Co-Principal Investigator: Advancing Equity for Collaboration in Marine & Climate Sciences (ACE-MCS). National Science Foundation Racial Equity Grant, January 2023, $2,308,247 [$375,552 subaward]
Co-PIs: Dr. Chrystal George Mwangi [lead institution], Dr. Jennifer Johnson, Dr. Vijay Kanagala

Co-Principal Investigator: BRAID‐CMC Alliance Workshops. National Science Foundation Planning Grant, April 2023, $141,142 [$5,000 subaward]
Co-PIs: Dr. Lauren Mullineaux [PI], Samuel Laney, Dr. Jennifer Johnson

Principal Investigator: From ‘Cash Cows’ to ‘Yellow Peril’:  Examining the Positioning of Asian International Students in the United States in the time of COVID-19. Spencer Foundation Small Research Grants Program, April 2021[Co-PI: Dr. Chrystal George Mwangi, University of Massachusetts- Amherst]

Principal Investigator: Foreign-Born College Students’ Perceptions of Democratic and Civic Engagement in the U.S.: A Scenic Exploration of Global Politics, Translocality, and Local Context. UofSC ASPIRE: Advanced Support Programs for Innovative Research Excellence, May 2020

Co-Principal Investigator (50%): Deepening Links with China. UNL College of Education and Human Sciences International Seed Grant, February 2018

Principal Investigator: Examination of Factors Contributing to International Students of Color’s Transition, Sense of Belonging, and Continued Success at a Predominantly White University. Association of College and University Housing Officers-International (ACUHO-I), May 2017

Principal Investigator: An Exploratory Case Study on International Students’ Orientation and Transition to a Predominantly White University. Association for Orientation, Transition, & Retention in Higher Education (NODA), April 2017

Co-Principal Investigator (50%): Enhancing Virtual Graduate Learning Communities and Research Development Using VoiceThread. CEHS Technology and Innovation Grant, April 2017

Principal Investigator: Examining Student Learning at Collaborative Transnational Universities in Vietnam. UNL College of Education and Human Sciences International Seed Grant, March 2017

Principal Investigator: Graduate Student Experiences at Vietnamese-German University. UNL Global Gateway Faculty Associate Grant, October 2014


Innovative Research in International Education Award (NAFSA: Association of International Educators), May 2022
Faculty Mid-Career Award, Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA), March 2022
2021 Excellence in International Research Award, Global Dimensions of Student Development, College Student Educators International (ACPA), March 2021
Best Article Award, CIES Study Abroad & International Students SIG, March 2020
Loyola University Chicago School of Education Distinguished Alumni Award, September 2018
OLC 2017 Effective Practice Award, Online Learning Consortium, November 2017


Clyde M. Campbell Endowed Fellowship, 2013
Council of Graduate Students Conference Grant, 2013
Educational Administration Department Summer Scholarship, 2009-2013
College of Education Fellowship to Enhance Global Understanding, 2012
Educational Administration Department Travel Grant, 2010-2012
Educational Administration Department Research Development Fellowship, 2011
Sheldon Cherney Endowed Scholarship in Graduate Studies in Education Overseas, 2011
Office of Study Abroad Academic Excellence Scholarship, 2010
Educational Leadership Graduate Fellowship, 2009


Patricia B. Enos Mentor Award, 2013