Gulf Coast Prize for Fiction (selected from over 300 entries); Judges: Gulf Coast Journal Editors; Final Judge: Sarah Shun-Lien Bynum, Summer 2015

National Science Foundation Travel Grant, Fall 2014

Coler-Goldwater Hospital Writing Workshop Fellowship, 2013-2014 Scholarship, Slice Literary Writers’ Conference, St. Francis College, Brooklyn, NY, Fall 2013

Departmental Fellowship, Creative Writing Program, New York University, 2012-2014

Philip Cannistraro Award for Italian History, CUNY Graduate Center, Fall 2011

Notable Story, Gemini Magazine Flash Fiction Contest (selected from almost 1,000 entries); Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction, Judges: Nimrod Editors; Final Judge: Amy Bloom (selected from 474 entries), 2011

Randolph L. Braham Dissertation Fellowship for Eastern European History and Holocaust Studies, CUNY Graduate Center, 2010-2011

Doctoral Research Grant, CUNY Graduate Center, Summer 2010

University Fellowship, CUNY Graduate Center, 2007-2009

National Science Foundation Travel Grant, Fall 2006

Davis Merit Prize, Princeton University, 2004-2006

University of Chicago Century Scholarship (declined), 2004

Winner, Literary Contest, Jefferson Literary and Debating Society, 2000  Judges: Meridian Editors

Dean’s Fellowship, University of Virginia School of Medicine, 1999-2000

Open Society Foundations Travel Grant, Imperial Cancer Research Foundation, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK, Summer 1996