Contentious Knowledge Funding

The ISS Knowledge Project’s faculty fellows have been awarded over $427,140 (as of October 2018) 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, $197,536.


Durba Ghosh. Public Voices Fellowship, Cornell University, 2016.


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

Durba Ghosh. Award for Excellence in Teaching, Advising, and Mentoring of Graduate and Professional Students, Graduate and Professional Student Assembly, Cornell University, 2015-2016.

Kenneth Roberts. “Parties, Movements, and Populism: The Political Effects of Economic Crisis in Europe,” Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, Cornell University, 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,” Law and Social Sciences Program, Dissertation Research Improvement Grant, National Science Foundation, 2012, $15,000.


Durba Ghosh. LaFeber Research Grant, Cornell University, 2011-2012.


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, Cornell University, $13,000.