Grants & Awards

National Science Foundation, “The Idea Gap in Pink and Black,” Science of Science Policy Program, May 2011 to December 2012; to study educational outcomes and incentives for innovation, including venture-capital funding to account for disparities in innovative outcomes among women and minorities

National Bureau of Economic Research and the Kauffman Foundation, Innovation Policy and the Economy Small Grant; Visiting Scholar, NBER, January to August 2009; to examine incentives for innovation, including to account for disparities in innovative outcomes among women and minorities

National Poverty Center, University of Michigan, Visiting Scholars Program, “Consumer Finance, the Financial Crisis, and the New Poor,” May to August 2010; to examine the effects of the Great Recession on U.S. households using Michigan survey data

National Bureau of Economic Research and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, “Nigerian Bank Reform and Poverty Alleviation,” NBER African Successes Project, 2009-2011

Harvard Business School Alfred Chandler Grant, “Historical Origins of Financial Crises,” 2011- 2012

Michigan Initiative for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Grant, Co-PI with Center for Venture Capital, Private Equity, and Entrepreneurial Finance at Broad School of Business

Institute for Public Policy and Social Research, Michigan State University, Research Grant, 2009- 2010; for collection of data and research on Michigan households during the Great Recession

Vice Chancellor for Research, Michigan State University, Junior Faculty Research Grant

African Studies Center, Michigan State University, Research and Travel Grants

Center for Gender in the Global Context, Michigan State University, Curriculum Development Grant

Center for International Studies and Programs, Michigan State University, Research and Travel Grants

Center for Russian, European, and Eurasian Studies, Michigan State University, Research and Travel Grants

Prior to 2009

Marshall Scholarship, Oxford University

Economic History Association, Arthur M. Cole Grant

National (Post-Doctoral) Fellowship, Hoover Institution, Stanford University

National Science Foundation, Graduate Education

Ford Foundation (West Africa), Banking for the Poor

Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs (Post-Doctoral) Fellowship

Harvard Institute for International Development (HIID) Post-Doctoral Fellowship

American Economic Association Summer Research and Training Opportunity

American Economic Association/Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Graduate Summer Research Fellowship

Social Science Research Council Workshop in Transition, Graduate Summer Research Fellowship

Harry S. Truman Foundation Fellowship

Harry S. Truman Foundation Public Service Award

Charles E. Merrill Study Abroad Fellowship, Spelman College