UMD Doctoral Student Receives Fellowship for Research Examining Population and Household Economics, Gender Disparities in Developing Countries

Ibnat awarded prestigious fellowship from AAUW

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July 1, 2021

The UMD Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics is happy to announce that Fabliha Ibnat has been awarded a dissertation fellowship for the 2021-2022 academic year from AAUW.

AAUW, the American Association of University Women, has been one of the largest funders of women’s graduate education since 1888. The organization announced nearly $5 million in funding to more than 260 fellows and grantees in the 2021-22 award year. 

“These exceptional recipients will pursue academic work and lead innovative community projects to empower women and girls,” according to AAUW. 

This year’s AAUW cohort includes recipients in the categories of graduate school education, career development or re-entering the workforce, community action grants, international education and project fellowships and grants, in addition to a grant supporting research publication. 

Ibnat’s research focuses on development economics, population and household economics, and gender disparities in developing countries. Her dissertation evaluates the impact of women's land inheritance reforms on fertility, household resource allocation, and child mortality in India.

“I’m extremely grateful to AAUW for their support, as well as to my advisors Dr. Leonard, Dr. Cai, and Dr. Preonas for their ongoing support and mentorship," said Ibnat. 

Congratulations to Fabliha on receiving this prestigious fellowship award!