Funding Opportunities

The ESC has funding available for both graduate and and undergraduate students for research and travel. At the bottom of this page we also list a few additional funding opportunities at MTU. 

ESC Travel Grants

Student travel grants are to assist with the costs of travel either to

  1. national and international scientific meetings to present research or
  2. to a short course to learn new skills not available here at Michigan Tech.

Funding is limited and awards will be made competitively based on merit and need.

Application deadlines

  • Fall: Last Friday of September
  • Spring: First Friday of April

For details:

ESC Research Grants

The ESC provides research grants to both graduate and undergraduate students. Research grants for graduate students are intended to supplement existing resources, allowing graduate students to perform research they would not be able to attempt due to funding limitations. Undergraduate research grants allow students to perform independent research projects under the guidance of faculty or research staff mentors.

Application deadlines

  • Fall: First Friday of December
  • Spring: Last Friday of March

Related documents:

Additional Funding Opportunities

The Pavlis Honors College at MTU identifies multiple research opportunities for undergraduate students, including some funding opportunities. Find more at Pavlis Research Opportunities.

The College of Forest Resources and Environmental Science offers an assistantship for incoming first-year and transfer students—including master's students in the professional degree category. The assistantship can involve a variety of experiences, including research. Find out more at CFRES Assistantship.

Additionaly, the Graduate School lists a variety of internal and external funding sources

External Funding Opportunities

  • The DeVlieg Foundation has generously provided support for graduate students pursuing research in engineering, wildlife, and biology at Michigan Tech. Pending availability of funds, support at the doctoral or master's level will be offered. Find out more at the DeVlieg Foundation funding page.
  • The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GREP) is a great opportunity for students in the STEM disciplines.