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Scholarships, Fellowships, and Other 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.

Juniors planning on attending graduate school should not wait until their senior year to investigate these programs, as there are things you can be doing as a junior to make your application as a senior more likely to be successful.

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: job postings on this site have not been vetted by the School of Engineering.

If you would like to receive announcements of job opportunities that are sent directly to the dean's office, join the engrjobs listserve. See http://engineering.rice.edu/Content.aspx?id=3043 for a list of the groups and for links to sign up.


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. Opportunities and placements include paid summer internships, portable scholarships and research experiences.

NASA fellowships and other opportunities
NASA offers several internships, fellowships and scholarships for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Technical Degree Sponsorship Program
Sponsored by the U.S. Air Force, the Technical Degree Sponsorship Program (TDSP) is open to juniors and seniors majoring in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering. The sponsorship allows students to earn money while in school and attend Officer Training upon graduation.

2015 Summer Research at Caltech

Caltech offers two paid fellowship programs available to undergraduates for summer research at the university.

The Amgen Scholars Program is a paid summer research opportunity is available to continuing undergraduate engineering students. The WAVE Fellows Program is designed for undergraduate studnets who intend to pursue a Ph.D., and have completed their sophomore year.

Each comes with a $6,000 award, as well as support for travel and housing.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: January 7, 2015 (WAVE Fellowship Program) and February 15, 2015 (Amgen Scholars Program) 

DAAD RISE Summer Internship in Germany

DAAD RISE is a summer internship program for undergraduate students in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences and engineering. About 300 paid internhips are available for students to work with reseach groups at universities and top research institutions in Germany. The working language is English.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: JANUARY 15, 2015


DAAD Undergraduate Study Abroad Scholarship

Highly qualified undergraduate students are encouraged to apply for scholarships funding study, senior thesis research and/or internships in Germany.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: JANUARY 31, 2015


2015 Paid Summer Research at USC

This paid summer research experience available from the University of Southern California's Viterbi School of Engineering includes a stipend and funding for housing and travel. 

DEADLINE TO APPLY: FEBRUARY 2, 2015.


2015 SRF Summer Scholars Program

The SRF Summer Scholars Program offers undergraduate students the opportunity to conduct biomedical research to combat diseases of aging, such as cancer, Alzheimer’s, and macular degeneration. Several paid positions are avilable with leading research institutions around the country.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: FEBRUARY 2, 2015


2015 NIH Biomedical Internships

Students who will complete their junior year as bioengineers this spring are encouraged to apply for The Biomedical Engineering Summer Internship Program (BESIP) at the National Institutes of Health. The 10-week, paid appointments are in the NIH laboratories in Bethedsa, Maryland.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: FEBRUARY 9, 2015


2015 Summer Research at Northwestern University

This nine-week, paid summer research experience provides a $4500 stipend, travel allowance and on-campus housing.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: FEBRUARY 15, 2015


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

DEADLINE TO APPLY: February 15, 2015 and October 15, 2015


2015 Nebraska Summer Research Program

Undergraduate engineering students who may be considering graduate school are urged to apply for this 8-10 week research experience at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Multiple program options are available, which include a stipend,travel expenses, and room and board.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: MARCH 2, 2015


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.