We strongly encourage graduate students to apply for independent fellowships. More information about fellowship opportunities can be found at the following sites or by writing directly to the sponsoring agencies.
While many fellowships are limited to U.S. citizens, international students are encouraged to check with their respective governments and other organizations to find out about their eligibility for other fellowships.
Christensen Travel Prize for Outstanding Research Achievement
The Christensen Prize for Outstanding Research Achievement was established in 1988 by Dr. Burton G. Christensen, A.M. 1954, Ph.D. 1956; the proceeds of which can be used for travel grants of up to $2,000 (based on receipts) so that a graduate student in the area of organic chemistry might attend a prestigious scientific meeting of his or her choosing.
Students should email their applications directly to Kathy Oakley, with a copy to their advisor, and should include:
- description of the outstanding research achievement (1-page research summary)
- graduate year
- conference name and dates
- title of the individual's talk (if he/she will be giving a presentation)
Applications for conference trips occurring in the Summer Term 2017 (June 1, 2017 to August 31, 2017 ) are due on April 15, 2017. Applications for conference trips occurring in the Fall Term 2017 (September 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017 ) are due on July 15, 2017. Applications for conference trips occurring in the Spring Term 2018 (January 1, 2018 to May 31, 2018) are due on November 15, 2017.
Dudley R. Herschbach Teaching Award
The Dudley R. Herschbach Teaching Award recognizes excellence in teaching and dedication to departmental service. Recipients are chosen based on the following criteria:
- High CUE scores
- Reputation as a teacher and nomination by one Faculty member AND one undergraduate student
- Has taught more than one semester
- Has made significant contributions (i.e. Quality of Life work, Science Center lab efforts, etc.) to the Department
- Can only be won once
One Award for each semester, if there is a worthy nominee, to include:
- $500 stipend with a Certificate signed by the Chair
- Presentation(s) at a Faculty Meeting, or appropriate gathering, by Dudley R. Herschbach, Frank B. Baird, Jr. Research Professor of Science
- Individual's name inscribed on the teaching award plaque in the Department Center
Nominations can be made either by e-mail or hard copy and sent to
Gregg Tucci, Co-Director of Undergraduate Studies