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PHD Biosciences Student recognized with National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Honorable Mention

Madeleine Anne Becker, a current PHD Biosciences Student, was selected for an honorable mention by the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP).

The fellowship recognizes and supports outstanding students who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees in the United States. The five-year fellowship consists of three years of financial support including an annual stipend of $34,000 and a cost of education allowance of $12,000 to the institution. It also provides mentoring and networking opportunities, all of which allows students to focus on progressing their own research projects rather than teaching or working on research projects on behalf of their adviser.

“The NSF GRFP award recognizes rising scholars for their dedication to diversifying STEM fields and to producing scholarship with broad, real-world impacts,” said Megan Bruening, assistant director of graduate fellowships at Mason. “These students embody Mason’s goal of developing creative scholars who will solve today’s toughest challenges.”