Brigham Young University has awarded graduate research fellowships for the 1998-99 school year designed to support thesis and dissertation research and to encourage independent research by students in doctoral or master's degree programs.

These fellowship awards are the largest given to students at the university, according to Addie Fuhriman, dean of graduate studies. Students in doctoral program will receive $5,500, and students in a master's program receive $4,000.

The doctoral recipients are Heath Earl, psychology; Mirella Lazarov and Chunhong Li, chemistry and biochemistry; Charlton Rose, computer science; and Heather Wilson, zoology.

The master's degree recipients are Braden Bell, theatre and media arts; Crystal Conrad, agronomy and horticulture; Kimberly Flinders, nursing; Kristine Frederickson, history; Huandong Gao, Kennedy Center for International Studies; Jessica Schultz, English; and Joseph South, instructional psychology and technology. Law students Richard Cameron Blake and Kealii Mossman also received awards.