Awards and Grants

  • CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM), “Cash Transfers and Women’s Agency – Evidence from Lab and Field Experiments in Nigeria”, $40,036; 2021
  • DFID Private Enterprise Development in Low Income Countries (PEDL), “Financing Virtual Migration: Incubation and Income Sharing in North Bangladesh”, GBP(£)40,000, 2020-2021, with Abu Shonchoy, Simon Quinn and Muhammad Meki
  • CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM), “Informing and assessing the social protection response to COVID-19”, $64,365; 2020-2021, with Shalini Roy and John Hoddinott
  • CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM), “Phone Surveys to Assess the Effects of the Covid-19 Pandemic on Food Security, Agriculture and Resilience in Bangladesh”, $38,000; 2020-2021
  • CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM), “The urban poor in Bangladesh: Informing design of social safety nets”, $45,000; 2020-2021, with Neha Kumar, Jef Leroy, Marie Ruel and Akhter Ahmed
  • Dr. and Mrs. Bill V. Lessley Dissertation Excellence Award, $1,250; 2019
  • John R. and Marjorie C. Moore Award for the Best Effort to Publish a Paper, $1,000; 2019
  • Dean’s Fellowship, University of Maryland, $10,000; 2018–2019
  • DFID PEDL,”Skin in the Game: Micro-equity and Mentorship for Online Freelancing based Micro-entrepreneurs in Bangladesh”, GBP(£)35,000, 2017-2018, with Abu Shonchoy, Simon Quinn and Muhammad Meki
  • World Bank – Africa Gender Innovation Lab, “Cash Transfers and Intra-Household Bargaining Power: Using Measures from Lab-in-the-Field Experiments,” $45,000, 2017-2018
  • Bruce and Mary Ann Gardner Dissertation Enhancement Award, UMD – College Park, $5,000, May 2017
  • Jacob K. Goldhaber Travel Grant, University of Maryland – College Park, $1,000, March 2017