Fellowships

Fellowships are a resourced based way to provide financial assistance to graduate students at various stages of their collegiate career. Some may involve research activities, funding for your research activities, or participation as an intern or researcher. Applications may vary from different fellowship applications, and not all fellowships can be awarded to Non-US citizens. Deadlines may be passed for Spring 2016 on some fellowships.

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NameLinkShort DescriptionApplication DeadlineUS Citizenship Required
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation awards scholarships and fellowships to minorities in STEM industry.
Blue Waters Graduate Fellowship
Fellowships for graduate students in the field of high speed computer engineering or computational modeling.
Central Intelligence AgencyInternship and Fellowship Opportunities through the C.l.A. are possible for graduate students.July 1st- October 15thYes
Congressional Fellowship ProgramCongressional Fellowship program offers engineers and graduate students to earn leadership in Washington D.C.
DOE Science Graduate Student Research SCGSR ProgramThe (SCGSR) Program allows Ph.D. students to have funding and research opportunities through proposal applications.February - May 2016Yes
Ford Foundation FellowshipThe Ford Foundation Fellowship seeks to increase diversity committed to a career in teaching and research in STEM.Varies depending on discipline.Yes
Fullbright Scholarships
Eligible for students looking into to continue research in foreign countries, must be a US citizen, must have a MS degree or higher for certain scholarships.Oct-16Yes
Gates Millennium Scholars
Students who qualified for Pell Grant Eligibility in their undergraduate years may earn funding from the Gates foundation to continue their education.Varies depending on discipline.Yes
The National Gem ConsortiumGEM’s fellowship programs span the entire recruitment, retention, and professional development spectrum. GEM’s principal activity is the provision of graduate fellowships at the MS and Ph.D. levels coupled with paid summer internships . Varies depening on fellowship.Yes
IEEE Education Careers ResourcesA website with resources to finding jobs, fellowships, and scholarships for IEEE members.Varies depending on discipline.Varies
IEEE Fellowship in the History of Electrical and Computing TechnologyFunding opportunity for Ph.D. and post-Doctorial students studying the history of electronic and computer engineering.February 1st, 2016Yes
Institute of Industrial EngineersLisa Zaken Award for Excellence, Awarded to Graduate Industrial Engineers, must be active in chapter.
JSA/JLab Graduate Fellowship ProgramEligible students must be enrolled full-time in a relevant doctoral program at a SURA member university. Awardees may not concurrently hold another major full-time fellowship or internship.February 29th, 2016
Motorola/IEEE Components Graduate Fellowship for Research on Electronic PackagingMultiple scholarships, Each one has various requirements and awards ranging from $2,000 USD to $25,000 USD.VariesNo
NASA Space Grant (NSPIERS)Grants can be earned in each state, and have the chance to earn fellowship funding under each grant awarded, deadlines for 2016 not set.Yes
National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate FellowshipEligible for students looking into a Ph.D. program in Aeronautical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical engineering, and Mechanical EngineeringYes
National Society of Women Engineers ScholarshipsMust have degree from ABET accredited University, Applicants must be female, full time requirement, minimum 3.5 GPA, over 5 different graduate level scholarships available, $750-$15000 awardedVaries depending on discipline.Varies
NREIP-Naval Research Enterprise InternshipStudents must complete a 10 week intership with a NAVY lab, stipend levels determined by the amount of credit hours you possess.Varies depending on discipline.Yes
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)Varies depending on discipline.Varies
NSF Waterman AwardCandidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and must be 35 years of age or younger or not more than 7 years beyond receipt of the Ph.D. degree by December 31 of the year in which they are nominated. For example, candidates eligible for the 2011 award must be born on or after 1975, or received their PhD on or after 2003Varies depending on discipline.Yes
ORAUA resource for finding Internships, Scholarships, and Fellowships through Oak Ridge Associated UniversitiesVaries depending on discipline.Varies
OSTP InternshipWhite House Internship Program.Varies depending on discipline.Yes
Robert Wood Johnson FoundationMultiple fellowships designed to increase diveristy and leadership in the Medical industry.Feb. 22 - Apring 19, 2016
SAE International Doctoral Scholars Forgivable Loan ProgramFour references required, must have graduated with PhD can remove up to a year of debt for graduate engineers.February 15th, 2016Varies
SMART-Science, Mathematics, & Research fro Transformation ProgramEligible for Graduates seeking a Masters or Ph.D. program in Aeronautical Engineering, Civil, Electrical, MechanicalAugust 1st, 2016Yes
Southern Regional Education BoardPrograms to provide fellowships to minorities who seek careers as faculty on college campuses.March 31st, 2016Yes
Tau Beta Pi Honor SoceityDeadline for fall fellowships expire at Febuary of each year. Up to $10,000 in awards, and must be a member of Tau Beta Pi.February of each yearNo
United State Environmental Protection Agency STAR FellowshipEligible for Civil Engineers looking to work on environmental issues, and awards up to $44,000 a year for research and funding.VariesYes
Xerox Minority ScholarshipsAnywhere from $1000 to $10,000 available for minority graduate students.September, 30thYes