Awards & Grants

Selected Research Grants
2018 Presidential Impact Fellow Texas A&M University
2015-2018 Co-I, Ethnography Team Lead (PI Robert Dreibelbis, University of Oklahoma). “The Sukhshanti study: a controlled before-and-after, mixed methods study of the effect of a rural sanitation intervention on women’s psychosocial and physical health in Bihar, India” ($30,000 of $294,000) 3ie (International Initiative for Impact Evaluation) supported by the Global Sanitation Fund (GSF of WSSCC of UNOPS).
2015-2016 PI (with Robert Dreibelbis, University of Oklahoma, and Seema Kulkarni, SOPPECOM, India). “Understanding Gendered Sanitation Vulnerabilities: A study in Uttar Pradesh, India” ($15,000 of $50,000) Sanitation and Hygiene Applied Research for Equity (SHARE; funded by DFID (UK)) and the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC of UNOPS).
2013-2014 Co-PI (with Seema Kulkarni, SOPPECOM, India). “Sanitation Vulnerability: Women’s Stress and Struggles for Violence-free Sanitation” ($22,000 of $95,118) Sanitation and Hygiene Applied Research for Equity (SHARE; funded by DFID (UK)) and the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC of UNOPS).
2011-2014 “Successful Sanitation Habits in Rural India” ($353,000) Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Global Development, Water, Sanitation, Health Program
2010-2017 CAREER Award # BCS-0956022 “Human Waste and Human Welfare: A Political Ecology Approach to Sanitation in Rural India” ($435,944) National Science Foundation
2008 Senior Short Term Fellowship “Drinking Water Sustainability” ($10,000) American Institute of Indian Studies
2005-2009 Grant # BCS-0734156 “Women Fieldworkers in
NGOs” ($99,944)
National Science Foundation
2002-2004 Post-Doctoral Fellowship for Women in Under-Represented Areas University of Kentucky
2000 Junior Fellowship for Doctoral Research in India ($12,000) American Institute of Indian Studies