FIP Fellowships (Chambers & Fitzpatrick)

2016-2017 FIP AwardeesThe 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: July 1
Award: $33,800 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: July 1
Award: $33,800 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 February 1st.

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 2 pages in length including references).  Applications should be submitted by July 1st.    Restrictions for both John Chambers and Fitzpatrick Foundation Scholarships:
-Only rising second to fourth year PhD students are eligible to apply.
-Faculty may nominate more than one student from their research group but no more than one student from a research group may receive either of these scholarships in each round of funding.
-Current and past NSF Graduate Research Fellowship and DoD NDSEG Fellowship recipients are not eligible for this fellowship.

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:
Maiken Mikkelsen, Chair
Robert “Judge” Carr
Sina Farsiu
Michael Gehm
Kevin Welsher

The Fitzpatrick Institute for Photonics
Tuan Vo-Dinh, Director