Prospective and entering graduate students are encouraged to apply for an external fellowship:
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 $\$38,090$ (AY 2010-2011) and a (taxable) stipend of $\$25,833$ (AY 2010-2011) for the ten-month academic year.
Ray Grimm Memorial Prize in Computational Physics:
This award, established in May 1985 by the many friends of Ray Grimm and Cray Research, Inc., makes available $\$4,500$ for two advanced students (or $\$1,500$ each if shared between three 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 http://www.cgsnet.org/Default.aspx?tabid=170.
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 awards consisting of a complementary membership.
The Compton Fund
The Compton Fund is a travel fund that reimburses up to $\$600$ per student per academic year for participation in a conference, workshop or school.
To receive the funds, prior approval must be obtained from the Graduate Administrator. Interested students should email a formal request to the Graduate Administrator 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-general advisor's) group assistant.
The Graduate School annually solicits proposals from graduate students for funding to support scholarly symposia, seminar series and workshops.