Grants & Fellowships

Awards, Fellowships, and Honors

2018-2010 – Coyle Fellow, Center for Literacy Education, University of Notre Dame. This two-year fellowship identifies and supports promising early career scholars in advancing equity-oriented literacy research.

2019 – Outstanding Dissertation Award (2nd place), Bilingual Education Research Special Interest Group, American Educational Research Association (AERA)

2019 – Outstanding Dissertation Award (3rd place), National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE)

2015-2018 – TEACH Academy Future Faculty Partner, University of Wisconsin-Madison. This award recognizes excellence in teaching in higher education; candidates for the TEACH Academy are nominated by their undergraduate/graduate students.

Grant-Funded Research

2019-2021 – Gort, M., Hamman-Ortiz, L. & Santiago Schwarz, V. Role: Co-Investigator. “Demystifying the Genres of Schooling: Engaging Elementary Bilingual Teachers and Learners in Genre-Pedagogy Study and Practice.” (Gort, PI). Spencer Small Research Grant ($50,000), Spencer Foundation.

2019-2020 – Gort, M., Hamman-Ortiz, L. & Santiago Schwarz, V. Role: Co-Investigator. “Improving Educational Outcomes for Low-Income, Latino English Learners.” (Gort, PI). Office for Outreach and Engagement: Individual Faculty Outreach Award Program ($9,000), University of Colorado-Boulder.

2019-2020 – Gort, M., Hamman-Ortiz, L. & Santiago Schwarz, V. Role: Co-Investigator. “Partnering with Bilingual Educators to Improve Writing Instruction and Outcomes for Low-Income, Latinx English Learners.” (Gort, PI). School of Education Place-based Partnership Seed Awards ($20,000), University of Colorado-Boulder.

2018-2019 – Gort, M., Hamman-Ortiz, L. & Santiago Schwarz, V. Role: Co-Investigator. “Improving Writing Instruction for Colorado English Learners.” (Gort, PI). Women Investing in the School of Education (WISE; $8,300), University of Colorado-Boulder.

2018-2019 – Gort, M., Hamman-Ortiz, L. & Santiago Schwarz, V. Role: Co-Investigator. “Improving Writing Instruction for Colorado English Learners.” (Gort, PI). Center to Advance Research and Teaching in the Social Sciences (CARTSS; $4000), University of Colorado-Boulder.

Dissertation Awards

2017 – Phi Kappa Phi Dissertation Fellowship ($10,000). Fellowship awarded to 10 Ph.D. candidates in any discipline across the United States.

2017 – Language Learning Dissertation Grant ($2,000)

2016 – National Federation of Modern Language Teachers’ Association / Modern Language Journal Dissertation Award ($2500)

2016 – The International Research Foundation (TIRF) for English Language Education Doctoral Dissertation Grant ($1500)

International Research and Study Awards

2016 – Tinker Nave Fellowship, LACIS Program, Research in Mexico ($2500)

2016 – Phi Kappa Phi Zillman Summer Research Award, Research in Mexico ($800)

2014 – Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Award, Portuguese Study in Brazil ($5000)

2013 – Mellon Recruitment Award, Research and Study in Uganda ($5000)

Conference Travel Grants

2018 – Conference Travel Grant, C&I Program Committee, UW-Madison ($269)

2018 – SRGC Conference Presentation Funds, Graduate School, UW-Madison ($1200)

2018 – Bilingual Education Research SIG Graduate Student Award, AERA ($500)

2017 – Professional Development Travel Grant, TESOL ($200)

2016 – SRGC Conference Presentation Funds, Graduate School, UW-Madison ($600)

2016 – Conference Travel Grant, C&I Program Committee, UW-Madison ($230)

2016 – ESL/EFL Professional Travel Grant, TESOL Awards Committee ($1500)

2015 – SRGC Conference Presentation Funds, Graduate School, UW-Madison ($600)

2015 – Conference Travel Grant, C&I Program Committee, UW-Madison ($250)

2015 – Tourism Toronto Student Travel Grant, TESOL Awards Committee ($500)