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Current Graduate Student Funding

J. A. Woollam Graduate Fellowship (.pdf)

Deadline: February 2012

This fellowship is available to any undergraduate applying for, or any full-time M.S. or Ph.D. student of the College of Engineering enrolled in one of the following departments or affiliated programs: Chemical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Engineering Mechanics, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Biomedical Engineering. Any applicant must be supported at the 0.49 FTE level as a graduate research assistant or graduate teaching assistant and must be ranked in the top one-third of his/her peer group. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

J.A. Woollam Fellowship application materials must be returned to 146 SEC, attention Graduate Programs. Materials may be submitted via e-mail to gradengineering@unl.edu.



VIEW CURRENT WOOLLAM FELLOWSHIP WINNERS


Milton E. Mohr 2011-12 Awards
(Application) (2010-11 Mohr Scholarship Flyer.pdf)

Deadline: Friday, March 4, 2011

The Milton E. Mohr 2010-11 Awards Program offers both Undergraduate Scholarships and Graduate Fellowships in the amount of $1,000 ($500/semester) for full-time junior, senior or graduate students, graduating no sooner than May 2011, with an overall GPA of 3.5 or greater and enrolled in one of the College of Engineering or Biotechnology Degree programs listed on the flyer.

Print off the application from this email or pick up an application form in your department/unit or in 114 Othmer Hall


Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award 2011 (.pdf)

Deadline: Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award recognizes and rewards distinguished scholarship and research at the doctoral level in the College of Engineering unified doctoral program. Nominated dissertations should represent original work making an unusually significant contribution to the discipline. Both methodological and substantive quality will be judged. Nominations must be submitted by the dissertation advisor.

Eligibility

  1. The effective date of the doctoral degree award must be August 2010, December 2010 or May 2011. The degree award or completion date will be confirmed by the Office of Graduate Studies.
  2. Previous recipients of this award are ineligible to receive the same award again.
  3. Awards will be made on the basis of demonstrated excellence and lasting impact.

Outstanding Master's Thesis Award 2011 (.pdf)

Deadline: Wednesday, March 30, 2011
The Outstanding Masters Thesis Award recognizes and rewards distinguished scholarship and research at the masters level. Nominated theses should represent original work making an unusually significant contribution to the discipline. Both methodological and substantive quality will be judged. Nominations must be submitted by the dissertation adviser.

Eligibility

  1. The effective date of the master's degree award must be August 2010, December 2010 or May 2011. The degree award or completion date will be confirmed by the Office of Graduate Studies.
  2. Previous recipients of this award are ineligible to receive the same award again.
  3. Awards will be made on the basis of demonstrated excellence and lasting impact.

Graduate Studies Fellowships

http://www.unl.edu/gradstudies/current/funding-fellowships.shtml

Please follow the link above to the Graduate Studies web site for specific eligibility requirements for funding. Domestic and International students are eligible for this fellowship based on a combination of credit hours completed, full-time enrollment and academic program.

Graduate students who are full-time, benefit-eligible employees of the University of Nebraska are not eligible to receive fellowship funding. Students with student hourly appointments or graduate assistantships are not considered full-time employees and are eligible to apply.


Warren and Edith Day Dissertation Travel Awards

http://www.unl.edu/gradstudies/current/dayawards.shtml

Eligibility is limited to full-time students who cannot complete research for their dissertation except by travel and who have been admitted to Candidacy (as defined in the Graduate Studies Bulletin), or who present written justification by the chair of their supervisory committee.


Scholarship or fellowship opportunity for Hispanic undergraduate or graduate students:

http://www.hsf.net/scholarships.aspx?id=424#grads


The National GEM Consortium

http://www.gemfellowship.org/content/view/41/56/

GEM's fellowship programs span the entire recruitment, retention, and professional development spectrum. GEM's principal activity is the provision of graduate fellowships at the M.S. and Ph.D. levels coupled with paid summer internships. GEM also offers informational publications for graduate and undergraduate students. GEM is devoted to increasing access and success in engineering and science graduate education and practice.


Outside Funding Opportunities (updated weekly)

http://research.unl.edu/sp1/oldfa.shtml


SMART Scholarship for Service Program

https://www.asee.org/smart/

The Department of Defense (DoD) offers fellowships to master's and doctoral students who have demonstrated ability and special aptitude for training in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) fields.

Scholars will receive:

  • Annual stipend ranging from $25,000-$41,000 depending on prior educational experience
  • Full tuition and related education fees
  • Book allowance of $1,000
  • Paid summer internships
  • Career opportunities after graduation
  • Mentoring

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship

https://www.asee.org/ndseg
The Department of Defense (DoD) is committed to increasing the number and quality of our nation's scientists and engineers.  The DoD's support is evidenced in a number of ways. First and foremost, the DoD funds thousands of graduate students, who are members of research teams, through contracts and grants. Selected by research faculty, the students engage in fundamental studies under the leadership of a senior researcher while earning advanced degrees. These students are generally wholly supported by their DoD grant or contract.  Another important mechanism for DoD support of graduate students is through portable fellowships awarded to U.S. citizens or nationals following a competition each year. These fellowships allow the recipients to pursue their graduate studies at whichever U.S. institution they choose to attend.

The Naval Research Enterprise Intern Program (NREIP)

http://www.asee.org/nreip/details.cfm

The Naval Research Enterprise Intern Program (NREIP) provides an opportunity for students to participate in research at a Department of Navy (DoN) laboratory during the summer.  The goals of the NREIP are to encourage participating students to pursue science and engineering careers, to further education via mentoring by laboratory personnel and their participation in research, and to make them aware of DoN research and technology efforts, which can lead to employment within the DoN.

This 10-week intern program is designed to provide opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to participate in research, under the guidance of an appropriate research mentor, at a participating Navy laboratory.  For undergraduate students the stipend is $5,500; for graduate students it's $6,500.


The Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

http://www.asee.org/nrl
Deadline: Applications are accepted and processed on an ongoing basis

The Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) sponsors a Postdoctoral Fellowship Program at a number of Naval RD centers and laboratories. The program is designed to significantly increase the involvement of creative and highly trained scientists and engineers from academia and industry to scientific and technical areas of interest and relevance to the Navy.

The NRL Postdoctoral Fellowship Program provides approximately 40 new postdoctoral appointments per year. Fellows are competitively selected on the basis of their overall qualifications and technical proposals addressing specific areas defined by the host Navy laboratories. The selected participants will work in a unique Navy laboratory environment, while interacting with senior laboratory scientists and engineers.


INTERNATIONAL FELLOWSHIPS


Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program

For applicant guidelines, see: http://www.cies.org

Each year more than 800 faculty and professionals from around the world receive Fulbright scholar grants for advanced research and university lecturing in the United States. Individual grants are available in selected countries. These scholars apply for grants through the Fulbright commission/foundation or public affairs section of the U.S. embassy in their home countries.


ICGEB Post- and Pre-doctoral Fellowships

For more information, please see:
http://www.icgeb.trieste.it/home.html

The International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology is an international organization dedicated to advanced research and training in molecular biology and biotechnology, with special regard to the needs of the developing world. ICGEB offers both pre-doctoral and postdoctoral fellowships.


SRC International Graduate Fellowship Program

For eligibility requirements, stipend information, and application forms, visit:
http://www.src.org/member/students/about.asp

The Semiconductor Research Corporation offers international graduate fellowships developed to include universities outside of North America in response to the needs of SRC international members. It is expected that IGFP Fellows will complete their Ph.D. in an area relevant to microelectronics and upon completion of the program, will secure employment with an SRC member company or a faculty position in an accredited four-year college or university.

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