Contentious Knowledge Funding

The ISS Knowledge Project’s faculty fellows have been awarded over $416,640 (as of March 2017) in funding and fellowship awards since the start of their project’s term.


Kenneth Roberts. Fulbright Visiting Scholar Fellowship, Instituto Carlos III-Juan March, Madrid, Spain (Summer 2018).


Stephen Hilgartner. “Making Knowledge about Risk,” National Science Foundation, 2017.


Durba Ghosh. Public Voices Fellowship, Cornell, 2016.


Durba Ghosh. Small Grant, Mario Einaudi Center, 2015-2016.

Durba Ghosh. “Postcolonial Commemorations: How Revolutionaries Became Freedom Fighters in Independent India,” Institute for the Social Sciences, 2015-2016, $5,500.

Durba Ghosh. Peer-to-peer Mentoring Grant, Office of Faculty Diversity and Development, 2015-2016.

Durba Ghosh. Award for Excellence in teaching, advising, and mentoring of Graduate and Professional Students, given Graduate and Professional Student Assembly.

Kenneth Roberts. “Parties, Movements, and Populism: The Political Effects of Economic Crisis in Europe,” Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, Seed Grant, 2015-2016, $5,000.


Jason Frank. “The Political Will,” Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s John E. Sawyer Seminar Award,  2014-2015, $175,000.

Ronald Herring and T. Marcesse (Co-PI). “Doctoral Dissertation Research in Political Science: Decentralization, Social Policies and Clientelism in India,” National Science Foundation, 2014-2015, $17,640.


Maria Cook. “The Politics of Immigration Policy in Portugal,”  Fulbright Scholar Research/Teaching Award, 2013, $16,000


Jason Frank. Brett de Bary Interdisciplinary Mellon Writing Group Grant, Cornell University, 2012-2013.

Kenneth Roberts. “Breaking the Wall of Impunity: Strategic Litigation and Human Rights in Mexico and Colombia,” National Science Foundation, Law and Social Sciences Program, Dissertation Research Improvement Grant, 2012, $15,000


Durba Ghosh. LaFeber Research Grant, Cornell University.


Jason Frank. Robert and Helen Appel Fellowship for Humanists and Social Scientists, Cornell University, 2010-2011.


Jason Frank. Mellon Faculty Fellowship, Cornell University, 2009-2010.


Durba Ghosh. “Revolutionaries and Freedom Fighters: nationalism in Bengal in the Twentieth Century,”American Institute of Indian Studies Senior Research Fellowship, $22,000; American Philosophical Society Sabbatical Fellowship,$38,000.


Kenneth Roberts (co-PI with Valerie Bunce). “Social Movements and Regime Change in Latin America and Postcommunist Eurasia,” Mellon-Sawyer Foundation, $120,000.

Kenneth Roberts. “Assessing Latin America’s Left Turn,” Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, $13,000.