Marc Canellas was awarded a prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation for 2013-2016.
The GRFP, is the the oldest graduate fellowship of its kind, has successfully selected recipients who achieve high levels of success in their future academic and professional careers. Receipt of the GRFP is a mark of distinction and helps recipients become life-long leaders that contribute significantly to both scientific innovation and teaching. According to the NSF website, past fellows include numerous Nobel Prize winners, U.S. Secretary of Energy, Steven Chu, Google founder, Sergey Brin and Freakonomics co-author, Steven Levitt.
Fellows benefit from a three-year annual stipend of $32,000 along with a $12,000 cost of education allowance for tuition and fees (paid to the institution), opportunities for international research and professional development, and the freedom to conduct their own research their choice of accredited U.S. institution of graduate education they choose.