Bioscience

Science Foundation Arizona fellowships attract and support NAU research

August 1, 2008

By Flinn Foundation

[Source: Inside NAU] – Science Foundation Arizona is investing in Graduate Research Fellowships at Northern Arizona University to help the state build a world-class science and engineering infrastructure.

This is the second year the foundation is funding fellowship programs at the three state universities. The fellowships are to ensure there is a pipeline of researchers to become leaders in advancing the state’s competitive research capacity in information technology, sustainable systems and biomedical research.

The foundation is providing NAU $900,000 to fund 10 two-year fellowships to support student graduate researchers. The fellowships cover research costs, expenses and full tuition up to $40,000 annually.

More good news for NAU is that the foundation has doubled its funding from last year and has broadened the program’s eligibility beyond the doctoral level to include master’s degree students in engineering.

“Extending the fellowship eligibility to master’s level students in engineering reflects the program’s purpose