Fellowships and Scholarships

Fellowship and scholarship announcements of interest to UA College of Engineering graduate students are listed below.

ABC Humane Wildlife Control & Prevention, Inc.

ABC Humane Wildlife Control & Prevention, Inc. Academic Scholarship
This $1,000 STEM scholarship, created by urban wildlife manager Rebecca Fyffe, supports women in STEM programs.
Deadline is July 1, 2018.

Bio5 Internship

BIO5 Internship Connections
The BIO5 Institute regularly posts internships and jobs geared to the Arizona bioindustry –for graduate and undergraduate students in the life sciences, engineering, business and computer and information sciences.
Deadlines vary.


Fellowships for Underrepresented Students
GEM provides MS and PhD students from underrepresented communities research opportunities in dozens of top U.S. engineering and science firms and universities.
Eligibility: Must be a U.S. citizen admitted to a GEM member university with confirmed department funding support.
Deadline: Nov. 13, 2018


Fulbright Scholar Teaching and Research
The Fulbright Scholar Program provides teaching and research awards in more than 125 countries for college and university faculty and administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers and independent scholars. 
Eligibility: Must be a U.S citizen. Additional requirements depend on the award type.
Deadline: Aug. 1, 2018


International Postdoctoral Fellowships
Three-year HFSP fellowships encourage early career researchers to broaden their skills in areas of study -- life sciences and physical sciences – new to them while working in host countries.
Eligibility: Must have a PhD by Dec. 31, 2018 and at least one lead-author, full-length research paper in an international peer-reviewed journal by Aug. 23, 2018.
Award Details: Research and travel allowances vary by host country.
Deadline: Aug. 23, 2018

National Energy Technology Laboratory

Methane Hydrates Research Fellowships
The NRC, in association with the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory, administers fellowships that support methane hydrate research and enable highly qualified graduate and postgraduate students to pursue advanced degrees and training.
Eligibility: Applicants must have a PhD, ScD, MD, DVM or academically equivalent research doctorate.
Deadline: Aug. 1, 2018


Microwave Engineering Fellowships for Hispanic Students
These merit- and need-based fellowships assist graduate students pursuing degrees focused on applying microwave engineering to medical applications.
Eligibility: Must be a full-time student pursuing a graduate degree in electrical engineering, applied physics or other appropriate field.
Award Details: $6,000
Deadline: Oct. 15, 2018

NASA MURED Proposals

NASA MUREP Proposals
The NASA Office of Education Minority University Research and Education Project, or MUREP, seeks independently conceived fellowship proposals from students pursuing graduate degrees in NASA-relevant STEM disciplines. Selected students perform research at their campuses during the academic year and at a designated NASA field center during an annual 10- to 15-week Center Based Research Experience, or CBRE. Funding is provided for a maximum of three years. 

NRC Research Associateship

NRC Research Associateships
The National Research Council (National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine) administers numerous graduate entry level stipends beginning at $30,000 annually and stipends for recent PhD recipients ranging from $42,000 to $80,000, higher for senior research associates.

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

NSF Graduate Research Fellowships
The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program, or GRFP, helps ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce in the United States. The program provides awardees $34,000 annually for three years. During tenured years, NSF Fellows at the UA receive full tuition, paid mandatory fees, individual health insurance, and a yearly $500 travel grant.

Sandia National Labs

Sandia National Labs Master's Fellowships
These fellowships fully fund master’s of science degrees for exceptional bachelor’s-level minority candidates, who join multidisciplinary R&D teams as regular full-time Sandia employees.


Scholarships for Sustainability
WateReuse Arizona scholarships support students focusing on wastewater reclamation, water reuse or desalination.
Eligibility: Must be a sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student enrolled full time at an Arizona university or college for 2017-2018 who has completed at least a year of coursework.
Award Details
: $2,500
: June 15, 2018


Science & Technology Policy Fellowships
AAAS fellowships enable outstanding scientists and engineers to contribute their knowledge and analytical skills to the federal policymaking process. Fellows serve yearlong assignments in the executive, legislative and judicial branches of the federal government in Washington.
Eligibility: Must be a U.S. citizen.
Award Details: $75,000 to $100,000 stipend per year, along with other support, including reimbursement for health insurance.
Deadline: Nov. 1, 2018

UA Institute of the Environment

UA Institute of the Environment Travel Awards

These semiannual awards provide funding, up to $500, for graduate students to travel to meetings, workshops, conferences or symposia and present their research or to do fieldwork.

ABC Humane Wildlife

Women in STEM Academic Scholarships
ABC Humane Wildlife Control & Prevention scholarships, created by urban wildlife manager Rebecca Fyffe, support science-based education for women.
Eligibility: Applicants must be pursuing STEM degrees at institutions accredited by the U.S. Department of Education.
Award Details: $1,000
Deadline: July 1, 2018

Research Assistant and Teaching Assistant Positions

RA and TA positions are available through College departments. We encourage you contact the departments in which you are interested.


Additional Funding Sources

Visit the UA Graduate College for additional information on funding resources and financial aid.

All graduate students must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid to be eligible for need-based grants, loans, scholarships, and work-study programs.