CREOL, The College of Optics & Photonics at UCF is one of the world’s foremost institutions for research and education in optical and photonic science and engineering. Our master’s and doctoral students work alongside world-renowned faculty researchers to pioneer new technology in ultrafast lasers, fiber optics, displays, biomedicine and beyond. Through strong industry partnerships, our graduates become highly sought after by innovative companies like Apple, Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin and Harris Corporation.
This fellowship allows outstanding students to start their Ph.D. studies in the College and find a research advisor after they arrive. Most of our incoming Ph.D. students are recruited on this type of fellowship.
All Ph.D. applicants will automatically be considered for the ORC fellowship. Stipend: Minimum $25,000 annually, health insurance, tuition and fees included.
- Northrop Grumman
- Schwartz Fellowships
- Suchoski Fellowships
- Glebov Family-SPIE Fellowships
These additional resources are privately endowed fellowship awards for outstanding U.S. citizens and permanent residents. There is no separate application for these fellowships. They are selected by the admissions committee from among optics graduate applicants.