PhD Resources

The Graduate School provides information about internal and external fellowships available to UW–Madison graduate students. The following fellowships are of most relevance to physics graduate students:

Quantum Computing Intern at IBM 

NSF GRFP (Deadline: October; must be first or second year student)

Hertz Fellowship (Deadline: October)

DOE Office of Science Graduate Research Fellowship (Deadline: November; must be Ph.D candidate post prelim)

Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship (Deadline: December)

Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship (Deadline: December; planning to graduate in the upcoming year)

DOD National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship (Deadline: December)

DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (Deadline: January; must be 1st year)

DOD National Nuclear Security (NSA) Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship (SSGF) (Deadline: January)

NASA Fellowships 

Microsoft Ph.D. Fellowships

IBM Ph.D. Fellowships

Google Ph.D. Fellowships

QISE-NET Ph.D. Fellowships

Graduate School Discover PD Portal: Login to DiscoverPD

Graduate School Individual Development Plan

Bouchet Honor Society

Graduate Research Scholars

American Physical Society (APS): Jobs & Job Fair Info

American Physical Society (APS): Careers in Physics 

American Physical Society (APS): Typical Starting Salaries for Physics Ph.D.’s

The Center for Leadership & Involvement (CfLI) at UW-Madison: Leadership Certificate 

The Physics Department is happy to offer a number of awards for graduate students in physics each year.  Many of these awards have been made possible through very generous donations by alumni and friends of the Department. The list of the physics department’s awards, their descriptions, eligibility requirements, and information on how to apply can be found on our awards application page. Department of Physics Awards generally range from $250 to $5,000 to deserving students to assist with educational expenses. A list of previous award winners may be found in our awards archive.