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 made by the student's Graduate Program Director or Department Chair.

Each nomination should include:

  • A completed Google Nomination Form.
  • A letter of nomination from the Graduate Program Director or Department Chair.
  • A short summary of the nominee's status as a graduate student (e.g., date of admission, year of study, date of advancement to candidacy, expected date of completion of the doctoral degree).
  • Dissertation abstract, or similar summary of the project.
  • If applicable, indication that the dissertation project has the required approval of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) or DLAR.
  • Letters of recommendation from (1) the student's advisor, (2) Department Chair, and (3) another program faculty member.
  • The student's C.V.

The nomination deadline is Monday, February 27, 2017, at 5:00 pm.

Recent Winners

2017 : Shikha Singh, Computer Science
2016 : Fang Xu, Chemistry
2015 : Melissa Louie, Physics & Astronomy
2014 : Madalena Lemos, Physics & Astronomy
2013 : Karlin Gilje, Physics & Astronomy