Graduate School

The DeVlieg Foundation Fellowships 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.

For 2016, two fellowships at the doctoral level offering stipend plus one-credit of tuition for summer 2016 will be offered. 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 in one of the fields supported by the DeVlieg Foundation:
    1. Engineering or a closely related field, OR
    2. Wildlife/biology/natural resources (2016 Summer Research Award in Biology/Wildlife/Natural Resources)
  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.

Application Procedure

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

Nominations are not currently being accepted for DeVlieg Foundation Fellowships. Watch this page, Tech Today, the Graduate School blog, or the Graduate School deadlines calendar for the announcement of the next competition. Applications are generally due in late January.

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. Graduate programs will deliver completed applications to the Graduate School in either paper or electronic format. If delivered as an electronic document, please e-mail 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 forwarded to the Graduate School will be evaluated by a panel of faculty representing each of Michigan Tech's colleges and schools. 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 web page or other press releases. Students may request to be excluded from the web page or other press releases.

 Past Recipients