Ph.D. candidates awarded Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships

Oct. 11, 2017 - Seven CEMS graduate students were awarded Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships (DDF) for academic year 2017-2018 in a University-wide competition sponsored by the University of Minnesota Graduate School. The DDF program provides the University's most accomplished Ph.D. candidates with an opportunity to devote full-time effort to dissertation research and writing in the fellowship year. The award includes a stipend of $25,000, tuition for up to 14 thesis credits each semester, and subsidized health insurance through the Graduate Assistant Health Plan. With supplemental funds provided by the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, the total level of support for each recipient reaches $35,000. The Fellowship also includes a $1,000 Conference Presentation Grant for Fellows who have been accepted to present their dissertation research at a conference. Winners include (from left to right): Xiaolan Li, Jun Xu, Brittany Forkus, Jeff Walter, Meera Shete, Ryan Wu, and Abhinav Prakash.

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