Published: April 2, 2009

Natalie Koch and Michelle Olsgard, both graduate students in the CU-Boulder Geography department, received an award despite there being only five such fellowships awarded in all of Geography in the US.

The National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) helps ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and reinforces its diversity. The 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 in the U.S. and abroad. The NSF welcomes applications from all qualified students and strongly encourages under-represented populations, including women, under-represented racial and ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities, to apply for this fellowship.

GRFP Fellows Receive the Following:

  • Three years of support
  • $30,000 annual stipend
  • $10,500 cost-of-education allowance
  • $1,000 one time international travel allowance
  • TeraGrid Supercomputer access

See NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) for more information.