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Optics & Photonics MS & PhD: CREOL Fellowships

Nationally competitive Graduate Fellowships and Assistantship packages are available at CREOL, The College of Optics & Photonics for qualified Ph.D. students.

ORC Doctoral Fellowship
This fellowship allows outstanding students to start their PhD studies in the College and find a research advisor after they arrive. Most of our incoming PhD students are recruited on this type of fellowship.

All Ph.D. applicants will automatically be considered for the ORC fellowship. Stipend: $25,000 annually, health insurance, tuition and fees included.

CREOL Foundation Fellowships

  • Northrop Grumman
  • Schwartz Fellowships
  • Suchoski Fellowships
These additional resources are privately endowed fellowship awards for outstanding U.S. citizens and permanent residents. There is no separate application for these fellowships. They are selected by the admissions committee from among optics graduate applicants.

Frances Townes Fellowship

  • Support living and tuition expenses
  • For female student in Optics

Full tuition, estimated at $28,602 per year, is provided to all Fellowship and Assistantship students. Fall Admission, applications should be submitted by January 15. All required application documents must be received by this date. Fellowship applications received after the deadline will be considered, subject to availability of positions. Fellowships are only occasionally given with spring admission.

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