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

National Research Council Associateship Programs
The National Research Council of the National Academies announces opportunities for Ph.D., Sc.D. or M.D. scientists and engineers to be awarded on a competitive basis in 2014.

SMART Scholars Scholarship for Service Program
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.

BP Computer Science Positions
BP is looking for computer science and computer engineering candidates. Undergraduate and professional master's students are invited to apply.

Funded Research Programs for Graduates

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


NRC Research Awards

The National Academies National Research council is accepting applications for its postdoctoral, graduate and senior research awards. These competitive awards are available for scientists and engineers to conduct independent research in federal laboratories and affiliated institution.


Recurring Fellowship Award Programs

Dates announced for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program and The National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship Program 


NRC Research Associateship Programs

The NRC administers graduate, postdoctoral and senior research awards on behalf of 26 U.S. government research agencies and affiliated institutions. Awards are available for scientists and engineers at all stages of their careers.


ASEE Postdoctoral Research Diversity Fellowship

The American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) in partnership with the National Science Foundation (NSF) announces the Small Business Postdoctoral Research Diversity Fellowship Program, which will place 50 recent Ph.D. recipients in designated active Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) participating companies. 


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.