- USAID Research and Innovation Fellowship (20K$).
- Distinguished Friedrich Fellowship, School of Communication and Information, Rutgers University (21K$).
- Summer Fellow, School of Communication and Information, Rutgers University (10K$).
- Graduate Student Fellow, Global Village Program, Rutgers University.
- Awarded Bogazici University Alumni Fellowship.
Teaching and Research Awards:
- Teaching Assistantship, School of Communication and Information, Ph.D. Program, Rutgers University.
- Top Student Paper Award from the Ethnicity and Race Communication division of the International Communication Association.
- Top Paper Award from the Public Relations division of the National Communication Association.
- Melvin Miller Teaching Award.
- Teaching Assistantship, Communication Department, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.