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IBIO/KBS doctoral student lands DoD award

Outdoor photo of Alex Lewanski
Alex Lewanski

Alex Lewanski, a PhD student advised by Sarah Fitzpatrick in the Department of Integrative Biology and at Kellogg Biological Station, has been awarded a prestigious fellowship from the U.S. Department of Defense.

Lewanski will receive three years of full tuition and all mandatory fees; a monthly stipend ($38,400 annually); a $5,000 travel budget for professional development; and up to $1,200 a year in health insurance throuh the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship Program.

The DoD, through the Office of the Under Secretary for Research and Engineering and the military services, promotes education in science and engineering disciplines relevant to the Defense mission. One means of promoting science and engineering education is through awarding fellowships to encourage promising U.S. scientists to pursue doctoral degrees in designated research disciplines.

Lewanski is in the College of Natural Science.