Fellowships generally include stipend and tuition and generally require making good progress toward the degree in exchange for the support.
Dean's Fellowships — Each year, the Graduate School offers up to ten Dean’s Fellowships to assist with recruitment of highly talented applicants to Michigan Tech’s PhD programs. Dean’s Fellowships provides a stipend supplement and full summer support and is intended to help develop a diverse academic community and future faculty members.
DeVlieg Foundation Fellowship — The DeVlieg Foundation has generously provided support for master's and PhD graduate students pursuing research in engineering, wildlife, and biology at Michigan Tech.
Doctoral Finishing Fellowships — The Graduate School awards Finishing Fellowships providing support to PhD candidates close to completing their degrees. These fellowships are available through the generosity of alumni and friends of the University. They are intended to recognize outstanding PhD candidates who are in need of financial support to finish their degrees.
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.
Graduate School Peace Corps Fellowships — The Graduate School awards Peace Corps Fellowships to students enrolled in Michigan Tech’s Peace Corps Master’s International Programs. The fellowships are intended to recognize outstanding students volunteers and provide them financial support to help defray their typically self-funded education. Although this program has been retired, as of the 2017/18 academic year, there are still 51 volunteers finishing their degrees.
Kalamazoo Community Foundation — higher education opportunities 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.
The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)— recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines.
Portage Health Foundation Graduate Assistantships — are available through the generosity of the PHF. They are intended to recognize outstanding PhD talent in health-oriented research areas.
Identify Opportunities for External 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 NASA, DOE, DOD
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.