Larry Martin and his wife, Joyce O’Neill have endowed a graduate fellowship for students in the College of Science. Mr. Martin is a math (and engineering) alumnus and had a full career as a mathematician doing mathematical modeling for companies such as Lockheed Martin and IBM before starting Troon Vineyard.

The Martin-O’Neill Fellowship is awarded to a graduate student from any department in the College of Science whose research involves computational modeling. This Fellowship covers a stipend of $25,000 disbursed quarterly ($6250/quarter) and a tuition waiver for the academic year. The Fellowship will begin at the start of fall term and continue for one calendar year. The Fellow’s department will be responsible for the tuition payment during the summer term at 3 credits. Each department may nominate one graduate student whose research focus involves computational modeling. Nominees in the 2ndor later years of the PhD program will be given preference during the selection process. 

Fellowship Selection 

Deadline for nominations: 15 April 2019


The Fellowship is awarded to a Ph.D. candidate whose scientific research makes use of computational modeling.  All Ph.D. students are eligible; students beyond the first year are preferred. 

  • The candidate’s research towards the degree must make significant use of computational modeling
  • The candidate should have a 3.5 GPA or higher
  • The candidate must be enrolled in 12 credits per term in the academic year and 3 credits in summer
  • The candidate has joined a research group
Application Instructions

Each department nominates one candidate. Please submit a Word or pdf file to by the deadline with the following materials:

  1. Graduate Student Name
  2. PhD Candidate Confirmation
  3. Student Email
  4. Nominating Department
  5. Name of Candidate’s Faculty Mentor
  6. BRIEF summary of research
  7. Significant research accomplishments and other significant achievements
  8. Letter of Recommendation by the candidate’s Faculty Mentor
  9. Fellow’s resume or CV
Page lengths
  • Items 1-7 are limited to a total of 1.5 pages.
  • Items 8 and 9 are limited to 1 page each.

Nominations exceeding page limits will be returned without consideration.

Fellowship Requirement of Acceptance

The Fellow will share with the donors, Larry Martin and Joyce O'Neill, a research summary and thank-you note explaining how the fellowship transformed their studies and research. Additionally, the Fellow must adhere to University policies outlined in the acceptance letter. 

For more information on the guidelines and acceptance letters see the Graduate School Fellowship guidelines

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