Grants Awarded

National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant (NSF DDRIG)$10,400. Expressing attitudes of belief and desire in Navajo. [#BCS-1451265]. Awarded 2015.

  • Funded fieldwork at the 2015 Navajo Language Academy (Tsaile, AZ) crucial for dissertation research on the semantics of beliefs and desires in Navajo. Covered compensation of interview participants, travel and lodging, and interview-related hardware (voice recorder and microphone, external disk storage).

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (NSF GRFP)$90,000. Description and degrees: Adjectival meaning in languages of the Americas. Awarded 2010.

  • Funded three years of graduate study (stipend and all institutional costs) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Funding used to support conference-related travel and fieldwork at the Navajo Language Academy in 2011, 2012, and 2014.

Selkirk Linguistic Outreach Fund. $2630. Awarded 2012.

  • Funded fieldwork at the 2013 Navajo Language Academy with 8 Navajo speakers and work with one speaker of Tshangla (Tibeto-Burman) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Joel Dean Summer Research Grant. $3500. Awarded 2008.

  • Funded 8 weeks of research at Swarthmore College and at the 2008 Navajo Language Academy (Albuquerque, NM). Grant-funded activities included transcription and cataloging of recorded Navajo dialogue and fieldwork-based research on adjectival meaning in the Navajo language.

Swarthmore Foundation Research Grant. $2125. Awarded 2007.

  • Funded 6-week internship at the Alaska Native Language Center (ANLC) in Fairbanks, AK. Grant-funded activities included text- and recording-based work in the ANLC archives on three Athabaskan languages, Ahtna, Deg Xinag (Ingalik), and Doogh Qinag (Holikachuk).