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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.

2016-2017 DOE NASA Stewardship Fellowship

Graduate students working toward their Ph.D. in the areas of Materials under Extreme Conditions and Hydrodynamics, High Energy Density Physics or Nuclear Science are encouraged to apply for this competitive award that includes a yearly stipend of $36,000.

Deadline to apply: January 13, 2015

Runway Startup Postdoc Program

The Runway Startup Postdoc Program is part business school, part research institution, and part startup incubator. Based at the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute, Runway ushers recent Ph.D.s in digital technology fields through a paradigm shift — from an academic mindset to an entrepreneurial outlook.

Deadline to apply: February 15, 2016

2016 Jimmy H. Smith Ph.D. Scholarship

A $2000 scholarship is available from the Texas Engineering Foundation for an outstanding graduate student.

Deadline to apply: February 19, 2016

Department of Energy Paid Summer Internships

This program places students in paid internships in Science and Engineering at any of several Department of Energy facilities. The program is open to students majoring in Engineering; Physical Sciences; Environmental Sciences; Computer Science and Information Technology; Physics; Business; Policy; Program Management; Mathematics; Statistics; Safety and Health; Accounting and Finance; Law; Communications; and other related areas.


American Public Power Association Scholarships

The American Public Power Association issues multiple scholarships, internships and research grants for full-time students intersted in energy careers. Funding ranges from $2,000 - $4,000


Help in preparing NSFGRFP proposals

The Office of the Dean of Graduate Studies and the Office of Proposal Development wish to ensure that Rice students have the best opportunity to succeed in their grant endeavors. The university is offering professional services to assist with all aspects of proposal writing. University editors will assist students with interpreting the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program guidelines, brainstorming, proof reading, and intensive high level editing. 

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.