Department of Physics & Astronomy

X Department of Physics and Astronomy 
Gift code: A510 
Description: Department of Physics and Astronomy discretionary fund. 

E Physics and Astronomy Student Assistantships Fund 
Gift code: A51035 
Description: Graduate/Endowment. 

X Undergraduate Programs and Awards 
Gift code: A51003 
Description: Student / Expendable. 

X Condensed Matter Physics  
Gift code: A51004 
Description: Programmatic/Expendable. 

X Nuclear Physics 
Gift code: A51005 
Description: Programmatic / Expendable. 

X High Energy Physics 
Gift code: A51006 
Description: Programmatic / Expendable. 

X Physics Initiatives Enrichment Fund 
Gift code: A51008 
Description: Programmatic / Expendable. 

E Dr. Thomas H. Osgood Memorial Award for Excellence in Teaching 
Gift code: A51009 
Description: Two awards will be given each year. One award shall be made to an active tenured faculty member of the Department of Physics & Astronomy or, in exceptional case, to one recently retired or declared emeritus. The other award shall be made to a non-tenured person teaching in the department's program or in a project overseen by and related to the Department as an extension of its program. 

X SOAR Telescope Fund 
Gift code: A51012 
Description: Other / Expendable. 

E Leona and Emanuel Blosser Chair in Accelerator Physics 
Gift code: A51013 
Description: Faculty / Endowment. 

E Jerry Cowen Endowed Chair of Experimental Physics 
Gift code: A51014 
Description: The fund shall support the Jerry Cowen Endowed Chair of Experimental Physics and the Jerry Cowen Chair of Physics. The Chairs will be awarded to a regular, tenure-track faculty members who will be selected for demonstrated excellence in physics research and anticipated promise for creative teaching based in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. 

E Lawrence W. Hantel Endowed Fellowship Fund In Memory of Professor Donald J. Montgomery 
Gift code: A51015 
Description: Recipients shall be selected on the basis of good academic standing and demonstrated enthusiasm and strong interest in participating in undergraduate research. Preference will be given to students majoring in Physics or Chemical Engineering. 

E Carl L. Foiles Physics Student Award 
Gift code: A51016 
Description: Recipients shall be selected on the basis of being in the top 20% of their respective class as determined by the Department of Physics and Astronomy at either the undergraduate or graduate level with aspirations of professional goals to teach and conduct research in Physics. 

F Dr. Henry (Hank) Blosser and Dr. Milton E. Muelder Endowed Lectureship 
Gift code: A51017 
Description: This endowment is to be used for the purpose of supporting an annual special invited lecture in accelerator physics, nuclear physics, particle physics, or astrophysics, subject to the approval of the Chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy or Chair designee. 

E George Arthur Brown Endowed Chair in Physics 
Gift code: A51019 
Description: This fund has been established to create an endowment to support an endowed chair in the Department of Physics and Astronomy in the College of Natural Science at MSU. 

E Physics and Society Endowed Lectureship Fund 
Gift code: A5102 
Description: The endowment will fund a lectureship in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. 

X Physics and Society Expendable Lectureship Fund 
Gift code: A51020 
Description: Programmable / Expendable. 

E  Jenny H. Krauss and Otto F. Krauss Charitable Foundation Trust Distinguished Fellowship  
Gift code: A51022 
Description: This endowment will support a needy and deserving graduate student with a high grade point average who is studying in the field of high energy physics. 

F Richard and Patricia Wagner Endowed Professorship 
Gift code: A51023 
Description: The endowment will be used to form the elements of a cohesive team to launch a venture into innovative interdisciplinary research that can make unique contributions beyond the usual realms of physics. This endowment supports faculty who pursue interdisciplinary research where they can make contributions beyond the usual realm of physics. 

F Richard and Patricia Wagner Endowed Graduate Fellowship 
Gift code: A51024 
Description: Supports graduate students who have a basic grounding in physics pursuing interdisciplinary work and studies where they can make unique contributions beyond the usual realms of physics. 

F Richard and Patricia Wagner Research Endowment 
Gift code: A51025 
Description: This endowment will leverage additional resources to support interdisciplinary research beyond the usual realm of physics. 

F Richard and Patricia Wagner Endowed Distinguished Lectureship 
Gift code: A51026 
Description: Expenditures from this endowment will support the Richard and Patricia Wagner Endowed Distinguished Lectureship hosted by the Department of Physics and Astronomy. 

 F  Richard and Patricia Wagner Endowed Undergraduate Research Scholarship 
Gift code: A51027 
Description: This endowment serves to attract females into the field of experimental physics and the recipient will have the opportunity to work in the laboratory of a tenured faculty member to insure exposure to hands-on experimental physics. If the student is successful in getting results from their laboratory research, a portion of the interest income may be used for travel to professional conferences to present these findings. 

E Dr. Bruce VerWest Award Fund in Physics and Astronomy 
Gift code: A51028 
Description: The endowment supports an annual prize to recognize excellent academic performance with strong consideration for research participation to a student who will be entering his/her senior year. 

F Marc Conlin Endowment 
Gift code: A51029 
Description: Expenditures from the endowment will be used at the discretion of its Chairperson for the benefit of the support (no-academic) staff in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, including such things as a distinguished staff award and professional development. 

E  Physics-Astronomy Endowment Fund 
Gift code: A51030 
Description: The income will be spent at the discretion of the department chairperson. 

E Jenny H. Krauss and Otto F. Krauss Charitable Foundation Trust Fellowship Fund 
Gift code: A51032 
Description: This Endowment will support a needy and deserving graduate student with a high grade point average majoring in physics. 

E Peter A. Schroeder Physics Fellowship 
Gift code: A51033 
Description: The fellowship will be awarded to a M.S. or Ph.D. student of the Department of Physics and Astronomy who is a US citizen or permanent resident majoring in condensed matter physics. Preference is for students inclined to work in industry, not academia. 

E Larry L. Burton Ph.D. Fund for Physics 
Gift code: A51034 
Description: Expenditures from the endowment will be used to support the Department of Physics and Astronomy purposes at the discretion of its Chairperson or for future successor MSU unit. 

E The Cowen Family Fellowship 
Gift code: A51036 
Description: The Cowen Endowed Fellowship will be used to attract the best graduate students to work with the faculty member(s) recognized as the Jerry Cowen Endowed Chair. In the event the Jerry Cowen Endowed Chair position(s) are vacant or the chair holders(s) have sufficient research support to cover the cost of their graduate students, the Department of Physics may use the Expendable Amounts from the endowment to support outstanding graduate students who would work with other faculty members in Physics. 

X Wu-Ki Tung Award Fund 
Gift code: A51037 
Description: This fund shall support an endowed chair program to be known as the Dr. Wu-Ki Tung Endowed Chair in Physics. 

E Marc S. Conlin Physics and Astronomy Graduate Fellowship 
Gift code: A51038 
Description: Awards may cover tuition, stipends, travel/research support, and other allowable expenses. 

E C. Konrad Gelbke Graduate Research Award 
Gift code: A51039 
Description: Will be used to establish an advanced graduate seminar. Seminar topics must be different from ongoing graduate student thesis topics. Students competing for the award will select a topic, research the literature and prepare a formal public presentation of 45 minute duration that will be judged by the award recipient selection committee. 

E Dr. and Mrs. Eugene N. Parker Graduate Fellowship in Physics 
Gift code: A51040 
Description: Graduate students in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. 

E Wu-Ki Tung Endowed Professorship in Particle Physics 
Gift code: A51041 
Description: The holder of the endowed professorship must be a tenured faculty member in the field of particle physics. If no suitable candidate exists among faculty and MSU, the endowed professorship may be used to recruit new qualified faculty. 

X Thomas A. Kaplan Award 
Gift code: A51043 
Description:  This award is given to the graduate students who have been judged to have presented the best Condensed Matter Physics lunch-time seminar talks during the most recent academic year.  

X Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics Sponsorship 
Gift code: A51044 
Description:  Other / Expendable. 

X Hybrid Quantum Systems Research Fund 
Gift code: A51045 
Description:  Research / Expendable. 

E Galonsky International Travel Award 
Gift code: A51046 
Description:  Study Abroad / Endowment. These funds will be used to support graduate students or post-docs having an international research experience. 

E Marc S. Conlin Abrams Planetarium Enhancement Fund 
Gift code: A51047 
Description:  Unrestricted / Endowment.