|Prizes and Grants
The Graduate school offers via annual competition (by nomination only)
a limited number of Honorific fellowships to graduate students in their last year of graduate school. The fellowships consist of full tuition ($32,450) and a (taxable) stipend of $22,000 for the ten-month academic year.
Ray Grimm Memorial Prize in Computational Physics: (by nomination only)
This award, established in May 1985 by the many friends of Ray Grimm and Cray Research, Inc.,
makes available $5,000 for an advanced student (or $2,500 each if shared between two students)
who has demonstrated significant achievement in computational physics. This prize is awarded via annual competition by nomination only.
CGS/UMI (University Microfilms International) Distinguished Dissertation Awards:
This award carries an honorarium of $1,000 and travel expenses to the presentation ceremony
The Graduate School offers teaching awards of $1000 each to graduate students who have distinguished themselves as TA's.
The physics department Departmental offers teaching awards of $500 each.
AAPT (American Association of Physics Teachers) offers teaching award consisting of a complementary membership.
Students need to apply for these grants. For the university grants, information can be found on
- Departmental travel grant - The Compton Fund:
The Compton Fund is a travel fund that reimburses up to $600 per student per year for participation in a conference, workshop or school.
To receive the funds, prior approval must be obtained from the DGS. Interested students should email a formal request to the DGS (firstname.lastname@example.org with the a) details of the event they wish to participate in, b) a few lines on why they wish to do so, c) some documentation on the event (a website link will typically suffice)
The funds are limited to a single trip each year.
Please keep receipts for all expenses you wish reimbursed. Please submit the reimbursement request either through your advisor's (or pre-thesis advisor's) group secretary.
- AGPA Summer Travel fellowship Program
- Dean's fund for scholarly travel
The Graduate School annually solicits proposals from graduate students for funding to support scholarly symposia, seminar series and workshops.