Fellowships and Research Grants

  • Co-Principal Investigator. Building Bridges? Intergroup Contact, Power Status, and Coexistence in Jordan. With Salma Mousa. Funded by Hicham Alaoui Foundation for the GLD in the MENA edited volume. ($10,000).
  • Co-Principal Investigator. Poverty and Participation: The Role of Social Ties Across Individuals and Contexts. With Prisca Jös Funded by Hicham Alaoui Foundation for the GLD in the MENA edited volume and the Project on Middle East Political Science. ($13,000).
  • Principal Investigator. From Revenge to Forgiveness: Strengthening Durable Peace in Post-Conflict Societies. Riksbanken Jubileumsfond, 2020-2022. With Michael Bang Petersen and Kristen Fabbe. (3.17 million SEK/$320,000).
  • Co-Principal Investigator. Refugee Migration and Cities: Social Institutions, Political Governance and Integration in Jordan, Turkey and Sweden (SIPGI). Vetenskapsrådet (Swedish Research Council), 2019-2025. With Andrea Spehar (Co-Principal Investigator), Ellen Lust, Josepha Wessels, Mine Eder, and Isabell Schierenbeck. (17.7 million SEK/$2 million).
  • Local Governance under Decentralization: Oman in Comparative Perspective. Carnegie Corporation of New York, 2019-2021. With Marwa Shalaby (PI) and Ellen Lust. ($350,000).
  • Co-Principal Investigator. Challenges & Opportunities of Urbanization in Tanzania, Zambia, & Kenya. FORMAS, 2017-2020. With Ellen Lust, Boniface Dulani, Adam Harris, and Pierre Landry. (9.1 million SEK/$991,115).
  • Co-Principal Investigator. Social Institutions and Governance: Lessons from Sub-Saharan Africa. Vetenskapsrådet (Swedish Research Council), 2017-2021. With Ellen Lust, Adam Harris, Boniface Dulani, and Pierre Landry. (7.8 million SEK/$860,000).
  • Principal Investigator. Middle East and North Africa Workshop Research Grant. American Political Science Association, 2015. Funding for coding of tribal voting and election data in Jordan, 2016. ($1,000).
  • World Bank “Governance and Service” with Ellen Lust, Adam Harris, and Boniface Dulani, ($10,969)
  • Middle East and North Africa Workshop, Qatar and Kuwait, 2015. American Political Science Association. Housing and stipend for 2 weeks in each country.
  • Alice Belkin Memorial Scholarship, 2014. ($4,000).
  • Doctoral Dissertation Writing Grant, Political Science Department, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), 2014-2015. (Tuition plus a stipend for 9 months of $19,924.93).
  • Charles F. Scott Fellowship, 2013-2014. (Tuition plus stipend for 9 months of $15,000).
  • Project on Middle East Political Science, Summer Travel Research Engagement Grant, Kuwait, 2013. “Comparing Jordanian and Kuwaiti Electoral Systems.” ($3,000).
  • The National Science Foundation, Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant. 2012. “Voter Expectations of Candidates in Parliamentary Elections in the Middle East,” Jordan and Kuwait. ($11,990).
  • Boren Fellowship, Jordan and Kuwait. 2011-2012. (Tuition plus stipend for 9 months of $9,383).
  • American Center for Oriental Research Dissertation Grant, 2010-2011. (Room and board for 5 months in Jordan plus stipend of $10,200).
  • Social Science Research Council, Summer Dissertation Proposal Development Grant – Syria & Jordan 2010. “Voting for Islamism versus Tribalism.” ($5,000).
  • Political Science Department, UCLA, Summer Research Mentorship Grant, Syria, 2009. “The Salience of Ethnic Identity in Displacement: Iraqi Refugees in Syria.” ($5,000).
  • Department of Education, Foreign Language & Area Studies Fellowship, Advanced Arabic/Middle East Studies, 2008-2011. (Tuition for 3 years plus stipend for 3 years of $45,000).
  • Department of State – Critical Language Scholarship, Intensive Intermediate Arabic Summer Program, Oman, 2008. (3 months of room and board in Oman).
  • Political Science Department, UCLA, Summer Fieldwork Grant, Egypt, 2008. ($4,500).
  • Institute of International Education, Fulbright Student Grant Program, Egypt, 2006. “Islamic Education and the Cultivation of Egyptian National Identity.” ($20,000).