Fellowships and Scholarships

Fellowship and scholarship announcements of interest to UA College of Engineering graduate students are listed below.

Carson Scholars Program

Carson Scholars Program
This program – with one-year, one-time awards of $5,000 – is devoted to furthering knowledge among UA faculty and PhD, JD and master’s students doing research related to the environment and/or social justice. Deadline is Sept. 22, 2017.

Gates Cambridge Scholarship Program

Gates Cambridge Scholarship Program
These scholarships cover the full cost of graduate programs for outstanding students who are citizens of countries outside the United Kingdom wishing to earn degrees in any subject at the University of Cambridge. Deadline is Oct. 11, 2017.

NASA MURED Proposals

Hertz Fellowships
These PhD fellowships for exceptionally talented U.S. citizens or permanent residents studying applied physical and biological sciences, mathematics or engineering range from $32,000 to $38,000. Deadline is Oct. 27, 2017.

NASA MURED Proposals

NASA MUREP Proposals

The NASA Office of Education Minority University Research and Education Project, or MUREP, seeks independently conceived fellowship proposals from students pursuing graduate degrees in NASA-relevant STEM disciplines. Selected students perform research at their campuses during the academic year and at a designated NASA field center during an annual 10- to 15-week Center Based Research Experience, or CBRE. Funding is provided for a maximum of three years. 

NRC Research Associateship

NRC Research Associateships

The National Research Council (National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine) administers numerous graduate entry level stipends beginning at $30,000 annually and stipends for recent PhD recipients ranging from $42,000 to $80,000, higher for senior research associates.

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program, or GRFP, helps ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce in the United States. The program provides awardees $34,000 annually for three years. During tenured years, NSF Fellows at the UA receive full tuition, paid mandatory fees, individual health insurance, and a yearly $500 travel grant.

Sandia National Labs

Sandia National Labs Master's Fellowships

These fellowships fully fund master’s of science degrees for exceptional bachelor’s-level minority candidates, who join multidisciplinary R&D teams as regular full-time Sandia employees.

UA Institute of the Environment

UA Institute of the Environment Travel Awards

These semiannual awards provide funding, up to $500, for graduate students to travel to meetings, workshops, conferences or symposia and present their research or to do fieldwork.

UA GPSC Travel Grant UA GPSC Travel Grant
These grants support UA grad students in good academic standing to attend or present research at academic and professional conferences. Next funding round opens Aug. 1, 2017. Deadline is Sept. 12, 2017.

Research Assistant and Teaching Assistant Positions

RA and TA positions are available through College departments. We encourage you contact the departments in which you are interested.


Additional Funding Sources

Visit the UA Graduate College for additional information on funding resources and financial aid.

All graduate students must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid to be eligible for need-based grants, loans, scholarships, and work-study programs.