Fellowships + Financial Aid

Students accepted as Ph.D. students in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering are customarily “fully funded,” which means that funding will be provided that includes tuition, health insurance, and a stipend, so long as the student is making satisfactory progress.

Funding may come from several sources: the School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department, research grants of the faculty, institutional training grants, industrial sources, as well as funding from direct federal and foundation fellowships to the student. Details regarding each funding offer are specified in a letter from the department at the time that an individual is offered admission.

We encourage all students to apply for fellowships that pertain to them during their graduate studies, since this will provide additional flexibility throughout their time at Penn.

Below are some of the common resources and sources for fellowships and support. Please check back for additions and updates.

University of Pennsylvania Student Financial Services

http://www.sfs.upenn.edu/

National Science Foundation: Graduate Research Fellowship

http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=6201

National Institutes of Health

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/index.html

Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need

http://www2.ed.gov/programs/gaann/eligibility.html

University of Pennsylvania Fontaine Doctoral Fellowships: For Underrepresented Minorities

https://www.graduateadmissions.upenn.edu/community/fontaine_society/about

Ashton Fellowship*

http://www.be.seas.upenn.edu/current-students/doctoral/handbook/documents/ashtonapplication.pdf

*The eligibility for an Ashton fellowship requires the applicant to be a third generation American born citizen under the age of 25 and be a resident of New Jersey or Pennsylvania.

In This Section:
Your CBE Contact:

Alicia Pickul
Graduate Coordinator
Office:  311 Towne Building
Phone: 215-898-8351
Email:apickul@seas.upenn.edu

Helpful Links:

CBE Graduate Group
ChEGA
Student Resources