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Panel on Proposals for NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) – 2017

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Learn how to write NSF Graduate Research Fellowship proposals from a distinguished panel of recipients and reviewers. The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees at accredited US institutions.


  • GRFP Recipients: Jordan Bush, Ph.D. candidate, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology; Sarah Cooper, Ph.D. candidate, Genome Science & Technology; and Todd Pierson, Ph.D. candidate, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
  • GRFP Reviewer: Terry Hazen, Governor's Chair for Environmental Biotechnology
  • Moderators: Vitaly Ganusov, Microbiology and Brian O'Meara, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

When: 12–1:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 8, 2017. Pizza was served.

Where: Hallam Auditorium (Room 206) at NIMBioS

The session was live-streamed and accompanied by a conversation on Twitter using #utkgrfp.

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