Athens, Ga. – A graduate student in the department of anthropology at the University of Georgia has been awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.
Amber Huff will receive $122,500 over three years, which includes a stipend and a cost-of-education allowance. This fellowship is given annually to graduate students in science and engineering who demonstrate the potential to make significant contributions and innovations in research and teaching.
Based on a nationally competitive application process, the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship was awarded to 910 students pursuing advanced degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics this year. Huff’s fellowship is one of only 10 granted in the field of cultural anthropology.
The NSF award will permit Huff to continue her studies and pursue research in coastal southwest Madagascar. She will examine relationships between conservation policy, economic decision-making, livelihoods, food insecurity and health.
Huff, a 27-year-old native of Hattiesburg, Miss., is completing her Ph.D. in anthropology.