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UM-Dearborn offers many sources of funding each year to assist students with their academic and living expenses.  There are countless funding resources available from outside the university.  Students are encouraged to actively research all applicable scholarship opportunities. 

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees are set by the Regents of the University each year.  The current tuition rates and policies are provided by the Office of the Registrar

Below is a list of CECS and External Funding opportunities students may consider. 

External Grants & Fellowships: Graduate students are strongly encouraged to seek funding from sources external to the University of Michigan-Dearborn.  Below we provide information and links to external funding as a resource for our students.  Please visit the individual websites to find out more about the funders application process.  

CECS Non-Resident Graduate Tuition Scholarship
  • Basic Eligibility: non-resident graduate student in the College of Engineering and Computer Science & taking 500+ level courses
  • Award Amount:  80% of the difference between the residential and non-residential graduate tuition rate
  • Deadline:  The Non-Resident Tuition Scholarship has moved to an automatic process effective for the Fall 2020 semester and ongoing
  • Learn more:  Visit the CECS Non-Resident Graduate Tuition Scholarship webapge
CECS Graduate Student Assistantships

The following funding opportunities exist for graduate students in CECS: Graduate Student Research Assistants (GSRA), Graduate Student Instructors (GSI), Graders, or as temporary employees.  GSI and GSRA funding opportunities are reserved for Ph.D. students. In some instances, opportunities may be available to master's level students. Individual faculty members and departments appoint GSRAs and GSIs.  The opportunities for employment in each department vary each term.

University of Michigan-Dearborn Graduate Student Scholarships

Kochoff Pathway to Success Graduate Scholarship

King-Chavez-Parks Future Faculty Fellowship Program

  • Basic eligibility: Candidates pursuing faculty teaching careers in postsecondary education
  • Award amount: Depends on financial needs; $20,000 maximum for master's students, $35,000 maximum for doctoral students
  • Deadline: June 30 for fall enrollment; October 31 for winter enrollment
  • Learn more: Visit the King-Chavez-Parks Initiative, Future Faculty Fellowship Program webpage.
External Funding for Incoming and Current Graduate Students

Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program (NREIP)

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship

Science, Math, and Research for Transformation (SMART)

  • Basic Eligibility: Full-time undergraduate or graduate students
  • Award Amount:  Full tuition and education related educational expenses (meal plans, housing, and parking not included) and Stipend paid at a rate of $25,000 - $38,000 a year depending on degree level (may be prorated depending on award length)
  • Deadline: Applications are open from August 1 through December 1 every year. 
  • Learn more:  Visit the SMART Scholarship Program webpage

DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program

DOE NNSA Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship (SSGF)

  • Basic Eligibility:  senior undergraduate students and first- and second-year graduate students
  • Award Amount: A $36,000 yearly stipend, Payment of full tuition and required fees during the appointment period at any accredited U.S. university.
  • Deadline:  Applications open in October 
  • Learn more: Visit the  DOE NNSA Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship webpage

DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF)

  • Basic Eligibility: Graduate Students and Undergraduate Seniors 
  • Award Amount: A yearly stipend of $38,000, Payment of full tuition and required fees during the appointment period (at any accredited U.S. university)
  • Deadline:  Online Application opens in the fall
  • Learn more: Visit the DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship webpage

Fannie and John Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship

  • Basic Eligibility: Incoming Graduate (MS/MSE/Direct PhD) Students (if you are a Ph.D. student, the field must be different from the master’s degree)
  • Award Amount: The Hertz Fellowship compensation package includes a cost-of-education allowance and a personal stipend valued at up to $250,000.
  • Deadline:  October 23, 2020
  • Learn more: Visit the Fannie and John Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship webpage

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)

  • Basic Eligibility: Master’s and Doctoral students 
  • Award Amount: For each of the three years of support, NSF provides a $34,000 stipend and $12,000 cost of education allowance to the graduate degree-granting institution of higher education for each Fellow who uses the support in a fellowship year. 
  • Deadline:  October 19-22, 2020
  • Learn more: Visit the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program webpage

Ford Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellowship

  • Basic Eligibility: Doctoral students
  • Award Amount: Annual stipend of $27,000 for three years
  • Deadline:  December 17, 2020
  • Learn more: Visit the Ford Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellowship webpage
External Funding for Candidacy / Dissertation

Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship

  • Basic Eligibility: Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree candidates studying in an eligible research-based discipline
  • Award Amount: One-year stipend: $28,000
  • Deadline:  Application Deadline: December 10, 2020 / Supplementary Materials Deadline: January 7, 2021 
  • Learn more: Visit the Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship webpage

American Fellowships Dissertation Fellowships

Selected Professions Fellowships

  • Basic Eligibility: Women pursuing full-time master’s level degree programs only.
  • Award Amount: $5,000–$18,000
  • Deadline:  December 1
  • Learn more: Visit the AAUW Selected Professions Fellowships Page


External Funding (International Students)

AAUW International Fellowships

  • Basic Eligibility: Women pursuing full-time Doctoral Dissertation research
  • Award Amount: $18,000–$30,000
  • Deadline:  November 15
  • Learn more: Visit the AAUW International Fellowships webpage
Post-Doc Fellowships

Ford Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellowship

  • Basic Eligibility: Individuals who have completed all the requirements for a Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree, including successful defense of the dissertation, no earlier than December 10, 2013 and no later than December 10, 2020
  • Award Amount:  One-year stipend: $50,000
  • Deadline:  December 10, 2020
  • Learn more: Visit the Ford Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellowship webpage

Harry S. Truman Fellowship in National Security Science and Engineering

  • Basic Eligibility: Postdoc Opportunity
  • Award Amount: annual salary of $111,200; flexible work arrangements; 11 paid holidays; three weeks of vacation; health, vision, and dental insurance; and a 401(k) savings plan with company match.
  • Deadline:  November 1 of the year prior to the October start date
  • Learn more: Visit the Harry S. Truman Fellowship in National Security Science and Engineering webpage

Jill Hruby Fellowship in National Security Science and Engineering

  • Basic Eligibility:  Postdoc Opportunity
  • Award Amount: annual salary of $111,200; flexible work arrangements; 11 paid holidays; three weeks of vacation; health, vision, and dental insurance; and a 401(k) savings plan with company match.
  • Deadline:  The application deadline is usually early in November
  • Learn more: Visit the Jill Hruby Fellowship in National Security Science and Engineering.webpage

John von Neumann Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Computational Science

CECS Graduate Education Office

Professional Education Center [PEC]
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