Why choose UNC graduate school?
The Martin Fellowship Program
The Department of Geological Sciences hosts a vibrant graduate program in a diverse set of fields including tectonics, seismology, paleoclimatology, surface processes, high- and low-temperature geochemistry, geochronology, volcanology, hydrology, and basin analysis. Our graduate program is aided immensely by the Martin Fellowship Program, established in 1975 by a gift from alumnus Irving L. Martin in honor of his parents, Preston Jones and Elizabeth Frances Dean Martin.
Students admitted into the program are eligible for benefits including a stipend, summer salary, research and travel fellowships, support for laboratory and field assistants, and a variety of ancillary professional development opportunities including a visiting speaker series and funding to attend professional workshops. Although the main monetary benefit to students lies in stipends and funds for research and travel, the opportunity to learn how to mentor undergraduate student assistants and to interact with leading scholars via the speaker series are critical elements of the graduate student training opportunities available through the Martin Fellowship Program.