Graduate School


Fellowships generally include stipend and tuition and generally require making good progress toward the degree in exchange for the support.

Internal Funding Opportunities

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.

The 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.

The Michigan Space Grant Consortium (MSGC) offers fellowships for students in aerospace, space science, Earth system science, and other related science, engineering, or mathematical fields.

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.

External Funding Opportunities

The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines.

The National Physical Science Consortium Fellowship supports US citizens with an emphasis on underrepresented students in science and engineering.

The National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship is a Department of Defense (DoD)-funded fellowship for students pursuing doctoral degrees within areas of DoD interest.

The Kalamazoo Community Foundation offers higher education opportunities for students from the Kalamazoo, MI region.

The Graduate School at Michigan Tech also maintains a table of federal and Michigan government fellowship programs our students have had success with in the past. Please note that most government fellowship programs require US citizenship for eligibility, and that deadlines may change from year to year. Visit the program websites for exact details.

The Graduate College at the University of Illinois's Fellowship Finder and the GRAPES database maintained by the Graduate School at the University of California, Los Angeles are extensive, up-to-date listings of graduate funding opportunities.

Additional funding opportunities can be found on the following sites:

Internal Funding Announcements

Graduate School Deadlines