ATLANTA- Rapheal G. Williams has been named a Fellow of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Fellowship Research Program. This program recognizes outstanding scholarship in graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering and mathematic disciplines.
The fellowship is a five-year program that funds the awardee’s research for three of the five years as well as pays tuition and related fees to the United States university that the awardee attends.
According to Williams the benefits of receiving this award extend beyond the funding.
“The NSF GRFP also provides networking opportunities and professional development resources that are exclusive to awardees,” states Williams.
Williams graduated from Georgia State University in May of 2015. He is currently completing his graduate studies at the University of Washington in Seattle. He is in the Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Graduate Program.
“This grant allows for flexible, unrestrictive, and portable research opportunities,” Williams says. “I aim to utilize this grant to its fullest potential.”
Williams will focus on substance abuse and decision-making in his research.
His goal is to help “generate new knowledge and satisfy my curiosity with clear answers,” he says.