Erin Blasko | May 3, 2019
The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently announced the winners of its 2019 Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP), with 14 University of Notre Dame students and alumni winning the highly coveted award and another 12 receiving honorable mentions.
Inaugurated in 1952, the NSF GRFP recognizes and supports outstanding students in the NSF-supported science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited U.S. institutions. It is the oldest graduate fellowship of its kind.
The program offers three years of financial support in the form of a $34,000 annual stipend and a $12,000 cost-of-education allowance, in addition to professional development and international research opportunities.
In applying for the award, undergraduate students and alumni work with the Flatley Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement (CUSE) at Notre Dame, while graduate students work with the Graduate School’s Office of Grants and Fellowships.
“Our congratulations go to those who have been recognized by the NSF this year. They are a talented group, all of whom are exemplars of the two core NSF criteria of intellectual merit and broader impacts,” said Jeffrey Thibert, the Paul and Maureen Stefanick Director of CUSE. “I hope that their success inspires all undergraduates planning to apply for eligible graduate programs to also apply for the NSF GRFP, and I encourage them to work with CUSE and their faculty mentors to help them put together the strongest application possible.”
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