Fellowships and Scholarships

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

Air & Waste Management Association Scholarships Air & Waste Management Association Scholarships
A&WMA provides various scholarships and awards for full-time graduate students pursuing study and research leading to careers in air quality; waste management; and environmental management, policy, law and sustainability. Deadline is Jan. 11, 2017.
AWWA Scholarships AWWA Scholarships
The American Water Works Association funds more than 40 undergraduate and graduate student scholarships ranging from $100 to $10,000. Deadline is Jan. 10, 2017.
DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowships DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowships
DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowships, renewable for up to four years, provide $36,000 annual stipends, full tuition and fees, annual $1,000 research or professional development allowances, and 12-week research practicums at national laboratories, including access to supercomputers. Undergraduate seniors and first- year MS and PhD students (U.S. citizens and permanent residents) studying engineering; or physical, computer, mathematical or life sciences at accredited U.S. universities are encouraged to apply. Deadline is Jan. 18, 2017.
DOE NNSA Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowships DOE NNSA Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowships
Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowships, renewable for up to four years, from the DOE National Nuclear Security Administration provide PhD students with $36,000 annual stipends, full tuition and fees, annual $1,000 research or professional development allowances, and 12-week research practicums at national defense laboratories. Undergraduate seniors and first- and second-year graduate students (U.S. citizens and permanent residents) studying high-energy density physics, nuclear science, or properties of materials under extreme conditions and hydrodynamics at accredited U.S. universities are eligible to apply. Deadline is Jan. 11, 2017.
Environmental Research and Education Foundation Scholarships Environmental Research and Education Foundation Scholarships
Competitive EREF scholarships are available to eligible full-time master’s and doctoral students who have clearly demonstrated interest in solid waste management research. Deadline is May 3, 2017.
GPSC Travel Grants GPSC Travel Grants
Top UA College of Engineering graduate students who apply for but are not awarded travel grants from the Graduate and Professional Student Council may receive partial awards from the College. Several application rounds occur each year. The next deadline is March 1, 2017.
Josephine de Karman Fellowship Trust Josephine de Karman Fellowship Trust
De Karman fellowships – $22,000 for graduates and $14,000 for undergraduates – are open to students in any discipline (with special consideration given to applicants in the humanities), including international students, at universities or colleges in the United States. PhD candidates scheduled to defend their dissertations in June 2018 and undergraduates due to receive bachelor’s degrees in June 2018 are eligible for 2017-2018 consideration. Deadline is Jan. 31, 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. 

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowships

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowships

These highly competitive, portable three-year fellowships are awarded to U.S. citizens and nationals who intend to pursue doctoral degrees in one of 15 supported science or engineering disciplines. The award includes full tuition, stipends totaling $102,000 over three years, and up to $1,000 a year for medical insurance. Deadline is Dec. 9, 2016.

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 Fellowship

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.

Semiconductor Research Corp. Opportunities Semiconductor Research Corp. Opportunities
SRC doctoral fellowships (up to three years with a possible one-year extension) and master’s scholarships (up to two years) – for underrepresented U.S. minorities and women studying microelectronics – provide competitive stipends, full tuition and fees, and $2,000 in unrestricted adviser funds. Deadline is Feb. 10, 2017.
TLA Student Fellows

TLA Student Fellows

Build your experience in the world of technology and intellectual property. Tech Launch Arizona student fellows work individually and in groups with technology licensing managers assessing new University of Arizona technology.

UA GPSC Grants and Subsidies

UA GPSC Grants and Subsidies

The UA Graduate and Professional Student Council offers several funding opportunities year round for graduate students, including travel grants ($750), research and project grants ($2,000) and childcare subsidies ($1,000), plus club and professional development funding, prescription subsidies, and more.
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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.

Whitaker International Fellowships and Scholarships Whitaker International Fellowships and Scholarships
This program sends young biomedical engineers – pre-doctoral fellows and post-doctoral scholars – anywhere outside the U.S. or Canada to conduct university or laboratory research, pursue academic coursework, or intern at a policy institute or in an industrial or nonprofit setting. Awards include round-trip international airfare, monthly living stipends, health and accident insurance, travel enhancement funds, and enrichment seminars in Europe, plus tuition reimbursement (maximum $10,000) for fellows. Deadline is Jan.17, 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.