NSF Selects Multiple MDTP Students for Graduate Research Fellowships

The National Science Foundation has selected 21 UW–Madison students to receive a Graduate Research Fellowship, a highly sought and competitive award.

The Graduate Research Fellowship Program supports high-potential scientists and engineers in the early stages of their careers. Each year, more than 12,000 applicants compete for 2,000 fellowship awards.

Awardees from UW–Madison, including both undergraduate and graduate students, represent a variety of specializations across science, engineering, and technology. Another 23 UW–Madison students were recognized with honorable mentions.

The program provides awardees with three years of financial support consisting of a $34,000 annual stipend and a $12,000 education allowance. UW–Madison contributes toward fringe benefits.

Fellows are also connected to opportunities for international research collaboration through the Graduate Research Opportunities Worldwide (GROW) initiative, and to professional career development through the federal Graduate Research Internship Program (GRIP).

The 2022 UW–Madison awardees are:

  • Lauren Ehehalt, Chemistry
  • Kristel Forlano, Chemistry
  • Samuel Garcia, Nuclear Engineering
  • Joshua Gasick, Mechanical Engineering
  • Natalie Lauren Jones-Kerwin, Political Science
  • Nicholas Juntunen, Chemistry
  • Unni Kurumbail, Chemical & Biological Engineering
  • Isaac Laseter, Astronomy
  • Angélica López, Biomedical Engineering
  • Kayley Manuel, Microbiology
  • Thomas Nguyen, Electrical Engineering
  • Holly Nichols, Microbiology
  • Grant Nickles, Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Stephanie Oliveras Santos, Chemistry
  • Damayanti Rodriguez-Ramos, Microbiology
  • Aiden Ross, Materials Science and Engineering
  • Kathryn Schmidt, Microbiology
  • Gage Siebert, Physics
  • Irene Stoutland, Chemistry
  • Christopher Triggs, Chemistry
  • Aaron Young, Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science