Grant Proposal — Kenya to California and back: Translating lessons about migration and informal urbanism
This sample includes the three statements I wrote for a Fulbright research grant. The audience was the Selection Committee at the International Institute of Education (in the US State Department) and a government ministry in Kenya. I was a semi-finalist but ultimately was not selected.
The three statements are:
Pages 1-2: The statement of grant purpose — a concise articulation of my research context, purpose, questions, and methods.
Page 3: The personal statement — my motivation and goals, using storytelling techniques to tie it to my research proposal.
Page 4: NatGeo storytelling fellowship statement — a proposal for a storytelling project to support interest in and the impact of my research.
Essay — Framing Slums: Explanations for why they exist, persist, and grow
Grad school essay about historical and contemporary theories on informal settlements
Memo — Strategies for curbing non-essential water use
Grad school assignment analyzing water use in Southern Nevada and recommendations for the most effective set of strategies to curb use.