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2014.         Project: Pilot Exploration of Paleolithic Sites on the Southern Sudanese Red Sea Coast. Co-Principal Investigator. PI: Amanuel Beyin. National Science Foundation (USA). In collaboration with Sudanese scientists.

2011          Project:    Early Pleistocene Environments and Archaeology in Central India.  Principal Investigator.  Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research.  In collaboration with Indian, American and Australian scientists.

2009.        Workshop: Quaternary environments and hominid evolution in India.  Principal organizer in collaboration with various Indian scientists.  INQUA.


2008-09.   Fellowship:  Fulbright-Hays.  9 month duration for research in the Narmada Valley.


2007.        Workshop:   Environmental Background to Hominin Evolution, Adaptations, and Behavior in Plio-Pleistocene India.  Co-organizer.  Indo-US Science & Technology Forum.  In collaboration with R. Patnaik.

2007.        Workshop:  Environmental Background to Hominin Evolution, Adaptations, and Behavior in Plio-Pleistocene India. PI. Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research. In collaboration with R. Patnaik.


2006.         Project:      The Bab-al-Mandab Paleoanthropology Project in Yemen as principal investigator from the Leakey Foundation. In collaboration with S. Ali Othman.

2006.         Project:       Paleoanthropological surveys and GIS mapping in the Narmada Basin, Central India as principal investigator. Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research. In collaboration with V. Sathe, M.A.J. Williams, R. Patnaik, and M. Sisk.

2006.         Project:       Tracing the earliest human dispersals out of Africa: The Plio-Pleistocene evidence 
from Yemen as principal investigator. American Institute of Yemeni Studies. In collaboration with Dr. Saif Ali Othman (Sana’a University).

2005.         Project:        Environmental impacts of an extreme event: The Toba Mega-eruption, volcanic 
winter and the near demise of humans as collaborator from the Australian Research Council (PI: M.A.J. Williams).

2003.         Project:        Search for hominid fossils and stone tools in the Narmada Valley as co-investigator 
from the National Geographic Society (PI: Rajeev Patnaik)

2002.         Project:        Siwalik Hominid Project as participant (Phase I of doctoral fieldwork from the 
Australian Research Council (PI: David Cameron) 


2011 INQUA Travel Grant to co-chair and present at the XVIII INQUA Congress in Bern, Switzerland. July 20nd– 27th. [€1605] 

2008-09 Fellowship: Fulbright-Hays. 9 month duration for research in the Narmada Valley.

2004 1st Place for “Best Poster Presentation” in the Anthropological and Behavioral Sciences Section at Indian Science Congress, January 3-7, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India.

2004 Travel Grant to present a poster and paper at the annual Paleoanthropology Society Meeting. March 30-31, Montreal, Canada.

2003 USNC-INQUA Travel Grant to attend and present poster at the XVI INQUA Congress in Reno, Nevada. July 22nd– 29th.

2003 1st Place for “Best Paper Presentation” at Geosyneregy 2003. Organized by Dept. of Earth Sciences. Indian Institute of Technology. Roorkee, Uttar Pradesh. April 5-6. Roorkee, Uttar Pradesh, India.

2003 The Learned Societies Travel Grant (University of Sheffield) to attend and present 2 papers at the Fifth World Archaeological Congress in Washington, D.C. June 21st – 26th.

2003 Best Paper Presentation Award in Prehistory section at P.C. Biswas Centenary National Seminar- People of India- Anthropological Perspective. Organized by Dept. of Anthropology, Delhi University. March 29-31, Delhi, India.