Quinton Hayre  and Kate Reeves awarded 2023 Bartell Prize

Bartell Prize for Undergraduate Research on Poverty and Development

The Kellogg Institute for International Studies established the Rev. Ernest J. Bartell, CSC, Prize for Undergraduate Research on Poverty and Development in the fall of 2018. The Bartell Prize was established with a donation from Quentin Wodon, a Distinguished Research Affiliate of the Kellogg Institute and a lead economist at the World Bank’s Education Global Practice, along with an additional donation from the Institute. The Bartell Prize was named in honor of Fr. Ernest Bartell, Kellogg’s founding executive director and emeritus professor of economics at Notre Dame. 

The award is conferred annually at the University of Notre Dame's Human Development Conference, a student-led conference that brings together students from around the world to share multidisciplinary development-focused research. Two $1,000 prizes recognize outstanding undergraduate student research on poverty and development. Each year one prize is given to a student at the University of Notre Dame and one to a student from another university who present their work at the conference.


Application Process

Undergraduate students invited to present at the Notre Dame Human Development Conference are eligible to apply for this award. Information regarding how to apply is included in the conference invitation. Students who wish to be considered must complete the application and essay along with submitting the research paper they will be presenting at the conference. Additional information and/or an interview may be required. 

Student research should address a specific aspect of poverty and development, whether in the United States or abroad. Research may be submitted from any field of study, including the social sciences, natural sciences, and humanities. Students are encouraged to conduct original research and to consider programs and policies that could help reduce poverty.  A faculty committee will determine the award recipients, and prizes will be conferred during the Human Development Conference.






Ashleigh Cotter
University of Notre Dame

Maternal Migration: Analyzing the Effects of Migrant Status on the Maternal Health Experiences of Migrant Women in Monterrey, Mexico


Lillie Kang 
Washington University in St. Louis

Public Trust and Cultural Conservation: A Health and General Needs keerAssessment of the Chepang Community in Makwanpur District, Raksirang Rural Municipality, Nepal


Quinton Hayre 
University of Notre Dame

Community Water Governance in Fiji

Kate Reeves
Georgetown University

The Inambari Dam: Development or Destruction? The fears that motivated a successful resistance movement” / “La Represa Inambari: ¿desarrollo o destrucción?


Olivia Dopheide
University of Notre Dame

My Dream is Farming: Cultivating New Roots in Kansas City


Jahnavi Prabhala
William & Mary
The Exodus Project: Addressing Inadequate Menstruation Hygiene Management (MHM) in Venezuelan Migrant Communities in Colombia


Tatiana Silva
University of Notre Dame

Analyzing the Effects of Law on Obstetric Care in Argentina


Caitlin Scott 
University of Oregon Clark Honors College

Reinforcing Push Factors in the Northern Triangle: An Investigation of Trump’s Attempts to Deter Immigration Through Humanitarian Aid Reduction


Colleen Ballantyne
University of Notre Dame

When 'Number Two' is Public Enemy #1: A Study on how Women Experience the Consequences of Open Defecation in Rural North India


Tyeesha Webber
Howard University

The Phenomenon of Resistance— Smuggling Imported Goods in Senegal


Caroline Murtagh
University of Notre Dame

Perceptions and Behaviors toward Blood Donation in Kampala, Uganda


Ernest Tan
Yale-NUS College, Singapore

Living off the Land: Sand Harvesting, Land Management, and Sustainable Livelihoods in Kenya