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National Fellowship Calendar for EECS Students 2016-2017

Microsoft Research Ph.D. Fellowship*

Due: Early Sept.

Microsoft allows EECS to nominate 3 students. Eligibility: Second and third year Ph.D. students only.

Microsoft Graduate Women's Scholarship*

Due: Early Sept.

Microsoft allows EECS to nominate 3 students. Microsoft selects about 10 students each year. Eligibility: First year female Ph.D. students only. Cannot have already completed any graduate-level coursework prior to their first year in EECS. $15K stipend.

IBM Ph.D. Fellowship

Due: 3rd Week of Sept

IBM allows each unit in EECS to nominate 2 students. Nominations for the annual Ph.D. Fellowship program begin the 3rd week of September and are accepted for 5 weeks. Notification of nominee status takes place in February of the following year. Eligibility: Ph.D. students who have completed at least one year of study in their doctoral program.

Global Health Corps

Due: Sept 30

Eligibility: Mobilizing a global community of emerging leaders to build the movement for health equity.  They place talented individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds in paid, high-impact roles in NGOs and government agencies in sub-Saharan Africa and the U.S.  During the fellowship year, fellows collaborate, innovate, and create sustainable and impactful change.  Applicants from a broad range of sectors and disciplines can apply for up to three positions that match their interests and skills from project management to monitoring and evaluation, engineering, communication and more. Campus contact: Amy Kehoe

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

Due: Oct 4

Eligibility: Aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad and the countries and regions where they go by offering awards to undergraduate Pell Grant eligible U.S. citizens. Campus contact: Amy Kehoe

Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship

Due: Oct 5

Eligibility: Provides recent college and graduate school alumni the opportunity to gain a Washington perspective on key issues of peace and security. Campus contact: Jason Kelly Roberts

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Due: Oct 25

Eligibility: In general, 1st and 2nd year students are eligible to apply. Benefits: Three years of support, $32K annual stipend (may be increased to $34K next year), $12,000 tuition allowance.

Hertz Fellowship

Due: Oct 28

Eligibility: Students of the applied physical, biological and engineering sciences who are US citizens or permanent residents. Benefits: $31,000/9-month personal stipend, full tuition equivalent, renewable for up to 5 years.

Soros Fellowships for New Americans

Due: Nov 1

Eligibility: A New American (a green card holder or naturalized citizen if born abroad; a child of naturalized citizens if born in this country). Not yet 31 years old as of the application date. Benefits: Two years graduate study in any field. Each award is for up to $25,000 in maintenance grants and up to $20,000 in tuition and fees or 50% of required tuition and fees/year.

GEM Graduate Fellowship

Due: Nov 15

Eligibility: Must be (1) underrepresented minority, (2) U.S. citizen or permanent resident, (3) Ph.D. student. Benefits: Stipend + full fees and tuition.

AAUW-American Fellowships

Due: Nov 15

Eligibility: U.S. citizen or permanent resident, female, in the final year of their Ph.D. program. Benefits: $20K award.

Ford Foundation Fellowships

Due: Nov 17

Eligibility: (1) US citizens, nationals, permanent residents or individuals granted deferred action status, (2) Individuals with evidence of superior academic achievement, (3) Individuals committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level. Benefits: Three years @ $20K/year (pre-thesis) or 1 year @ $21K/year (thesis).

Schlumberger Foundation Faculty of the Future

Due: Nov 18

Eligibility: Must be a woman; a citizen of a developing country; wish to pursue a PhD degree or Post-doctoral research in the physical sciences or related disciplines.

DOE Office of Science Graduate Fellowship

Due: Nov 21

Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens and either a first or second year graduate student, or an undergraduate senior at the time of applying. Benefits: Three years, $3K monthly stipend, and $2K travel for research at a national lab.

AAUW-International Fellowships

Due: Dec 1

Eligibility: Female, non-immigrant U.S. visa, academic career, planning to return to home country. Benefits: Masters: $18K, PhD: $20K, Postdoc: $30K.

SMART Scholarship

Due: Dec 1

Eligibility: A U.S. citizen. Benefits: Full tuition, stipend $25K-$38K, paid summer internships, health insurance allowance up to $1,200/year, book allowance of $1K/year, mentoring, employment placement after graduation.

NPSC Graduate Fellowship

Due: Dec 9

Eligibility: U.S. citizens doing Ph.D. research. Benefits: Tuition, fees, and stipend. Initially 2-3 years, renewable to 6 years.

NDSEG Fellowship

Due: Dec 9

Eligibility: U.S. citizenship, discipline match, first or second year grad student, and the ability to accept full benefit. See the web page for details. Benefits: 3 years, $31K annual stipend, tuition and fees.

New York City Urban Fellows Program

Due: Jan 8

Eligibility: Combines work in mayoral offices and city agencies with an intensive seminar series that explores current urban issues that impact public policy. Campus contact: Jason Kelly Roberts

Rangel, Pickering, Payne

Due: Sept 19, Jan 15, Jan 19

Eligibility: Fellowships seek to attract U.S. citizens interested in pursuing careers with the Foreign Service.  Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply.  Awards include funding for graduate school, summer internships, and professional development. Campus contact: Amy Kehoe

Emerson National Hunger Fellows Program

Due: Jan 13

Eligibility: A social justice program that trains, inspires, and sustains leaders.  Fellows gain field experience fighting hunger and poverty through internships in community-based organizations throughout the U.S., and through internships in Washington, D.C.

Projects for Peace

Due: Jan 15

Eligibility: Offers a $10,000 grant for a summer project with a nonprofit focused on some dimension of enabling peace in a global world.  At Northwestern, the Buffet Center and the Office of Fellowships work together to facilitate the grant process.  First-year students, sophomores, and juniors are eligible.  The application may be found here. Campus contacts: Amy Kehoe and Patrick Eccles

U.S. Teaching Assistantships at Austrian Secondary Schools

Due: Jan 15

Eligibility: provides college graduates from the U.S. with an opportunity to work as secondary school teaching assistants in communities all over Austria. Campus contact: Amy Kehoe

DAAD RISE (Research Internship in Science and Engineering)

Due: Jan 15

Eligibility: Offers undergraduate students from North American universities the opportunity to complete a summer research internship at top German universities and research institutions.  Students match with a host university or institute according to their area of interest (biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences, engineering, or a closely related field).  German language is not required and the working language will be English. Campus contact: Stephen Hill

NVIDIA Fellowship

Due: Mid-Jan

Eligibility: Students must have already completed their first year of Ph.D. level studies. Must have majors in CS, Computer Engineering, System Architecture, Electrical Engineering or a related area. Benefits: 1 year, $25K stipend.

Founder Region Fellowship

Due: Mid-Jan

Eligibility: women who are advanced to candidacy and in the final two years of their doctoral program. Priority is given to students entering into the last year of their doctoral programs. Benefits: Fellowships of a minimum of $20,000 are awarded each year to female graduate students at universities within the boundaries of the region.

Josephine De Kármán Fellowship

Due: Jan 31

Eligibility: Awards eight fellowships nationwide to intellectually accomplished future academics who are juniors, in year 4 of 5, or grad students in the penultimate year.  Grad award: $22,000; undergrad: $14,000. Campus contact: Elizabeth Lewis Pardoe


Due: Jan 31

Eligibility: Offers summer research internships in Germany to master’s and Ph.D. students from North America at companies and non-university research institutions with strong relations to industry.  The program is open to students in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences, engineering, or a closely related field.  Funding is possible for a period of three months in summer or fall.  German language requirements vary according to the internship placement. Campus contact: Stephen Hill

DAAD Undergraduate Scholarship

Due: Jan 31

Eligibility: Supports study, senior thesis research, and/or internships in Germany.  The goal of this program is to support study abroad in Germany and at German universities.  Preference will be given to students whose projects or programs are based at and organized by a German university.  Scholarships are available either as part of an organized study abroad program or as an independent study abroad semester or year. Campus contact: Stephen Hill

DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship

Due: Late Jan

Eligible: U.S. citizens or permanent residents, undergraduate senior and first year grad student. Benefits: 4 years (renewed each year), $36K yearly stipend, all tuition and fees, health insurance, yearly conferences, 12-week research practicum.

Google PhD Fellowship*

Due: Early Feb

Google allows Berkeley to nominate two students. Other departments on campus nominate as well. Eligibility: Full-time graduate students pursuing a PhD in the research areas represented by the fellowships. Must have completed classes by the time the fellowship starts. Cannot already have another fellowship. Benefits: Two years (possible extension to three), tuition and fees (including books), $33K yearly stipend, internship opportunity, invitation to Google Fellowship Forum.

Intel Ph.D. Fellowship*

Due: Early Feb

Intel allows EECS to nominate up to 5 students. Eligibility: Ph.D. students within 18 months of graduation. Thesis topic defined and approved. Must have permanent unrestricted right to work in U.S. Not open to students from embargoed or controlled countries (e.g., Iran, China, Russia, Ukraine). India OK. Benefits: 1 year, full tuition, $24K stipend, $5K travel, internship opportunity.

William J. Clinton Fellowship for Service in India

Due: Feb 1

Eligibility: Ais a 10-month leadership fellowship that pairs a select number of young professionals with credible NGOs and social enterprises in India in order to accelerate impact and create effective projects, with are replicable, scalable, and sustainable.  Applicants must be between the ages of 21 and 34 and have completed an undergraduate degree.  AIF provides a round trip ticket to India, insurance coverage, and a monthly stipend to each Fellow. Campus contact: Amy Kehoe

The Killam Fellowship

Due: Feb 1

Eligibility: Provides an opportunity for a U.S. undergraduate to spend either one semester or a full academic year as an exchange student in Canada.  Students may participate in the program either as a direct exchange student or as a self-placed visiting student.  All Killam Fellows are also eligible to apply for a mobility (in country travel) grant.  The mobility initiative allows students to undertake an educational field trip, providing the Fellows with the opportunity to gain a fuller understanding of the culture in Canada. Campus contact: Stephen Hill

Boren Scholarships

Due: Feb 9

Eligibility: Provide funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East.  The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.  Boren Scholars represent a vital pool of highly motivated individuals who wish to work in the federal national security arena, broadly defined.  In exchange for funding, Boren Scholars commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation. Campus contact: Stephen Hill

DAAD Study & Internship Program

Due: Feb 15

Eligibility: Supports students for a full year studying and interning in Germany at universities of applied sciences.  Two new programs offer shorter-term study and internship opportunities of 2-6 months.  Research internships are available in a wide range of fields, from aeronautical engineering to logistics and management to nano-science. Campus contact: Stephen Hill

Beinecke Scholarship

Due: Feb 17

Eligibility: The last humanities/arts/social science scholarship left standing!  The Beinecke awards $34,000 to 20 juniors (or students in year 4 of a 5-year program) nationwide for a graduate degree in the humanities, arts, or social sciences.  NU many nominate ONE person to compete.  The caveat: history of significant financial need required. Campus contact: Sara Anson Vaux at

US-UK Summer Fulbright

Due: Feb 23 or 26

Eligibility: A funds first- and second-year students to attend a study abroad program at one of eight different institutions in the UK, each with a distinct educational focus. Campus contact: Jason Kelly Roberts

James H. Dunn, Jr. Memorial Fellowship

Due: Feb 28

Eligibility: provides bright, highly motivated college graduates a distinctive opportunity to experience the operations of state government for one year. Campus contact: Jason Kelly Roberts at

SRC Graduate Fellowship Program

Due: Late Feb

Eligibility: U.S. citizens or have permanent resident, refugee, or political asylum status in the U.S. Are pursuing or planning to pursue a Ph.D. degree with research relevant to microelectronics under the guidance of a GRC-approved faculty member.

ACM SIGHPC/Intel Computational & Data Science Fellowships

Due: April 30

Eligibility: ACM SIGHPC and Intel are excited to announce a new international program of graduate fellowships, beginning in 2016. The goal is to increase the diversity of students pursuing graduate degrees in data science and computational science, including women as well as students from racial/ethnic backgrounds that have not traditionally participated in the computing field. The program will support students pursuing degrees at institutions anywhere in the world. Each fellowship recipient will receive a stipend prior to the start of their first academic term after August 1. The value of the stipend will be US$15,000 annually.

Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship

Due: TBA

Eligibility: Teams of 2 Ph.D. students with innovative research ideas from select universities. See web page for the list of specific topic areas. Both team members must be enrolled in the PhD program. Benefits: $50K to each team member.

Erasmus Mundus

Due: Ongoing

Eligibility: Scholarships and fellowships for graduate study during academic year 2016-2017 are open with most deadlines in January. Check individual programs for specifics. Campus contact: Elizabeth Lewis Pardoe

Yenching Academy

Due: Ongoing

Eligibility: offers an elite interdisciplinary China studies experience for future global leaders.  As a prestigious college within Peking University, the Yenching Academy prepares a diverse group of international and Chinese students to tackle the most challenging issues facing the world.  The Academy provides a competitive postgraduate scholarship that covers tuition and fees, accommodation, living expenses, round trip airfare to Beijing, medical insurance, and field studies costs.  As a partner institution, NU may nominate students and alum for this prestigious award, advancing them to the interview stage of the selection process. Campus contact: Amy Kehoe

Apriorit Scholarship Program

Due: Ongoing

Eligibility: Apriorit offers an educational technology grant for high school seniors and graduate students in the USA, who have been enrolled at a college or university for a computer engineering or computer science program this year. We want to support young people passionate about IT and planning to build their career in this field. You can read more about this program on our Scholarship page: Campus contact: Denys Samofan at