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The Larry W. Martin & Joyce B. O’Neill Endowed Fellowship

The Larry W. Martin & Joyce B. O’Neill Endowed Fellowship

Larry Martin and his wife, Joyce O’Neill have endowed a graduate fellowship for students in the College of Science. Mr. Martin is a math (and engineering) alumnus and had a full career as a mathematician doing mathematical modeling for companies such as Lockheed Martin and IBM before leading Troon Vineyard.

The Martin-O’Neill Fellowship is awarded to a graduate student from any department in the College of Science whose research involves computational modeling. This Fellowship covers a stipend of $25,000 for one calendar year, disbursed quarterly ($6,250/quarter) and a tuition waiver for the academic year.

Each department may nominate one graduate student whose research focus involves computational modeling. Nominees in the second or later years of the Ph.D. program will be given preference during the selection process.

Click here for application instructions, deadlines and additional information.

Previous Fellowship recipients

2022-23 Nima Laal, Physics
Nima's work involves computational modeling of pulsar timing data and gravitational-wave signal simulations. Read more.

2021-22 Christine Tataru, Microbiology
Christine uses natural language-inspired algorithms to define and apply generalizable rules about how gut microbiomes impact their human hosts' health. Read more.

2020-21: Bryan Lynn, Integrative Biology
Bryan uses mathematical modeling to investigate how cooperation within groups evolves and is sustained when the groups are dynamically formed. Read more about his research.

2019-20: Choah Shin, Mathematics
Choah's research focuses on the theoretical and applied aspects of modeling processes associated with the sub-sea sediments of methane hydrate, an energy resource with documented impact on the climate. Read more.

2018-19: Courtney Armour, Microbiology
Courtney uses computational modeling to analyze the gut microbiome with its trillions of bacteria. Read more about her research.