Information for fellows



All Fellows will need a computer; but because the size of the program, we cannot supply computers to students. If at all possible, plan to bring your own laptop.


If you will be working at Caltech: Please try, if at all possible, to arrive at Caltech a day or two before the program begins (June 18) and stay through the last day (August 23). On the last day, we have some student presentations, and a farewell BBQ/party.


Students in the LIGO Summer program receive a $6,000 stipend, which will come in two installments during the summer.


Students in the LIGO Summer Program assigned to Caltech may live in Caltech campus housing during the program. You will be contacted by the Caltech Student-Faculty Programs (SFP) office, in early April, to make arrangements. They are working to keep the total cost for room and board to be less than 50% of the stipend, and payment will be due only after you receive your stipend; there should be no out-of-pocket costs. Non-Caltech students can move into Caltech housing a couple of days before the program begins. More information is available at the Caltech Housing website. Housing at LIGO's Hanford and Livingston sites will be provided, at a charge that is approximately the same as Caltech housing. Also, arrangements will be made for daily transportation to and from the sites.


Transportation to and from Caltech/Hanford/Livingston at the beginning and end of the program can probably be provided in full for all students. If there are insufficient funds for this, partial funding will be provided to cover transportation costs.

Site-specific information

Students in the LIGO Summer Program reside either at Caltech or one of the LIGO sites in Washington or Louisiana. Specify your preference(s) on the on-line application.

More information about logistics relevant for each site, coming soon.