May 10, 2022
Five JFI students were named recipients of the highly-competitive Graduate Research Fellowship Program funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Recipients include graduate students Connie Miao (Schuster Group), Olivia Wedig (Engel Group), Caitlin Bellora (Engel Group) and Undergraduate students Alexandra Hinkle (Talapin Group) and Margot Young (Jageger Group).
The NSF GRFP recognizes and supports outstanding graduate and undergraduate students who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees in fields within NSF’s mission. The GRFP provides up to three years of support for the graduate education of recipients who have demonstrated their potential for significant achievements in science and engineering research. Each award cycle, the NSF receives about 13,000 applications and, in 2022, the agency offered fellowships to 2,193 students.
Established in 1952, the GRFP is critical to the NSF’s strategy to develop a globally engaged workforce and ensure the nation’s leadership in advancing science and engineering research and innovation. A major goal of the program is to increase the diversity of the STEM workforce, including geographic distribution, as well as the participation of women, underrepresented minorities, people with disabilities, and veterans.