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Graduate students to receive summer stipend support

Graduate students to receive summer stipend support

Findings Staff Report | March 15, 2021

The 2020-2021 University Research Council Graduate Student Stipend and Research Cost for Faculty-Student Collaboration Funding Program has concluded another successful application and funding cycle.

A total of 95 graduate students applied over the four URC areas: Arts & Humanities, Behavioral and Social Sciences, Life Sciences and Physical Sciences & Engineering.

Faculty review teams were assembled for each area and identified the awardees for this summer. The graduate student winners and their programs are:

Arts & Humanities

Debanjali Banerjee, Architecture & Interior Design

Bryce Bullins, English

Cara Dees, English

Sarah Imran, Political Science

Lily Meyer, English

Kelsey Mello, Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies

Taraneh Wilkinson, Philosophy

Behavioral and Social Sciences

Lisa Gies, Psychology

Emily Devlin, Psychology

Hema Prabhu, Psychology

Dalia Mazen Abdulkader, Communication Sciences and Disorders

Danielle McLaughlin, Political Science

Elana Abelson, Psychology

Life Sciences

Maxwell Winkeljohn, Biological Sciences

Evan Reeder, Division of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Essraa Khalil, Chemistry

Nabil Siddiqui, Division of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Shindu Chamakkalayil Thomas, Division of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Daniel Berning, Biological Sciences

Physical Sciences & Engineering

Kabir Rishi, Chemical and Materials Engineering

Jacob Orkwis, Chemical and Environmental Engineering

Rajkumar Merugu, Chemistry

Caroline Williams, Chemistry

Mohammad Nazmus Sadat, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Tianyu Zhang, Chemical and Environmental Engineering


We would like to thank all of the applicants and faculty reviewers who made this program successful again this year. This program runs annually with applications accepted in the fall.

Details on this and other Office of Research internal funding programs are available at the Office of Research website.