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Fellowships and Opportunities

Fellowships and Opportunities

There are a number of graduate fellowships that are awarded each year such as the National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship Program and the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship. You will find information for those programs as it is posted on the relevant websites.

Aftercollege.com lists job openings for graduates by disciplines. See http://www.aftercollege.com/career-networks/rice-university/ for the listings. You are required to register with aftercollege.com, but there is no charge for registration. Note: jobs posted on this site have not been vetted by the School of Engineering.

U.S. Navy Nuclear Power Program
Become an officer in the U.S. Navy Nuclear Power Program. This program is open to undergraduate and graduate students in all engineering disciplines (non-engineers, too).

AAUW International Fellowship
American Association of University Women is taking applications from graduate students and scholars for its international fellowship program. Applicants must be non-U.S. citizens. The deadline to apply is December 1. 

NSF East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes
The NSF East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes program is for U.S. grad students in engineering, science and education. The deadline to apply is November 10th, 2016.

SMART Scholarship for Service Program

The Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program is an opportunity for students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines to receive a full scholarship and be gainfully employed upon degree completion with a Department of Defense facility.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: December 1, 2016

DAAD RISE Research Opportunities in Germany

Graduate students have the opportunity to work with well-known German companies during this three-month summer program sponsored by the German Academic Exchange Service.

Living expenses are covered.


NASA's RASC-AL Competition

This "university-level, full mission architecture engineering design competition" is open to students and faculty.

(PROPOSALS DUE:  January 19, 2017)

NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship
NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate’s fellowship is for U.S. citizens and permanent resident graduate students (M.S. and PhD). The deadline to apply is November 3, 2016.

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
The NSFGRFP is open to U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals and permanent residents. The three-year program comes with a $34K stipend and a $12K cost of education allowance for tuition and fees. Deadlines vary by discipline but all fall in late October 2016.

The Department of Defense wants to increase the number of U.S. citizens and nationals whose engineering training is of interest to the military. Deadline to apply: December 9, 2016.

DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research
This program is open to current PhD students who are U.S. citizens or have permanent resident status. It allows students to conduct part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE national laboratory in collaboration with a DOE scientist for 3-12 months.

NRC Research Associateship Program

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine offer paid postdoctoral, senior and graduate fellowship opportunities.

DEADLINES TO APPLY: February, 1, May 1, August 1 and November 1

NASA fellowships and other opportunities
NASA offers several internships, fellowships and scholarships for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Pathways to Science
Pathways to Science is a project of the Institute for Broadening Participation. The organization places emphasis on connecting underrepresented groups with STEM programs, funding, mentoring and resources. Fellowships for masters and doctoral students are available, as is funding for travel and summer institutes.

Humboldt Fellowship for Postdocs

Submit an application if you are a researcher from abroad with above average qualifications, at the beginning of your academic career and only completed your doctorate in the last four years.