In addition to being awarded a 2022 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship, Nick has also been awarded a 2022 Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship! After reviewing his options, Nick chose the NSF Fellowship.
The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship 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 institutions. The fellowship provides a three-year annual stipend as well as a cost of education allowance that is paid to the University of Minnesota. Read the Department of Chemistry News story here.
The Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships are awarded in a national competition administered by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine on behalf of the Ford Foundation. The awards are made to individuals who, in the judgment of the review panels, have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level in the U.S., show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. For the 2022 competition year, the program awarded approximately 75 predoctoral fellowships. The fellowships provide three years of support for individuals engaged in graduate study leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) degree.