External Funding Opportunities
Students are encouraged to proactively search for funding opportunities. since most opportunities require students to apply at least one year in advance, see the tools and assistance in the right boxes to assist you in your applications to the opportunities below.
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
- ProQuest Pivot COS
- 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.
- The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)—recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines.
- Kalamazoo Community Foundation - opportunities primarily for students from the Kalamazoo, MI region.
- King-Chávez-Parks Future Faculty Fellowship Program—assists students drawn from racial and ethnic groups that are underrepresented in science and engineering fields become future faculty.
- National Physical Science Consortium Fellowship—supports US citizens with an emphasis on underrepresented students in science and engineering.
- Federal and Michigan government programs:
- See this table for federal and Michigan programs our students have had success with in the past. Deadlines may have changed, go to
the program website for exact details.