SUPPLEMENTAL FUNDING

External Fellowships

Graduate students, both U.S. citizens and international students, can apply for external fellowships, and the University offers resources to help graduate students find relevant funding opportunities and prepare strong applications. International students may also choose to check with their respective governments and in-country organizations to locate additional fellowship opportunities.

For fellowships and grant writing workshops:

 

CCB Fellowships

CHRISTENSEN TRAVEL PRIZE for OUTSTANDING RESEARCH ACHIEVEMENT

The Christensen Prize was established in 1988 by Dr. Burton G. Christensen, A.M. 1954, Ph.D. 1956. A limited number of travel grants, up to $2,000 each, will be awarded to graduate students in organic chemistry to attend a prestigious scientific meeting of their choosing. This prize is also open to non-CCB students working in CCB labs, though some preference may be given to CCB students. 

To apply, email the following to Kathy Oakley (with a copy your advisor):

  • name
  • 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)

Deadlines

  • Fall Funding Cycle - August 31
  • Spring Funding Cycle - December 1  
  • Summer Funding Cycle - April 15

CCB DEPARTMENT TRAVEL PRIZE for OUTSTANDING RESEARCH ACHIEVEMENT

Starting with 2018-19, the Department has established the CCB Department Travel Prize for those graduate students in areas not eligible for the Christensen Prize.  A limited number of travel grants, up to $2,000 each, will be awarded to graduate students in physical, inorganic, or theoretical chemistry to attend a prestigious scientific meeting of their choosing. This prize is also open to non-CCB students working in CCB labs, though some preference may be given to CCB students. 

To apply, email the following to Kathy Oakley (with a copy your advisor):

  • name
  • 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)

Deadlines

  • Fall Funding Cycle - August 31
  • Spring Funding Cycle - December 1  
  • Summer Funding Cycle - April 15

CCB LAPTOP/RESEARCH ALLOWANCE

Beginning with the class entering in Fall 2015, incoming graduate students have the option to be reimbursed for (1) the purchase of a computer and/or research-related software -OR- (2) the cost of attending one research-related conference. These funds would need to be used by the end of the G4 year (June 30th). Note that funds may not be used in both categories. Receipts will be required, and this one-time reimbursement is limited to $1,200.

To qualify, please submit a Laptop/Research Allowance Form to Kathy Oakley.

DUDLEY R. HERSCHBACH TEACHING AWARD

The Dudley R. Herschbach Award recognizes excellence in teaching and dedication to departmental service. Eligible recipients have:

  • high CUE scores
  • a strong reputation as a teacher and nomination by one Faculty member AND one undergraduate student
  • taught more than one semester
  • made significant contributions (i.e. Quality of Life work, Science Center lab efforts, etc.) to the department
  • not already received a Herschbach Teaching Award

Recipients receive a $500 stipend and Certificate from the Department Chair; an award presentation(s) by Dudley R. Herschbach, Frank B. Baird, Jr. Research Professor of Science; and their name inscribed on the Teaching Award plaque in our Department Center.

Nominations may be sent by email or hard copy to Gregg Tucci, Co-Director of Undergraduate Studies.

GSAS Fellowships

GSAS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FUND

If noted in the Notice of Financial Support provided at the time of admission, PhD students who entered GSAS between fall 2015 and fall 2019 and are in their third year of study or beyond are eligible to apply for professional development funding of up to $2,500 over the course of their enrollment in the PhD program. Students are eligible with proof of a successful G2 GAC, approval of their faculty advisor, and with the approval of the Co-Director of Graduate Studies (Joe Lavin). 

Deadlines

  • Fall Funding Cycle - August 31 for fund disbursement on October 1
  • Spring Funding Cycle - December 21 for fund disbursement on February 1  
  • Summer Funding Cycle - April 30 for fund disbursement on June 1