The Margaret and Herman Sokol Fellowship
The duration of the Sokol fellowship(s) will be 12 months, from September 1, 2017 through August 31, 2018. The award amount will be $37,000. Students enrolled in their fourth or fifth year of graduate study (as of September 1, 2014) are eligible. The fellowship has no citizenship requirements. The award recipient will be named the Margaret and Herman Sokol Graduate Student Fellow in Chemistry and is required to acknowledge “The Margaret and Herman Sokol Fellowship” in any publications and presentations resulting from the fellowship support.
The Margaret Strauss Kramer Fellowship
The duration of the Kramer fellowships will be 12 months, from September 1, 2017 through August 31, 2018. Kramer Fellowships will be awarded only to students who simultaneously receive research assistantship (RA) support from their advisor equal to 50% of the customary RA stipend in the Department. Kramer Fellowship funding is contingent on continual RA support throughout the entire year of the award. The fellowship will be discontinued if RA funds are no longer available. Last year, the combined support amounted to ~$36,000 during the 2016/2017 academic year. This year, we anticipate the combined support will be ~$37,000. In addition, the Kramer Fellowship will provide $5,000 to be used for materials and supplies, which will be deposited in the research advisor's unrestricted account. Although these funds are unrestricted, the intention is that they will be used for materials and supplies associated with the Kramer Fellow's education. Students enrolled in their third to fifth year of graduate study are eligible. Please note that only U.S. citizens are eligible for the Kramer Fellowship. Each award recipient will be named the Margaret Strauss Kramer Graduate Student Fellow in Chemistry and is required to acknowledge “The Margaret Strauss Kramer Fellowship” in any publications and presentations resulting from the fellowship support.
The Janice A. Cutler Graduate Fellowship
The Janice A. Cutler Graduate Fellowship, established in 2016, was named for the late Janice Cutler Zagor. Dr. Cutler was an alumna of New York University, earning her doctorate in physical chemistry in 1946. During her long career, she notably developed an innovative science curriculum called COPES. Dr. Cutler advised a generation of science majors as the Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Chemistry from 1988-2008. This fellowship is awarded to a prospective PhD student prior to matriculation. Eligible candidates are evaluated by the Director of Graduate Studies and the Admissions Committee during the PhD application process.