Fellows’ Funding and Awards

Below is a list of selected subsequent funding that the ISS’ Faculty Fellows have received to date (November 2018). 2015/2016 cohort: Over $6,071,944. 2012/2013 cohort: Over $17,780,511;  2008/2009 cohort: Over $11,825,150.

2018/2019 Cohort

Sunita Sah, Management & Organizations

Russell Sage Foundation Visiting Scholar Fellow. 2018-2019.

Sabrina Karim, Government

“Assessing the Barriers Affecting Women’s Participation in Military and Police Forces Involved in Peacekeeping Missions,” Elsie Initiative for Women in Peace Operations (Canada & Norway). 2018. $294,843.

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,” 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.

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

“Hatch Grant to Study Family and Technology Practices in the Digital Age,” U.S. Department of Agriculture and National Institute of Food and Agriculture. 2016. $75,000.

CALS Alumni Association’s Rising Star Award. 2016.

Kurt Jordan, Anthropology

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

Adam Levine, Government

Skoll Global Threats Fund, research4impact. 2017.

“Experiments in the Public Interest Workshop and research4impact,” Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. 2016-2017.

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

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

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

“How Housing and Labor Markets Influence the Profession of Romanic Relationships,” Institute for Social Sciences Small Grant Program. 2017-2018. $8,400.

“The Opioid Epidemic and Child Maltreatment: A University-Community Partnership to Support Vulnerable Parents and Children,” Engaged Cornell. 2017-2018. $5,000.

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

William T. Grant Foundation Scholars Program, Mentoring Award. 2016-2018. $60,000.

“Adolescent Well-being in an Era of Family Instability and Complexity,” William T. Grant Foundation Scholars Program. 2015-2020. $350,000.

Erin York Cornwell, Sociology

Co-PI, “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. 2016-2017. $20,872.

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

Nathan Spreng, Human Development

Principal Investigator, “Cholinergic Biomarkers of Preclinical Alzheimer Disease Progression: A Replication Study,” Pfizer. 2017. $130,000.

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, “Immersive Learning of Intercultural Communication Competence through Films and Virtual Reality,” Global Cornell, Cornell University. 2018-2019. $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.

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

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

Dan Cosley, Information Science

“How Recommendation and Explanation Affect Preferences in Social Networks,” National Science Foundation. 2015-2016. $190,246.

“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, Anthropology

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.

Tamar Kushnir, Human Development

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

“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,” Bronfenbrenner Center (BCTR) Pilot Study Program for Innovation in Translational Research, Cornell University, 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. 2015. $7,311.

Tom Pepinsky, Government

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

“Assessing Mercury Use in Indonesian Gold Mining: Socio-Political Interventions and Impacts on Ecosystem and Human Health,” with Jenny Goldstein (Co-PI) and Matthew Reid (Co-PI), Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future, Cornell University. 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. $100,000.

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

Kim Weeden, Sociology

PI of record; PI Dr. Nathaniel Frank. “What We Know Project,” 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). 2016-2021. $10,000,000.

“Active Learning in Sociology: Internal Grant to Implement and Evaluate Active Learning Pedagogy in Sociology’s Large Lower-Division Lectures.” 2017-2020. $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,” Institute for the Social Sciences Small Grant Program, Cornell University. 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,” Institute for the Social Sciences Small Grant Program, Cornell University. 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,'” with Bo Pang and  Shivakumar Vaithyanathan. 2018.

ACL Fellow. 2017.

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

Best Paper Award, IJCAI 2016 NLP Meets Journalism workshop, 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.

Stephen L. Morgan, Sociology

S. Morgan and K. Weeden (Co-PI). for STEM Careers,” with Kim Weeden (Co-PI), National Science Foundation. 2010-2012. $137,360.

Wesley Sine, Johnson Graduate School of Management

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

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

“Entrepreneurship and the Informal Economy in Latin America,” CISCO. 2008. $30,000.

“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.