Fellowships and Scholarships

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


AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellows Program

The American Association for the Advancement of Science 10-week summer program places science, engineering and mathematics students at media organizations nationwide. Fellows use their academic training as they research, write and report headlines, sharpening their abilities to communicate complex scientific issues to the public.
Eligibility: Must be a U.S citizen or hold a visa that permits paid summer employment. Must also be enrolled in the life, physical, health, engineering, computer or social sciences
Award Details: Fellows are provided a weekly stipend of $500 and travel expenses to and from AAAS and its sites. AAAS does not provide housing or additional housing stipend.
Deadline is Jan. 15, 2018

DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship

The Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship provides benefits and opportunities to students pursuing doctoral degrees in fields that use high-performance computing to solve complex science and engineering problems.
Eligibility: Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident planning on full time pursuit of a PhD at a U.S. accredited university.
Award Details: Annual stipend of $36,000, renewable for up to four years, plus full tuition and fees, annual academic allowance, and a 12-week practicum experience. 
Deadline is Jan. 17, 2018


The Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship provides financial benefits and professional development opportunities to students pursuing a PhD in fields of study that solve complex science and engineering problems critical to stewardship science.
Eligibility: Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien planning full-time, uninterrupted study toward a doctoral degree at an accredited U.S. university. 
Award Details: For a term of up to four years: $36,000, full tuition, $1,000 professional development expenses, 12-week research practicum.
Deadline is Jan. 10, 2018

DOE Scholars Program

The DOE Scholars Program introduces students or postgraduates to the mission and operations of the U.S. Department of Energy. Participants in the DOE Scholars Program gain a competitive edge as they apply their education, talent and skills in a variety of scientific research settings within the DOE complex.
Eligibility: Must be a U.S. citizen and either an undergraduate, graduate or postgraduate student at an accredited institute of higher education.
Award Details: Minimum stipend of $600 per week.
Deadline is Dec. 15, 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. 

Department of Defense

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowships
NDSEG Fellowships are awarded to applicants pursuing doctoral degrees in the U.S. Department of Defense’s 15 STEM areas of interest.
Eligibility: Must be a U.S. citizen enrolled in final year of undergraduate studies or have completed no more than two years of full-time graduate study in the discipline being applied for.  
Award Details: NDSEG Fellowships last for three years and cover full tuition and all mandatory fees, a monthly stipend, and up to $1,000 a year in medical insurance. 
Deadline is Dec. 31, 2017.

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.


SMART Service Program
The Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation Scholarship for Service Program supports undergraduate and graduate students pursuing technical degrees in STEM disciplines. The program aims to increase the number of civilian scientists and engineers working at U.S. Department of Defense laboratories.
Eligibility: Applicants must be at least 18 years old; citizens of the United States, Australia, Canada, New Zealand or United Kingdom; and pursuing degrees in SMART-approved disciplines with a minimum 3.0 GPA. For each academic year of the award, participants are required to commit to a year of civilian employment with the Department of Defense. 
Award Details: The scholarship includes full tuition and education-related fees, a stipend ranging from $25,000 to $38,000 depending on degree, summer research internships, health Insurance allowance up to $1,200 per calendar year, supplies allowance of $1,000 per academic year, and mentoring and employment at a DOD facility after graduation.  Deadline is Dec. 1, 2017.

UA GPSC Travel Grant

These grants provide funding to attend and present research at academic and professional conferences; conduct field work; attend workshops; and do practicums, internships, job interviews and study abroad, all before graduation. 
: Applicants must be enrolled in a graduate or professional degree program in good standing at the University of Arizona.
Next funding round opens Jan. 1, 2018, with a Feb. 1, 2018, submission deadline.

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.

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.