Four CALS graduate students receive Brown Graduate Fellowships

March 8th, 2022

Four College of Agriculture and Life Sciences graduate students are among the 12 Iowa State University graduate students selected to receive $120,000 in Brown Graduate Fellowship Program funding to support strategic university research over the next year.

Those students are:

  • Bibek Byanju, food science and technology

  • Jialu Wei, plant breeding

  • Tiffanie Stone, environmental science

  • Brian Zebosi, genetics and genomics

Established in 2011 and administered by the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR), the annual Brown Graduate Fellowship Program is used to advance Iowa State research in the areas of study covered by the Valentine Hammes Family and Leopold Hammes Brown Family Trust, which include science, agriculture, and space science. Each year, an internal review committee selects a group of Ph.D. or master’s degree students from across the university to receive $10,000 each in institutional funding, which can be used to enhance existing fellowships, partially fund a fellowship, or assist with recruitment of new graduate students.

This year’s 12 award winners were selected by a committee composed of research faculty from across campus. Selection for the 2022-2023 awards was based on nomination letters provided by candidates’ respective director of graduate education (DOGE).

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