April 13, 2012
17 UC Irvine students were recently announced as recipients of the 2012 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP). An additional 35 students were selected as Honorable Mentions in the 2012 competition. Three of the 2011 Honorable Mention recipients were named as 2012 NSF GRFP Fellows for the current academic year.
The purpose of the NSF GRFP is to help ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce in the United States. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees in fields within NSF's mission. The NSF GRFP provides three years of support for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant achievements in science and engineering research. The ranks of NSF Fellows include numerous individuals who have made transformative breakthroughs in science and engineering research, many whom have become leaders in their chosen careers, and some who have been honored as Nobel laureates.
- The School of Biological Sciences
- The Henry Samueli School of Engineering
- Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Science
- The School of Medicine
- The School of Physical Sciences
- The School of Social Ecology
Four recipients participated in the UCI Competitive Edge Summer Research Programwhich is sponsored by the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) via the U.S. Department of Education.
This year’s NSF GRFP Fellows will receive three years of support with a $30,000 annual stipend along with a $12,000 cost-of-education allowance to the institution.