McFee, who is currently a Social Sciences Teaching Fellow at UChicago, has been awarded over £1 million to support her research initiative: Trust after Betrayal: Global Development Interventions in Contexts of Organized Violence. She will lead this initiative out of the Latin American and Caribbean Centre at the London School of Economics and Political Science. McFee notes, "I am honored and humbled to join a cohort of 101 of research and innovation leaders worldwide charged with tackling major challenges ranging from cancer treatment to space travel and reducing harmful vehicle emissions." UK Science Minister Amanda Solloway announced the awards on October 15, 2020. This group of fellows, based at UK universities and businesses, will be supported through a total investment of £109 million. The formal announcement can be found here.