KITP Graduate Fellowships
The purpose of this program is to offer a unique opportunity for a select group of physics graduate students to spend a semester at the KITP, participate in KITP research programs and broaden their understanding of physics in areas of current research. The KITP Graduate Fellows will be selected from nominations from participants in the programs and from other graduate advisors nationwide. Since we wish to make sure that the students admitted are fully able to benefit from the program, and that it will not harm the normal progress of their graduate education, we require that the student's advisor nominate the candidate student. Students cannot apply to the program directly. Students who wish to participate should convince their advisors to nominate them. The nominator should describe the student, and explain why she/he is suitable for such a program. Additional letters of support would be useful, but are not necessary. The Graduate Fellows will be reimbursed for local expenses during their stay at the KITP, at a rate of approximately $2100/month plus travel support. Further information about the fellowship and about our current and upcoming programs is available on our web site: https://www.kitp.ucsb.edu. Nominations should be made by completing the form at https://www.kitp.ucsb.edu/apply/fellowships/graduate-fellowship-program/nomination-form or by writing to: Professor Lars Bildsten, Director, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-4030. For participation in the fall of 2017, nominations must be received by February 1, 2017. For participation in the spring of 2018, nominations must be received by September 1, 2017. The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.