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Promising UA Grad Students Earn NSF Fellowships

Submitted on June 10, 2016

May 15, 2017

A group of 29 students affiliated with the University of Arizona received the prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, which is granted to those with proven potential for making significant achievements in their fields. Twenty-three other UA-affiliated students received honorable mention.

The award is the most prestigious research fellowship for graduate students in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields, providing an award valued at $132,000 per student. The fellowship, which also was granted to four UA students this year in the social sciences, provides three years of support for research-based graduate students in the early stages of their career.

"These are incredibly competitive awards that go to the most promising graduate students in the nation," said Andrew Carnie, dean of the Graduate College.

"We are honored, but not surprised, that these students have been selected among the many outstanding graduate students at the UA," Carnie said. "We look forward to the discoveries and innovations that will come from their work."

Read the full UA News Article, which includes brief bios of the student recipients.

The UA Graduate College provides a range of services, including workshops and feedback on essay drafts, to support applicants to the NSF Graduate Research Fellowships Program. The majority of the awardees, and honorable mentions, participated in the program as applicants.

Students interested in applying for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program next fall can register for application support through the UA Graduate College over the summer. More information can be found online: