FIP Fellowships (Chambers & Fitzpatrick)

2014 Chambers Fellows and ScholarsThe Fitzpatrick Institute for Photonics (FIP) is able to offer several graduate student fellowships through the continued support and generosity of the Fitzpatrick Foundation and Mr. John Chambers.

Students are nominated for these honors by their faculty advisers. The nomination procedure is detailed below.

John Chambers Fellows

Eligibility: Incoming FIP graduate students
Deadline for faculty to submit nominations: February 1
Award: $10,000 top-up on their stipend and $1000 towards educational travel
Length of Award: 1 year

John Chambers Scholars

Eligibility: Current FIP graduate students
Deadline for faculty to submit nominations: June 15
Award: $31,000 annual stipend, tuition remission, graduate school fees & health insurance
Length of Award: 2 years

Fitzpatrick Foundation Scholars

Eligibility: Current FIP/engineering graduate students
Deadline for faculty to submit nominations: June 15
Award: $31,000 annual stipend, tuition remission, graduate school fees & health insurance
Length of Award: 2 years

Nomination Procedure

Each candidate is nominated by a FIP faculty and judged on the criteria of 1) Academic qualifications 2) Research accomplishments and potential 3) Collaborative potential 4) Nomination/reference letters and 5) Research proposal (for Scholars applicants only).

For Fellow applicants, the FIP faculty must submit a nomination letter and the student’s c.v. (including GPA, GRE scores and list of publications/presentations).  Applications should be submitted by March 10th.

For Scholar applicants, the adviser should provide a nomination letter,  the student’s c.v. (including GPA. GRE scores and list of publications/presentations), the student's current transcript, at least one additional reference letter from another FIP faculty member, and a two year research plan to be written by the student (no more than 3 pages in length including references).  Applications should be submitted by June 15th. 

FIP faculty are requested to assemble the nomination materials  and submit as one (1) PDF file to august.burns@duke.edu by deadlines listed above.

The Fitzpatrick Institute Awards Committee:
Joseph Izatt, Chair
Robert “Judge” Carr
Jungsang Kim
Jie Liu
Hisham Massoud
Victoria Seewaldt

The Fitzpatrick Institute for Photonics
Tuan Vo-Dinh, Director