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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.


This is a full-time, entry level, quality and reliability engineer position at Intel Corporation located in Austin, Texas.  

The candidate must have an BS degree, at a minimum, in Electrical Engineering, Computer or Electronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Materials Science. Previous internship in the semiconductor industry is a plus. An advanced degree is a plus. Hands on experience in testing, debug, or failure analysis of semiconductor electronic devices is a strong plus.  

DEADLINE TO APPLY: February 27, 2015  

JOB OPPORTUNITY: The Missile Defense Agency

The Missile Defense Agency is hiring for 65-70 entry-level positions. Engineering and business majors are encouraged to apply. Employment start dates will be Summer of 2015.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: February 15, 2015

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. 

Whitaker Fellowships and Summer Grants

Master's or Ph.D. studnets in biomedical engineering or bioengineering (or closely related) fields are encouaged to apply for these opportunities. 50 fellowships and 20 summer grants are expected to be awarded.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: January 20, 2015 (Fellowships) or February 3, 2015 (Summer Grants)

2015 Summer Research at Los Alamos National Laboratory

Generous fellowships are available for students interested in physics, computational science, mathematics and algorithmic challenges, and wish to conduct research at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: January 26, 2015

Rachel Carson Center Fellowships

The Ludwig-Maxiamillians Univeristät München's Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society offers multiple fellowships designed to bring together scholars working in environmental history and related disciplines. Programs are for three, six, nine or 12 months.


Summer Fellowship at University of Chicago

Graduate, recent graduates and advanced undergraduates in the computer science, statistics, economics and other computational fields are encoureaged to apply for this 12-week research experience. A competitive stipend is offered.


National School on Neutron and X-Ray Scattering

The Argonne National Laboratory and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory invite graduate students attending North American universities majoring in physics, chemistry, materials science and related fields to apply for this two-week program, June 13 - 27, 2015.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: February 23, 2015

White House Internships


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

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)