The Physics department offers several fellowship award programs intended to promote undergraduate research as well as to facilitate the path to graduate education in physics at the doctoral level.
Lawrence Research Fellowships
The department awards every year one or two Lawrence Research Fellowships intended to foster Undergraduate Research. Students receive a $2,000 stipend for this award if a single award is made or $1,000 is two awards are made. Interested students should seek a host research lab in the Physics department in advance of the submission deadline.
Eligibility: Physics undergraduate students in years ranging from sophomore through senior year.
Application Deadline: October 15, 2012.
Please submit nominations by email to the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee Chair (firstname.lastname@example.org) including:
- A two page research proposal
- A letter of support from the Physics faculty advisor
Decisions will be made by November 15, 2012 for awards in support of research carried out during the Spring semester, 2013. A student receiving an award is required to present preliminary results of his/her research in a poster submitted to the Northeastern University Spring EXPO.
2012 Lawrence Research Fellowships Recipients
Physics Research Co-op Fellowships
The Physics Department invites applications for several fellowships to support undergraduate physics research experience, including the Lawrence fellowship, the Physics Alumni fellowship, and one or more Departmental co-op fellowships. Each $6,500 fellowship is to support a co-op internship in the research group of a NEU physics faculty member who is expected to cost-share $6,500. The coop can be on campus or at a national/international research institution collaborating with the faculty. Each fellowship could also be used to provide a stipend for an otherwise unpaid research co-op off campus.
Eligibility: undergraduate students in all Physics degrees in years ranging from sophomore to junior with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
Application deadlines for any calendar year:
- March 1st for the Summer 2 and Fall division A co-op period starting July 1st in that calendar year.
- October 1st for the Spring and Summer 1 division B co-op period starting January 1st in the following calendar year.
Application material: The following material needs to be submitted by, through the Northeastern University co-op online COOL system:
1. Curriculum Vitae
2. Paragraph describing the coop research project
3. Faculty letter of support including a $6,500 cost share commitment
Please consult with the Physics co-op coordinator Lisa Campagnoni (email@example.com) for details on uploading the material on the COOL system. Award decisions will be given at April 1st for the Summer 2 and Fall division A co-op and November 1st for the Spring and Summer 1 division B co-op period.
2012 Lawrence Research Coop Fellowship Recipient
2012 Physics Alumni Research Coop Fellowship Recipient
Edward and Ruth Altshuler Scholarship
This scholarship provides $5000 to a Northeastern senior majoring in one of our physics department degree programs. The scholarship is intended for seniors who, following graduation, are planning to enroll in a PhD program in physics. The Scholarship may be used for partial funding of an on-campus research coop in the senior year, or to help defray educational loan obligations. Evidence of financial need is required and will be assessed by Student Financial Services. Academic performance will also be considered in the selection process. Interested students can apply by submitting a written statement up to a maximum of 2 pages to both the Undergraduate Curriculum Chair (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Undergraduate Physics Advisor (email@example.com). The written statement should describe the student’s future plans for pursuing a graduate degree in physics and briefly summarize their financial needs. The deadline for submission is August 15, 2013.