CSUN Biology MSci students recognized by NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Three graduate students in the CSUN Department of Biology have been recognized in the National Science Foundation’s 2024 Graduate Research Fellowship Program. Laurel Diaz, a Marine Biology Master’s student working with Associate Professor Nyssa Silbiger, won one of the highly competitive fellowships, which provide funding support for up to three years of Master’s and doctoral research. Two other Marine Biology master’s students, Tena Dhayalan and Addie Dahl, received Honorable Mentions.

The GRFP “recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students” in all fields of research supported by NSF, and for many scientists it is the first opportunity to apply for NSF research funding — applications are allowed only during a limited period at the beginning of a graduate school career.