Fellowships

 

 

High Profile Fellowships

 

DAF – Doctoral Acadamy Fellowship

Summary:  Preference given to U.S. citizens and permanent residents, but non citizens are considered.  Must not have officially started Ph.D. yet; may be working on M.S.  Student must have a 12 month graduate assistantship.  The DAF adds $10,000/year to the assistantship for up to four years.  About 45 DAF's/year given on campus.  Deadline for priority = Feb. 1; a few fellowships may be awarded as late as Mar. 15.

Details:  http://comp.uark.edu/~rlb02/fellowships/DDF_DAF.htm

 

 

DDF Distinguished Doctoral Fellowship

Summary:  Preference given to U.S. citizens and permanent residents.  Very few non-citizens receive the DDF.  Must not have officially started Ph.D. yet; may be working on M.S.  Student must have a 12 month graduate assistantship.  The DDF adds $20,000/year to the assistantship for up to four years.  About 20 DDF's/year are given on campus.  The application deadline is Feb. 1.  Students who apply for the DDF will also be considered for the DAF.

Details:  http://comp.uark.edu/~rlb02/fellowships/DDF_DAF.htm

 

 

NSF GRFPNational Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program

Summary:  Available to U.S. citizens who are undergraduate seniors, or have had less than 12 months of graduate school.  Provides $30,000/year stipend for three years.  Applications are open from Aug – Nov.  It is highly competitive, but 11 Univ. of Arkansas students received this fellowship in 2010.  (Data for 2011 not available)  This is a very prestigious fellowship.
Details:  http://comp.uark.edu/~rlb02/fellowships/NSF_GRFP.htm   

 

 

NDSEGNational Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship

Summary:  Available to U.S. citizens who are undergraduate seniors, or have had less than two years of graduate school.  This fellowship is for the Ph.D. only.  Provides $30,500 - $31,500/year stipend for three years, plus tuition and fees.  Approximately 200 awards nationally are made each year, of which approximately 24 are in electrical engineering.  Application probably opens early in the Fall semester. (See the Details link.)

Details:  http://comp.uark.edu/~rlb02/fellowships/NDSEG.htm

 

 

DOE CSGF – Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship

Summary:  Available to U.S. citizens who are undergraduate seniors, or have had less than one year of graduate school.  This fellowship is for Ph.D. students researching a topic in computational science, using algorithms, mathematics, & computers to analyze and solve engineering problems.  The student’s curriculum must include mathematics and computer science.  Provides $36,000/year stipend plus tuition & fees for up to four years.  The number of CSGF fellowships awarded nationally in 2012 was 21.

Details:  http://comp.uark.edu/~rlb02/fellowships/DOE_CSGF.htm

 

 

High Profile Fellowships for Under Represented Populations

 

GEM M.S. Engineering Fellowship Program

Summary:  Available to African Americans, Native Americans (American Indian), and Hispanic Americans.  Must contractually agree to intern for two Summers with sponsoring GEM employer, and must apply to graduate school at a minimum of three GEM member universities.  Covers all tuition and fees, and provides a stipend of $4,000.00/semester for living expenses for a maximum of four semesters.  Part 1 of application should be filled out by October 1 for early consideration.  Minimum B.S. GPA is 2.8 .

Details:  http://comp.uark.edu/~rlb02/fellowships/GEM_MS.htm

 

 

GEM Ph.D. Engineering Fellowship

Summary:  Available to African Americans, Native Americans (American Indian), and Hispanic Americans.  Must contractually agree to intern at a GEM employer the Summer after the fellowship, and must apply to graduate school at a minimum of three GEM member universities.  Covers all tuition and fees, and includes a stipend for living expenses for up to five years.  Part 1 of application should be filled out by October 1 for early consideration.  Minimum B.S. or M.S. GPA is 3.0 .

Details:  http://comp.uark.edu/~rlb02/fellowships/GEM_PhD.htm

 

 

 

Miscellaneous Fellowships

 

William E. Clark Fellowship

Summary:  One year fellowship for approximately $5,200 for first year Ph.D. students.  Will be added on top of a full Ph.D. stipend.  Application deadline is March 15.  Requires GPA of at least 3.75, math GRE score of 166 (800 on old scale), and GRE writing score of 3.5 .

Details:  http://comp.uark.edu/~rlb02/fellowships/W_Clark.pdf