The Fellowship: The Columbia Optics and Quantum Electronics IGERT PhD Fellowship support includes full tuition and fees, and a stipend of $30,000 for the full academic year. The Fellowship is a two-year Fellowship and only open to U.S. citizen or permanent residents, who are applying to the doctoral degree in one of IGERT participating departments. Each Fellowship recipient also receives $1,000 per year for conference travel as well as $500 per year for publication in leading journals. Women and underrepresented minorities are particularly encouraged to apply.
Applicants: If you are currently a graduate student at Columbia interested in or already working in the field of optics and quantum electronics, the Optics and Quantum Electronics IGERT faculty encourages you to contact any of us for more information. Aside from our FAQ page, you may also email Svitlana Samoilina the IGERT Coordinator or Prof. Irving P. Herman the IGERT Director for more information.
If you are a prospective graduate student interested in optics and quantum electronics who is applying for admission to any department with the Optics and Quantum Electronics IGERT faculty, we recommend that you state your interest in the IGERT program in your application. In your on-line admissions application, be sure to check the box indicating your interest in the Optics IGERT program to ensure your application will be directed for our evaluation. Support is available for selected new, incoming graduate students.
"This NSF IGERT is unique in the combination of fundamental optical physics and device applications – on the common theme of controlling photons at the nanoscale. Students, postdocs and faculty are at the scientific forefront. It is our mandate." — Chee Wei Wong