Yesterday, the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced the recipients of the 2015 Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) awards. The GRFP provides three years of financial support to science and engineering students early in their graduate careers. The GRFP is a highly competitive program; in 2015, over 16,500 students applied for 2,000 fellowships.

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Ten students were selected to receive NSF GRFP fellowships in Linguistics, including two members of the LSA:

  • Rikker Dockum (Yale University). Rikker's research interests focus on Thai and Thai languages, including both historical approaches and contemporary linguistic fieldwork.
  • Daniel Hieber (UC-Santa Barbara). Daniel studies linguistic typology and language documentation and revitalization, particularly with regards to languages in the southeastern US and East Africa. Daniel attended the 2011 LSA Linguistic Institute and was a 2014 recipient of the LSA CoLang Scholarship.

Other recipients of the NSF GRFP in Linguistics include:

  • Rafael Abramowitz (University of Chicago)
  • Christopher Hammerly
  • Kimberly Johnson (UT-Arlington)
  • Kelsey Kraus (UC-Santa Cruz)
  • Joshua Meyer (University of Arizona)
  • Shivani Patel (Emory University)
  • Caitlin Richter
  • Melodie Yen (University of Arizona)

In addition, Ricardo Rivera (UC-Berkeley) was awarded an NSF GRFP fellowship in Linguistic Anthropology. Ten students were also recognized as Honorable Mentions for the NSF GRFP in Linguistics. 

Congratulations to all GRFP awardees and honorable mentions on their accomplishments! Applications for the 2016 GRFP will open this summer; students in linguistics who have not yet finished their first full year of graduate school are encouraged to apply.