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


National Science Foundation: Graduate Research Fellowship


National Institutes of Health


Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need


University of Pennsylvania Fontaine Doctoral Fellowships: For Underrepresented Minorities


Ashton Fellowship*


*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:

Kenneth Lambert
Graduate Coordinator
Office:  311 Towne Building
Phone: 215-898-4427

Helpful Links:

CBE Graduate Group
Student Resources