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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 Scinece and Engineering Graduate Fellowship. You will find information for those programs as it is posted on the relevant websites. To give you an idea of what's available until then, visit this page

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.


White House Internships

DEADLINE FOR SPRING, 2015: OCTOBER 17, 2014
DEADLINE FOR SUMMER, 2015: MARCH 6, 2015

Upaid internships are available for qualified candidates for the Summer, Fall and Spring semesters. Students may be undergradutes or graduate students.


Recurring Fellowship Award Programs

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
MULTIPLE APPLICATIONS DEADLINES BETWEEN OCTOBER 29, 2014 - NOVEMBER 4, 2014, DEPENDING ON ACADEMIC DISCIPLINE
Supporting outstanding graduate students in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines

The National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship Program 
APPLICATIONS DUE DECEMBER 12, 2014
200 three-year gradyate fellowships available beginning April 1


National Research Council Associateship Programs

NEXT SUBMISSION DEADELINE: NOVEMBER 1, 2014

The National Research Council of the National Academies announces opportunities for Ph.D., Sc.D. or M.D. scientists and engineers. Sripends for entry-level graduate studnets begin at $30,000.


SMART Scholars Scholarship for Service Program
APPLICATION DEADLINE: DECEMBER 15, 2014

The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program has been established by the Department of Defense (DoD) to support undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines.


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.