Fellowships and Scholarships

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


Dissertation Fellowships for Women
Fellowships from the American Association of University Women support scholars who are completing dissertations, planning research leave from accredited institutions, or preparing research for publication.
Eligibility: Female U.S. citizens and permanent residents
Award: $20,000
Deadline: Nov. 1, 2018

Abgeordnetenhaus Berlin

Support for Research in Berlin
Scholarships from the Study Foundation of the Berlin House of Representatives, or Abgeordnetenhaus Berlin, support university graduates and students with at least a bachelor’s degree to do research in Berlin.
Eligibility: Citizens of the United States, United Kingdom, France and successor states to the Soviet Union
Award: Monthly stipend, research and travel allowances
Deadline: Dec. 15, 2018

Air & Waste Management

Scholarships for Career-Oriented Students
The Air & Waste Management Association recognizes outstanding students who are pursuing courses of study and research leading to careers in air quality, waste management, environmental management and sustainability.
Eligibility: Full-time graduate students in AY 2019-2020
Award: Varies
Deadline: Jan. 9, 2019

American Water Works Association

Investing in the Future of the Industry
AWWA and its members recognize the importance of investing in students as the future of the water industry. The association and its sections support nearly 60 scholarships.
Eligibility: Depends on scholarship type
Award: Up to $10,000
Deadline: Jan. 11, 2019  


Support for Research in France
Chateaubriand fellowships, offered by the Embassy of France in the United States, support outstanding PhD students from American universities who wish to conduct research in France for four to nine months.
Eligibility: Citizens of any country enrolled in PhD programs
Award: Monthly allowance up to 1,500 euros, airfare and support for health insurance abroad
Deadline: Jan. 8, 2019


Computational Science Fellowships
The Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship program supports students pursuing doctoral degrees in fields that use high-performance computing to solve complex science and engineering problems.
Eligibility: U.S. citizens and permanent residents
Award: $37,000 annual stipend renewable up to four years, full tuition and required fees, academic allowances
Deadline: Jan. 9, 2019

US Department of Defense

National Defense Graduate Fellowships
NDSEG fellowships are sponsored by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, the Army Research Office, and the Office of Naval Research under the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering.  
Eligibility: U.S. citizens or nationals pursuing supported NDSEG disciplines
Award: Full tuition and mandatory fees up to three years, $3,200 monthly stipend, and up to $1,200 a year in medical insurance
Deadline: Dec. 7, 2018


Dissertation Fellowships for Women
Fellowships from the American Association of University Women support scholars who are completing dissertations, planning research leave from accredited institutions, or preparing research for publication.
Eligibility: Female U.S. citizens or permanent residents
Award: $5,000-$35,000 stipends
Deadline: Dec. 1, 2018

Ford Foundation

Rewarding Commitment to Teaching, Research
The Ford Foundation Fellowship Program, offered through the National Academy of Sciences, seeks to increase faculty diversity at U.S. colleges and universities. Fellowships are made at the predoctoral, dissertation, and postdoctoral levels to students who demonstrate academic excellence, a commitment to pluralism, and a strong interest in teaching and research.
Eligibility: U.S. citizens, nationals and permanent residents, individuals granted deferred action status, political asylees and refugees
Award: $24,000-$45,000 stipends
Deadline: Dec. 6, 2018


Fellowships for Underrepresented Students
GEM provides research opportunities at dozens of U.S. universities and top engineering and science firms for MS and PhD students from underrepresented groups.
Eligibility: U.S. citizens admitted to GEM member universities who have department funding
Award: Tuition and fees, stipends and paid summer internships
Deadline: Nov. 13, 2018 


Computer Science and Engineering Scholarships
Generation Google Scholarships provide financial support to outstanding undergraduate and graduate students from underrepresented groups who are studying in the United States and Canada.  
Eligibility: Students pursuing degrees in computer science, computer engineering and related technical fields who are enrolled for the 2018-2019 academic year and plan to be enrolled full-time in 2019-2020
Award: $10,000 and invitation to Google Scholars’ Retreat
Deadline: Dec. 6, 2018

Link Foundation

Link Foundation Energy Fellowships
Link Foundation Energy Fellowships foster education and innovation in societal production and use of energy. The foundation also offers fellowships in the areas of simulation and training and ocean engineering. 
Eligibility: Students working toward their PhDs at U.S. and Canadian institutions
Award: $29,500 per year for two years
Deadline: Dec.1, 2018

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 Academies of Sciences Engineering Medicine

Research Associateship Programs
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine administers numerous NRC postdoctoral fellowships. Stipends for recent PhD recipients range from approximately $42,000 to $80,000.

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.


Fellowships for Science Research in Japan
The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science provides recent PhD recipients and PhD candidates working on their dissertations with support to work in Japan – from a month up to two years – under a host researcher. 
Eligibility: U.S. citizens and permanent residents
Award: Depends on fellowship
Deadline: Dec. 15, 2018


Fellowships for Applicable Research
Symantec Research Labs Graduate Fellowships support outstanding PhD students doing research with real-world value in the areas of privacy and identity, security, machine learning and data mining, and human factors. 
Eligibility: Enrolled PhD students
Award: Up to $20,000 to cover a year of tuition and reimburse collaborative research expenses -- conference registration fees, travel expenses and hardware, for example -- and paid internships
Deadline: Nov. 30, 2018

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.

Bio5 Internship

BIO5 Internship Connections
The BIO5 Institute regularly posts internships and jobs geared to the Arizona bioindustry –for graduate and undergraduate students in the life sciences, engineering, business and computer and information sciences.

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.


Amelia Earhart Aerospace Fellowships
Zonta’s Amelia Earhart fellowships are awarded annually to 35 talented women pursuing their PhD degrees in aerospace-related sciences or engineering.
Eligibility: Females of any nationality with superior academic records enrolled full time
Award: $10,000
Deadline: Nov. 15, 2018

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.