Grants (Selected)

External Grants

  • Project: Grant to support African women economists to participate in the African Development conference at Oxford University, England; Funding Agency: African Economic Research Consortium (AERC), Nairobi Kenya; Amount: $10,000; January 2015-March 2015.
  • Project: Capacity Building of African Women Economists; Funding Agency: Rockefeller Foundation; Amount: $75,000; November 2014 – October 2016.
  • Project: Natural Resources, Institutions and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI); Funding Agency: International Growth Center, London School of Economics; Amount: $20,000; April 2012 – January 2013.
  • Project: Mentoring/Technical workshop for African women economists in Uganda. Funding Agency: African Capacity Building Foundation, Zimbabwe; Amount: $25,000; March 2012-July 2012.
  • Project: Development on the Move: Measuring and Optimizing the Economic and Social Impacts of Migration in Ghana; Funding Agency: Global Development Network, India; Amount: $110,000, April 2008- May 2009.
  • Co-PIs: Francis Doodo (University of Ghana and Pennsylvania State University), Francis Owusu (Iowa State University), Joseph Mensah (York University, Canada), Ian Yeboah (Miami University of Ohio).
  • Project: Scholarships for KU graduate students conducting research on health related issues in Africa; Funding Agency: Oswald Family Foundation, Minnesota; Amount: $12,000; March 2007- December 2008.
  • Co-PI: Garth Myers Department of Geography, University of Kansas.
  • Project: Foreign Direct Investment, Employment and Technological Spillovers in Costa Rica. Funding Agency: University of Costa Rica and KU International Programs; Amount: $10,000; January 2007-December 2008.

Internal (Competitive) Grants - University of Kansas

Grants to support undergraduate students (discontinued in January 2008)

  • Project: The Determinants of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Policies; Amount: $2,500; August 2007-December 2007.
  • Project: The Role of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in African Development; Amount: $2,500; January 2007-May 2007.
  • Project: The Effect of HIV/AIDS on African Development; Amount: $2,500; August 2006-December 2006.
  • Project: Who has HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa?; Amount: $2,500; June 2006-August 2006.
  • Project: Achieving the Millennium Development Goals: A Focus on Sub-Saharan Africa; Amount: $2,500; January 2006-May 2006.

Other KU Awards

  • Project: Optimal Government Policies for Managing Oil Revenues: A focus on Sub-Saharan African countries; Source: General Research Fund (GRF); Amount: $11,000; July 2014-June 2015.
  • Project: The HIV/AIDS Risk Profiles of Adults in Lesotho, Malawi, Swaziland and Zimbabwe, Source: GRF; Amount: $3,800; July 2011- June 2012.
  • Project: Access to Credit by Small Businesses: How Relevant is Race, Ethnicity and Gender? Source: Center for Research in Entrepreneurial Activity; Amount: $102,000; July 2010-June 2011.
  • Project: Does Foreign Aid in Education Educate Children and/or Promote Economic Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa?; Source: GRF; Amount: $10,000; July 2009-June 2010.
  • Project: The Economic Effect of HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa; Source: GRF; Amount: $9,000; July 2008-June 2009.
  • Project: The Determinants of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Policies; Source: GRF; Amount: $6,900; July 2007-June 2008.
  • Project: The Determinants of Foreign Equity Restrictions; Source: GRF; Amount: $ 9,000; July 2006-June 2007.