Just received some marvelous news; congratulations, Gwynne!
Gwynne “Don’t trash my planet” Lim
Photo by Nalini Puniamoorthy
Congratulations to Gwynne Shimin Lim from the Evolutionary Biology Laboratory on winning an International Fulbright Science and Technology Award. Her award allows her to pursue a Ph.D. in Science, Technology and Engineering at a leading US university. The fellowship comes with assistance in admission as well as three years of full financial support (tuition, living expenses, travel expenses, book allowance).
The Science & Technology award is co-sponsored by the US Department of State and the US Department of Education in order to underscore the commitment of the United States to welcoming future researchers and leaders in Science, Technology and Engineering. It was started in 2006 and the number of annual awards is 40 worldwide.
Gwynne graduated from NUS and USP in 2007 with a B.Sc. (Honours) in Life Science (Biology). She subsequently pursued a Master of Science in Life Science and has published four papers including one in Annual Review of Entomology. She has also attended four international conferences and recently won the Don Rozen award for her presentation at the XXVIII. Annual Meeting of the Willi Hennig Society.
Gwynne is active in Singapore’s biodiversity community and was the Editor-in-Chief of the inaugural issue of NUS’s chapter of “The Triple Helix” which is dedicated to popularizing science across the campuses of major world universities.
She intends to pursue a PhD in plant systematics.
Her award is only the second one for Singapore. The first went to another NUS student and USP graduate (Mr. Reuben Ng) who majored in psychology, pursued a M.Sc. in Management Research at the University of Oxford before using his Fulbright award to pursue a Ph.D. in Public Health at Yale University.
More information on Fulbright Fellowships can be found at the International Fulbright Science and Technology Award and the US Embassy’s Fulbright in Singapore webpage.