Current Fellowships

In addition to the continuous funding options on the Graduate Financial Support page, the Graduate Student Affairs Office often receives announcements for other University or outside fellowship opportunities. Please refer back to this website often, as new fellowships will be listed regularly.

Other Resources

The Graduate Resource Center (located on the 3rd floor of the Gateway Study Center) holds funding workshop series that include information on how to apply for the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) and to other training grants. The GRC also offers writing consultants to assist with proofreading of papers and grants throughout the year.

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DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program 

The goal of the program is to prepare graduate students for science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission, by providing graduate thesis research opportunities at DOE laboratories. The SCGSR program provides supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to pursue part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE laboratory/facility in areas that address scientific challenges central to the Office of Science mission. The research opportunity is expected to advance the graduate students’ overall doctoral thesis while providing access to the expertise, resources, and capabilities available at the DOE laboratories/facilities.

DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program is now accepting applications – deadline to apply is Thursday, November 15. Please visit here for more details.

DoD SMART Scholarship for Service Program

The Department of Defense (DoD) SMART Scholarship Program is an opportunity for students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in STEM disciplines to receive a full scholarship and be gainfully employed by the Department of Defense upon degree completion.
A full tuition scholarship while in school
An annual stipend
Summer research internships
A job after graduating in their STEM field at a cutting edge Department of Defense Facility 


Be a citizen of the United States and 18 years of age or older
Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Be pursuing a technical undergraduate or graduate degree in one of the 21 specified STEM disciplines

The deadline to apply is December 1, 2018.
To learn more and apply, visit here:


DOE NNSA Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship

The Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE NNSA SSGF) provides excellent financial benefits and professional development opportunities to students pursuing a Ph.D. in fields of study that solve complex science and engineering problems critical to stewardship science.

This program will provide up to four years of financial support for students pursuing doctoral degrees in fields related to properties of materials under extreme conditions and hydrodynamics, nuclear science, or high density physics. 

The DOE NNSA SSGF application process is now open – deadline to apply is Wednesday, January 16. Please visit here for more details.

DOE NNSA Labratory Residency Graduate Fellowship

The DOE NNSA LRGF connect professors and students working in fields relevant to the DOE lab system with laboratory scientists, fostering collaborative research relationships. The program will strengthen these university-laboratory links through an unusual and exciting provision: fellows will work and study in residence at one or more of four approved DOE NNSA facilities for a minimum of two 12-week periods. Longer stays are highly encouraged, up to or including pursuit of thesis studies at a chosen site. This residency requirementopens compelling research opportunities to students and their advisors, including access to unique DOE NNSA experimental and computing facilities.

The fellowship is open to U.S citizens entering their second (or later) year of doctoral study and is renewable for up to four years. Besides residency opportunities, students will receive payment of full tuition and required fees, a $36,00 annual stipend and other benefits. 

The DOE NNSA LRGF application process is now open – deadline to apply is March 6, 2019. Please visit here for more details.