Grants and Awards

Select Grants, Fellowships, and Research Awards

My work has been funded through the National Communication Association, NIH/NIMHHD, university level, state level awards, and other organizations. I have also been honored to receive awards for my research. I have provided representative examples (post-tenure grants, fellowships and awards) below.

  • 2021 Mentorship Award, The University of Alabama
  • 2020 Top Paper Award, National Communication Association- Peter Berge, Rebecca K. Britt
  • 2018 Top Paper Award, Communication and the Future Division, National Communication Association
  • 2017 Dr. Sherwood and Elizabeth Berg Young University Award, South Dakota State University, Research Award established via an endowment given annually to one faculty member for outstanding career potential in research with a $3000 Award
  • 2017 Award, Top Article for Research in Technical and Scientific Communication, Conference on College Composition and Communication, nominated by Editor Donna Kain, for article in Technical Communication Quarterly, Dr. Rebecca K. Britt & Dr. Kristen Hatten
  • 2016 25 Under 35 Award, Saint Joseph Academy, competitive award given to alumnus who “have gone above and beyond in their personal and professional endeavors since graduation and live the mission of the Academy embodied by SJA and its founders.”
  • 2015 Top Paper Award, Communication and the Future Division, National Communication Association
  • 2015 Top Paper Award, Health Communication Division, Central States Communication Association
  • 2014 Top Paper Award, Communication and the Future Division, National Communication Association
  • 2014 Top Paper Award, Research Division, Broadcast Education Association

Select Grants and Fellowships

  • 2021 Institute for Communication and Information Sciences Research Grant, The University of Alabama, Dr. Jiyoung Lee and Rebecca K. Britt
  • 2020 Faculty Learning Committee Award: The S13 Project
  • 2018 College of Communication and Information Sciences Strategic Funding Grant, The University of Alabama
  • 2018 Faculty Research Grants Committee Award, The University of Alabama
  • 2018 Faculty Fellowship Award, Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility, The University of Alabama
  • 2018 Experiential Learning Faculty Award, College of Arts & Sciences at South Dakota State University
  • 2017 Experiential Learning Faculty Award, College of Arts & Sciences at South Dakota State University
  • 2016 NIH/NIMHHD, “Sharing hope and healing: Evaluating and promoting living kidney donation through a social media campaign”
  • 2016-17 Scholarly Excellence Fund Award, South Dakota State University
  • 2016 National Communication Association Advancing the Discipline Grant
  • 2015 Research and Scholarship Support Grant, South Dakota State University
  • 2015 SEED Startup Grant, South Dakota State