Graduate Program

Support and Fellowships

The department offers competitive stipends for teaching and research assistants. In addition, we also have special fellowships that provide supplements to the normal stipends. These fellowships are:

Department of Education GAANN Awards (Awarded by the Department of Physics and Astronomy)

Sproull Fellowships (Awarded by the University of Rochester)

Provost and University Fellowships (Awarded by the University of Rochester)

Marshak Fellowships (Awarded by the Department of Physics and Astronomy)

Frank J. Horton Graduate Research Fellowships (Awarded by the Laboratory for Laser Energetics)

Agnes M. and George Messersmith Fellowships (Awarded by the University of Rochester)

Kodak Fellowships (Awarded by Eastman Kodak)

NSF Graduate Fellowships (Awarded by National Science Foundation)

Tamor Fund (Awarded by the Department of Physics and Astronomy)

Students who apply for admission to the graduate program are considered automatically for nomination to the Provost and Sproull University Fellowships. Recommendations for the Provost and Sproull awards are made by the Graduate Admissions Committee and there is no additional application required. 

In the fall of 2016, the average annual compensation available to entering graduate students (including fellowships and support for research, if affiliated with a research group during the summer months) is $26,112. In addition, students will receive a full tuition scholarship and single health insurance.

All students, irrespective of the sources and sizes of their stipends, have teaching or research responsibilities that are intended to provide experience and preparation for their careers. For more information see our graduate program requirements page

See our application page for information on applying to our graduate program.