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John Marburger III Fellowship for Science, Engineering & Mathematics

An endowment made in the memory of Dr. John H. Marburger, III, former president of Stony Brook University, director of Brookhaven National Laboratory, science advisor to President George W. Bush, and Vice President for Research at Stony Brook, provides funding support for women undertaking advanced graduate study in the physical sciences, engineering, or mathematics.

One award, in the amount of $5,000, will be granted. Each graduate program in the physical sciences, engineering, or mathematics may nominate one (1) candidate who has advanced to candidacy. Each nomination must be endorsed by the student's Graduate Program Director (GPD).

Submit a Nomination

The Google Form link above includes entry fields/document upload sections for the following:

  • A letter of nomination.
  • GPD Endorsement checkbox 
  • A short summary of the nominee's status as a graduate student: date of admission, year of study, date of advancement to candidacy, and expected date of completion of the doctoral degree.
  • Dissertation abstract, or similar summary of the project. This should be geared toward a general audience and should not exceed two (2) pages. 
  • 2-3 faculty letters of support.
  • The student's C.V.

Eligible students will be expected to graduate the December of the year of the award, (i.e. for this year, Dec 2022) or later. Students expecting to graduate for the current Spring or Summer semester are not eligible.

Please note, this fellowship will be paid as a bi-weekly, academic year fellowship through Research Foundation payroll. This comes with the option of electing    fellow health insurance benefits. The Research Foundation will issue a letter stating the total amount paid for the year, for your tax purposes. .


Past Recipients

2022: Marina Fandaros, Biomedical Engineering
2021: Adelle Molina, Marine and Atmospheric Sciences
2020:  Sindhuja Tirumalai Govindarajan, Biomedical Engineering
2019:  Xujia Chen, Mathematics
2018:  Vihitaben Patel, Biomedical Engineering
2017: Shikha Singh, Computer Science
2016: Fang Xu, Chemistry
2015: Melissa Louie, Physics & Astronomy
2014: Madalena Lemos, Physics & Astronomy
2013: Karlin Gilje, Physics & Astronomy