11 of our graduate students have been awarded the Graduate Summer Research Mentorship Program (GSRM), 4 of whom are receiving the GSRM for a second time. The program supports students so that they may pursue a research project with a faculty mentor over the summer, culminating in a paper in the fall.
Awardees will receive $6,000 stipend, and if they present results of the mentored activities at a conference, they will be reimbursed up to $500 toward travel expenses. All travel must occur during the academic year (Oct. 2016-June 2017).
The awardees are:
Jacob Adams, Rachel Jacobson, Hendrick Kim, Travis Major, Iara Mantenuto, Brice Roberts, Adam Royer, Richard Stockwell, Luke West, Deborah Wong, and Meng Yang
Congratulations to all, and good luck with your projects!
Ed Keenan has recently been awarded the S.-Y. Kuroda prize by MOL (Mathematics of Language), a special interest group of the Association for Computational Linguistics. The award is in honor of Yuki Kuroda for his proof that context sensitive languages are just those accepted by linear bounded automata). Ed will be receiving the award at the MOL’s biannual meeting at the end of July at the LSA Linguistics Institute in Chicago.
Congratulations to Eleanor Glewwe and Megan Gotowski for receiving the GRM (Graduate Research Mentorship) Award for 2015-16!
GRM awardees receive a $20,000 stipend plus standard tuition/fees for 2015-2016 excluding non-resident supplemental tuition and professional degree supplemental tuition.
Congratulations to our students who just got awarded the Graduate Summer Research Mentorship Award for this coming summer. All nine students who applied this year received the award this year!
The awardees are: Megan Gotowski, Yoo Kyung Kang, Isabelle Lin, Iara Mantenuto, Sozen Ozkan, Brice Roberts, Adam Royer, Viiu Wichman, Deborah Wong.
As of this year, international students will be eligible to apply for the Graduate Division’s summer research stipends. This is a very welcome expansion of the kinds of summer support available to graduate students in our department! Applications are due Feb. 18. See https://grad.ucla.edu/asis/sfap/srmintro.htm for more information about this program.
4th year student Victoria Mateu has been awarded an NSF Dissertation Improvement Grant for her dissertation work:
Intervention Effects in Raising and Control: Evidence from Spanish-speaking children
This award will fund her research in the Los Angeles area and also in Spain over the next few months.
Pam Munro has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences! The announcement from the AAAS can be found here: http://www.aaas.org/news/new-aaas-fellows-recognized-their-contributions-advancing-science
She joins UCLA colleague, Ed Keenan, who was elected in 2009.
Congratulations Pam! What an honor!