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Kristina Smiley Awarded AAUW Dissertation Fellowship


Kristina Smiley, kristina.smileya Ph.D. candidate in behavioral and evolutionary neuroscience advised by Dr. Elizabeth Adkins-Regan, has been selected to receive an AAUW (American Association of University Women) American Dissertation Fellowship for the 2016-17 award year.

American Fellowships, AAUW’s oldest and largest funding program, date back to 1888, making them one of the oldest and most prestigious fellowships in the world exclusively for women. AAUW American Fellowships support women scholars who are completing doctoral dissertations, conducting postdoctoral research, or finishing research for publication.

These prestigious awards are highly competitive and selective, and will support Kristina during her final year as she completes her dissertation thesis. Her thesis is on the role of the hormone prolactin and reproductive experience on parental care in a biparental song species, the zebra finch.