SGD Awards

2017 Faculty Awards

Kevin Anchukaitis, co-PI Bethany Coulthard, $218,884, 'Water Resource Relevant Hydroclimatic Reconstructions for Western North America', United States Geological Survey (2016 through 2018)

Kevin Anchukaitis, SBSRI Research Professorship


2017 Graduate Student Awards

Tamee Albrecht $750
Travel Grant, UA Graduate and Professional Student Council

Tamee Albrecht $5,000
Carson Scholarship, Institute for the Environment

Tamee Albrecht
Expert Witness Training Academy Fellow, Mitchell Hamline School of Law and NSF Paleoclimate Program

Talia Anderson
Fulbright Study Grant, Universidad Austral de Chile, Valdivia

Sophia Borgias $200
Women's Network Travel Grant, Conference of the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers (APCG)

Sophia Borgias $1,500
Sustainable Development Goals Small Research Grants, UA

Sophia Borgias $980
Graduate and Professional Student Council Research and Project Grant, UA

Sophia Borgias $5,000
Confluence Graduate Fellowship, Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry, UA

Sophia Borgias
Honorable Mention, Ford Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellowship

Becky Brice $5,000
Climate and Society Fellowship, Climate Assessment of the Southwest

Becky Brice $2,100
Expert Witness Training Academy Fellowship, Mitchell-Hamlin School of Law and the National Science Foundation 

Arica Crootof $20,000
U.S. Borlaug Fellow Research Grant in Global Food Security, USAID

Arica Crootof $5,000 
Confluencenter Fellowship, University of Arizona 

Sarah Kelly-Richards $5,000
Summer Dissertation Fellowship, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Diego Martinez-Lugo $4,000
Graduate Access Fellowship, UA Graduate College 

Diego Martinez-Lugo $2,000
Southern Arizona Environmental Management Society (SAEMS) Scholarship


2016 Faculty Awards

Janice Monk American Association of Geographers/National Science Foundation, Travel grant to attend International Geographical Congress in China, $1,500

Wim van Leeuwen (PI), Lower Gila River Vegetation Mapping Using Novel LiDAR and Multispectral Data Fusion and Classification Techniques to Inform Riparian Habitat Restoration, Co-PI's Kyle Hartfield and Tyson Swetnam, $249,999, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), 2016-2021


2016 Graduate Student Awards

Tamee Albrecht $640
Travel Grant, UA Graduate and Professional Student Council

Laurel Bellante $7,500
Society of Women Geographers Evelyn L. Pruitt National Fellowship for Dissertation Research

Laurel Bellante $1,333
Conference of Latin Americanist Geographers Robert C. West PhD Field Study Award

Laurel Bellante $200
Graduate Student Travel Award, UA Institute of the Environment

Sophia Borgias $300
Fall Travel Grant, UA Institute of the Environment

Sophia Borgias $750
Spring Travel Grant, UA Graduate and Professional Student Council

Sophia Borgias $500
Spring Travel Grant, UA Institute of the Environment

Becky Brice $500
Graduate Student Travel Award, UA Graduate and Professional Student Council

Becky Brice $500
SBS Graduate College Fellowship, University of Arizona

Becky Brice $275
Graduate Travel Award, American Quaternary Association

Becky Brice $1,000
Research Scholarship, Galileo Circle Scholars

Becky Brice 
Science Communication Fellowship, The University of Arizona Museum of Art and the National Science Foundation Portal to the Public

Arica Crootof $750
Graduate and Professional Student Council Travel Grant, University of Arizona 

Arica Crootof $500
Graduate Student Travel Grant, Institute of the Environment

Arica Crootof $5,000
Renewable Energy Network Summer Fellowship, University of Arizona 

Arica Crootof $5,000
Carson Scholar Fellow, University of Arizona 

Sarah Kelly-Richards $15,000
P.E.O. Scholar Award

Sarah Kelly-Richards $10,800
Inter American Foundation Grassroots Development Fellowship

Casey Lynch $250
PhD Student Paper Award, Political Geography Specialty Group, Association of American Geographers

Eric Magrane $3,300
National Endowment for the Humanities, Summer Institute Scholar

Eric Magrane $500
Rafe Sagarin Memorial Travel Grant

Eric Magrane $500
Graduate Strudent Travel Award, UA Institute of the Environment

Jesse Minor 
Andrew Ellecott Douglass Memorial Scholarship, UA Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research

Jesse Minor $750
Summer Research and Travel Grant, UA Graduate and Professional Student Council

Patrick Murphy $300
Graduate Student Travel Award, UA Institute of the Environment

Joseph Patton $1,200
Research and Project Grant, UA Graduate and Professional Student Council

Niki vonHedemann $15,000
P.E.O. Scholar Award


2015 Faculty Awards

Greg Barron-Gafford, Brush Management And Ecosystem Services: A Quantification Of Trade-Offs On Western Rangelands, co-PI with Steve Archer, USDA, $500,000

Christopher Scott, The irrigation-hydropower nexus in the Ganges headwaters (HI-NEX), co-PI with Stephanie Buechler and Arica Crootof (Summer GRA), $348,143, CGIAR, 2015-2017

Wim van Leeuwen (PI), Snow Water with Artifial Neural Network (SWANN), Co-PI Katie Hirschboeck, $845,000, Sponsor: Salt River Project, 2015-2018


2015 Professional Recognition

John Paul Jones III, Association of American Geographers Lifetime Achievement Award

Diana Liverman, Conference of Latin Americanist Geographers (CLAG’s) Carl O. Sauer Distinguished Scholarship Award

Liz Oglesby, Association of American Geographers Gilbert White Public Service Honors


2015 Graduate Student Awards

Sophia Borgias $1,296
Tinker Field Study Grant, Center for Latin American Studies

Sophia Borgias $500
Pre-doctoral Research Grant, Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Institute

Sophia Borgias $750
Travel Grant, Graduate and Professional Student Council

Sophia Borgias $300
Graduate Student Field Study Award, Latin America Specialty Group (LASG) of the AAG

Sophia Borgias $600
Graduate Student Field Study Award, Cultural and Political Ecology Specialty Group (CAPE) of the AAG

Sophia Borgias $500
Graduate Student Field Study Award, Conference of Latin Americanist Geographers (CLAG)

Sophia Borgias $500
Summer Research Travel Grant, Institute of the Environment (IE)

Michelle Coe $1,000
Lead Now Fellowship, SustainUs

Melanie Colavito $10,788
Louise Foucar Marshall Foundation Graduate Fellowship

Christina Greene $5,000
Climate and Society Fellowship, CLIMAS (Climate Assessment for the Southwest)

Lily House-Peters $10,788
Louise Foucar Marshall Foundation Graduate Fellowship

Surabhi Karambelkar
Fall Travel Grant, UA Institute of the Environment

Surabhi Karambelkar
Travel Grant, Graduate and Professional Student Council (GPSC)

Sarah Kelly-Richards
2015 Fulbright U.S. Student Award, Fulbright Program

Sarah Kelly-Richards $1,000
Margaret Trussell Scholarship, Association of Pacific Coast Geographers

Sarah Kelly-Richards $5,000
CLIMAS (Climate Assessment of the Southwest) Outreach Fellowship

Emma Lawlor $750
Travel Grant, Graduate and Professional Student Council (GPSC)

Emma Lawlor $500
Graduate Student Travel Award, UA Institute of the Environment

Emma Lawlor $138,000
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Casey Lynch $4,250
Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship, Social Science Research Council (SSRC)

Casey Lynch $200
President's Award for Outstanding Paper by a PhD Student, Association of Pacific Coast Geographers

Casey Lynch $500
Pre-Dissertation Research Grant, Social and Behavioral Science Research Institute, UA

Eric Magrane $5,000
Climate and Society Fellowship, CLIMAS (Climate Assessment for the Southwest)

Eric Magrane $1,500
Green Fund Mini Grant (American Landscape Field Experience)

Eric Magrane $6,000
Arizona Commission on the Arts Art Tank Award (with Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and University of Arizona Poetry Center)

Eric Magrane $2,500
Water, Environment, and Energy Solutions (WEES) Workshop Grant for Art-Environment Network Retreat (with Gregg Garfin, Ellen McMahon, Alison Deming, and Greg Barron-Gafford)

Megan Mills-Novoa $750
Graduate and Professional Student Council Travel Award

Megan Mills-Novoa $500
School of Behavioral and Social Sciences Pre-Doctoral Grant

Megan Mills-Novoa $1,950
Tinker Foundation Research Travel Award

Megan Mills-Novoa $500
Institute of the Environment Travel Grant

Megan Mills-Novoa $100
AAG-Wine Specialty Group Best Student Paper Award

Megan Mills-Novoa $138,000
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Megan Mills-Novoa $4,000
Society of Women Geographers’ Pruitt Minority Fellowship

Jesse Minor $250
1st Place AAG Geography Bowl Team

Jesse Minor $500
Graduate Student Research/Travel Award, UA Institute of the Environment

Patrick Murphy $500
Graduate Student Travel Award, UA Institute of the Environment

Laura Sharp $750
Graduate and Professional Student Council Travel Grant

Laura Sharp $250
1st Place AAG Geography Bowl Team

Noah Silber-Coats $250
1st Place AAG Geography Bowl Team

Zachary Sugg $1,000
2015 ESRI Award for Best Scientific Paper in Geographic Information Systems

Bhuwan Thapa $5,000
Climate and Society Fellowship, CLIMAS (Climate Assessment for the Southwest)

Niki vonHedemann $16,000
NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant

Niki vonHedemann $10,800
Inter-American Foundation Grassroots Development Fellowship


2014 Faculty Awards

Jeff Banister, Seeing Water in Modern Mexico: The Visual Culture of Hydraulic Control in the Early Twentieth Century, co-PI with Stacie Widdifield, ACLS Collaborative Research Fellowship. 

Greg Barron-Gafford, Collaborative Research: Determine the role of hydraulic redistribution regimes in the critical zone - an experimental and modeling synthesis, NSF Hydrologic Science Program, $395,943 with Supplemental Graduate Assistantship from WEES, 2014-2017.

Greg Barron-Gafford, Acquisition of an Instrumentation Array to Monitor and Model Water, Carbon, and Energy Fluxes at the Hillslope Scale in the Landscape Evolution Observatory, $188,266, CoPIs Peter Troch, and others, NSF Division of Earth Sciences, 8/1/14 - 7/31/15.

Sandy Dall'erba, The Impact of Reducing Arizona's Agricultural Exports on Water Use, Energy Use and Employment, UA REN AzEPI Award, $14,999.35

Sapana Doshi, SBSRI Faculty Research Grant, $2,500

Jan Monk, Association of American Geographers Travel Grant to attend the International Geographical Union Congress in Poland, $1000

Orhon Myadar, 2014 NEH Summer Institute​ on The Mongols and the Eurasian Nexus of Global History, National Endowment for the Humanities, The East West Center, Honolulu, HI.

Wim van Leeuwen, Slowing the Expansion of Woodlands and Increasing the Resilience of Grasslands in the Southern Great Plains, co-PI with Dr. Bradford Wilcox, Texas A&M and others, National Science Foundation, $1.4 million, 2014-2017

Connie Woodhouse, Disentangling the Influence of Antecedent Temperature and Soil Moisture on Colorado River Water Resources, DOI Southwest Climate Science Center, $140,207, 2014-2016.

Connie Woodhouse, Update of Tree-Ring Reconstruction of the Rio Grande at Otowi Bridge, New Mexico, State of New Mexico, $25,000, 2014.

Connie Woodhouse, Collaboratieve Research: Multi-Site Paleo-Reconstruction of Missouri River Streamflows from Tree Rings, National Science Foundation; in collaboration with E. Cook and M. Lall (Columbia University), E. Wise (U. North Carolina), G. Pederson (USGS), $166,666, 2014-2017.


2014 Professional Recognition

Diana Liverman, AAG Presidential Achievement Award

Diana Liverman, 2014 Guggenheim Fellowship Award

Sallie Marston, Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Faculty Excellence Award

David Plane, Association of American Geographers Population Specialty Group awarded its Lifetime Achievement Award


2014 Graduate Student Awards

Laurel Bellante $23,000
Borlaug Fellowship in Global Food Security

Laurel Bellante $3000
UA ConfluenCenter Graduate Fellowship

Rebecca Brice $500
Graduate Student Travel Award, Institute for the Environment

Michelle Coe $16,000
NASA Space Grant Fellowship Renewal

Michelle Coe $458
GPSC Graduate Student Travel Award, GPSC

Michelle Coe $250
SBS Mini Project Grant, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Michelle Coe $500
Graduate Student Travel Award, Institute of the Environment

Melanie Colavito $400
TREE (Travel, Research, and Educational Experience) Grant, Association for Fire Ecology

Audra el Vilaly $15000
Research Grant, American Institute for Maghrib Studies

Marissa Isaak $12000
Pruitt Dissertation Grant, Society of Women Geographers

Marissa Isaak $15000
AICE-Schusterman Isreal Scholar Award Renewal

Richard Johnson ~$100000
Graduate Research Fellowship Program, National Science Foundation

Sarah Kelly $5000
Carson Scholarship, Institute for the Environment

Sarah Kelly $1482
Tinker Field Study Grant, Center for Latin American Studies

Sarah Kelly $1500
Graduate Student Field Study Award, Conference of Latin Americanist Geographers

Emma Lawlor $805
Tinker Field Study Grant, Center for Latin American Studies

Emma Lawlor
Honorable Mention, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Emma Lawlor $1000
Graduate Student Field Study Award, Conference of Latin Americanist Geographers

Emma Lawlor $500
UA SBSRI Pre-Doctoral Grant

Emma Lawlor $600
2014 Student Field Study Award from the Cultural and Political Ecology (CAPE) AAG Specialty Group

Casey Lynch $500
Pre-Doctoral Research Grant, Social and Behavioral Science Research Institute

Casey Lynch $681
Tinker Field Study Grant, Center for Latin American Studies

Eric Magrane $2000
Book Subvention Grant for A Literary Field Guide of the Sonoran Desert (with Christopher Cokinos and Paul Mirocha), Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment

Eric Magrane $500
Travel Grant, Graduate and Professional Student Council

Eric Magrane $1500
Poetic Field Research Pilot Project at Biosphere2, UA Green Fund Mini Grant

Eric Magrane $5000
Confluence Graduate Fellowship, Confluence Center for Creative Inquiry

Eric Magrane $500
Graduate Student Travel Award, Institute for the Environment 

Jacob Miller 9 months field study in Chile
Fulbright US Students Program

Jesse Minor
College of Science Teaching Award, University of Arizona

Jesse Minor $3,000
PRX (Public Radio Exchange) STEM Story Project 2.0 Grant

Jesse Minor $1,500
Research Grant, Graduate College Research Fund

Carly Nichols $2500
Hindi Language Fellowship, American Institute of Indian Studies

Roy Petrakis $500
Graduate Student Travel Award, Institute for the Environment

Roy Petrakis $500
Travel Grant, Graduate and Professional Student Council

Katherine Sammler $5000 + Living Expenses from Royal Society of New Zealand
East Asia Pacific Summer Institute, National Science Foundation

Katherine Sammler $5000
Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship, Social Science Research Council

Katerine Sammler $1500
Dissertation Grant, Social & Behavioral Sciences Research Institute

Katerine Sammler $1000
Research and Project Grant, Graduate and Professional Student Council

Katerine Sammler $500
Travel Grant, Graduate and Professional Student Council

Katerine Sammler $500
Graduate Student Travel Award, Institute of the Environment

Noah Silber-Coats $1000
Graduate Student Field Study Award, Conference of Latin Americanist Geographers

Valente Soto $4533
Confluence Graduate Fellowship, Confluence Center for Creative Inquiry

Valente Soto $1500
Graduate Student Field Study Award, Conference of Latin Americanist Geographers

Valente Soto $699
Tinker Field Research Grant, Center for Latin American Studies

Niki vonHedemann $5000
Carson Scholarship, Institute of the Environment

Niki vonHedemann $500
Pre-Doctoral Research Grant, Social & Behavioral Sciences Research Institute

Niki vonHedemann $675
Tinker Field Research Grant, Center for Latin American Studies

Andrew Wickhorst $500
2015 Graduate Student Travel Award, Institute of the Environment 


2013 Faculty Awards

Jeff Banister, Faculty Fellowship for Environmental Research, University of Arizona Udall Center & Institute of the Environment, 2013 - 2014

Greg Barron-Gafford, Transformative Behavior of Energy, Water and Carbon in the Critical Zone II: Quantifying the Interactions between Long- and Short-term Processes that Control Critical Zone Services, co-PI, National Science Foundation – Division of Earth Sciences (NSF-EAR), $5,000,000, 2013 – 2018.

Greg Barron-Gafford, Solar Heat Island Monitoring across a large-scale photovoltaic installation; Monitoring potential implications of renewable energy production, PI, SunEdison and Fotowatio Research Ventures (FRV), $97,145, 2013 – 2017.

Greg Barron-Gafford, Using Water Smart Design and Ecosystem Services to Enhance Renewable Energy Production, PI, Water, Environmental, and Energy Solutions (WEES), $48,000, 2013 – 2014.

Greg Barron-Gafford, Proposal Support ~ Jemez River Basin and Santa Catalina Mountains Critical Zone Observatory, PI, Water, Environmental, and Energy Solutions (WEES) Proposal Support, $13,500, 2013 - 2014.

Sandy Dall'erba, An Input-Output Analysis of the Economic Impacts of Solar Power Facilities in Arizona, Renewable Energy Network, PI, Water, Environmental, and Energy Solutions (WEES), $14,986, 2013 - 2014

Sandy Dall'erba, Atmospheric Rivers and Changing Flood Risk in the Pacific Coast Region of the Western United States, Co-PI with D. Lettenmaier, F. Dominguez, B. Nijseen, F. Ralph, NASA NSPIRES, 2014-2017

Diana Liverman, Quantifying and Conveying the Risk of Prolonged Drought in Coming Decade, Co-PI with J. Overpeck, J. Cole, B. OttoBleisner, National Science Foundation, $1,362,190, 2013 - 2018

Diana Liverman, IRAP: Integrating Climate Information and Decision Process for Regional Climate Resilience, Co-PI with J. Buizer, L. Goddard, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, $6,500,000, 2013 - 2018

Sallie Marston, Stranahan Foundation grant, “The Green Academy for Garden-Based Curriculum Transformation” $50,000

Jan Monk, Association of American Geographers Travel Grant to attend the International Geographical Union Congress in Japan, $1000

Chris Scott, Strengthening Resilience of Andean River-Basin Headwaters, PI, NSF Coupled Natural-Human Systems, $66,447, 2013 - 2015

Chris Scott, Strengthening Resilience of Andean River-Basin Headwaters, US Partner, US Agency for International Development & National Academy of Sciences, $179,474 (for Univ. Nacional Mayor San Marcos, Peru), 2013 - 2015 

Chris Scott, Innovative Science and Influential Policy Dialogues, Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research, Joint-PI, $800,000, 2013 - 2018

Chris Scott, Adaptive Water-Energy Management in the Arid Americas, PI, NSF Pan-American Advanced Studies Institutes, $100,000, 2013

Chris Scott, International Water Security Network, Co-PI, private foundation, $1,132,340, 2013 - 2018

Margaret Wilder, Assessing Adaptive Capacity: Climate Extremes, Water Vulnerability, and Urban Socio-Ecological Systems in the Arizona-Sonora Region, PI with G. Martinez-Yrizar, A. Burquez, (UNAM), G. Garfin, D. Liverman, J. Wilder, R. Varady, M. Pavao-Zuckerman, and J. Banister (UAZ).  University of Arizona-National Autonomous University of Mexico Consortium and UA Southwest Center , $25,000, 2014-2015


2013 Professional Recognition

Greg Barron-Gafford, Section Editor ~ Physiological Ecology of Photosynthesis; Oxford Bibliographies in Ecology

Sandy Dall'erba, Board Member of the North American Regional Science Council

Diana Liverman, National Associate, National Academy of Sciences

Diana Liverman, Walter Bean Visiting Professor, University of Waterloo, Canada

Diana Liverman, Co-Chair of the ICSU Transition Team for Future Earth

Diana Liverman, National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee

Sallie Marston, Lifetime Achievement Honors, Association of American Geographers

Jan Monk, Honarary Doctorate by the Autonomous University of Barcelona

Chris Scott, 1885 Society Distinguished Scholar, University of Arizona


2013 Graduate Student Awards

Majed Akhter $1000
UA SBSRI Dissertation Grant

Morgan Apicella $5000
UA ConfluenCenter Graduate Fellowship

Austin Aslan $32,000/ year (3 years)
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Laurel Bellante $5000
UA Carson Scholarship

Laurel Bellante
Scholar at the Borlaug Summer Institute on Global Food Security, US AID

Laurel Bellante $1800
Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship

Laurel Bellante $500
AAG Rural Geography Specialty Group Student Research Grant

Geoffrey Boyce $5000
UA ConfluenCenter Graduate Fellowship

Mindy Butterworth $500
UA SBSRI Pre-Doctoral Grant

Mindy Butterworth
NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant

Michelle Coe $16,000
NASA Space Grant Fellowship

Michelle Coe $12,000
Harvill Graduate Fellowship

Melanie Colavito $1300
Charles Redd Center Summer Research Grant

Melanie Colavito $500    
Graduate Student Travel Award, UA Institute for the Environment   

Brittany Davis $500    
Graduate Student Travel Award, UA Institute for the Environment  

Jessica De La Ossa $27,500
Cesar Chavez Pre-Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, Dartmouth

Audra El Vilaly $500
Inauguarl Michael Bonine Memorial Travel and Research Award

Audra El Vilaly $4500
UA Faculty Women's Club Scholarship

Daniel Ferguson $199,969
National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration Research Grant

Christina Greene $5000
UA Carson Scholarship

Daniel Griffin $2500
McGinnies Graduate Scholarship in Arid Lands Studies

Daniel Griffin 
NOAA Climate & Global Change Postdoctoral Fellowship

Daniel Griffin
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Postdoctoral Scholarship

Daniel Griffin
Outstanding Student Paper Award, Global Environmental Change Focus Group, American Geophysical Union

Sarah Kelly $4850
UA ConfluenCenter Graduate Fellowship

Sarah Kelly
Honorable Mention in the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships Program

Sarah Kelly $1450
UA Green Fund Mini Grant, Building a Public Political Ecology

Sarah Kelly $500
Graduate and Professional Student Council Travel Grant

Lily House-Peters $1000
UA SBSRI Dissertation Grant

Richard Johnson $650
Tinker Summer Field Research Grant

Richard Johnson $600
William M. Denevan Graduate Student Field Study Award, Conference of Latin Americanist Geographers

Richard Johnson $490
UA Graduate and Professional Student Council Travel Grant

Ran Li $1000
John Buttery Award for GIS & Remote Sensing, SGD

Casey Lynch $4000
Graduate Access Fellowship, UA Graduate College

Ali Macalady $10,788
2014 Louise Foucar Marshall Foundation Graduate Fellowship

Eric Magrane $5000
UA Carson Scolarship

Eric Magrane $5000
Tucson Pima Arts Council PLACE Initiative Grant

Eric Magrane $500   
Graduate Student Travel Award, UA Institute for the Environment   

Jacob Miller $500
UA SBSRI Pre-Doctoral Grant

Jacob Miller $500
Graduate Student Travel Award, UA Institute for the Environment   

Kyle Miller $500   
Graduate Student Travel Award, UA Institute for the Environment   

Jesse Minor $1000
UA SBSRI Dissertation Grant

Jesse Minor
UA College of Science Service Award

Jesse Minor $1,500
UA Greean Fund Mini-Grant

Jesse Minor $1000
Doctoral Research Grant, UA SBSRI

Carly Nichols $250
AAG Rural Geography Specialty Group Student Research Grant

Carly Nichols $500
SBSRI Pre-Doctoral Grant

Jeremy Slack $142,500
The Ford Foundation

Jeremy Slack $23,800
Drugs, Security, and Democracy Fellowship, Social Science Research Council

Jeremy Slack $1000
Magellan Circle, Student Faculty Interaction Grant

Jeremy Slack 
Richard P. Morrill Award for Public Outreach, AAG Political Geography Specialty Group

Shelby Smith $30,872
Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship

Zachary Sugg $16,000
NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant

David Tecklin $4800
UA ConfluenCenter Graduate Fellowship

David Tecklin $500
Graduate Student Travel Award, UA Institute for the Environment

Niki vonHedemann $3950
Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship, UA Center for Latin American Studies

Niki vonHedemann $500
UA SBSRI Pre-Doctoral Grant

Niki vonHedemann $500   
Graduate Student Travel Award, UA Institute for the Environment   

Sonya Ziaja $5000
UA Carson Scholarship


2012 Faculty Awards

Jeff Banister Cultural Dimensions of Transborder Foodsheds: Interdependencies and Vulnerabilities within Sonoran Desert Water and Food Systems, UA Confluence Center for Creative Inquiry, Co-PI with Gary Nabhan, Maribel Alvarez, and Margaret Wilder, $25,000, 

Jeff Bannister, The Art History of Air and Water in Mexico: An Interdisciplinary Approach and Historical Evaluation of the Visual Culture of Natural Resources, UA ConfluenCenter for Creative Inquiry, Co-PI with Dr. Stacey Widdifield, UA Art History, $25,000  

Sandy Dall Erba, Investing in science, research and technology: where is the biggest bang for the buck? National Science Foundation, $328,652 

Sallie Marston, AHRC-NSF MOU: Art-Science Collaborations, Bodies, and Environments, National Science Foundation, $349,855

Sallie Marston and Claude Peloquin, Doctoral Dissertation Research: Institutions, development and the politics of locust control in West Africa, National Science Foundation, $12,000  

Sallie Marston and Sarah Moore, Service learning and students' awareness of sustainability: expanding the impacts of the University of Arizona's community and school garden program, UA Green Fund, $24,100

Janice Monk and Anne Ranek, EDGE Careers Outreach grant, Association of American Geographers, $500

Janice Monk Australian Research Council, International Collaborative Grant, "Social Conditions of Aboriginal People in Rural New South Wales, Rethinking Policy Failures and Future Options." Australian Research Council; Richard Howitt, PI (Macquarie University); Janice Monk, Co-PI; 2012-2017, $A332,047

Janice Monk Association of American Geographers/National Science Foundation, Travel grant to attend the International Geographical Union Congress in Germany, $1,000

Christopher Scott with Robert Varady and Chilean partners, Phase3 Information Flows and Policy: Towards an integrated Assessment of Water Security Under Global Change in the Americas, Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (with National Science Foundation support), $304,000  

Christopher Scott, Innovative Science and Influential Policy Dialogues,  Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research, Joint-PI with F. Meza (PUC Chile), R. Varady, C. Bauer, W. van Leeuwen, and partners in Chile, Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico, $800,000

Christopher Scott, Adaptive Water-Energy Management in the Arid Americas, National Science Foundation, $100,000
           
Wim van Leeuwen & Steve Yool, Estimating Unmetered Groundwater Irrigation Demand with High-Resolution Remote Sensing Data, Bureau of Reclamation, $15,000
           
Wim van Leeuwen, Remotely Sensed Vegetation Mapping of Woody cover in Cienega Creek Basin, The Nature Conservancy and Fish & Wildlife Service, $25,000 
           
Wim van Leeuwen, Remotely Sensed Vegetation Mapping of Pronghorn Habitat, US Fish & Wildlife Service, $14,924  

Connie Woodhouse, Enhancing Water Supply Reliability Through Improved Predictive Capacity And Response, Co-PI with Gregg Garfin, Bonnie Colby, Kiyomi Morino, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, $254,055, 2012 - 2014
           
Multiple SGD co-Pis (J. Overpeck, Institute of the Environment, PI with Andrew Comrie, Gregg Garfin, Daniel Ferguson, Margaret Wilder, Connie Woodhouse plus 5 non-SGD co-PIs), Adapting to Climate Variability, Thresholds, and Extremes in the Southwest: The Climate Assessment for the Southwest (CLIMAS),  National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, $3,474,906 


2012 Professional Recognition

Diana Liverman, Regents Professor, University of Arizona
   
Diana Liverman,  Distinguished Scholarship Honors, Association of American Geographers

Jan Monk, 2012 Lauréat d’Honneur Award, International Geographical Union

David Plane,  Fellow of the Western Regional Science Association    

Christopher Scott, Co-Director, AQUASEC Center of Excellence for Water Security (http://aquasec.org) with IAI and NSF support
   
Steve Yool, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Dean’s Award for Excellence in Lower Division Teaching, University of Arizona 


2012 Graduate Student Awards

Morgan Apicella $5000
Kellogg Foundation Food and Water Security Fellowship

Morgan Apicella $8500
UA Green Grant Fund

Mohammed Rafi Arefin $30,000
Graduate Research Fellowship Program, National Science Foundation   

Mohammed Rafi Arefin $7,500    
Foreign Language & Area Studies Fellowships, UA Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Geoffrey Boyce $1,000   
SBS Advanced Graduate Workshop Grant, UA College of Social and Behavioral Science      

Geoffrey Boyce $500   
Travel grant, University of Arizona Graduate College      
                  
Melanie Colavito $1,500    
John Buttery Award for GIS & Remote Sensing, UA School of Geography & Development        

Katherine Curl $1,000   
Tinker Grant, UA Center for Latin American Studies

Jessica De La Ossa $30,000
Graduate Research Program, National Science Foundation   
                  
Dan Griffin $500   
GPSC Graduate Student Travel Grant, UA Graduate & Professional Student Council      
   
Dan Griffin $1,033    
Andrew Ellicott Douglass Memorial Scholarship, UA College of Science

Anne-Marie Hanson $16,668     
UA Excellence in Social and Behavioral Sciences Fellowship, UA Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry       

Anne-Marie Hanson $600     
Best Graduate Student Paper Award, Conference of Latin Americanist Geographers       

Anne-Marie Hanson $500     
Conference Travel Grant, UA Graduate & Professional Student Council       

Anne-Marie Hanson $500     
Conference Travel Grant, UA Institute of the Environment       

Sarah Kelly $500
Travel Grant, Institute for the Environment, University of Arizona

Sarah Kelly $700
Travel Grant, Tinker Foundation, University of Arizona

Alison Macalady  $1,000     
LTRR Galileo Circle Scholar, UA College of Science       
                   
Jamie McEvoy $16,667    
UA Excellence in Social and Behavioral Sciences Fellowship, UA Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry       

Jamie McEvoy $200    
Graduate Student Travel Grant, UA Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Jesse Minor
Best Poster Award, Southwest Fire Ecology Conference, Santa Fe, NM

Jesse Minor $500
TREE Travel Grant, Association for Fire Ecology 

Kerri Jean Ormerod $15,000     
Dissertation support, P.E.O. Scholar Award        
                   
Claude Peloquin $12,000     
Doctoral Dissertation Research, National Science Foundation       
                   
Manuel Prieto $21,300    
Grassroots Development Fellowship, Inter-American Foundation/Institute for International Education     

Manuel Prieto $1,000    
Dissertation Research Grant, UA Social and Behavioral Science Research Institute  

Manuel Prieto $500    
Graduate Student Travel Award, UA Institute for the Environment   

Katerine Sammler $200
Women's Network Travel Grant, Association of Pacific Coast Geographers

Jeremy Slack (co-PI with D. Martinez, Sociology and S. Whiteford, LAS) $60,000
Research grant, Ford Foundation    
                   
Zachary Sugg $18,500     
Water Sustainability Program Graduate Student Fellowship, UA Water Sustainability Program       

Zachary Sugg $1,000     
SBSRI 2012 Summer Workshop for Advanced Graduate Students, UA Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Institute              

David Tecklin $5,000     
Carson Earth Fellowship, UA Institute of the Environment   

Niki vonHedemann $744
Tinker Field Research Grant, UA Center for Latin American Studies

Niki vonHedemann $500
Research Travel Grant, UA Institute of the Environment

Niki vonHedemann $1000
Field Study Award, Conference of Latin Americanist Geographers