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Current Funding

2013 – 2018     INSPIRE Track 1: What is Normal Milk? Sociocultural, Evolutionary, Environmental, and Microbial Aspects of Human Milk Composition. The National Science Foundation (IOS #1344288). PI: M McGuire; Co-PIs: CL Meehan, JA Foster, S Moore, & L. Bode.

2017   Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. “Characterizing pathogen-specific antibodies in human milk.” PIs: Michelle McGuire, Mark McGuire, Courtney Meehan, Janet Williams, Juan Miguel Rodriguez, Xiaowu Liang, Gary Hermanson, Joe Campo, Arlo Randall, Krista Trappl.

2016 – 2017     Childcare choices, microbiomes, and infant behavior – are they related? PIs – Courtney Meehan, Michelle McGuire, Maria Gartstein, and Edward Hagen. Health Equity and Resilience Research Collaborative (HERRC).

2010-2017    CAREER: Cooperative Childcare and Exchange and Health among Central African Foragers and Farmers. The National Science Foundation (BCS #0955213). PI: CL Meehan.

Previous Research Funding

2015     Infant temperament in Ethiopia. Initiative for Global Innovation Studies (IGIS), Washington State University. PIs: Courtney Meehan and Masha Gartstein

2009     Cooperative Childrearing among the Aka Tropical Forest Foragers in the Central  African Republic. PI – Courtney L. Meehan. Office of Grant and Research Development – New Faculty Seed Grant.

2009     Cooperative Breeding and Maternal Time Allocation among the Aka Tropical Forest Foragers. The Leakey Foundation. P.I. Courtney L. Meehan.

Current Graduate Student Grants and Fellowships

NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

2017     National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Fellowship. Graduate Student – Avery Lane.

NSF REG Funding:

2016     REG: Risk and Contraception Use. The National Science Foundation. PI – CL Meehan; Co-PI –  Ph.D. Graduate Student Katherine Flores.

Previous Graduate Student Grants

2013     DDRIG: The Effects of Stress on Onset of Cultural and Biological Middle Childhood among the Aka Foragers and the Ngandu Horticulturalists. The National Science Foundation.  PI – Courtney L. Meehan, Co-PI – Courtney Helfrecht.

2012     REU Supplement: Postpartum Practices among the Aka Foragers of the Central African Republic. The National Science Foundation. PI – Courtney L. Meehan, Undergraduate Student – Courtney Malcom. Funded by BCS Cultural Anthropology and Biological Anthropology Programs.

2011     REG: Middle Childhood among the Aka Foragers of the Central African Republic. Supplement award to CAREER: Cooperative Childcare and Exchange and Health among Central African Foragers and Farmers.   The National Science Foundation (BCS #0955213). (PI: Courtney L. Meehan, Ph.D. Graduate Student: Courtney Helfrecht.) Funded by BCS Cultural Anthropology and Developmental Learning Sciences Programs.