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Ohio Northern University student awarded Graduate Research Fellowship Program grant

Apr 30, 2015

Ohio Northern University student Abigail Thayer, a senior chemistry and applied math major from Painesville, Ohio, has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) grant.

Thayer will use the grant to pursue a Ph.D. in geochemistry at the University of Colorado Boulder. Her research will focus on using ice cores from Greenland or Antarctica to understand global climate change.  

The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded the grants to 2,000 individuals from among 16,500 applicants in 2015.

With its emphasis on support of individuals, the GRFP offers fellowship awards directly to graduate students selected through a national competition. The GRFP provides three years of financial support within a five-year fellowship period ($34,000 annual stipend and $12,000 cost-of-education allowance to the graduate institution) for graduate study that leads to a research-based master’s or doctoral degree in science or engineering.

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