The Graduate Fellowship program offers a unique opportunity for a select group of physics doctoral students to spend a minimum of 5 months (and up to 6 months) at KITP, participate in KITP research programs, and broaden their understanding of physics in areas of current research.
KITP is committed to hosting a diverse group of scientists as graduate fellows, to be selected from nominations by program participants and graduate advisors worldwide. To ensure that admitted Fellows are able to fully benefit from the program, and that it will not harm the normal progress of their graduate education, we require the student's advisor to nominate the candidate student. The nominator should describe the student, and explain why s/he is suitable for such a program. Additional letters of support are not necessary.
Graduate Fellows remain paid employees of their home institutions, and are only provided KITP support in the form of reimbursement for local expenses (lodging and meals) up to a maximum of $2100/month.
For Fall 2019 participation, nominations must be received by February 1, 2019.
For Spring 2020 participation, nominations must be received by September 1, 2019.
The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service.
About Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics
The Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP) hosts more than 1000 long-term scientific visitors every year, who interact with one another as well as the faculty, postdoctoral scholars and graduate fellows that constitute the KITP’s intellectual core. These unique interactions reveal unexpected synergies, promote the interchange of new ideas, and create powerful networks that move science forward.
The American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) is a partner in the AIP Career Network, a collection of online job sites for scientists, engineers, and computing
professionals. Other partners include Physics Today, the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), American Physical Society (APS Physics), AVS Science and Technology,
IEEE Computer Society, and the Society of Physics Students (SPS) and Sigma Pi Sigma.