The University Record, July 9, 1996

Three U-M grad students receive funding for research in developing countries

By Bernie DeGroat
News and Information Services

Three U-M graduate students have been awarded International Predissertation Fellowships to conduct research in developing countries.

The awards, ranging from $23,000 to $52,000, are given by the Social Science Research Council and the American Council of Learned Societies, with funding from the Ford Foundation.

The one-year training fellowships provide support to doctoral students in the social sciences for a full-time program of study in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Following is a list of the fellows from the U-M, one of only 23 universities selected for participation:


Jed Friedman, economics, will study language and pursue research on the differential effects of Vietnamese educational discrepanices on fertility behavior and labor market outcomes in Vietnam.


Rachel Lucas, sociology, will study language and conduct research on gender-related aspects of the AIDS/HIV epidemic in Africa during her stay in Ethiopia.


Carole McGranahan, anthropology and history, will study language in China and do research on the understandings of the nation-state both in exile and under state socialism, specifically reconsidering the place of Tibet at the borders of South and East Asia.