Financial Aids and Fellowships
All admitted graduate students annually receive a full-tuition scholarship as well as coverage of the required Graduate Student Services Fees and individual insurance premiums. Admitted graduate students also annually receive primary funding via a research training assignment, pedagogical training assignment, or fellowship stipend. Enrolling in a program of study includes additional costs beyond the tuition listed here. For a full list of direct and indirect expenses associated with the cost of attendance, please visit the Cost of Attendance page of the Graduate Financial Aid Office website.
These are awarded by the Admissions Committee to the highest rated applicants to the Ph.D. program of the Department of Physics. The Nambu Fellowship is for three years and awards a stipend equal to the maximum Research Assistant stipend.
The Robert R. McCormick Fellowships are awarded by the Admissions Committee to highly-rated applicants to the Ph.D. program of the Department of Physics. The McCormick Research Fellowship provides a one-time research fund that is available for use at any point during the first five years of studies. The McCormick Summer Research Fellowship provides a stipend for the summer quarter (July–September) at the end of the first year of graduate study in addition to the research fund. The details of this fellowship may be found in the admissions information for the students to whom it is offered.
Deborah Jin Fellowships
The Deborah Jin Fellowship is awarded to highly-rated applicants with the intention of encouraging outstanding women in science. The Fellowship is provided in conjunction with other support to provide a stipend for the summer quarter (July–September) at the end of the first year of graduate study. A one-time research fund is also included as part of the fellowship and is available for use at any point during the first five years of studies. More information here.
Chandrasekhar Memorial Fellowship
Grainger Foundation Fellowship
Quantum Phoenix Scholars Fellowship
The Quantum Phoenix Scholar Fellowship is awarded to highly-rated applicants with a demonstrated research ability in quantum science and engineering. The Fellowship is intended to enhance collaborative research and mentoring within the Department of Physics and the Pritzer School of Molecular Engineering. The term of the Fellowship is one year and will cover tuition and a stipend above the rate normally paid to teaching and research assistants. A one-time research fund is also included as part of the fellowship and is available for use at any point during the first five years of studies.