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:
Center for the Education of Women
Institute for the Humanities Grants and fellowships for those who show interest in interdisciplinary research
The University of Michigan Nonprofit and Public Management Center
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.
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.
Alexander Graham Bell College Scholarship Awards
Granted to students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
American Meteorological Society (AMS) Graduate Fellowships
American Nuclear Society (ANS) Scholarships
American Public Power Association (APPA) Student Research Grants
American Public Power Association (APPA) Technical Design Project Grants
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.
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Arthur S. Tuttle Memorial Scholarship for Master's Students
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.
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Trent R. Dames and William W. Moore Fellowship
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Waldo Smith Hydraulic Fellowship
American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) Scholarships
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.
Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) CSC ScholarshipThe 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Center for the Education of Women (CEW) Robin Wright Graduate Fellowship (University of Michigan Fellowship)
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.
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.
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.
Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) Multi-Country Fellowships
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.
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).
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.
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
Scholarships are granted to students who are enrolled in science, engineering, or education.
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.
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.
Fannie and John Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowships in the Applied Physical Sciences
Ford Foundation Dissertation Diversity Fellowships
For grad students working to complete their dissertations.
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.
Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Diversity Fellowships
For individuals engaged in postdoctoral study after the attainment of the Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree
Foreign Languages & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships (University of Michigan Fellowship)
Fulbright Grants for Study and Research Abroad
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.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
The College Scholarship Program is available on a competitive basis to graduate students of Hispanic heritage.
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.
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Fellowship in Electrical History
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.
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.
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.
Kosciuszko Foundation Tuition Scholarship Program
Link Foundation Doctoral Research Fellowships in Ocean Engineering and Instrumentation
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.
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.
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.
Minorities Striving and Pursuing Higher Degrees of Success in Earth System Science
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) Lawrence F. Skibbie Graduate Scholarship Award
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.
National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists (NOBCChE) Graduate Fellowships for African-Americans
National Physical Science Consortium (NPSC)
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.
National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowships
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rackham International Research Awards (University of Michigan Fellowship)
Support doctoral students conducting degree-related research outside North America.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Roger M. Jones Scholarship Abroad (University of Michigan Fellowship)
Sandia National Laboratories, President Harry S. Truman Fellowship in National Security Science and Engineering
Schlanger Ocean Drilling Fellowship
Merit-based awards for outstanding graduate students to conduct research related to the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program.
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.
Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research Program (GIAR)
The program encourages scientific excellence and achievement through hands-on learning.
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
Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) O.H. Ammann Research Fellowship
Symantec Research Labs Graduate Fellowship
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.
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.
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.
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.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Nuclear Forensics Graduate Fellowship Program (NFGF)
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.
Winston Churchill Foundation of the United States
Women in Transportation Helene M. Overly Memorial Graduate Scholarship
Women in Transportation Leadership Legacy Scholarship for Graduates
Yanmar/Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Scholarship
Dow Sustainability Fellows Program for Master's Students (University of Michigan Fellowship)
Howard Hughes Medical Institute International Student Research Fellowship
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.
Intel Foundation Ph.D. Fellowship Program
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Scholarship Program
Rackham Engineering Awards (REA) and Rackham Science Awards (RSA) (University of Michigan Fellowship)
For underrepresented students in the Physical Science or Engineering fields.
Rackham International Student Fellowship Program (University of Michigan Fellowship)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.