Grant, Fellowship & Awards
2010-2012 NSF Research Initiation Grant: Experimental Study of Canopy Nutrient Limitation on Ecosystem Processes and Community Structure. $187,929
May 2010 Extended Study Funded for three week trip to Costa Rica associated with Tropical Ecology, BIO 332. $22,000.00.
March 2010 Picker Interdisciplinary Science Institute Grant: Conservation of Ethiopian Church Forests. $5,307.00 (Blog: www.Canopymeg.com)
2009 Faculty Research Council, $1500 for travel to AAAS in Chicago to participate in a workshop: Career Boosters for Women and Minority Scientists.
2009 Faculty Development Council, $500, for AAAS workshop.
2008-09 NSF Research Starter Grant: Exploring the nutrient dynamics of herbaceous taxa from temperate and tropical regions, $50,000
2006-2008 Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, South East Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (SEAGEP-NSF), $50,000
2007 Travel Award, Ecological Society of America (ESA) and Women Evolving Biological Sciences (WEBS), $700
2003-2006 Minority Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, National Science Foundation, $160,000
2003, 2007 Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Mellon Foundation, $48,000
2002 Dissertation Research Fellowship, University of Connecticut, $3,000
2001 Multicultural Fellowship, University of Connecticut, $7,500
2000 Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant, National Science Foundation, $5,000
2000 Research Grant, Organization for Tropical Studies, $3000
1998 Multicultural Summer Fellowship, University of Connecticut $3000
1998-2001 Graduate Student Research Fellowship, National Science Foundation, $55,000
1998 National Science Foundation Minority Graduate Student Research Fellowship (Awarded)
1997-1998 Multicultural Fellowship, University of Connecticut, $15,000