2019-2020 Fellowship Recipients

2019-2020 Fellowship Recipients

By Jessica Alvarez

2019-2020 Fellowship Recipients

By Jessica Alvarez
The Graduate School congratulates the 2019-2020 Dean’s, UM, Maytag, McKnight, NSF, Dissertation, and Wulkan Fellows.

The Graduate School is proud to announce the distinguished students who were awarded Dean’s Fellowships, University of Miami (UM) Fellowships, Maytag Fellowships, McKnight Fellowships, National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships, the Wulkan Scholarship, and the Graduate School’s Dissertation Fellowship.

Dean’s Fellowship

The Dean's Fellowship provides recipients with two years of support and is the most prestigious award offered by the Graduate School. Nominees must be incoming first-year Ph.D. students in the areas of biological sciences, arts and humanities, physical sciences and social, behavioral & administrative sciences. 

  • Hannah Broos, Psychology
  • Stephanie Novotny, Psychology
  • Elliot Weinstein, Psychology
  • Nadiyah Aamer, Modern Languages and Literatures
  • Edward Wintergalen, Environmental Science & Policy
  • Quinton Lawton, Atmospheric Sciences
  • Richard Karp, Marine Biology & Ecology
  • Jessica Hersh, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

UM Fellowship

The UM Fellowship provides recipients with two years of support and is one of the highest awards offered by the Graduate School. Nominees must be incoming first-year Ph.D. students from any area of study.

  • Michael Sacks, English
  • Hwan Ryu, Philosophy
  • Caroline Kraan, Environmental Science & Policy
  • Alyssa Kullberg, Biology
  • Yuliana Perdomo, Chemistry
  • Daniel Verdear, Computer Science
  • Rul Ma, Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Lillian Henderson, Ocean Sciences
  • Sisam Shrestha Atmospheric Sciences
  • Gabrielle Del Ray, Counseling Psychology
  • Lukas Novak, Counseling Psychology

 Maytag Fellowship

The Maytag Fellowship, funded by an endowment from the Robert E. Maytag estate, recognizes and supports promising researchers in the fields of biochemistry and molecular biology, biology, chemistry, physiology and biophysics, marine biology, molecular cell and developmental biology, marine and atmospheric chemistry, and psychology.

  • Manuela Jaramillo, Psychology
  • Kelsey Johnson-Sapp, Maine Biology & Ecology
  • Emily Walsh, Psychology

McKnight Fellowship

The McKnight Doctoral Fellowship program, funded by the Florida Education Fund, is designed to address the under-representation of African American and Hispanic faculty at colleges and universities in the state of Florida by increasing the pool of citizens qualified with Ph.D. degrees to teach at the college and university levels. Up to 50 Fellowships are awarded annually to African American or Hispanic students to attend one of nine participating Florida universities, including the University of Miami. Eligible fields of study include any field in the Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, Health Sciences, Nursing, or the Visual and Performing Arts.

  • Christian McDonald, Biomedical Sciences
  • Rafael Leite, Psychology

The Graduate School also congratulates Industrial Engineering Ph.D. student, Andrea Peters, as the recipient of the McKnight Dissertation Fellowship, also awarded by the Florida Education Fund.

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)

The NSF GRFP recognizes outstanding students who are pursuing research-based graduate degrees in science, technology, engineering, and math. The GRFP provides three years of support to graduate students who have demonstrated their potential for significant achievements in these fields.

  • Hunter Howell, Biology
  • Emmanuel Medrano, Biology
  • Brianna Almeida, Biology
  • Alyssa Kullberg, Biology

Dissertation Fellowship

The Graduate School’s Dissertation Fellowship, launched in the 2018-2019 academic year, is awarded annually to one recipient in the final year of writing and defending the dissertation, without the obligation of a teaching, research, or graduate assignment. Nominees must be Ph.D./Ed.D./D.M.A. students who have been admitted to candidacy.

  • Anastasiia Kuptsevych, Sociology

Wulkan Scholarship

The Wulkan Family American Public Transportation Foundation Endowed Scholarship is a new funding opportunity for graduate students at the University of Miami which provides tuition assistance to one master's or doctoral student interested in a career in the public transportation industry.

  • Alvaro Ruiz Emparanza, Civil Engineering

Congratulations to all our 2019-2020 Fellows!