Awards and Fellowships


The Ohio State Department of Astronomy recognizes excellence among graduate students with special scholarships, fellowships, and awards generously supported by gifts to the department.

David G. Price Fellowship in Astronomical Instrumentation

Dr. David G. Price received his PhD in Astronomy from OSU in 1975. In 2000, Dr. Price established an endowment to support the David G. Price Fellowship in Astronomical Instrumentation. David has served the Ohio State University in a number of capacities, including being college representative on the Alumni Advisory Board and on the Large Binocular Telescope Advisory Board. He set up this endowment to help support the Astronomy Department's instrumentation efforts at the LBT and other observatory facilities.

The Price Fellowship is awarded to a graduate student or postdoctoral fellow working on astronomical instrumentation, and provides stipend support for up to a full year. The intent is to allow the student to focus on an instrumentation project instead of serving as a TA or research assistant. The fellowship was first awarded in 2001.

Past Price Fellows

Allan Markowitz Graduate Award in Observational Astronomy

The Allan Markowitz Graduate Award in Observational Astronomy is made possible by a generous gift from Ohio State doctoral alumnus Dr. Allan H. Markowitz (MS 1966, PhD 1969). The Markowitz Award is given to a graduate student who is conducting or developing a research program in areas of observational astronomy, including the analysis of data obtained with space-based observatories, or facilities that are queue-scheduled or provide service observing.

Past Markowitz Award Recipients