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. 

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Jenny H. Krauss and Otto F. Krauss Charitable Foundation Trust Distinguished Fellowship
Gift code: A51022
Description: This fund supports a graduate student with demonstrated financial need. Recipients must have a high grade point average and be studying in the field of high energy physics.

F Richard and Patricia Wagner Endowed Professorship
Gift code: A51023
Description: These funds will be used to support faculty who 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.

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: The recipient will have the opportunity to work in the laboratory of a tenured faculty member to ensure 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. The hope is that this endowment serves to attract females into the field of experimental physics.

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.

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

Jenny H. Krauss and Otto F. Krauss Charitable Foundation Trust Fellowship Fund
Gift code: A51032
Description: This fund supports a graduate student with demonstrated financial need. Recipients must have a high grade point average and be majoring in physics.

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.

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.

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.

Wu-Ki Tung Award for Early Career Research
Gift code: A510370
Description: This fund will support early career research in experimental or theoretical research on Quantum Chromodynamics by supporting travel to a Coordinated Theoretical-Experimental Project (CTEQ) summer school.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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