Grants and Awards

2019

  • Woman of Distinction Award, Washington State University, Tri-Cities 
  • Washington State Wine Commission and the Washington Grape and Wine Research Program, Effect of mycorrhizal inoculants on grapevine growth and nutrient uptake, $25,000 

2018    

  • MJ Murdock Charitable Trust Partners in Science Program, Evaluating the role of soil microbes in ecological restorations,$15,000
  • WSU ADVANCE Leadership Grant for Faculty Success Program, National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity, $3450
  • WSU College of Arts and Sciences International Travel Grant for travel to the International Mycological Congress, San Juan, Puerto Rico, $1000
  • International Mycological Congress Travel Grant, $500

2017

  • Meyers Point Environmental Field Station, Co-PIs T.E. Cheeke and S. Roley. Intersections of plant communities, soil microbes, and biogeochemical processes in the ecological restoration of agricultural land, $3000
  • Alaska Airlines Imagine Tomorrow Travel Grant for travel to the International Mycological Congress, San Juan, Puerto Rico, $1858
  • Translational Mycology award,  Mycological Society of America

2016

  • Early Investigator Award, New Phytologist Trust

2015  

  • Forest Fungal Ecology Postdoctoral Research Award, Mycological Society of America, $2500

2014 

  • National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship: Evaluating the role of plant-soil feedbacks in invaded grasslands, Bever lab/Ye lab, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN $138,000.
  • Indiana Academy of Sciences: Towards a predictive understanding of the role of mycorrhizal fungi in soil carbon storage in hardwood forests, Phillips lab, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN $2908
  • National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates Supplement Grant: A belowground framework for predicting how plant-microbe interactions couple carbon and nutrient economies of forests, Phillips lab, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN (PI Phillips) $7000

2013 

  • Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation Travel Award, Research training in the Phillips lab, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN $3360
  • Dean’s Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Portland State University

2012

  • EcoService Award, Honored Distinction, Union of Concerned Scientists, Ecological Society of America, Portland, OR

2011  

  • Sigma Xi Grant in Aid of Research $1100
  • Miller Grant Sustainability Travel Award, Research training in the Bever lab, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN $500

2010   

  • Environmental Protection Agency Science to Achieve Results Fellowship $111,000
  • Botanical Society of America Women in Science Travel Grant $350
  • Sigma Delta Epsilon-Graduate Women in Science Vessa Notchev Grant $3000
  • Portland State University: Create a modern student commons in Science Building 2. PIs: Marvin Kaiser, Tanya E. Cheeke, Leslie Bliss-Ketchum, Tim Davidson, Mica Eastman. $300,000
  • Botanical Society of America Graduate Student Research Award $500
  • Botanical Society of America Travel Award, Providence, RI $400
  • National Science Foundation $15,000
  • Miller Grant Sustainability Travel and Conference Award, Food in Bloom conference, Bloomington, IN $500

2009   

  • Ecological Society of America Soil Ecology Travel Grant, Albuquerque, NM $200
  • Marie Brown Travel Grant, Ecological Society of America annual meeting, Albuquerque, NM $225
  • Lindbergh Foundation Grant, $10,580
  • Best Student Oral Presentation, Ecological Society of America, Albuquerque, NM, $100
  • Portland State University President’s Award for Outstanding University Service, $100
  • Portland State University Graduate Student Research Symposium, Second Place, $75

2008

  • Ecological Society of America Soil Ecology Travel Grant, Milwaukee, WI $600
  • Portland State University Biology Graduate Student Association Travel Grant, Ecological Society of America annual meeting, Milwaukee, WI $100
  • Portland State University Forbes Lea Grant, $1000
  • Phi Kappa Phi Love of Learning Award, $500