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UMD Doctoral Student Recognized for Outstanding Research in Entrepreneurship

January 10, 2013
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Alana Carchedi 301-405-0235

Shweta GaonkarCOLLEGE PARK, Md. - Shweta Gaonkar, a Doctoral student in the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, has been honored by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation’s Emerging Scholars Program for her significant contributions to research in entrepreneurship.

Gaonkar is one of 15 exceptional students from across the country recognized by the Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship Program and will receive $20,000 to support her dissertation research. The Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship Program is one of several programs established by the Kaufmann Foundation designed to create a substantial body of research on entrepreneurship and innovation.

"We are proud to honor these bright emerging scholars for their outstanding work in academic entrepreneurship study," said Robert J. Strom, director of research and policy at the Foundation. "Not only is their work significant, but they represent some of the brightest future leaders in the field of entrepreneurship research who will influence our next generation of academics."

Visit the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation’s website to view the full list of Emerging Scholars Program winners.