Support

A number of fellowships and grants have made my research possible over the years.  I gratefully acknowledge the support of the American Council of Learned Societies, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Science Foundation, Cornell University, Fulbright Scholars Program, University of Michigan, Social Science Research Council, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation:

Fellowships and Grants

2013-2014  ACLS Fellowship

2014  Cornell Institute of Social Science Small Grant (with A.T. Smith) “Resilience and Ruination in Mountain Communities: Comparative Regional Settlement Dynamics in the South Caucasus from the Bronze Age to Today.”

2014  Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund (with A.T. Smith) “New Technologies for Ancient Remains: The Project ArAGATS Data Management and Access Application.”

2013-14  Einaudi Seed Grant (with A.T. Smith) “Resilience and Ruination in Mountain Communities: Comparative Regional Settlement Dynamics in the South Caucasus from the Bronze Age to Today.”

2013   President’s Council of Cornell Women Affinito-Stewart Grant, “Excavating the Persian Empire: Archaeological Investigations in Armenia.”

2013  Cornell Institute for European Studies Innovation Grant: “Caucasus Panorama”

2011-2012   Brett de Bary Mellon Interdisciplinary Writing Group on Material Culture

2010-13 National Science Foundation Archaeology Program Grant (with A.T. Smith and I. Lindsay) “The Fortress and the Grassroots: Archaeological Investigations of Early Complex Societies on the Tsaghkahovit Plain, Armenia”

2010-12  National Endowment for the Humanities Collaborative Research Grant, “Empire in the Everyday: Archaeological Investigations of Tsaghkahovit (Armenia) Under Persian Rule (ca. 550-330 BC)”

2007-2008  Rackham Pre-doctoral Fellowship, University of Michigan

2007  Rackham Humanities Research Candidacy Fellowship, University of Michigan

2007  Research Grant, Center for Russian & East European Studies, University of Michigan

2007  Research Grant, Rackham Graduate School, University of Michigan, “A Study of Ceramic Production and Exchange on the Tsaghkahovit Plain of Central Armenia (600-300BC)”

2006-7 National Science Foundation, Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant, “Beyond States and Dynasties: Toward and Archaeology of Practice on the Armenian Highland, 600-200BC”

2006 Fulbright Scholar in Armenia (July – December), Institute of International Education

2005 Eurasia Pre-doctoral Fellowship, Social Science Research Council. “Beyond Dynasties: The Archaeology of Politics on the Armenian Highland (ca. 600-200B.C.)

2005 Research Grant, Center for Russian & East European Studies, University of Michigan.  For archaeological fieldwork in the Tsaghkahovit and Vorotan regions of Armenia

2004  International Institute Pre-dissertation Award, University of Michigan

2004 Research Grant, Center for Russian & East European Studies, University of Michigan. For archaeological fieldwork in Tsaghkahovit, Armenia

2003-2004  Scholarship, Armenian Students’ Association

2003 Research Grant, Center for Russian & East European Studies, University of Michigan. For archaeological fieldwork in Tsaghkahovit, Armenia

2002-2005  Rackham Regents Fellowship, University of Michigan

2002-2003  Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in Humanistic Studies, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation