Eight GSAS Students Win 2017 NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

January 02, 2020

The National Science Foundation announced eight current doctoral candidates in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences as 2017 Graduate Research Fellows. The highly competitive fellowship program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based degrees at accredited United States institutions.

The winners from GSAS are:

  • Kirsten Blancato (Astronomy)
  • Suman Gunasekaran (Chemistry)
  • Joseph Matragrano (Chemistry)
  • Nicole Melso (Astronomy)
  • Anika Petach (Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology)
  • Sandra Portocarrero (Sociology)
  • Jake Russell (Chemistry)
  • Stephanie Schmiege (Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology)

Fellows benefit from a three-year annual stipend of $34,000 along with a $12,000 cost of education allowance for tuition and fees, opportunities for international research and professional development, and the freedom to conduct their own research at any accredited US institution of graduate education they choose.

To learn more about the program, click here.