2018 Reynolds Research Fellowship Awarded to 12 Graduate Students

Thursday, May 10, 2018

In its second year, the Reynolds Research Fellowship was awarded to nine doctoral and three masters student researchers for projects ranging from the study of infanticide in Victorian-era Britain to a new military helmet designed to repel rifle bullets.

Reynolds Fellowship Recipients (L-R): JoEllen Pope, Bin Kong, Cecily Basquin, Joshua Huot, Neha Mittal, Emre Palta, Mubin Tarannum, Laura Burgess and Marie Hayes. Not pictured: Amanda Good, Sean Krysak and Lydia Roos.

Named for its founder and Dean of the UNC Charlotte Graduate School, Tom Reynolds, the Reynolds Fellowship assists with research costs often overlooked in other funding sources to help students living on tight budgets fill in the income gaps.   The donor supported grant provides up to $1,500 to doctoral students who have completed three semesters, and to master’s students who have completed at least one semester.

The number of grants awarded grew dramatically from last year as more students discovered the resource, aided by a new Graduate School Fellowship Application Incentive Program launched this year.  The Application Incentive program provides a cash incentive and assistance for students to seek out and apply for financial support.      

“I am proud to see the level of involvement in this fellowship,” said Tom Reynolds, Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate School.  “These grants help ensure our graduate students not only get excellent academic preparation, but also the opportunity to think, to explore and to do their best work.”

Read more about the Reynolds Research Fellowship, including a summary of the recipients' research projects, on the Graduate School’s Funding page.  To donate, visit the Graduate School’s Giving page.  

For more information on graduate programs, visit the UNC Charlotte Admissions site.