the second consecutive year, Geoscience faculty member Steve Hovan was
invited to serve on the review panel which recommends awards to
outstanding applicants for the 2014 National Science Foundations Graduate
Research Fellowship Program (GRFP).
program 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
the oldest graduate fellowship of its kind, the GRFP has a long history of
selecting recipients who achieve high levels of success in their future
academic and professional careers. The reputation of the GRFP follows
recipients and often helps them become lifelong leaders that contribute
significantly to both scientific innovation and teaching. Past fellows include
numerous Nobel Prize winners, U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, Google
founder Sergey Brin, and Freakonomics co-author Steven Levitt.
share in the prestige and opportunities that become available when they are
selected. Fellows benefit from a three-year annual stipend of $32,000 along
with a $12,000 cost of education allowance for tuition and fees (paid to the
institution), opportunities for international research and professional
development, and the freedom to conduct their own research at any accredited
U.S. institution of graduate education they choose.
Department of Geoscience