Ph.D. Students Selected for 2021 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

April 9, 2021

DSAS Graduate Students Selected for 2021 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

Three DSAS graduate students have been selected for the 2021 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). The prestigious award provides three years of support for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant research achievements in STEM or STEM education. Its overall goal is to recruit individuals into STEM fields and to broaden participation of underrepresented groups in science and engineering.

The GRFP has a history of selecting recipients who achieve the highest levels of success and distinction in their respective fields and emerge as leaders in both research and teaching.

2021 DSAS Graduate Student Awardees are:

Elijah Hall, Geosciences - Hydrology

Karen Y Peralta Martinez, Life Sciences - Organismal Biology

Sara Jaramillo, Psychology - Cognitive Psychology


In addition, four DSAS graduate students were recognized with honorable mentions:

Emily Biermann, Physics and Astronomy - Astronomy and Astrophysics

Kayla Komondor, Life Sciences - Developmental Biology

Rachael Kramp, Life Sciences - Ecology

Madeline Torres, Life Sciences - Microbial Biology


For all University of Pittsburgh awardees and honorable mentions, see this story on Pittwire.


Congratulations to all awardees on their wonderful accomplishments!