GS Alumni Receive National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships

April 26, 2019

Three GS alumni were recently selected for the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program, which "recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions."

Fellows receive a three-year annual stipend of $34,000, along with a 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 U.S. institution of graduate education.

2019 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Awardees

Christopher Beierschmitt '17
Evolutionary Biology, University of California - San Diego

William Alejandro Falcon '18
Machine Learning, New York University

Abigale Wyatt '14
Chemical Oceanography, Princeton University

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is the country’s oldest fellowship program that directly supports graduate students in various STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fields. Currently, 42 Fellows have gone on to become Nobel laureates, and more than 450 have become members of the National Academy of Sciences. In addition, the Graduate Research Fellowship Program has a high rate of doctorate degree completion, with more than 70 percent of students completing their doctorates within 11 years.