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Have raised ~ $5 million from 2004 to 2020 from the National Science Foundation in the United States, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the UN Environment Programme, the governments of Switzerland and Finland, and, in collaboration with the Horn of Africa Regional Environment Centre and Network in Addis Ababa, from the Rockefeller Foundation, USAID and SIDA. 

Key Ongoing Grants:

UN Environment Programme: Analysis of implementation of multilateral environmental agreements ($150,000)


Key Completed Grants:

2015 - Carnegie Corporation of New York: Selected as Andrew Carnegie Fellow “United Nations at a Crossroads: Collection of Conventions or Mechanism for Planetary Stewardship” ($200,000)

2015 - Rockefeller Foundation, USAID and Swedish Int’l Devt Agency: “Integrated Landscape Management for Resilience in the Horn of Africa,” partner in grant from the Global Resilience Partnership Challenge ($200,000)

2013 - National Science Foundation: Grant for an Integrative Graduate Education, Research and Training program. Submitted proposal “Coasts and Communities IGERT Program: Natural and Human Systems in Urbanizing Environments.” ($3.1 million)

2013-2016 - Swiss Federal Office for the Environment: Grants for Environmental Conventions Initiative ($160,000)

2011 - 2020 - Swiss Federal Office for the Environment: Grants for research and convenings on international environmental governance ($100,500)

2011-2013 - Horn of Africa Regional Environment Centre/Network: Grant for research on governance issues related to Ethiopia ($62,000)

2011 - UN Environment Programme: Grant for Global Environmental Outlook (GEO-5) analysis and convening ($180,00)

2009 - Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars: Residential fellowship grant ($71,500)

2008 - UN Foundation, Governments of Germany, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland, UNEP, HoAREC/N: Grant for the Global Environmental Governance Project to convene the Global Environmental Governance Forum: Reflecting on the Past, Moving into the Future in Glion, Switzerland in 2009 ($370,000)

2007-2008 - Mellon Foundation: Quality Enhancement Project grant for undergraduate research and mentoring ($24,700)

2006-2008 - College of William and Mary: Research Grants ($23,000)

2004 - ACUNS: Dissertation Award ($10,000)

Awards and Honors

2022 - Appointed as one of 66 inaugural Foundational Fellows of the International Science Council in recognition of remarkable contributions to the role of science in promoting the global public good

2018 - Innovation in Teaching: Community Engagement Award, University of Massachusetts Boston

2015 - Andrew Carnegie Fellow

2012 - Warrior for Sustainable Development recognition from the National Museum of Earth and Man, Bulgaria


2010 - Mary Lyon Award from Mount Holyoke College. Honors a young alumna who has demonstrated sustained achievement in her life and career “consistent with the humane values that Mary Lyon exemplified in her life and inspired in others.”


2010 - Goddess Artemis Award from the Euro-American Women’s Council. The theme of the 14th annual awards program was “Women Lead the Way on Green Energy and Environment: Making Their Impact on the Economy and Culture.”  

2008 - Elected North American Civil Society Representative to 2008 and 2009 UNEP Global Civil Society Forums and UN Environment Programme Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forums, Nairobi, Kenya


2007 - Professor of the Year Award, from Student Society Members 13, College of William and Mary

2005 - Rev. Albert P. Nielson Environmental Ethics Award, Yale University 


2004 - Academic Council on the UN System (ACUNS) Dissertation Award (one annual award conferred) 


2004 - Yale Center for the Study of Globalization Dissertation Research Award


2003 - Yale Center for International and Area Studies Dissertation Fellowship 


2003 - Globalization and Self-Determination Project Dissertation Fellowship 


2003 - Yale Center for the Study of Globalization Dissertation Research Award


2003 - Mount Holyoke College Class of 1905 Alumnae Research Award


2001 - Selected by Yale President Richard Levin to represent the graduate community at panel discussion with former President George H. W. Bush in   honor of Yale’s 300th anniversary 

2001 - G. Evelyn Hutchinson Prize for Environmental Research


1999 - Yale University Miguel Ferreyros Memorial Award for academic excellence 

1998 - Teresa Heinz Scholar for Environmental Research

1997 - The Coca-Cola World Fund at Yale for environmental work in Sweden


1996 - Phi Beta Kappa Prize for critical essay


1996 - Ruth Lawson Fellowship in International Politics


1996 - Frances Mary Hazen Fellowship for excellence in environmental policy


1995 - Phi Beta Kappa

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