UNC Greensboro’s (UNCG) Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry produced more of the 2023 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) recipients than any other undergraduate chemistry department in the state.
The coveted fellowship, which is awarded to only 16% of applicants, covers three years of graduate school expenses through doctoral studies, inclusive of a $37,000 annual stipend, and lifts a huge burden for graduate students bound for science research careers.
Among this year’s recipients from across the country are five students who completed their undergraduate degrees in chemistry or biochemistry at UNC Greensboro (UNCG). This is a record for UNCG and an incredibly strong showing for a department that graduates 30 to 40 students each year. In fact, the chemistry department was third overall in producing 2023 NSF GRFP awardees, just behind University of California Berkley and University of California Los Angeles.
Something is happening over in the Sullivan building. Just like the fungi studied in its fourth-floor labs, young scientists are finding a warm and nourishing place to grow at UNCG.