A whopping 25 CU Boulder engineering students have earned National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships this spring, a recognition of their strong potential for outstanding research in graduate school and beyond.
Fellows in the competitive program receive a three-year stipend of $34,000 annually, coverage of tuition and fees, and opportunities for international research and professional development. Out of roughly 13,000 applicants last year, only 2,000 were offered fellowships.
“These awards are extremely beneficial to the pursuit of their personal passions in their field, and it’s also incredibly helpful to their department and the university,” said Meredith Canode, director of graduate programs for the college. “We are delighted for these students and so proud of their efforts.”
For the first time last fall, the College of Engineering and Applied Science collaborated with the Graduate School to host an NSF GRFP informational seminar and writing workshop, with additional financial support from the College of Arts & Sciences.
The workshop assisted prospective applicants with small-group coaching with scientific and technical writing instructors to prepare strong submissions. Nearly 20% of workshop attendees received the fellowship this year. The workshop will repeat in September or October 2021 for the next cycle.
Congratulations to all of our deserving fellowship winners!