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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.


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.

Funded Research Programs for Graduates

Two websites offer comprehensive listings of opportunities, as well as instructions on how to apply.


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. 


National Institute of Justice STEM Fellowship

The National Institute of Justice Graduate Fellowship in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics is open to doctoral students at accredited universities involved in work relevant to improving criminal justice.

Up to 20 fellowships will be awarded. Fellowships include $35,000 annually to cover salary and related costs, as well as $15,000 annually for tuition, fees and research expenses.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: March 30, 2015


University Design Competition

The Airport Cooperative Research Program of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies announces a call for entries to its national design competition. Students are eligible for cash prizes and national recognition by entering their solutions for addressing airport needs.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: April 30, 2013


2015 CSI Executive Search STEM Scholarship

$1000 is available to promising undergraduate and masters students pursuing degrees in science, technology engineering or math disciplines.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: July 15, 2015 (for Fall 2015 semester)
                                            December 16, 2015 (for Spring 2016 semester)