan Fussel (Co-PI), Lillian Lee (Co-PI), Claire Cardie (Co-PI), Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mi (Co-PI). Harnessing Language and Interaction Dynamics at Multiple Scales to Maximize the Benefits of Group Interaction, NSF, 2017, $983,479.

Best Paper Award, IJCAI 2016 NLP Meets Journalism workshop, joint with Liye Fu and Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil, 2016.

AAAI Fellow, elected 2013.

Large-Scale Social Network Applications: Links, Communities, and Incentives, Google, 2011-2013, $1,000,000.

The Conversational Dynamics of Engagement and Disagreement, Yahoo! Faculty Research and Engagement Award, 2011, $10,000.

Conversational Dynamics and the Language of Interaction, Yahoo!  Faculty Research and Engagement Award, 2010, $10,000.

Stephen L. Morgan, Sociology
S. Morgan and K. Weeden (Co-PI). Feeding the Pipeline: Preparing and Planning for STEM Careers, National Science Foundation, 2010-2012, $137,360.

Wesley Sine, Johnson Graduate School of Management
Zalaznick Grant for Entrepreneurship, 2012, $2,000.

Zalaznick Grant for Entrepreneurship, 2010, $4,000.

Entrepreneurship and Institutions, Einaudi Center for International Studies Seed Grant Competition, 2008, $12,000.

Entrepreneurship and the Informal Economy in Latin America, CISCO, 2008, $80,000.

Political Violence, Entrepreneurial Process, and Activity, Institute for the Social Sciences, Cornell University, 2008, $10,000.

Kathleen Vogel, Science and Technology Studies
Improving Intelligence: A new Dialogue Between S&TS Scholars and Intelligence Analysis, National Science Foundation, 2012-2014, $85,000.

Developing New Methods and Analytic Networks for Researching Intelligence Communities and De-Classified National Security Documents, 2008-2015, $24,938.