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Grants and Awards

2007-2010. National Science Foundation (DEB-0640330, 0640331) ($420,000). Collaborative Proposal: Phylogeny of the bat flies of the world – Insights into trends in host associations and ectoparasitism. K. Dittmar and C. W. Dick, PIs; B. D. Patterson, CoPI.

2006-2010. National Science Foundation (DBI-0545051) ($406,912). Bat flies like an EMu: Digitization, conversion, and accessibility of The Field Museum’s bat fly collection. C. W. Dick, PI; B. D. Patterson, J. McCaffrey, and A. F. Newton, CoPIs.

2006. National Geographic Society, Committee on Research and Exploration ($12,793). Behavioral ecology of ectoparasites infesting bats, marsupials, and rodents in the Atlantic forests of Ilha Grande, Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil. D. Gettinger, PI; C. W. Dick, CoPI.

2005. Summer Dissertation Research Award ($2,300). The Graduate School, Texas Tech University.

2004. James E. Sowell Research Grant ($30,000). Genetic diversity and phylogeography of the small mammal fauna of the western side of the Andes in Ecuador. R. J. Baker, R. M. Fonseca, PIs; C. W. Dick, J. P. Carrera, Co-PIs.

2004. Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.

2004. ARCS Scholarship ($5,000). Achievement Rewards for College Scientists, Lubbock, Texas Chapter.

2004. Wilks Award Finalist. Southwestern Association of Naturalists.

2003. ARCS Scholarship ($5,000). Achievement Rewards for College Scientists, Lubbock, Texas Chapter.

2003. Student Paper Award ($75). Graduate Research Forum, Texas Tech University Association of Biologists.

2003. Mini-PEET Award ($4,000). Society of Systematic Biologists.

2003. Summer Scholarship Award ($2,343). Department of Biological Sciences, Texas Tech University.

2003. Student Travel Award ($400). Southwestern Association of Naturalists.

2003. Robert L. Packard Award (best overall research paper) ($150). Texas Society of Mammalogists.

2002. J. Knox-Jones, Jr. Memorial Endowed Scholarship ($1,250). Texas Tech University.

2002. Research Mini-Grant ($350). Association of Biologists, Texas Tech University

2002. Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.

2001. James E. Sowell Scholarship ($250). The Museum, Texas Tech University.

2001. Explorer’s Club Research Grant ($1,200). The Explorers Club, New York.

2001. Summer Research Award ($500). Department of Biological Sciences, Texas Tech University.

2001. Best Student Paper Award ($150). Graduate Research Forum, Texas Tech University Association of Biologists.

2001. Chancellor’s Endowed Graduate Fellowship ($3,000). Texas Tech University.

2000. Summer Research Award ($500). Department of Biological Sciences, Texas Tech University.

2000. Chancellor’s Endowed Graduate Fellowship ($3,000). Texas Tech University.

1999. Chancellor’s Endowed Graduate Fellowship ($3,000). Texas Tech University.

1999. Visiting Scholar Grant ($945). Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago.

1994-1998. Dean’s List (4.0 GPA). University of Central Arkansas.

1996. Student Research Grant ($355). University of Central Arkansas.

1995. Student Research Grant ($598). University of Central Arkansas.
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