Jim Simpson, ECE Department, NC State University
Eric Wyers, a doctoral student in Electrical Engineering at NC State, has been selected to be the recipient of a 2008-2009 NC State University Provost Fellowship. Jim Simpson, also a doctoral student in Electrical Engineering at NC State, has been selected to be the recipient of a 2008-2009 NC State University Graduate Research Fellowship.
Provost's Fellowships and University Graduate Research Fellowships are one-year awards that provide competitive recruiting supplements for outstanding new doctoral students. In addition to the financial award, Fellows will be supported and nurtured through interdisciplinary learning and leadership development opportunities. Prospective students cannot apply directly for these fellowships, but are nominated by their respective graduate programs.
Each doctoral program has been allocated two $4,000 Provost's Fellowships, as well as one $5,000 University Graduate Research Fellowship.
The $4,000 supplements are used to recruit new doctoral students who will enroll beginning in the upcoming academic year. These awards must are used as a supplement to a standard departmental/program Teaching Assistantship, Research Assistantship, or Fellowship/Traineeship. The $5,000 supplement is used to recruit a new doctoral student who will enroll beginning in the upcoming academic year, and who will be appointed to a Research Assistantship.