2023 PDRI-DevLab Graduate Student Research Grants – Announcement of recipient

May 2023

PDRI-DevLab is happy to announce the recipients of this year’s PDRI-DevLab Graduate Student Research Grants. We received many strong applications, and were only able to fund a limited number of proposals. Six Penn graduate students were selected to receive support in this round.

The following outstanding projects were selected for funding:

  • Ornella Darova: Protection or Segregation? Indigenous Education in Mexico
  • Nicolas Idrobo: Why Economic Sanctions Backfire
  • Scott Kim: Who Bears the Property Tax Burden? Evidence of Ethnic Favoritism from Nigeria
  • Shanze Rauf: Gender-Based Violence and Police Bias
  • Rashi Sabherwal: Putting in the work: Does women’s employment in India affect their everyday political participation?
  • Tanya Vaidya: Exit from the state: Examining the effect of elite withdrawal on the provision of public goods and services

Awardees will present the resulting research in PDRI-DevLab fora during the 2023-24 academic year, providing an opportunity to learn more about the funded research projects.

Congratulations to all of the awardees!