Congratulations to our 2020-2021 fellows!

Congratulations to our 2020-2021 fellows!

By UM Grad News

Congratulations to our 2020-2021 fellows!

By UM Grad News
The Graduate School celebrates the 2020-2021 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. Congratulations to our 2020-2021 Fellows!

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 from any area of study.

  • Seokmin Kim, Biology
  • Taylor Ariko, Biomedical Engineering
  • Hannah Artman, Communication
  • Qinran Liu, Epidemiology
  • Hope Elliot, Ocean Sciences
  • Grace Woodard, Psychology

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.

  • Abigail Dieter, Biology
  • Amelia, Dev, Psychology
  • Alyssa Lozano, Prevention Science and Community Health
  • Chong Jia, Meteorology and Physical Oceanography
  • Shengxin (Anthony) Luo, Computer Science
  • Robert Wilson-Kovacs, Chemistry

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.

  • Robert Wilson-Kovacs, Chemistry
  • Natascha Varona, Biology
  • Thomas Tsai, 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.

  • Nkosi Muse, Marine Ecosystems and Society
  • Giovanna Ortiz, Biology
  • Malena Price, Clinical Psychology
  • Ervin Simmons, Clinical Psychology

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.

  • Quinton Lawton, Atmospheric Science

Wulkan Family American Public Transportation Foundation Scholarship

The University of Miami has established the Wulkan Family American Public Transportation Foundation Endowed Scholarship Fund for graduate students with an interest in a future career in the public transportation industry.

  • Daniella Cioffi Kennedy, Architecture

Dissertation Fellowship

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

  • Sivakumar Ramanathan, Civil Engineering
  • Kaitlyn Brodar, Clinical Psychology