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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.  Below is a list of CECS and external funding opportunities students may consider. 

  • Overview

    The Non-Resident Tuition Scholarship covers up to 80% of the difference between the residential and non-residential graduate tuition rate.  This scholarship is renewable in subsequent terms, students must meet GPA and other criteria that is listed below to be eligible for the scholarship. 

    Eligibility

    You may be eligible for a non-resident graduate tuition scholarship, if:

    • You are a non-resident graduate student in the College of Engineering and Computer Science.
    • You select at least six (6) credit hours per semester and have a minimum GPA of 3.2 if you are a continuing student.  If you are in your final semester, you may be eligible if your select at least three (3) credit hours.  
    • You are not employed off-campus and show the need for the non-resident graduate tuition scholarship.  Students on training visas, CPT or OPT are not eligible for the scholarship. 
    • You are not working as a GSI or GSRA.
    • Only one (1) online class will be allowed per semester. All others must be taken on campus.

    Upcoming Deadlines

    Terms  Application Deadline Application
    Winter 2018  January 22, 2018 Apply Now
    Summer 2018 May 22, 2018 (deadline is for summer 1 & 2) Apply Now
    Fall 2018  September 19, 2018 Apply Now

     

    For more information please contact CECS Graduate Education Office (umd-engingrad@umich.edu).

  • The following funding opportunities exist for graduate students in CECS: Graduate Student Research Assistants (GSRA), Graduate Student Instructors (GSI), Graders, or as temporary employees.  Individual faculty members and departments appoint GSRAs and GSIs.  The opportunities for employment in the department vary each term.

  • Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program (NREIP)

    Area -               STEM related varies by lab

    Who is eligible: Full-time undergraduate or graduate students   

    Application / Deadline: How to Apply

    • The last day to submit an application will be October 31, 2017 at 6:00 PM Eastern. 
    • References and transcripts are also due on October 31, 2017 at 6:00 PM Eastern.

     

    National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship

    Area -               Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields

    Who is eligible: Full-time Graduate Students

    Application / Deadline: How to Apply

    • December 31, 2017

     

     Science, Math, and Research for Transformation (SMART)

    Area -               MUST be pursuing a technical degree in one of the 19 STEM disciplines

    Who is eligible: Full-time undergraduate or graduate students

    Application / Deadline: How to Apply

    • December 1, 2017 5pm Eastern Standard Time

     

    DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program

    Area -               Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) career

    Purpose-          Provides supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to pursue part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE laboratory/facility in areas that address scientific challenges central to the Office of Science mission.

    Who is eligible: Doctoral Students 

    Application / Deadline: How to Apply

    • November 16, 2017 by 5:00PM Eastern Time

     

    DOE NNSA Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship (SSGF)

    Area -               Students planning to study in an academic department and conduct research in a science or engineering discipline related to high energy density physics, nuclear science, or materials under extreme conditions and hydrodynamics, are eligible for this fellowship. 

    Purpose-          The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration funds the DOE NNSA SSGF to train scientists vital to meeting U.S. workforce needs in advanced science and engineering.

    Who is eligible: senior undergraduate students and first- and second-year graduate students 

    Application / Deadline: How to Apply

    • January 1, 2018 by 5:00PM Eastern Time

     

    DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF)

    Area -               Engineering and the physical, computer, mathematical or life sciences

    Purpose-          Provides supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to pursue part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE laboratory/facility in areas that address scientific challenges central to the Office of Science mission.

    Who is eligible: Graduate Students and Undergraduate Seniors 

    Application / Deadline: How to Apply

    • January 17, 2018

     

    Fannie and John Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship

    Area -               Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) field

    Purpose-          John Hertz Foundation provides doctoral fellowships with the goal of supporting the early stage research endeavors of applied physical, biological, and engineering science students who possess the potential to change our world for the better by solving difficult, real-world problems.

    Who is eligible: Incoming Graduate (MS/MSE/DirectPhD) Students (if you are a PhD student, the field must be different from the master’s degree)

    Application / Deadline: How to Apply

    • Application - October 27, 2017 by 11:59PM Pacific Time
    • Recommendations - October 30, 2017 by 11:59PM Pacific Time

     

    NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)

    Area -               Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) or in STEM education

    Who is eligible: Master’s and Doctoral students 

    Application / Deadline: Application guide located here

    2017 dates

    • October 24, 2017 - Computer and information Science and Engineering, Engineering, Materials Research
    • October 26, 2017 - STEM Education and Learning

    2018 dates

    • October 23, 2018 - Computer and information Science and Engineering, Engineering, Materials Research
    • October 25, 2018 - STEM Education and Learning

     

    Ford Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellowship

    Who is eligible:  Doctoral students

    Application / Deadline: How to Apply and Fact Sheet

    • 2018 Pre-doctoral deadline is December 14, 2017 (5:00 PM EST) 
    • Supplementary Materials deadline is January 9, 2018 (5:00 PM EST)
  • Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship

    Area -               A research-based Ph.D. or Sc.D. programs in an eligible field

    Purpose-          the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

    Application / Deadline: How to Apply and Fact Sheet

    • 2018 Dissertation deadline is December 7, 2017 (5:00 PM EST)
    • Supplementary Materials deadline is January 9, 2018 (5:00 PM EST)

     

    AAUW

    Educational Funding and Awards

    American Fellowships Dissertation Fellowships

    Area -               All fields of study

    Purpose-          The program provides fellowships for women pursuing full-time study to complete dissertations, conducting postdoctoral research full time, or preparing research for publication for eight consecutive weeks.

    Who is eligible: Women pursuing full-time Doctoral Dissertation research

    Application / Deadline: How to Apply

    • November 15, 2017 by 11:59 PM Central Time
    • Application and all supporting documents

     

    AAUW

    Educational Funding and Awards

    Selected Professions Fellowships

    Area -               Science and Technology

    Purpose-          The program provides support to women in graduate and professional degree programs in fields where female participation traditionally has been low.

    Who is eligible: Women pursuing full-time master’s level degree programs only.

    Application / Deadline: How to Apply

    • January 10, 2018 by 11:59 PM Central Time
    • Application and all supporting documents
  • AAUW

    Educational Funding and Awards

    International Fellowships

    Area -               All fields of study

    Purpose-          The program provides support for women pursuing full-time graduate or postdoctoral study in the United States who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents.  Preference is given to women who show prior commitment to the advancement of women and girls through civic, community, or professional work.

    Who is eligible: Women pursuing full-time Doctoral Dissertation research

    Application / Deadline: How to Apply

    • December 1, 2017 by 11:59 PM Central Time
    • Application and all supporting documents
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    Ford Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellowship

    Application / Deadline: How to Apply and Fact Sheet

    • Postdoctoral deadline is December 7, 2017 (5:00 PM EST)
    • Supplementary Materials deadline is January 9, 2018 (5:00 PM EST)

     

    Harry S. Truman Fellowship in National Security Science and Engineering

    Area -               National Security Science and Engineering

    Who is eligible - Postdoc Opportunity

    Application Deadline -   The application deadline for fellows is November 1 of the year prior to the October start date.

     

    Jill Hruby Fellowship in National Security Science and Engineering.

    Area -               National Security Science and Engineering

    Who is eligible - Postdoc Opportunity

    Application Deadline:   November 1, 2017

     

    John von Neumann Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Computational Science

    Area -               computational and discrete mathematics, computational physics and engineering, and systems software and tools

    Who is eligible - Postdoc Opportunity

    Application Deadline:   December 1, 2017