The DeVlieg Foundation Fellowship Application Procedures

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.

In summer 2023, two fellowships at the doctoral level will be awarded. The recipient will receive a stipend and tuition support (one credit or three research credits for PhD candidates). Future support is dependent upon availability of funds.

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Students are eligible if all of the following criteria are met:

  1. Must be a graduate student conducting research in the field supported by The DeVlieg Foundation:
    1. Wildlife/biology - Ecosystem science OR
    2. Engineering
  2. Must be a US citizen or permanent resident.
  3. Must be enrolled in a PhD program.
  4. Must be nominated by student's graduate program.  Each PhD program may nominate one student if the research conducted is related to the field(s) supported by The DeVlieg Foundation.
  5. Must not be supported by another funding mechanism while supported by The DeVlieg Foundation (part-time job, fellowship, GTA, GRA, etc.).

Application Procedure

Nominations for The DeVlieg Foundation Fellowships will be accepted annually, pending availability of funds.

Students must submit a complete application to their graduate program director. Each graduate program will review their applicants, and may nominate up to one doctoral student in each field supported by The DeVlieg Foundation. Graduate programs will deliver completed applications to the Graduate School no later than 4p.m. on February 1, 2023. Please submit as a single PDF file to the Graduate School.


A complete application will be submitted to the student's graduate program director by an internal deadline that each program may establish. Each application must include:

  1. A completed application form.
  2. The applicant's curriculum vita.
  3. A one-page description of proposed project to be completed during the funding period. Please write so that a broad panel of researchers from across campus can understand the impact and significance of the research.
  4. A letter of support from advisor describing the merit of the candidate.

Applications are due to the Graduate School no later than 4p.m. on February 1, 2023.


Applications forwarded to the Graduate School will be evaluated by a panel of faculty representing each of Michigan Tech's colleges. Applications will be evaluated on:

  1. The impact and significance of the research.
  2. The ability of the candidate to complete the proposed research during the funding period.
  3. The merit of the candidate.


All applicants will be notified of the panel's decision within three weeks of the due date. Recipients will be required to write a thank-you note to The DeVlieg Foundation, and write a report to the DeVlieg Foundation summarizing the outcomes of the project at the end of the funding period. Recipients will also be asked to have a picture taken that will be used by Michigan Tech to promote its outstanding graduate students. The picture may be included on the Graduate School's webpage or other press releases. Students may request to be excluded from the webpage or other press releases.

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