Funding Sources & Fellowships

Funding Sources


Funding for PhD Students

The College of Engineering at the University of Michigan operates under a fully funded model for all Ph.D. students. Students receive a guarantee of full funding at the point of admission and throughout the duration of their five year program. This funding commitment is guaranteed provided the student meets all necessary milestones and fulfills program requirements as stipulated by their individual faculty advisor and/or department. This comprehensive package includes tuition, fees, University health insurance and a monthly living stipend. The funding package can come from a variety of sources including University of Michigan, College of Engineering or Rackham Graduate School fellowships, Graduate Student Research Assistant (GSRA) appointments or Graduate Student Instructor (GSI) positions. Some students also receive funding from documented external fellowships or any combination of the aforementioned. The typical guarantee of funding for a Ph.D. admitted directly from a bachelor’s degree program is five years while those admitted directly from a master’s degree program is four years. Exact funding amounts will vary between engineering departments. Click here for the College of Engineering Policies for Support of Doctoral Students.


Funding for Master’s Students

Beginning Fall 2013, the College of Engineering will begin offering some partial fellowships for new Master’s students. A number fellowships were awarded to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. The award amount ($10,000 for Michigan residents, $20,000 for non-Michigan residence) is disbursed during the fall and winter semester of the first year. Admitted Master's students are automatically considered for the awards based on the information in their official admission applications. In addition, funding for the majority of new Master’s students is limited, in that there is no guaranteed funding package. Departments may have some special fellowships or awards designated for Master’s students. In some cases individual departments may have Graduate Student Instructor (GSI) positions or Graduate Student Research Assistant (GSRA) appointments available that a Master’s student can apply for. Master's students who have interest in a Ph.D. program can re-apply at the appropriate application deadline to receive consideration for admission and full funding to a Ph.D. program.

We encourage all Master’s and Ph.D. students to refer to our comprehensive list of external awards and fellowships and apply.

Aside from the College of Engineering departments themselves, a number of University of Michigan sources provide funding for new and continuing graduate students, including:

Collaboratory for Advanced Research and Academic Technologies (CARAT)

College of Engineering Departmental Financial Aid Contacts

Division of Research Development and Administration

Horace H. Rackham Graduate School Fellowships Office

Center for the Education of Women

  • Scholarship Opportunities
  • CEW Critical Difference Grant
    The CEW has emergency funds for graduate and professional students who face unexpected financial crises. To apply for a Critical Difference Grant, the student should make an appointment to talk with a counselor by calling 998-7210.

Institute for the Humanities Grants and fellowships for those who show interest in interdisciplinary research

International Center

International Institute Funding

Graduate Student Appointments (GSI/GSRA)

Student Employment Office

The University of Michigan Nonprofit and Public Management Center
Research Support Grants for doctoral students

Veteran's Administration Education Benefits

Fellowships

The following external, governmental, and University of Michigan fellowships have been identified as being relevant for CoE graduate students. We'd like to thank the faculty and staff in the various CoE departments who provided the information to complete this list. The fellowships are sorted alphabetically, with a separate, final section of fellowships awarded by faculty/administration nomination only Please note that the deadlines may change from year to year, so be sure to double-check these dates on the fellowship websites as you plan to apply.

Fellowships by Self-Nomination

Air and Waste Management Association
Scholarships are granted to full-time graduate students pursuing studies and research in air quality, waste management, and environmental management, policy, or law.
  • Award: $2,000-7,500
  • Citizenship: no specifications
  • Deadline: January 11
  • Website
Alexander Graham Bell College Scholarship Awards
Granted to students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing
  • Award: up to $1,000-$10,000
  • Citizenship: no limitations
  • Deadline: March 1
  • Website
Amelia Earhart Fellowship
For female graduate students who are in a qualifying area of science or engineering closely related to advanced studies in aerospace-related science or aerospace-related engineering.
  • Award: $10,000 for one year
  • Citizenship: no limitations
  • Deadline: November 15
  • Website
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science & Technology Policy Fellowships
AAAS administers fellowships to provide the opportunity for accomplished scientists and engineers to participate in and contribute to the public policymaking process of the federal government. Following selection, Fellows come to Washington, DC, in September of each year and participate in a comprehensive eight-day orientation program before beginning their fellowships in the various sectors of government. AAAS also conducts a professional development program throughout the year. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or an equivalent doctoral-level degree at the time of application. Individuals with a master's degree in engineering and at least three years of post-degree professional experience also may apply.
  • Award: 12-month fellowship, stipend varies
  • Citizenship: U.S. Citizen
  • Deadline: December 5
  • Website
American Association of University Women (AAUW) American Fellowships
American Fellowships support women doctoral candidates completing dissertations or scholars seeking funds for postdoctoral research leave from accredited institutions. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Candidates are evaluated on the basis of scholarly excellence, teaching experience, and active commitment to helping women and girls through service in their communities, professions, or fields of research.
  • Award: Dissertation $20,000, Ph.D. Research Leave: $30,000
  • Citizenship: U.S. Citizens or permanent residents
  • Deadline: November 15
  • Website
American Association of University Women (AAUW) Career Development Grants
Career Development Grants support women who hold a bachelor's degree and are preparing to advance their careers, change careers, or re-enter the work force. Special consideration is given to AAUW members, women of color, and women pursuing their first advanced degree or credentials in nontraditional fields.
  • Award: Dissertation $2,000-$12,000
  • Citizenship: U.S. Citizens or permanent residents
  • Deadline: December 15
  • Website
American Association of University Women (AAUW) International Fellowships
International Fellowships are awarded for full-time study or research to women who are not United States citizens or permanent residents. Both graduate and postgraduate study at accredited institutions are supported.
  • Award: Master's-$18,000, PhD-$20,000
  • Citizenship: Non-U.S. Citizens or non-permanent residents
  • Deadline: December 1
  • Website
American Association of University Women (AAUW) Selected Professions Fellowships
Selected Professions Fellowships are awarded to women who intend to pursue a full-time course of study at accredited institutions during the fellowship year in one of the designated degree programs where women's participation traditionally has been low.
  • Master's and First Professional Awards: $5,000 – $18,000
    Citizenship: U.S. Citizens or permanent residents
  • Deadline: January 10
  • Website
American Concrete Institute (ACI) Fellowship and Scholarship Programs
Only students nominated by faculty members who are also ACI members will be eligible to receive applications for the ACI Student Fellowship Program. This fellowship is offered to high-potential undergraduate and graduate students in engineering, construction management, and other appropriate curricula who are identified by the ACI-Member Faculty. Scholarship criteria are similar.
  • Award: $3,000-$5000
  • Citizenship: no limitations, although study must take place in US or Canada
  • Deadline: October 15
  • Website

American Council of the Blind Scholarship


American
Indian Graduate Center (AIGC) Graduate Fellowships Program
For enrolled members of federally recognized American Indian tribes or Alaska Native groups, or for those who can provide documentation of descent (possess one fourth degree federally-recognized Indian blood).
  • Award: $1000-$5000
  • Deadline: June 1
  • Website

American Meteorological Society (AMS) Graduate Fellowships
A source of scholarships, useful resources, and unique opportunities for outstanding students looking to pursue graduate education in the atmospheric or related sciences.

  • Award: $24,000
  • Citizenship: U.S. Citizens or permanent residents
  • Deadline: January 18
  • Website

American Nuclear Society (ANS) Scholarships
For those earning a degree in nuclear science, nuclear engineering, or a nuclear related field.

  • Award: not specified
  • Citizenship: no limitation
  • Deadline: February 1
  • Website

American Public Power Association (APPA) Student Research Grants
Demonstration of Energy-Efficient Developments (DEED) Program student research grants/internships support students studying in energy-related disciplines, increase awareness of career opportunities in public power, and provide assistance to DEED member utility sponsors. Students must obtain a DEED member sponsor for their student research grant/internship in order to apply.

  • Award: Stipend of $4,000
  • Citizenship: no limitations
  • Deadline: February 15 and October 15
  • Website

American Public Power Association (APPA) Technical Design Project Grants
The Demonstration of Energy-Efficient Developments (DEED) Program technical design project is intended to promote the involvement of students studying in energy-related disciplines in the public power industry.

  • Award: One $5,000 TDP is awarded each year to a student or group of students conducting research on an energy-related project. The award recipient(s) also receive travel reimbursement up to $3000 to present their project during the annual APPA Engineering and Operations Technical Conference. The TDP does not require a utility sponsor.
  • Citizenship: no limit
  • Deadline: October 15
  • Website
American-Scandinavian Foundation Academic Fellowships and Grants
Applicants must have a well-defined research or study project that makes a stay in Scandinavia essential. Grants are considered suitable for post-graduate scholars, professionals, and candidates in the arts to carry out research or study visits of one-to-three months duration. Fellowships are intended to support year-long stay. Priority is given to candidates at the graduate level for dissertation-related study or research.
  • Award: Up to $23,00 for fellowship; Up to $5,000 for grants
  • Citizenship: US citizens and permanent residents
  • Deadline: November 1
  • Website

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Arthur S. Tuttle Memorial Scholarship for Master's Students
Scholarship funds are for civil engineering graduate study leading to a Masters degree at an accredited educational institution.

  • Award: averages $2000
  • Citizenship: no limit
  • Deadline: February 9
  • Website
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Jack E. Leisch Memorial National Graduate Fellowship
Granted to full-time students who are enrolled in a transportation/traffic engineering graduate degree program in civil engineering.
  • Award: up to $4,000
  • Citizenship: no limit
  • Deadline: April 1
  • Website

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Trent R. Dames and William W. Moore Fellowship
Grants are provided for the exploration of new applications of geotechnical engineering

  • Award: $2,000-$5,000
  • Citizenship: not specified
  • Deadline: February 9
  • Website

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Waldo Smith Hydraulic Fellowship
Awarded to a member of ASCE who conducts research in the field of experimental hydraulics

  • Award: For tuition, research, and living expenses
  • Citizenship: not specified
  • Deadline: February 9
  • Website

American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) Scholarships
The purpose of the ASNE Scholarship Program is to improve the profession of naval engineering by encouraging college students to enter the field of naval engineering, providing support to naval engineers seeking advanced education in the field, and providing ASNE members and industry sponsors with an opportunity to contribute to a worthy endeavor. Graduate student applicants must be members of ASNE.

  • Award: Stipend of $4,000
  • Citizenship: U.S. Citizen
  • Deadline: February 28
  • Website
Argonne National Laboratory Named Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
Applicants must demonstrate superb ability in scientific or engineering research, and must show definite promise of becoming outstanding leaders in the research they pursue.
  • Award: $80,000 per annum stipend with an additional allocation of up to $20,000 per year for research support and travel
  • Citizenship: no limitations
  • Deadline: October 9
  • Website
Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) CSC Scholarship
The AFCEA Graduate School scholarships seek to reward excellence for demonstrated effort at the master's level of study. For those currently employed in a field related to communications, computer science or electronics.
  • Award: $3,000
  • Citizenship: U.S. citizen
  • Deadline: September 1
  • Website
Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) Graduate Scholarship Program
Awarded to full-time postgraduate students who have earned Master's degrees or the equivalent and who are currently enrolled in a doctoral degree program in electrical, electronics, chemical, systems or communications engineering, physics, math, or computer science.
  • Award: $15,000
  • Citizenship: Candidate must be a U.S. citizen with earned B.S. and M.S. degrees
  • Deadline: February 1
  • Website
Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) Ralph W. Shrader Diversity Scholarship
Scholarships will be awarded to full-time graduate students currently working toward a master's degree in the following or related fields of electrical, electronics, chemical, systems or communications engineering; physics; mathematics; computer science; technology management; or information technology. Majors directly related to the support of U.S. intelligence or national security enterprises with relevance to the mission of AFCEA will also be eligible.
  • Award: $3,000
  • Citizenship: U.S. citizen
  • Deadline: February 1
  • Website

Associated General Contractors (AGC) Education & Research Foundation Graduate Scholarships in Construction and Civil Engineering
The AGC Education and Research Foundation offers undergraduate and graduate level scholarships to students enrolled in ABET or ACCE-accredited construction management or construction related engineering programs.
  • Award: $3750-$7500
  • Citizenship: U.S. Citizen or Permament Resident
  • Deadline: November 1
  • Website

Belgian American Educational Foundation (BAEF) Fellowships for Study or Research in Belgium
The Belgian American Educational Foundation (BAEF) encourages applications for fellowships for advanced study or research at a Belgian university or institution of higher learning. The fellowship period must be at least 6 months. In addition to the stipend, the Foundation will provide health insurance. Applicants must be citizens of the United States and either have a Masters degree or equivalent degree, or be working towards a Ph.D. or equivalent degree. Preference is given to applicants under the age of 30 with a reading and speaking knowledge of Dutch, French, or German. BAEF Fellows must reside in Belgium during the tenure of their fellowship.
  • Award: $25,000 for one year
  • Citizenship: US citizen or permanent resident
  • Deadline October 31
  • Website
Bell Labs Graduate Research Fellowship Program
Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW)
For female students who are attending graduate school in Canada or the U.S.
  • Award: $2,000-$12,000 depending on which award is won
  • Citizenship: Canadian citizen
  • Deadline: November 1
  • Website

Center for the Education of Women (CEW) Robin Wright Graduate Fellowship (University of Michigan Fellowship)
The Center for the Education of Women announces the Robin Wright Graduate Fellowship with a grant of up to $4,000. The fund will support research by a graduate student from the Islamic World or Africa matriculating in the Rackham Graduate School.

  • Award: up to $4,000
  • Citizenship: Women from the Islamic World or Africa
  • Deadline: February 11
  • Website
Center for the Education of Women (CEW) Scholarships (University of Michigan Fellowship)
For female students who are returning to school after a break of at least 48 months.
  • Award: $1,000-$9,000
  • Citizenship: no limitations
  • Deadline: February 28
  • Website
Center for Space Nuclear Research (CSNR) Summer Fellowship Program
For undergraduate and graduate students to experience cutting-edge research in nuclear power and propulsion technologies. Students will work for 10-12 weeks in the summer as part of a team of students and with scientists at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) to complete a research project of current interest to NASA in potential nuclear technology performance.
  • Award: $500, $600, $700 weekly stipend for undergraduate, master's and PhD students, respectively. Also up to $1000 for travel.
  • Citizenship: Foreign nationals must be enrolled in US university
  • Deadline: March 14
  • Website

Charles & Anne Lindbergh Foundation
Each year, The Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation provides grants of up to $10,580 (a symbolic amount representing the cost of the "Spirit of St. Louis") to men and women whose individual initiative and work in a wide spectrum of disciplines furthers the Lindberghs' vision of a balance between the advance of technology and the preservation of the natural/human environment.
  • Award: $10,580
  • Citizenship: no limit
  • Deadline: June 9
  • Website

Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) Multi-Country Fellowships
Multi-Country Fellowship Program supports advanced regional or trans-regional research in the humanities, social sciences, or allied natural sciences for U.S. doctoral candidates, and scholars who have already earned their Ph.D. Preference will be given to candidates examining comparative and/or cross-regional research. Applicants are eligible to apply as individuals or in teams.

  • Award: Up to $10,500
  • Citizenship: U.S. Citizen
  • Deadline: January 15
  • Website
DAAD Scholarships (University of Michigan Fellowship)
This is an exchange agreement between the German Academic Exchange Program and the University of Michigan. Applicants must be advanced graduate students or Ph.D. candidates who can show that a stay in Germany is essential for the completion of their research projects.
  • Award: Monthly stipends are approximately €750. In addition, DAAD will cover health insurance and travel costs.
  • Deadline: November 15
  • Citizenship: U.S. or Canadian citizens and permanent residents. Foreign nationals are eligible if they have been full-time students at an accredited US or Canadian University for at least two years at the time of application.
  • Website
Dow Sustainability Doctoral Fellows Program (University of Michigan Fellowship)
For exceptional Ph.D. students conducting interdisciplinary research related to sustainability across the College of Engineering (and campus). 
  • Award: Up to $50,000
  • Citizenship: no limitations
  • Deadline: February 3 (Letters of recommendation by February 17)
  • Website
Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program
This fellowship program enables students to pursue Master's Degrees or Doctorates in transportation-related fields at the University of their choice and/or acquaints students with transportation research, development and technology transfer activities at U.S. Department of Transportation facilities.
  • Award: All recipients may not receive a full award (i.e. tuition, stipend, and travel to the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting). Recipient awards will be based on the ranking given by the National Selection Panel or local selection panels at individual universities. Recipients will receive a minimum of $1,500 for travel to TRB, based on the ranking received.
  • Citizenship: no limitations
  • Deadline: February 17
  • Website
East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students (EAPSI)
An EAPSI award provides U.S. graduate students in science, engineering, and education: 1) first-hand research experiences in Australia, China, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore or Taiwan; 2) an introduction to the science, science policy, and scientific infrastructure of the respective location; and 3) an orientation to the society, culture and language.
Award: Participation in a pre-departure orientation, a summer stipend, and travel expenses to the research site. EAPSI partner agencies pay in-country living expenses during the Summer Institutes.
Deadline: November 8
Electrochemical Society
Scholarships are granted to students who are enrolled in science, engineering, or education.
  • Award: varies by scholarship
  • Citizenship: not specified
  • Deadline: varies by scholarship
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Environmental Protection Agency's National Center for Environmental Research (NCER) Fellowships: Science To Achieve Results (STAR) and Greater Research Opportunities (GRO)
Graduate students at Master's and doctoral levels in environmentally related fields of study.
  • Award: Up to $37,000 per year of support; Master's level may receive up to 2 years of support; Doctoral students may be supported for maximum of 3 years
  • Citizenship: U.S. Citizen or permanent resident
  • Deadline: October 18
  • Website
Environmental Protection Agency's National Network for Environmental Management Studies (NNEMS) Fellowship Program
NNEMS fellowships are given to those who are pursuing an educational program directly related to pollution control or environmental protection for the duration of the fellowship.
  • Award: Stipends vary according to status
  • Citizenship: U.S citizen
  • Deadline: February 13
  • Website

Fannie and John Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowships in the Applied Physical Sciences
We look to support the graduate education of America's most promising technical talent, the Ph.D.-directed effort of the young men and women who can be expected to have the greatest impact on the application of the physical sciences to human problems during the next half-century.

  • Award: Successful applicants have the choice of two Fellowship options:
    Five-Year Hertz - Option 1
    - $31,000/9-month personal stipend
    - Full tuition equivalent
    - Renewable for up to 5 years
    Five-Year Coordinated - Option 2
    Hertz Period - Two Years
    - $36,000/9-month personal stipend
    - Full tuition equivalent
    Other Fellowship Period - Up to Three Years
    - $5,000/ year supplemental stipend from Hertz
    - Requires Awardee to accept a 3-year Fellowship from another source
  • Citizenship: US citizen or permanent resident
  • Deadline: November 2
  • Website
Ford Foundation Dissertation Diversity Fellowships
For grad students working to complete their dissertations.
  • Award: $21,000 for one year, plus conference fee for Conference of Ford Fellows
  • Citizenship: US citizens or nationals
  • Deadline: November 19
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Ford Foundation Predoctoral Diversity Fellowships
For individuals engaged in graduate study leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) degree.
  • Award: Annual $20,000 stipend, award to the institution in lieu of tuition and fees: $2,000
  • Citizenship: US citizens or nationals
  • Deadline: November 14
  • Website
Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Diversity Fellowships
For individuals engaged in postdoctoral study after the attainment of the Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree
  • Award: $40,000 stipend, Employing Institution Allowance: $1,500.
  • Citizenship: US citizens or nationals
  • Deadline: November 19
  • Website

Foreign Languages & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships (University of Michigan Fellowship)
The International Institute administers several fellowships related to studying foreign languages and studying abroad. These fellowships all have varying requirements and deadlines.

  • Award: Academic Year: $15,000 stipend and covers full tuition and mandatory fees; Summer: $2,500 stipend and travel award up to $1,000
  • Citizenship: US citizens or permanent residents
  • Deadline: February 1
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Fulbright Grants for Study and Research Abroad
The U.S. Student Program is designed to give recent B.S./B.A. graduates, master's and doctoral candidates, and young professionals and artists opportunities for personal development and international experience. Most grantees plan their own programs. Projects may include university course work, independent library or field research, classes in a music conservatory or art school, special projects in the social or life sciences, or a combination of these activities. Along with opportunities for intellectual, professional, and artistic growth, the Fulbright Program offers invaluable opportunities to meet and work with people of the host country, sharing daily life as well as professional and creative insights.

  • Award: Maximum round-trip transportation to the host country; maintenance for the academic year, based on living costs in the host country; book and research allowances; supplemental health and accident insurance; tuition, in some cases; language or orientation courses, where appropriate
  • Citizenship: U.S. citizens
  • Deadline: October 17
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Gates Millennium Scholars Program
Provides outstanding African American, American Indian/Alaska Natives, Asian Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete a graduate education for those students pursuing studies in mathematics, science, engineering, education, or library science.
  • Award: good-through-graduation scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice.
  • Citizenship: U.S. citizen/permanent resident/foreign national
  • Deadline: January 17
  • Website
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
The College Scholarship Program is available on a competitive basis to graduate students of Hispanic heritage.
  • Award: $1,000-$3,000
  • Citizenship: U.S. citizens or permanent resident
  • Deadline: December 15
  • Website
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Charles LeGeyt Fortescue Graduate Scholarship Fund
Awarded for one year to a full-time graduate student obtaining their Masters in electrical engineering.
  • Award: 1 year stipend of $24,000
  • Citizenship: Permanent resident
  • Deadline: November 15
  • Website

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Fellowship in Electrical History
The IEEE Fellowship in Electrical History supports either one year of full-time graduate work in the history of electrical science and technology at a college or university of recognized standing, or up to one year of post-doctoral research for a scholar in this field who has received their Ph.D. within the past three years. Must be a member of IEEE to apply.

  • Award: Stipend of $17,000 and a research budget of $3,000 is available
  • Citizenship: no limitations indicated
  • Deadline: March 1
  • Website
International Institute Conference Travel Grants (University of Michigan Fellowship)
Provide opportunities for Rackham graduate students to become familiar with, and take part in the life of their academic professions. Awards are available only to Rackham students who have responded to a formal call for abstracts and whose abstract has been accepted for either poster or paper presentation at a conference.
  • Award: Travel support grant up to $300
  • Citizenship: no limitations
  • Deadline: 4 weeks in advance of trip
  • Website
International Institute Individual Fellowships (University of Michigan Fellowship)
The International Institute (II) Fellowships are designed to support University of Michigan students (regardless of citizenship) who are enrolled in a degree program and wish to participate in internships or conduct research abroad.
  • Award: up to $5000
  • Citizenship: no limitations
  • Deadline: February 15
  • Website
International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE) Scholarships and Grants
Scholarships are granted to students who are enrolled full-time in optics, photonics, imaging, optoelectronics, or a related program.
  • Award: Travel scholarships $2000; Optics & Photonics Education scholarships $2000-11000
  • Citizenship: not specified
  • Deadline: February 15
  • Website

Kosciuszko Foundation Tuition Scholarship Program
Scholarships support American students of Polish descent for full-time graduate studies in the United States, the one-year Master's program at the Center for European Studies, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, and English Schools of Medicine in Poland.

  • Award: $1,000 - $7,000
  • Citizenship: Applicant must be a US citizen OR a permanent resident of Polish descent AND have a minimum GPA of 3.0. A United States citizen of non-Polish descent may apply for funding to support full-time graduate level Polish studies.
  • Deadline: January 7
  • Website

Link Foundation Doctoral Research Fellowships in Ocean Engineering and Instrumentation
To foster ocean engineering and ocean instrumentation research; to enhance both the theoretical and practical knowledge and applications of ocean engineering and instrumentation research; and to disseminate the results of that research through lectures, seminars and publications.

  • Award: $26,000
  • Citizenship: no limitations
  • Deadline: January 17
  • Website
Link Foundation Energy Fellowships
Preference will be given to candidates who have a well-defined thesis direction but who still have enough time remaining working toward their Ph.D. that receipt of a Link Foundation Fellowship could make a difference.
  • Award: $26,000
  • Citizenship: no limitations
  • Deadline: December 1
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Luce Scholars Program
The Luce Scholars Program provides stipends and internships for fifteen young Americans to live and work in Asia each year. Dating from 1974, the program's purpose is to increase awareness of Asia among future leaders in American society. Students must be nominated by College.
  • Award: In addition to the basic stipend, a cost of living allowance and a housing allowance may be provided to Scholars living in areas where such costs are high.
  • Citizenship: US citizen
  • Deadline: November 1
  • Website
Michigan Space Grant Consortium (MSGC) (University of Michigan Fellowship)
For students in aerospace, space science, Earth System science and other related science, engineering or mathematical fields.
  • Award: $5,000 for graduate students
  • Citizenship: U.S. citizens
  • Deadline: November 16
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Minorities Striving and Pursuing Higher Degrees of Success in Earth System Science
For underrepresented minorities with the overall purpose of facilitating the achievement of attaining outstanding Earth system science careers.

  • Award: $1,000 and mentored by professional scientists and engineers
  • Citizenship: US citizens or permanent resident
  • Deadline: September 4
  • Website
NASA Aeronautics Scholarship Program
NASA's Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD) is directed toward enhancing the state of aeronautics for the nation, transforming the nation's air transportation system, and developing the knowledge, tools, and technologies to support future air and space vehicles.
  • Award: $35,000 stipend, $11,000 each year for educational expenses, $10,000 summer internship
  • Citizenship: U.S. Citizen or National
  • Deadline: January 17
  • Website
NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship Program
Ensures continued training of interdisciplinary scientists to support the study of the Earth as a system, especially focusing on Earth remote sensing.
  • Award: up to $30,000 per year, and can be renewed two additional years
  • Citizenship: open to anyone, although preference given to US citizens and resident aliens
  • Deadline: February 1
  • Website
NASA Graduate Student Researcher's Program (GSRP)
The NASA Graduate Student Research Program (GSRP) awards fellowships for graduate study leading to masters or doctoral degrees in the fields of science, mathematics, and engineering related to NASA research and development.
  • Award: $30,000, includes a $20,000 student stipend, student travel allowance of $6,000, up to $1,000 for health insurance, and $3,000 univeristy allowance
  • Citizenship: U.S. citizens
  • Deadline: March 1
  • Website
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Internship Program
Goddard is a science and engineering center, with enabling technologies like computer science and IT management, to support missions to explore and observe the Earth from space, the study of the sun, exploration of the solar system, and to address big questions such as the origins of life on Earth. Anticipate hosting at least 400 interns this summer. 
  • Citizenship: U.S. citizens
  • Deadline: March 1
  • Website
NASA Harriett G. Jenkins Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Program (JPFP)
The Harriett G. Jenkins Pre-doctoral Fellowship provides up to 3 years of funding and support to full-time graduate students (master's and doctoral level) who are underrepresented in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines.
  • Awards: Annual stipends for students pursuing master's degrees start at $16,000. Annual stipends for students pursuing doctoral degrees start at $22,000. Regardless of the degree pursued, annual tuition offsets start at $8,500.
  • Citizenship: U.S. citizens
  • Deadline: February 1
  • Website
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Internship Program
The NASA JPL intern programs hosts undergraduate and graduate throughout the year. Students are engaged in research projects furthering pursuit of careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Research projects are offered in areas such as computer science, robotics, mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, astrophysics, electrical engineering, as well as planetary, geological, and biological sciences.
  • Citizenship: U.S. citizens
  • Deadline: March 1
  • Website
National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science (GEM)
For under-represented minorities. There are multiple fellowships for both Masters' and PhD students.
  • Award: One year of support
  • Citizenship: U.S. citizens or permanent resident
  • Deadline: November 15
  • Website

National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) Lawrence F. Skibbie Graduate Scholarship Award
Intended to support one or more advanced graduate students in engineering, science, or management.

  • Award: up to $10,000
  • Citizenship: US citizen
  • Deadline: August 1
  • Website
National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship (NDSEG)
Graduate Students who will pursue a doctoral degree in, or closely related to, an area of DoD interest within one of the following disciplines: Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, Biosciences, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Cognitive, Neural and Behavioral Sciences, Computer and Computational Sciences, Electrical Engineering, Geosciences, Materials Science and Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, Oceanography, Physics.
  • Award: Full tuition and required fees for 3 years, monthly stipend, and up to $1,000 a year in medical insurance
  • Citizenship: U.S. Citizen
  • Deadline: December 18
  • Website

National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists (NOBCChE) Graduate Fellowships for African-Americans
NOBCChE annually recognizes outstanding graduate students by rewarding deserving African American candidates who have made significant contributions to science and/or engineering research.

National Physical Science Consortium (NPSC)
Graduate Fellowships in the Physical Sciences (and Engineering). Special emphasis toward the recruitment of minority and female students. Students can be in their first year of study. Do some work at some National Laboratories, or Amgen.

  • Award: $20,000 stipend per year up to six years plus two summers paid research employment and travel
  • Citizenship: US citizen
  • Deadline: November 30
  • Website
National Research Council of the National Academies Research Associateship Program
Awardees have the opportunity to conduct independent research in an area compatible with the interests of the sponsoring laboratory; develop full-time effort to research a publication; and collaborate with leading scientists and engineers at federal research laboratories.
  • Award: Ph.D: $42,000-$75,000 stipend; Graduate: begin at $30,000 stipend
  • Citizenship: U.S. Citizen, permanent residents, and for some laboratories, foreign national
  • Deadline: February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1
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National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)
  • Award: Stipend of $30,000/year, plus education coverage of $10,500 for up to three years, and a 1-time $1,000 travel allowance for research abroad
  • Citizenship: U.S. Citizen or permanent resident
  • Deadlines: November 2-9 (varies for different degrees)
  • Website
National Security Education Program (NSEP) David L. Boren Graduate Fellowships
Graduate students may design their own programs and may combine domestic language and cultural study with overseas study. All fellowships must include formal study of a modern language other than English and study of an area and culture.
  • Award: Maximum level of support of $12,000/semester for up to two semesters; total maximum level of support for combined domestic and overseas program is $30,000
  • Citizenship: U.S. Citizen
  • Deadline: January 31
  • Website
Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
The program is designed to significantly increase the involvement of creative and highly trained scientists and engineers from academia and industry to scientific and technical areas of interest and relevance to the Navy.
Award: not specified
Citizenship: U.S. Citizen
Deadline: not specified
NOAA National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS) Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF)
NERRS' Graduate Research Fellowship provides master's degree students and Ph.D. candidates with an opportunity to conduct research of local and national significance that focuses on enhancing coastal zone management. Fellows conduct their research within a National Estuarine Research Reserve and gain hands-on experience by participating in their host reserve's research and monitoring programs.
  • Award: $20,000 stipend for up to 3 years
  • Citizenship: no specification
  • Deadline: November 1
  • Website
NOAA Sea Grant Knauss Marine Policy Fellowships
Offer a unique educational experience for students who have an interest in ocean, coastal, or Great Lakes resources and the national policy decisions affecting those resources. The one-year fellowships match graduate students with "hosts" in the legislative or executive branches, or other institutions located in Washington, D.C.
  • Award: Fellowships are awarded for one year with a $33,000 student stipend, moving expenses, and health insurance. Additional funds available for travel, etc. (overall award is $41,500).
  • Citizenship: any
  • Deadline: February 15
  • Website
Oak Ridge Institute for Science & Education Graduate Scholarships

Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
The purpose of The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans is to provide opportunities for continuing generations of able and accomplished New Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields. The Program was established in recognition of the contributions New Americans have made to American life and in gratitude for the opportunities the United States has afforded the donors and their family.
  • Award: Each award is for up to $25,000 in maintenance grants and up to $20,000 in tuition support for each year of graduate study supported, a total of as much as $90,000 (2 years max).
  • Citizenship: U.S. Citizen or permanent resident
  • Deadline: November 9
  • Website
PEO International Peace Scholarship
The International Peace Scholarship Fund is a program which provides scholarships for selected women from other countries for graduate study in the United States and Canada.
  • Award: up to $10,000
  • Citizenship: Non- U.S. Citizens
  • Deadline: December 15
  • Website

Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowships
Every year, the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi awards sixty Graduate Fellowships of $5,000 each and forty Awards of Excellence of $2,000 each to members entering the first year of graduate or professional study.

  • Award: Stipend of $5,000 or $15,000
  • Citizenship: no limitations indicated
  • Deadline: Varies by chapter
  • Website
Rackham Barbour Scholarship (University of Michigan Fellowship)
Scholarships for Asian women ("From Turkey to Japan and the Philippines") who have completed at least two terms of graduate work at the University of Michigan prior to award tenure.
  • Award: $18,160 stipend, plus cover full tuition and required fees
  • Citizenship: Must be foreign citizens with intent to return to their home country
  • Deadline: January 17
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Rackham Conference Travel Grant (University of Michigan Funding)
Intended to provide opportunities for Rackham graduate students to become familiar with, and participate in the life of, their academic professions.
  • Award: $700-$1200 depending on destination
  • Citizenship: not specified
  • Deadline: Ongoing
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Rackham Graduate Student Emergency Fund (RGS-EF) (University of Michigan Fellowship)
The Rackham Emergency Fund is intended to provide Rackham graduate students who find themselves in emergency situations with financial assistance.
  • Award: up to $2,500
  • Citizenship: not specified, but must be in a Rackham program
  • Deadline: rolling deadline, upon completion of application
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Rackham Graduate Student Research Grants (RGS-RG) (University of Michigan Fellowship)
The Rackham Graduate Student Research Grants are intended to provide Rackham graduate students with financial assistance in carrying out research that will lead to advances toward their degree.
  • Award: Master's and pre-doctoral candidates: up to $1,500; doctoral candidates: up to $3,000
  • Citizenship: not specified, but must be in a Rackham program
  • Deadline: Rolling
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Rackham Harold and Vivian Shapiro/John Malik/Jean Forrest Awards (University of Michigan Fellowship)
To assist with interest payments on the unsubsidized educational loans that students are obligated to pay while still in graduate school.
  • Award: Maximum $1,000/student
  • Citizenship: U.S. citizens and permanent residents
  • Deadline: October 11
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Rackham International Research Awards (University of Michigan Fellowship)
Support doctoral students conducting degree-related research outside North America.
  • Award: up to $10,000
  • Citizenship: open to all
  • Deadline: February 1
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Rackham/Institute for Research on Women & Gender Women's Studies Funding (University of Michigan Fellowship)
The IRWG/Rackham Graduate Student Research Awards program provides $500 grants to U-M graduate students who are planning or conducting research, scholarship, and creative activities focusing on women and gender.
  • Award: $1000 grant
  • Citizenship: open to all
  • Deadline: December 10
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Rackham King-Chavez-Parks Initiative, Future Faculty Fellowship (University of Michigan Fellowship)
For underrepresented minorities in a doctoral program, who are Michigan residents, and plan to teach in post secondary education in Michigan or Illinois.
  • Awards: vary by financial need--up to $20,000 for Master's and $35,000 for PhD
  • Citizenship: U.S. citizens-must be Michigan resident
  • Deadline: Ongoing
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Rackham Lurcy Fellowship for Study in France (University of Michigan Fellowship)
The Georges Lurcy Charitable and Educational Trust seeks to promote friendship and understanding between the peoples of the United States and France, and secondarily between Americans and Europeans in general. This is achieved by supporting scholarly activities and exchanges which allow members of one society to learn more about the people and civilization of the other society.
  • Award: $25,000 stipend
  • Citizenship: U.S. citizen
  • Deadline: October 11
  • Website
Roberto Rocca Fellowships for Doctoral Studies
Founded to promote the study of engineering and the applied sciences, the Roberto Rocca Education Program is sponsored by the Tenaris, Ternium and Techint companies. Fellowships are open to those who will enter a Ph.D. program in 2014 or who are already undertaking a Ph.D. at a university outside their own country. Fellowships are granted to students who will or are pursuing a Ph.D. in Materials Science, Mechanical, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineering and whose research offers potential benefits to the steel industry.
  • Award: Awarded for a period of two years and may be used for tuition, fees, and living expenses.  The award amount will depend on the candidate's financial need.
  • Citizenship: Citizens of Argentina, Colombia, Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico, Romania, and Venezuela
  • Deadline: December 13
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Roger M. Jones Scholarship Abroad (University of Michigan Fellowship)
This annual Fellowship abroad provides a graduating UM engineering student the opportunity to study the humanities at a European university to broaden and deepen his or her previous education in the College of Engineering.

  • Award: includes living expenses, travel stipend, and tuition for one year.
  • Citizenship: U.S. citizen or permanent resident
    Deadline: October 28
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Sandia National Laboratories, President Harry S. Truman Fellowship in National Security Science and Engineering
The Fellowship provides the opportunity for recipients to pursue independent research of their own choosing that supports the national security mission of Sandia National Laboratories. The appointee is expected to foster creativity and to stimulate exploration of forefront science and technology and high-risk, potentially high-value R&D. Truman Fellowship candidates are expected to have solved a major scientific or engineering problem in their thesis work or will have provided a new approach or insight to a major problem, as evidenced by a recognized impact in their field.

  • Award: $106,600 salary, as well as benefits (3-year commitment once PhD is secured)
  • Citizenship: U.S. Citizen
  • Deadline: November 1
  • Website
Schlanger Ocean Drilling Fellowship
Merit-based awards for outstanding graduate students to conduct research related to the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program.
  • Award: $30,000
  • Citizenship: U.S. Citizen
  • Deadline: November 15
  • Website
Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) Graduate Fellowship Program
The Graduate Fellowship Program (GFP) addresses the issues of improving educational opportunities at the doctoral level and supplying a relevantly educated work force for the semiconductor industry. The objectives of the program are 1) to encourage academically gifted U.S./permanent resident students to pursue doctoral degrees in research areas consistent with SRC goals, and 2) to develop a cadre of the highest quality doctoral graduates for SRC member companies and U.S. universities.
  • Award: full tuition and fees and a competitive stipend for up to five years of doctoral study. Fellowships also include an unrestricted annual gift of $2,000 for use by the student's faculty advisor in support of the student.
  • Citizenship: U.S. citizens or have permanent resident, refugee, or political asylum status in the U.S.
  • Deadline: February 15
  • Website
Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research Program (GIAR)
The program encourages scientific excellence and achievement through hands-on learning.
  • Award: up to $1,000
  • Citizenship: not specified
  • Deadline: March 15 and October 15
  • Website
Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) Graduate Scholarships
Granted to full-time students who are in a graduate program with a manufacturing emphasis or industrial engineering.

Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Scholarship Program
They offer a variety of scholarships to students who are interested in the plastics industry.

  • Award: up to $4,000
  • Citizenship: depends on award
  • Deadline: March 1
  • Website

Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) O.H. Ammann Research Fellowship
The Ammann Research Fellowship is a society-wide competition for the purpose of encouraging the creation of new knowledge in the field of structural design and construction, renewable for up to two years.

  • Award: Stipend of $5,000
  • Citizenship: not specified
  • Deadline: November 1
  • Website

Symantec Research Labs Graduate Fellowship
To fund innovative research with real-world value in areas of storage and systems and next generation security.

  • Award: up to $20,000
  • Citizenship: no limitations
  • Deadline: February 7 (letters of recommendation by February 14) 
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United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Merck Science Research Dissertation Graduate Fellowships
The UNCF-Merck Graduate Science Research Dissertation Fellowships are intended to support African-American graduate students as they complete coursework, conduct research, and prepare the dissertation required for the doctoral degree in the biomedically relevant life or physical sciences.
  • Award: up to a maximum of $53,500, which includes a stipend of up to $43,500 for the Fellow and a Research Grant of up to $10,000 to support the research needs of the Fellow
  • Citizenship: A citizen or permanent resident of the United States, and must be African-American
  • Deadline: December 1
  • Website
U.S. Department of Defense Science, Mathematics & Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship
The SMART program is an opportunity for students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics disciplines to receive a full scholarship, in which you would be committed to a guaranteed position with the DoD upon completion of your degree.
  • Award: full tuition and educational related fees, $25,000 - $38,000 cash award, paid summer internships, etc
  • Citizenship: U.S. Citizen
  • Deadline: December 14
  • Website
U.S. Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE-CSGF)
Graduate students pursuing Ph.D. in Computer Science, Mathematics, and Scientific or engineering disciplines.
  • Award: $36,000 annual stipend; payment of all tuition and fees; $5000 annual allowance for the first year and $1000 every renewed year; and the opportunity to complete a practicum at a national DOE laboratory.
  • Eligibility: The DOE CSGF is open to U.S. Citizens or permanent resident aliens who are planning full-time, uninterrupted study toward a Ph.D. at an accredited U.S. university. Senior undergraduate and first-year graduate students in engineering and in the physical, computer, mathematical or life sciences are eligible to apply. Fellowship support is available for four years and must be renewed annually.
  • Deadline: January 8
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U.S. Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship
Provides outstanding benefits and opportunities to students pursuing a Ph.D. in energy-density physics, low-energy nuclear science, or properties of materials.
  • Award: $36,000 yearly stipend, payment of all tuition and fees, and $1,000 yearly academic allowance
  • Citizenship: U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Deadline: January 16
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U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Nuclear Forensics Graduate Fellowship Program (NFGF)
The NFGF program provides support to graduate students pursing doctoral degrees in nuclear, geochemical, and other disciplines directly related to nuclear forensics.

  • Award: Each fellow will receive a monthly stipend of $2,100, and tuition is paid directly to the university.
  • Citizenship: U.S. citizen
  • Website
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Presidential Management Fellows Program
For students interested in a career in public service and meeting master's or doctoral-level degree requirements.
  • Award: Two-year paid program working with Federal agencies, including federal benefits, etc.
  • Citizenship: U.S. citizens (opportunities for non-U.S. citizens are extremely limited)
  • Deadline: November 26
  • Website

Winston Churchill Foundation of the United States
This scholarship provides funding for one year of graduate study at Churchill College, Cambridge, in mathematics, natural science, or engineering.

  • Award: $45,000-$60,000
  • Citizenship: U.S.
  • Deadline: November 12
  • Website

Women in Transportation Helene M. Overly Memorial Graduate Scholarship
Awarded to women pursuing graduate studies in transportation or a related field

  • Award: $10,000
  • Citizenship: not specified
  • Deadline: Nominations submitted via local chapter
  • Website

Women in Transportation Leadership Legacy Scholarship for Graduates
Eligible candidates are pursuing graduate degrees in transportation or a related field and demonstrate leadership skills and an active commitment to community service.

Yanmar/Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Scholarship
Eligible applicants will be full-time students entering their senior year of undergraduate engineering or enrolled in a postgraduate engineering or related science program. Applicants must be pursuing a course of study or research related to the conservation of energy in transportation, agriculture & construction, and power generation. Emphasis will be placed on research or study related to the internal combustion engine.

  • Award: $1,000 per year
  • Citizenship: Citizens of North America (U.S., Canada, Mexico)
  • Deadline: February 15
  • Website

Fellowships by Faculty/Administration Nomination Only

Dow Sustainability Fellows Program for Master's Students (University of Michigan Fellowship)
In addition to receiving a $20K stipend ($10K per semester), each masters/professional fellow participates in collaborative engagement activities and a substantial interdisciplinary team project. Co-curricular programming consists of monthly seminars and workshops involving a diverse array of sustainability practitioners in addition to other activities. The College must nominate a student--students cannot directly apply.

  • Award: up to $20,000
  • Citizenship: no limitations
  • Deadline: November 1
  • Website

Howard Hughes Medical Institute International Student Research Fellowship
Supports outstanding international predoctoral students studying in the United States who are ineligible for fellowships or training grants through U.S. federal agencies. Students must be nominated by their college.

  • Award: $30,000 plus educational allowance
  • Citizenship: cannot be U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents
  • Deadline: February 7
  • Website
IBM PhD Fellowship Program
Honors exceptional Ph.D. students with interest in areas including business, science and related technical fields such as autonomic computing, nanotechnology. Students must be nominated by faculty.
  • Award: Stipend of $17,500, tuition, and fees for one year, plus an IBM Thinkpad
  • Citizenship: no limitations
  • Deadline: October 31
  • Website

Intel Foundation Ph.D. Fellowship Program
The Intel Foundation Ph.D. Fellowship Program awards two-year fellowships to Ph.D. candidates pursuing leading-edge work in fields related to Intel's business and research interests. Fellowships are available at select U.S. universities, by invitation only, and focus on Ph.D. students who have completed at least one year of study. The program encourages applicants from underrepresented minority groups, including women. The fellowship includes a cash award (tuition/fees/stipend), an Intel® architecture-based laptop gifted by Intel Corporation, an Intel mentor, an invitation to the Fellowship Forum at Intel in October, and the opportunity to participate in an internship at Intel.

  • Stipend award in 2013: $38,000
  • Deadline for Faculty Nominations: March 2
  • Website

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Scholarship Program
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Scholarship Program will award approximately 65 scholarships to seniors and recent graduates planning to attend graduate school for the first time starting this fall. Students interested in this scholarship must be nominated by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Faculty Representative at their institution.

  • Award: $25,000
  • Citizenship: no limitations
  • Deadline: February 10
  • Website
Rackham Engineering Awards (REA) and Rackham Science Awards (RSA) (University of Michigan Fellowship)
For underrepresented students in the Physical Science or Engineering fields.
  • Award: fall and winter tuition, GradCare, and monthly stipends for up to five academic years if entering without a relevant Masters degree.
  • Citizenship: U.S. citizen
  • Deadline: March 8
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Rackham International Student Fellowship Program (University of Michigan Fellowship)
Available to assist outstanding international students, especially those who may be ineligible for other kinds of support because of citizenship. Students must be nominated by their department, and in their second or third year of study. Each department may nominate no more than two students.

  • Award: $10,000
  • Citizenship: Non-US citizens or non-permanent residents
  • Deadline: October 11
  • Website
Rackham Merit Fellowship (RMF) Program for PhD and Master's (University of Michigan Fellowship)
The RMF is competitive and recognizes entering students who have outstanding academic qualifications, show exceptional potential for scholarly success in their graduate program, and demonstrate promise for contributing to wider academic, professional, or civic communities. Graduate students do not apply directly for the RMF, but are nominated by faculty in their graduate program.
  • Award: The RMF for doctoral students is a five-year funding partnership between Rackham and the graduate program that includes tuition, stipend, health and dental coverage, during each fall and winter term, with select summer stipend and benefits. The RMF for master’s students provides tuition, stipend, health and dental coverage during the semester of the award
  • Citizenship: U.S. citizens or permanent residents
  • Deadline: April 15
  • Website
Rackham Non-Traditional Fellowships (University of Michigan Fellowship)
To aid Michigan Residents who wish to return to graduate school after an extended absence and where the interruption in schooling may have placed them at a disadvantage in competing with more traditional students for financial assistance awarded at the time of admission.
  • Award: Equivalent to one term of tuition and associated fees
  • Citizenship: Michigan resident
  • Deadline: November 11
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Rackham One Term Dissertation Fellowship (University of Michigan Fellowship)
Intended to speed the process of completing the dissertation. Except in unusual cases, they should be awarded to students who are at the writing stage of the dissertation. This will permit candidates to work full-time on the final stages of their dissertations.
  • Award: Candidacy tuition and registration fee plus a stipend of $9,080 for one term. Recipients will be eligible for GradCare health insurance coverage provided by the Graduate School during the term of their award
  • Citizenship: no limitations
  • Deadline: May 1
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Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship Program (University of Michigan Fellowship)
Awarded to outstanding students who will complete the dissertation in the year in which they hold the fellowship and who will complete the doctorate within six years of beginning their programs.
  • Award: Up to $28,800 stipend, candidacy tuition and required fees for of twelve months. GradCare health and dental insurance will be provided during the fellowship period.
  • Citizenship: no limitations
  • Deadline: January 17
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Rackham Susan Lipschutz, Margaret Ayers Host and Anna Olcott Smith Awards for Women Graduate Students (University of Michigan Fellowship)
For women actively pursuing a doctoral degree in any Rackham program, and who have achieved candidacy.
  • Awards: $5,000 for spring/summer research and travel
  • Citizenship: no limitations
  • Deadline: January 31
  • Website