Physics graduate students are typically supported during the first year or two of their graduate career as Teaching Assistants (TA's), and subsequently as Graduate Student Researchers (GSR's). High-achieving students are also eligible for a variety of merit-based awards and fellowships. Those administered by the Department of Physics are:
Inamori Fellowships are awarded annually to one or two graduate students who are
expected to contribute to the future of humanity through a balance of scientific
progress and the human spirit.
Detailed Information: Inamori Fellowship
The Maria Goeppert Mayer Award is presented annually to an entering graduate student who has a successful track record in undergraduate physics courses, and who will contribute to the diversity of the Department.
Funded by the family and friends of Dr. Harold K. Ticho, this annual award recognizes an
outstanding incoming graduate student for past scholastic accomplishments and
promise for further excellent work in physics.
Detailed Information: Harold K. Ticho Award
Graduate student fellowships such as those listed above are essential components of our ability to recruit and retain the exceptional graduate students who will become the leaders, innovators, and educators of tomorrow. Your gift- of any size- will help. To explore options for investing in the future of physics at UCSD, please see Giving to Physics.