GIDP Student Award Recipients
2018-2019 Herbert E. Carter Travel Award and 2019-2020 Raphel and Jolene Gruner Award

2018-2019 Herbert E. Carter Travel Award

The Herbert E. Carter Travel Award provides up to $600 per year to Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs (GIDP) students for national or international travel to a professional conference. The Carter Travel Award Program was established in honor of Herbert E. Carter, Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry and Biophysics, and a Founding Director of GIDP at The University of Arizona. His spirit and passion for interdisciplinary scholarship and research in higher education lives on through GIDP students and this award. In academic year 2018-2019 the Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs Advisory Council (GIDPAC) selected 26 students to receive the Herbert E Carter Travel Award.

Our thanks to the GIDP students listed on this page for representing U of A's Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs around the world!


Our congratulations to the 2018-2019 Carter Travel Award recipients:

Session 1:

Gregory Chism

Entomology and Insect Science

International Union for the Study of Social Insects (IUSSI2018)

Guarujá, Brazil


Brittany Forte

Cancer Biology

Molecular Biology of DNA Tumor Viruses Conference (DNA Tumor Virus Meeting)

Madison, Wisconsin


Rebekah Keating


18th Congress of the International Union for the Study of Social Insects

Guaruja, Brazil


Nicholas Lytal


2018 Joint Statistical Meetings

Vancouver, BC, Canada


Casey Richardson

Second Language Acquisition & Teaching

Multidisciplinary Approaches in Language Policy & Planning Conference (OISE)

Ontario, Canada


Jennifer Slinkard

Second Language Acquisition & Teaching

Symposium on Second Language Writing

British Columbia, Canada

Session 2:

Ivan Eladio Gaxiola Camacho

Arid Lands Resource Sciences

Urban Agriculture 2018

Brockenhurst, Hampshire, United Kingdom


Victoria Gershuny

Applied Mathematics

American Conference of Pharmacometrics

San Diego CA


Daniel Hill

Physiological Sciences

Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting

San Diego, CA


Chioma Oringanje

Entomology and Insect Science

2018 ESA, ESC and ESBC Joint Annual Meeting

Vancouver, BC-CANADA


Alyssa Sachs

Cognitive Science

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Convention

Boston MA


Amanda Snell

Second Language Acquisition & Teaching

"ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages)"

New Orleans, LA

Session 3:

Rachel Brown

Cognitive Science

32nd Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing

Boulder, CO


Julia Cheng

Cancer Biology

American Association for Cancer Research

Atlanta, GA, USA


Rachel LaMance

Second Language Acquisition & Teaching

Teachers of English Speakers of Other Languages Convention 2019

Atlanta, GA, USA


Rachel Murray

Arid Lands Resource Sciences

Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Meeting

Portland, Oregon


Jessica Perer

Cancer Biology

American Association for Cancer Research

Atlanta, GA, USA


Brooke Rabe


Conference on Statistical Practice

New Orleans, LA


Alan Yanahan

Entomology and Insect Science

The 9th Biennial Conference of the International Biogeography Society

Málaga, Spain

Session 4:

Justin Crum

Applied Mathematics

International Geometry Summit -- Solid and Physical Modeling 2019

Vancouver, Canada


Mary-Belle Cruz Ayala

Arid Lands and Resource Sciences

The 10th International Symposium on Managed Aquifer Recharge

Madrid, Spain


Daniel Horschler

Cognitive Science

26th International Conference on Comparative Cognition

Melbourne Beach, FL


Gabriel Kelly

Physiological Sciences

The Shock Conference

Loews Coronado Bay Resort


Genevieve Le May

American Indian Studies

4W Summit Initiative Women, Gender and Wellbeing

University of Wisconsin – Madison


Mariela Lopez

Second Language Acquisition & Teaching

International Symposium on Bilingualism

Alberta, Canada


Susana Sepulveda

Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory

National Association of Chicana and Chicano Studies

NE Albuquerque, NM

2019-2020 Raphael and Jolene Gruener Research Travel Award

The Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs (GIDP) started the Raphael and Jolene Gruener Research Travel Award in 2011. Students are eligible to receive a total of $1,000 per award year to use for travel to field sites, off-campus data gathering, and visits to conduct research in laboratories, libraries or archives at other institutions. The Grueners have been tireless supporters of interdisciplinary research and education at the University of Arizona. They are also well known for their love of travel. The Gruener Research Travel Award provides funds in support of student research and travel, bringing together these two passions of the Grueners.

Our congratulations to the 2019 Raphael and Jolene Gruener Research Travel Award recipient!

Robin Brackett

Roshan GIDP in Persian and Iranian Studies

Research Topic: "The Iranian Diaspora in Svoiet Armenia 1945-1979"

Research Travel: Armenia

Last updated 24 Jul 2019