Fellowship Opportunities

Federal Fellowships:

Industry Fellowships:

Private Foundation Fellowships:

Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program

The purpose is to promote the education, recruitment and retention of outstanding undergraduate and graduate students in science, mathematics, and engineering studies; the DoD is also interested in supporting the education of future scientists and engineers in a number of interdisciplinary areas. Scholarships awarded include a cash award, full tuition, required fees, and a book allowance. The SMART Program will allow individuals to acquire an education in exchange for a period of employment with the Department of Defense. The program is intended for citizens of the United States; students must be at least 18 years of age to be eligible for an award. Application open and the deadline is December 15, 2008. For information and to apply online, go to http://www.asee.org/smart.

The National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship Program (NDSEG)

The fellowship program is sponsored by the Army Research Office, Office of Naval Research, Air Force Office of Scientific Research and the DoD High Performance Computing Modernization Program. This program is intended for U.S. citizens at or near the beginning of their doctoral studies in science or engineering programs. The fellowships are for three year tenures and include full tuition and fees, a competitive stipend, and a health insurance allowance. The application deadline is January 5, 2009. Go to: http://www.asee.org/ndseg for applications and detailed program information.

The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)

For U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent resident aliens at or near the beginning of their graduate studies, this program offers a stipend of $30,000 a year for three years and a $10,500 cost of education allowance and a one-time $1,000 travel allowance. For application and deadline information, go to: http://www.fastlane.nsf.gov. For additional program information, go to: http://www.nsf.gov/grfp . Application open and closes early November.

The National Science Foundation East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes (NSF-EAPSI) Program

The East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes provide U.S. graduate students in science and engineering first-hand research experience in Australia, China, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore or Taiwan. Students receive a $5000.00 stipend and international roundtrip airfare. The primary goals of EAPSI are to introduce students to East Asia and Pacific science and engineering in the context of a research setting, and to help students initiate scientific relationships that will better enable future collaboration with foreign counterparts. The institutes last approximately eight weeks from June to August. Application open and closes December 9, 2008. For additional program information, go to http://www.nsf.gov/eapsi.

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) Summer Faculty Research and Sabbatical Leave Program

This program is intended for U.S. citizens who hold teaching or research appointments relating to science and/or engineering at U.S. academic institutions. A competitive stipend, relocation and travel allowances, and a pre-program site visit are offered. Application now open and closes December 5, 2008. Go to: http://www.asee.org/summer.

The Air Force Summer Faculty Fellowship Program (SFFP)

This program is intended for US citizens or permanent residents who have an earned doctorate in science or engineering and who hold full-time science or engineering faculty positions at US colleges, community colleges and universities. The duration of this summer fellowship is from 8 to 12 continuous weeks and research is performed on-site at Air Force laboratories. There is a competitive weekly stipend, and relocation and daily expense allowances are available for those who qualify. The application is now open and closes November 21, 2008. To apply online, go to: http://sffp.asee.org/.

The Navy Postdoctoral Fellowship Programs

This program is open to US citizens and legal permanent residents and offers a competitive stipend as well as insurance, relocation, and travel allowances. Locations include Navy Research Lab (NRL) and Naval Surface Warfare Center/ Indian Head. This program offers one to three year postdoctoral fellowships designed to increase the involvement of scientists and engineers from academia and industry to scientific and technical areas of interest and relevance to the Navy. This program has a rolling admission. Go to: http://www.asee.org/nrl/ .

The Naval Research Enterprise Intern Program (NREIP)

NREIP is a ten week summer research opportunity for undergraduate Juniors & Seniors, and Graduate students, under the guidance of a mentor, at a participating Navy Laboratory. The stipend amounts for the program are $5,500 for undergraduate students and $6,500 for graduate students. U.S. citizenship required; Permanent residents accepted at certain labs (Please see website for details.) The application opens October 15, 2008 and must be completed by January 12, 2009. Go to: http://www.asee.org/nreip.

The Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP)

SEAP is an eight week summer research opportunity at participating ONR laboratories for high school student who have completed at least grade 9, must be 16 years of age for most Laboratories, and a U.S. citizen. A graduating Senior is eligible to apply. The stipend for the summer program is $1,500 for new students; $1,550 for returning students. The application opens October 15, 2008 and must be completed by January 26, 2009. Go to http://www.asee.org/seap.

NASA Aeronautics Scholarship Program

The purpose of this NASA program is to help advance the nation’s aeronautics enterprise by investing in the educational development of the future aeronautics workforce and to provide opportunities to attract highly motivated undergraduate and graduate students to aeronautics and related fields. Scholarships awarded include competitive stipend payments anticipated amount for undergrad up to $15,000 and up to $35,000 for graduate. There is an option to attend a summer internship (up to $10,000 per summer) at a participating NASA Research Center. The undergraduate program is open to U.S. citizens, and applicants should have completed their sophomore year of college by fall of 2009, and should be in good standing at an accredited college or university. The graduate program is open to U.S. citizens, the applicants should be accepted or enrolled in an accredited program, and remain in good academic standing at their respected college or university. Application is now open and closes January 2009. For more information, contact nasa.asp@asee.org.

NVIDIA Fellowship Program

NVIDIA partners with industry leaders to tackle some of the most complex visual computing challenges. We’re creating profound change in industries such as medical imaging, space exploration, automotive design and film production. We’ve only scratched the surface of what we can accomplish when we apply our technology to it. We need innovative and talented doctoral students, who aren’t afraid of a challenge, to help us tackle these opportunities.

Students must have already completed their first year of Ph.D. level studies. Students must have majors in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, System Architecture, Electrical Engineering, or a related area. Students must hold current membership on an active research team. Students must bee enrolled as a full time Ph.D. student during the academic year of the award. Go to: http://www.nvidia.com/page/fellowship_programs.html.

Ford Foundation Predoctorial Fellowships

The Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships seek to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

To facilitate this goal the Fellowship grants awards at the Predoctoral, Dissertation and, Postdoctoral levels to students who demonstrate excellence, a commitment to diversity and a desire to enter the professoriate.

  • Approximately 60 Predoctoral Awards at $20,000 per year for up to three years.
  • Approximately 35 Dissertation Awards at $21,000 for one year
  • Approximately 20 Postdoctoral Awards at $40,000 for one year

Eligibility: All citizens or nationals of the United States regardless of race, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation. Individuals with evidence of superior academic achievement, individuals committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, individuals enrolled in or planning to enroll in an eligible research-based program leading to a Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree at a U.S. educational institution, and individuals who have not earned a doctoral degree at any time, in any field. Go to: http://www7.nationalacademies.org/fordfellowships/

Hertz Foundation

Website: www.hertzfndn.org/
Deadline: October 27, Application; October 30, Reference Reports
Financial Support: Tuition and fees, $25, 000 for 9 months
Length of Support: 1year, renewable up to 5 total years
Internship: Not Mentioned
Application: Online application, transcripts, GRE score report, letters of reference
Eligibility: Citizen or permanent resident of US, College seniors wishing to pursue the Ph.D. degree in any of the fields of particular interest to the Foundation, as well as graduate students already in the process of doing so, may apply.

IBM Ph.D. Fellowships

Website: www.ibm.com/university/phdfellowship
Deadline: Nomination Forms available online. Due October 31
Financial Support: Tuition, Fees, $17,500 stipend for 9-month year
Length of Support: 1 academic year, renewable for up to 3 years (via renomination)
Internship: Internship and/or summer project (expected not mandatory?)
Application: Nomination Forms available online from October September 19- October 31, 2005
Eligibility: Enrolled full time in college or University
Completed one year in doctoral program at time of nomination
Must be nominated by faculty member

National Physical Science Consortium

Website: www.npsc.org/students/info.html
Deadline: November
Financial Support: $16,000 annual stipend, University covers tuition and fees
Length of Support: 2-3years support, renewable up to 6 years
Internship: Yes, 1-2 summers paid internship
Application: Online Form (Employment History, Professional or Technical References, Scholarships, honors and awards you have received, Publications, presentations, poster sessions, etc., created or presented by you, Research Experience, Personal statement and professional goals), Min3/Max5 letters of Rec, GRE Scores
Eligibility: US Citizen (Emphasis on underrep. minorities and women), senior year 3.0 GPA, first year grad school persuing Ph.D, returning from workforce with no more than a masters

Graduate Research Fellowships (NSF)

Website: www.fastlane.nsf.gov/grfp/
Deadline: November 1 through November 13 (depends on discipline area)
Financial Support: $30,000 stipend for a 12-month tenure (prorated monthly), an annual cost-of-education allowance of $10,500, paid to the Fellow’s institution in lieu of tuition and fees
Length of Support: 3 years
Internship: Not Mentioned
Application: Information Form, Application Form, Proposed Plan of Research Form, Previous Research Experience Form, GRE Scores, Official Transcripts, Undergraduate GPA form, 4 letters of recommendation
Eligibility: Citizens or nationals of the United States or permanent resident aliens of the United States, graduate study leading to research-based master’s or doctoral degrees in the fields of science, mathematics, and engineering, In most cases, an individual has three opportunities to apply: during the senior year of college, prior to or during the first year of graduate school, and at the beginning of the second year of graduate school. Individuals who have completed no more than 12 months of graduate study (or the equivalent in part-time study) are eligible.

NIH Predoctorial Fellowship Awards

Website: grants.nih.gov/training/nrsa.htm
Deadline: April 5, August 5, and December 5
Financial Support: Stipend, tuition, health insurance and fees
Length of Support: up to 5 years
Internship: Not Mentioned
Application: Application form, PHS Individual National Research Service Award (PHS 416-1, rev. 12/98), and letters of reference, GRE, transcripts
Eligibility: Citizenship: citizens or noncitizen nationals of the United States, or have been lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence.
Underrepresentation: The applicant must be from ethnic/racial groups that have been determined by the applicant’s graduate institution to be underrepresented in biomedical or behavioral research.
Degree Requirements: An applicant must currently be enrolled in a Ph.D. or equivalent research degree program, a combinedhttp://www.aauw.org/fga/fellowships_grants/american.cfm M.D./Ph.D. program, or other combined professional doctorate/research Ph.D. graduate program in the biomedical or behavioral sciences, or have been accepted by and agreed to enroll in such a graduate program in the academic year for which funds are sought.

National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate Fellowships

Title: National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate Fellowships
Website: www.asee.org/ndseg/
Deadline: January
Financial Support: Full Tuition and fees, plus stipend of First Year $30,500; Second Year $ 31,000, Third Year $ 31,500, also pay part of health insurance
Length of Support: 3 years
Internship: Not Mentioned
Application: Areas of particular interest include acoustics and nanosciences,Online application (Academic Background, Proposed Area of Study, Professional Experiences, Publications/Presentations, Awards and Honors, Summary of Educational and Professional Goals, Summary of Educational and Professional Experiences), 3 letters of rec, Official transcripts, GRE scores
Eligibility: Citizens or nationals of US, students at or near beginning of graduate studies (be enrolled in their final year of undergraduate studies or have completed no more than the equivalent of one academic year of full-time graduate study as a part-time or full-time student) *Find out if this is at time of application or at time of receival

Bell Labs Graduate Research Fellowship Program (BLGRFP)

Website: Alcatel-Lucent Website
Deadline: On hold due to pending Bell-Alcatel merger for 2007-8 academic year
Financial Support: Full tuition, annual $17,000 stipend, $250 books/semester, $1000 per year for travel
Length of Support: Renewed annually up to 4 years
Internship: Summer Internship for 1st summer
Application: Application form, Statement of interest and research and career goals, Official transcripts from undergraduate, GRE scores, 3 letters of recommendation from college professors/employers, Current Resume
Eligibility: Fellowships are awarded to women and members of a minority group currently underrepresented in the fields of science, math, engineering and technology. Directed towards graduating college students, but first-year grad students will be considered

AT&T Labs Fellowship Program

Website: http://www.research.att.com/internships
Deadline: January 31
Financial Support: Tuition, books, fees, travel expenses, $2380/month for 10
Can workout combining with other fellowships
Length of Support: 3 years (with annual review)
Internship: Summer Research Internship (first summer)
Application: Application Form, Undergraduate transcripts, Statement of Interest, 3 Letters of Recommendation from college, professors, GRE scores
Eligibility: Computers and Communications major

NASA Graduate Student Research Program

Website: fellowships.hq.nasa.gov/gsrp/nav/
Deadline: Not announced for 2007 as of October 16, 2006.
Financial Support: $18,000 student stipend, a student allowance of $3,000, and a $3,000 university allowance
Length of Support: renewable up to three years based on satisfactory academic advancement, research progress, and available funding
Internship: Not Mentioned
Application: Academic transcripts, research proposal, Faculty Research Adviser’s recommendation
Eligibility: Applicants must be currently enrolled or accepted as a full-time graduate student in an accredited U.S. college or university.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
Students may apply at any time during their graduate program, or prior to receiving their baccalaureate degree, provided they have been accepted to an accredited graduate program at a U.S. college or university.
All applicants must have a Faculty Adviser from the institution where they plan to receive their graduate degree. Graduating seniors accepted by a graduate school must contact their graduate school department and request an adviser to support the NASA research funded under the GSRP.
Identification of an Adviser is important, since the awards are made to the Research Adviser at the university on behalf of the student.