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Auburn University ranks second this year in the Southeastern Conference for the number of students receiving National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships by baccalaureate institution. Auburn had a school-record 14 recipients, of which 12 had completed their undergraduate degrees at Auburn. Among 24 Southern Regional Education Board institutions, Auburn placed seventh by baccalaureate institution.

The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported STEM—science, technology, engineering and mathematics—disciplines who are pursuing research-based masters and doctoral degrees at accredited U.S. institutions. Each fellowship consists of three years of support accessible over a five-year period. For each year the National Science Foundation provides a stipend of $34,000 to the fellow, and a cost-of-education allowance of $12,000 to the degree-granting institution.

More information about the fellowships is available online or by contacting Paul Harris at or Ken Thomas at in the Honors College.