All highly-qualified students will automatically be considered for departmental assistantships and tuition waiver.
Financial support is available for graduate students in the form of research assistantships and teaching assistantships. Graduate assistants currently receive from $5,000 to $19,200 plus a full tuition waiver for the calendar year, and pay approximately $740 in fees per semester. For international students, the health insurance is around $791 per year. Stipend will increase after passing the qualifying examination. Students interested in receiving financial support should indicate this to either the physics or astronomy graduate directors. The university adheres to the CGS resolution and expects the applicants to abide by that too.
Employment outside the Department for students receiving a stipend is forbidden. Exceptions may be made in unusual circumstances with the approval of the student’s research director and the director of graduate studies.
Highly qualified students whose interests lie within the areas are encouraged to apply for any of the fellowships listed below:
- Brains and Behavior Fellowship
- Molecular Basis of Disease Fellowship – Need Link
These pay $21K per year + $1000 for health insurance and a provide a full tuition waiver. Regardless, all highly-qualified students will automatically be considered for the departmental assistantships (up to $19.2K) and tuition waiver.