Merit-based financial support from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences comes in the form of teaching and research assistantships and includes tuition awards, a health insurance subsidy and a summer stipend. More information is available at Financial Support: Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics.
In addition to GSAS awards, the Physics department provides additional financial support to its graduate students, resulting in support packages that exceed the amount listed on the GSAS site. More information can be obtained from a faculty representative.
Graduate students in recent years have also won outside support for their studies, including Newport Research Awards, Ford Foundation Minority Awards, grants and fellowships from SPIE, Fulbright pre-doctoral fellowships, American Association of University Women pre-doctoral fellowship, and fellowships from Zonta International. Others have arranged part-time or full-time study while working in industrial positions where the employer provided tuition support or partial stipend support. Advanced graduate students have also been supported through faculty research grants from the NSF.