Students are encouraged to proactively search for funding opportunities. Most funding opportunities require students to apply at least one year in advance, so planning is required. See these tools and avenues for assistance to help you in your grant writing.
Proposal Incentive Award Program: work with Michigan Tech's funding specialists, who will offer revisions on your proposal and advice on the submissions process. By being proactive in seeking external funding, eligible graduate students can receive incentive awards up to $100 for submitting research and/or fellowship proposals to external agencies.
Build Your Research Profile
Michigan Tech students have access to Grant Forward. Our Research Development Office staff highly recommend graduate students create an account to:
- Build a research profile
- Identify matching funding opportunities based on your profile
- Display research interests and the evolution of interests across time
- Select privacy options to determine who can view your profile
Seek Help from Campus Resources
Once you begin your studies at Michigan Tech, proposal development advice is available from the Research Development office.
- Contact Jessica Brassard or Natasha Chopp (487-2226) at least six weeks in advance of deadlines for funding opportunities.
- If you are currently enrolled at another university, seek assistance from your current university.
Identify Opportunities for Funding
- These databases offer extensive search engines for external funding:
- Cornell University's Fellowship Database
- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Fellowship Database
- Zintellect —searchable database of internships, scholarships, and fellowships programs funded by government and private sector organizations including the National Laboratories, NASA, DOE, DOD
- Come to Michigan Tech through one of these programs:
- GEM Graduate Fellowship Program—applications are accepted by the national GEM foundation for MS and PhD students from under-represented students in science and engineering.
- National Physical Science Consortium Fellowship—supports US citizens with an emphasis on underrepresented students in science and engineering.
- Kalamazoo Community Foundation - opportunities primarily for students from the Kalamazoo, MI region.
King-Chavez-Parks Future Faculty Fellowship Program—assists students drawn from racial and ethnic groups that are underrepresented in science and engineering fields become future faculty.
Federal Programs our students have used:
Federal and Michigan government programs Our students have had success through these programs in the past. Deadlines may have changed, go to the program website for exact details.