Master's Program Financial Aid + Fellowships
The University of Pennsylvania understands that the cost of a graduate or professional education today is a major investment for most students and their families. We are committed to making a Penn education accessible for all talented and qualified students. Extremely limited internal funding opportunities are available for master’s degree candidates.
For up-to-date information on financing your graduate education please visit the Student Financial Services website. Here you will find information on financial aid including loans, scholarships, grants, and fellowships.
Internal Financial Aid + Fellowships
We understand that a master’s degree is a significant financial endeavor. To review more funding information at Penn, visit our department webpages, and explore student employment opportunities. Applicants are also encouraged to consider federal funding available through submission of the FAFSA. While Penn Engineering generally does not provide financial assistance for master-level students, explore different funding opportunities offered by the School of Engineering and Applied Science.
US Military & Veteran's Programs
Penn Yellow Ribbon Program
The Yellow Ribbon Program is a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. This program allows degree granting institutions of higher learning in the US to voluntarily enter into an agreement with the VA to fund tuition expenses for eligible veterans and their eligible dependents, and beginning in August 2022 their eligible spouses.
Details and eligibility guidelines for Post-9/11 benefits, including the Yellow Ribbon Program, can be found at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/ under Education & Training. Prospective students with questions about Veteran Services at Penn are encouraged to contact email@example.com and visit Get Started Using my Benefits.
Schools and programs at Penn have committed funds to the Yellow Ribbon Program, with a designated number of openings available at each school. The VA will match Penn’s commitment. The combined Penn award and VA match cannot exceed the difference between the recipient’s actual tuition charges and the recipient’s basic Post-9/11 tuition benefit. Students receiving VA education benefits are required to disclose other scholarships and grants (including any departmental, Penn, or outside organizations, such as an employer) to Student Registration & Financial Services for review. Additional funding sources may require adjustments to benefit eligibility.
Federal law states that Yellow Ribbon awards must be made on a first-come, first-served basis. SRFS maintains a queue of applicants based on the date a student submits their VA Certificate of Eligibility (COE). Phone calls and email inquiries do not hold you a place in the queue.
For more information: https://srfs.upenn.edu/financial-aid/yellow-ribbon
Penn Veterans Upward Bound Program
The TRIO Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) program hosted by the University of Pennsylvania is a FREE, college preparatory program for eligible veterans federally funded with a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The program offers college preparatory services to include academic assessment, advising, and counseling; non-credited academic classes and tutoring; college access; and educational support services. The program is intended to encourage, empower, and acclimatize college-bound veterans for the rigors of post-secondary education and training. The primary goal of VUB is to fully prepare eligible veterans to enter the college of their choice, be successful in college, and to graduate from college.
For more information: https://vub.vpse.upenn.edu/
For more information on other Funding Sources for U.S. Military Veterans
Research and Teaching Assistantships
Unfortunately, the CBE Department does not offer financial aid for the Master’s Degree Program. Teaching Assistant positions in CBE are filled by Ph.D. students as part of their educational requirements.
However, other departments at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences do hire Teaching Assistants. The Graduate Coordinator will send out periodic emails to students when they receive that information from the other departments regarding Research and Teaching Assistantships.
Penn Graduate Student Financial Aid Checklist
Penn’s Office of Student Financial Services (SFS) will issue a Student Aid Report (SAR) to students who fill out a FAFSA and submit the results to Penn. Visit SFS.
There is no need to contact a specific professor to ask for financial aid. However, it may help if you contact a professor and let him/her know about your background and interests. Although rare, sometimes a professor may be willing to support a student from research grants right from the first year. If you have a question specific to his/her research, he/she will be happy to answer it for you, which would create an opportunity for you to maintain a contact with the professor.
Students are welcome to seek out part- or full-time employment while studying. Part-time employees can use their earnings towards their tuition and/or expenses. Full-time employees receive a tuition benefit that significantly helps with tuition.
The Student Employment Office is responsible for managing the posting of work-study and non-work-study jobs on-campus and off-campus. Information regarding part-time job opportunities is available on their website. Other places to find student employment information include:
- Career Services (McNeil Building, 3718 Locust Walk, 215-898-7531)
- The Tutoring Center (220 S. 40th Street, Suite 260) hires graduate and professional students to serve as tutors.
- The Office of College Houses and Academic Services (Stouffer Commons, 3702 Spruce Street, 215-898-5551) employs graduate and professional students as Graduate Associates (GA) in the undergraduate residences. GAs receive rent-free housing on campus and a meal plan. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- The Graduate Student Center (3615 Locust Walk) employs graduate and professional students as Fellows who develop programming, maintain the website, and staff the front desk.
- The Grad Center also lists opportunities on its funding sources webpage.
- The Center for Teaching and Learning (3619 Locust Walk) hires grad students for their annual TA training.
- The Critical Writing Program (3808 Walnut Street) hires graduate students for an assortment of writing positions.
- The Weingarten Learning Resource Center also offers advising, instructing, and tutoring positions to graduate students in related fields.
Submit a FAFSA
Many federal and institutional aid programs are need based, i.e. eligibility for them depends on a determination that the applicant has financial need. In order to be considered for federal and Penn financial aid, you must submit a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), which requires information from you and your spouse, if applicable.
Fellowships + Grants for Current Students
Graduate and Professional Student Assembly (GAPSA) Grants and Related Funding
The Graduate and Professional Student Assembly (GAPSA) provides a host of funding opportunities from individual grants, to group and event funding. Some of the grants available for graduate students include the following:
- Research Student Travel Grant (up to $800)
- Professional Student Travel Grant (up to $700)
- President Gutmann Leadership Award (up to $2000)
- GAPSA Provost Fellowship for Interdisciplinary Innovation (up to $6,000).
Penn Career Services - Summer Funding Program
Penn Career Services knows that many summer internships, particularly in certain fields, provide only a small stipend or do not pay at all. Frequently the internships are located in cities with a high cost of living. This means that some students are unable to take advantage of excellent positions, which are sometimes the first step towards a career in a given field. Other students wish to participate in nonprofit, NGO, or research work away from home.
Career Services has a limited fund of money to allow some select students to pursue unfunded or under-funded summer opportunities. Funds could cover travel expenses, living expenses, or other expenses related to the summer experience.
Note: SEAS graduate students are strongly encouraged to apply, although preference will be given to undergraduates (rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors), you should still apply.
For more information: https://careerservices.upenn.edu/career-services-summer-funding-program/
Trustees’ Council of Penn Women Emergency Grant
The Trustees’ Council of Penn Women will offer grants to students who have special financial needs. Special consideration will be given to women students. Grants will be for sudden, compelling, and unanticipated need due to changed financial circumstances. Examples include the death or unemployment of a parent or illness. These students would be unable to continue their studies without special financial assistance. Students should demonstrate resourcefulness and self-reliance in their quest for a Penn education, and their qualities should identify them as role models for other University students.
For more information: https://www.alumni.upenn.edu/s/1587/gid2/16/interior.aspx?sid=1587&gid=2&pgid=1421
Penn VPUL Emergency and Opportunity Funding
Unexpected financial circumstances can cause undergraduate, graduate, and professional students stress and impact their ability to achieve and thrive. Penn’s Division of the Vice Provost for University Life (VPUL), Office of Student Financial Services (SFS), Penn First Plus (P1P), Student Intervention Services (SIS), and Alumni Relations work collaboratively to address pressing needs and, when appropriate, adjust the student’s cost of attendance to fund a relevant opportunity or remedy an urgent situation.
Emergency or Opportunity Grants can range from $100 to $1,000 and can be used for demonstrated needs such as: academic technology/course materials; winter or professional clothing; medical expenses; academic advancement (such as graduate school exam fees); or personal/family emergencies.
For more information: https://pennvpul.wufoo.com/forms/emergency-and-opportunity-funding/
Leboy-Davies Graduate Student Award
The Leboy-Davies Graduate Student Award was created to honor of Phoebe Leboy and Helen Davies, two pioneering feminist faculty members in the health sciences. This award provides up to $2,000 in research or travel funding to a graduate student whose work fosters women’s health, well-being, and educational equality anywhere in the world, or enhances our understanding of gender inequality.
Priority will be given to students who have earned the Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Graduate Certificate (or who are currently enrolled in the program), and to projects leading to the completion of a doctoral dissertation.
For more information: https://gsws.sas.upenn.edu/center/funding/leboy-davies-graduate-student-award
Kleinman Center for Energy Policy Grants & Research Funding
The Kleinman Center for Energy Policy provides student and research grants as well as summer fellowships four times per year in the spring, summer, fall, and winter, and are open to individual students as well as student groups.
Grants provided by the Kleinman Center must be prospective and funding decisions are based on funding availability, student eligibility, energy policy relevance, and completeness of the application.
For more information:
Penn Museum Assistantship Program
The Penn Museum Assistantship Program offers paid semester-and year-long assistantship opportunities for Penn graduate students to work on projects within the Penn Museum. The program pairs Museum projects in need of research assistance with interested graduate students from related fields.
For more information: https://www.penn.museum/learn/penn-students/museum-assistantship-program
Center for the Study of Ethnicity, Race and Immigration (CSERI) Grants
CSERI will award a number of graduate fellowships for research expenses and travel undertaken in the academic year. Students may receive grants of up to $1,500 for research expenses. All full-time Penn graduate students enrolled in any school whose research focuses on social science approaches to race, ethnicity or immigration in the United States or in other countries are eligible to apply. CSERI research support may be combined with funding from other programs.
For more information: http://web.sas.upenn.edu/cseri/opportunities/graduate-research-grants/
External Fellowships + Financial Aid
External Funding Sources for Master’s Students
Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) – Repperger Summer Research Internship Program
AFRL offers summer research internships for science and engineering students to work on technologies for air vehicles, human performance, materials and manufacturing, sensors, propulsion, space vehicles, directed energy, information and weapons. Internships are carried out at one of two research locations. Graduate interns are able to collaborate with AFRL on current research and incorporate the research into their graduate work.
US Department of Defense Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program
The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program is an opportunity for students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines to receive a full scholarship and be gainfully employed upon degree completion. The program aims to increase the number of civilian scientists and engineers working at United States Department of Defense laboratories.
Cash stipends are paid at a rate of $25,000 – $38,000 per year depending on degree pursuing.
Applicants must be a citizen of the United States, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, or United Kingdom.
National Security Education Program (NSEP) Boren Fellowship
NSEP Boren Fellowships provide up to $30,000 to U.S. graduate students to add an important international and language component to their graduate education through specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency. Boren Fellowships support study and research in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East.
US Department of Energy – Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
The Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Science, Technology and Policy (STP) Program serves as a next step in the educational and professional development of scientists and engineers interested in energy efficiency and renewable energy policy. The EERE STP Program provides an opportunity for highly talented scientists and engineers to participate in policy-related projects at DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in Washington, D.C. and Golden, CO site office.
Appointments will be awarded to applicants based on academic level and experience. This postdoctoral fellowship is for recent Master’s or Ph.D. graduates who have held a graduate degree for less than three years at the time of application. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. or Master’s degree in an energy-relevant field of science, engineering or other highly quantitative field such as economics.
Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF)
The Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF) program provides outstanding benefits and opportunities to students pursuing doctoral degrees in fields of study that use high performance computing to solve complex science and engineering problems. Provides a yearly stipend of $36,000, full tuition, a research allowance, and more – renewable up to 4 years. Applicants must be in the first year of graduate study in engineering, mathematics, or the physical, computer, or life sciences.
Office of Fossil Energy, Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF)
The Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF), sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy, is a 10-week summer internship program that provides opportunities to students who are pursuing degrees in science, technology (IT), engineering, or mathematics (STEM majors). The goal of the program is to improve opportunities for minority and female students in these fields, but all eligible candidates are encouraged to apply. Candidates who are selected will have the opportunity to work under the mentorship of program officials and researchers on focused research projects consistent with the mission of the Office of Fossil Energy.
Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need
The GAANN program provides fellowships through academic departments of institutions of higher education to assist graduate students of superior ability who demonstrate financial need and plan to pursue the highest degree available in their course of study at the institution
NASA Space Technology Graduate Research Opportunities (NSTGRO)
NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) seeks to sponsor U.S. citizen and permanent resident graduate student researchers who show significant potential to contribute to NASA’s goal of creating innovative new space technologies for our Nation’s science, exploration, and economic future. NASA Space Technology Graduate Researchers will perform innovative, space technology research at their respective campuses and at NASA Centers. Awards are made in the form of grants to accredited U.S. universities on behalf of individuals pursuing master’s or doctoral degrees, with the faculty advisor serving as the principal investigator. In addition to his/her faculty advisor, each student will be matched with a technically relevant and community-engaged NASA Subject Matter Expert, who will serve as the student’s research collaborator. The research collaborator will serve as the conduit into the larger technical community corresponding to the student’s space technology research area.
- NASA Intern and Fellow Opportunities for International Students
- NASA internships for Undergraduate & Graduate Students
Foundation & Private Funding
Kirchner Food Fellowship in Global Food Security
The Kirchner Food Fellowship program aims to foster the development of individuals who have the practical skills and knowledge to make effective investments in emerging agricultural technologies that have the possibility of addressing global food security.
Candidates must be enrolled in a university in Mexico, Canada, or the United States and have interests or connections to, the Mexico region. They must be fully bilingual (English/Spanish), self-motivated, hard-working and possess a passion for investing in promising early-stage, for-profit, socially-responsible agricultural companies that will ultimately benefit Central Mexico. The fellowship also awards a $10,000 stipend to each selected fellow.
Gen Foundation Scholarship
The aim of the Gen Foundation is to enhance the importance of cross-cultures between Japan and the rest of the world in today’s global society. The Foundation is supporting those who excel in the areas of natural sciences, in particular food sciences/technology. Since 1998, awards have been granted to over 100 people studying or researching within these fields. The Trustees are all Japanese citizens based in the U.K., but the Foundation considers applications even if there is no link with Japan as long as applicants are studying the relevant subjects.
Graduate Directed Energy Scholarship in High Energy Laser & High Power Microwave Technology
The Directed Energy Professional Society (DEPS) is the premier organization for the exchange of information on the development and application of directed energy (DE), which includes both high energy lasers (HEL) and high power microwaves (HPM). DEPS fosters research and development of DE technology for national defense and civil applications through professional communication and education. The traditional academic disciplines involved in DE research include, but are not limited to, physics, electrical engineering, chemistry, chemical engineering, materials sciences, optical sciences, optical engineering, and aerospace engineering.
Candidates are expected to be interested in pursuing or currently studying the DE technology areas of HEL or HPM. The technical scope of acceptable research is the same as that of the Journal of Directed Energy and of DEPS meetings. Scholarship students have published in the Journal and made presentations at these technical meetings. Students applying for this scholarship must be U.S. citizens or have demonstrated interest in becoming citizens. Citizens of other countries may apply, if they provide with the application package a letter of intent to become a U.S. citizen.
Dr. Gerald A. Soffen Memorial Fund Conference Travel Grant in Space Science
The Dr. Gerald A. Soffen Memorial Fund for the Advancement of Space Science Education offers Student Travel Grants. The Travel Grants are awarded to students pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees in aerospace-related sciences or engineering fields (astrobiology, astronomy, earth and space science, engineering, etc.) to attend a meeting at which they will present their research. Two awards in the amount of $500 will be presented at the deadline, contingent upon acceptance of the recipients’ conference abstracts.
Amy Adina Schulman Memorial Fund
This endowment fund provides grants to individuals who volunteer or intern for progressive social action projects, ranging from $500 to $1500.
Jessica Jennifer Cohen Foundation Fund
This fund provides financial assistance for young adults to perform community service.
Corporate & Industry Funding
Thermo Fisher Scientific Antibody Scholarship Program
The Thermo Fisher Scientific Antibody Scholarship Program “(“Program”) will award scholarships to eligible life science students. This Program will award two (2) $10,000 scholarships and four (4) $5,000 scholarships.
Diversity & URM External Funding & Grants
Arctic Education Foundation Fellowship for Northern Alaskan Inupiat Native Students
Short or long term grants in support of college, graduate studies, or technical training for Northern Alaska Inupiat Natives. Graduate students can receive up to a $21,500 yearly limit in support.
Applicants must be a member of at least one of the eligible classes of recipients:
– A Northern Alaska Inupiat Native of at least ¼ blood quantum currently residing in the Arctic Slope Region
– An original 1971 shareholder of the Arctic Slope Regional Corporation
– A direct lineal descendant of an original 1971 shareholder of the Arctic Slope Regional Corporation
American Indian Graduate Center (AIGC) Fellowship
Graduate fellowships are monetary awards made to American Indian and Alaska Native graduate or professional full-time, degree-seeking students, who meet all eligibility criteria. The fellowship amount is typically between $1000 and $5000 per academic year.
To be considered, applicants must be:
-Pursuing a post-baccalaureate graduate or professional degree as a full time student at an accredited institution in the U.S.; -Able to demonstrate financial need through submission of the AIGC Financial Need Form (FNF), and;
-An enrolled member of a federally recognized American Indian or Alaska Native group, or provide documentation of descent (possess one-fourth degree verifiable federally recognized Indian blood) as verified through submission of a Tribal Eligibility Certificate (TEC).
American Association of University Women (AAUW) Grants & Funding
The American Association of University Women (AAUW) has a long and distinguished history of advancing educational and professional opportunities for women in the United States and around the globe. One of the world’s largest sources of funding for graduate women, AAUW provides funding for more than 245 fellowships and grants to outstanding women and nonprofit organizations.
Programs that might be of interest to CBE students include:
- American Fellowships
- Career Development Grants
- Community Action Grants
- International Student Fellowships
- International Project Grants
- Research Publication Grant in Engineering, Medicine, and Science
- Selected Professions Fellowships including STEM
Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Scholarship Program
AG Bell offers several scholarships for full-time students who have a pre-lingual bilateral hearing loss in the moderately-severe to profound range, use listening, and spoken language, and who are pursuing a bachelor’s, masters, or doctorate degree at an accredited mainstream college or university. This is a merit-based scholarship program and award selection is extremely competitive; over the past six years approximately 12% of applicants were selected to receive an award.
BMO Capital Markets Lime Connect Equity Through Education Scholarship
BMO Capital Markets & Lime Connect have partnered to provide scholarships for students with disabilities. Selected recipients will receive $10,000USD (students in the US) or $5,000USD (students in Canada) to support their future studies.
Eligibility considerations include:
-A current undergraduate or graduate student at a four-year university in the United States or Canada (the graduate program itself, i.e., business school, may be shorter in length)
-Continuing studies as a full-time student in fall 2015 with a minimum 40% course load
-Pursuing a degree in business/commerce, engineering, math, physics, statistics or a related discipline
-Interested in a career in Financial Services with a focus on Capital Markets preferred
-A person with a (visible or invisible) disability (defined as someone who has, or considers themselves to have, a long-term or recurring, issue that impacts one or more major activities that others may consider to be a daily function); this definition also includes the perception among others that a disability exists.
National Federation of the Blind Scholarship Program/HumanWare STEM Internship
To recognize achievement by blind scholars, the National Federation of the Blind annually offers blind college students in the United States and Puerto Rico the opportunity to win one of thirty national scholarships worth from $3,000 to $12,000. The NFB and HumanWare have collaborated to offer two STEM development internship opportunities. If you are a technically-minded student with aspirations of a career in product testing and/or marketing, you should apply.
National Italian American Foundation Scholarship
The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) awards scholarships to outstanding students in a variety of academic disciplines for use during the following academic year. Scholarships range from $2,500 – $12,000.
To be considered for a NIAF scholarship, a student must meet the following criteria:
- Be a member of NIAF or have a parent, guardian or grandparent who is a member of NIAF.
- Be enrolled in a US accredited institution of higher education for the Fall 2018 semester.
- Have a grade-point average of at least 3.5 out of 4.0 (or the equivalent). Some scholarships require a lower GPA requirement for eligibility. Students that are a part of a pass-fail system are also welcome to apply.
- Be a United States citizen or permanent resident alien.
- Have at least one ancestor who has immigrated from Italy.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
HSF provides various awards to students from Hispanic descent support for their graduate study. Applicants must be pursuing their first graduate degree. Values of the award vary from $500-$5,000.
Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Conference (HENAAC) Grants
HENAAC provides various awards for Hispanic engineers and scientists. Check the website for specific eligibility requirements and award amounts.
Point Foundation Scholarship for LGBTQ Leaders
Point Foundation (Point) is the nation’s largest higher education scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) students. Point’s multifaceted support of its scholarship recipients (“scholars”) extends far beyond direct financial contribution toward the cost of their education (which equals about $10,000). Each scholar is paired with a mentor and participates in leadership development programs and events.
Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans
The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans is a $90,000 merit-based fellowship exclusively for immigrants and children of immigrants who are pursuing graduate school in the United States.
Each Fellowship supports one to two years of graduate study in any field and in any advanced degree-granting program in the United States. Each award is for up to $25,000 in stipend support, as well as 50 percent of required tuition and fees, up to $20,000 per year, for one to two years. The first year of Fellowship funding cannot be deferred.
Most importantly, new Fellows join a strong community of current and past Fellows who all share the New American experience.
To be eligible, you must be a New American who is 30 or younger as of the application deadline, and who is planning on starting or continuing an eligible graduate degree program full time in the United States in the upcoming academic year. Applicants may apply to the Fellowship at the same time that they are applying to graduate school, or after they are already enrolled in graduate school. However, applicants must not have started or passed the third year of the graduate program that they are seeking funding for.
Pat Tillman Foundation Scholarship for Military Veterans and Spouses
Pat Tillman Foundation Scholarship for Military Veterans and Spouses Tillman Scholars program supports our nation’s active-duty service members, veterans, and military spouses by investing in their higher education. The scholarship covers educational expenses, including tuition and fees, books and living expenses. But scholars receive much more than just funding. Our program unites the best talent and leadership in the military to make a significant impact in the fields of medicine, law, business, policy, technology, education and the arts.
Each individual scholarship award is based on the applicant’s unique financial need. The average award is $10,000 per academic year.
Korean American Foundation Scholarship
KASF scholarships (which range from $500 to $5,000) are offered to the qualified Korean American students (including foreign students from Korea). All applicants must be enrolled in a full time program in the U.S during the scholarship application year. If extra funds are available, other students (non Koreans) may qualify for scholarships. Specifically, descendants of American veterans served during the Korean War may qualify for scholarships (applicable to selective regions).
Internationally Funded Grants, Research & Fellowship Opportunities
The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF)
The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) offers fellowships (up to $23,000) and grants (up to $5,000) to individuals to pursue research, study or creative arts projects in one or more Scandinavian country for up to one year. Grants are considered suitable for post-graduate scholars, professionals, and candidates in the arts to carry out research or study visits of one to three months duration.
Fellowships are intended to support a year-long stay. Priority is given to candidates at the graduate level for dissertation-related study or research. The number of awards varies each year according to total funds available. Awards are made in all fields.
OeAD-GmbH (Austrian Agency for International Cooperation in Education) Austria Scholarship
The scholarships of the Scholarship Foundation of the Republic of Austria for Undergraduates, Graduates, and Postgraduates are intended for descendants of forced laborers and nationals of countries that suffered particularly from the NS regime. Students and researchers can apply for a research period in Austria.
It is possible to apply for research scholarships for bachelor’s theses, traditional diploma degree theses and master’s theses, and dissertations. No scholarships are available for bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral/PhD studies in Austria or for summer courses, language courses, clinical traineeships, or internships. The monthly scholarship installment is 1.050 EUR.
German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst) (DAAD) Grants and Funding in Germany
DAAD provides funding for short and long term research grants to pursue a 7-10 month research project in Germany. DAAD Long-Term (7-10 months) Research Grants are awarded to highly qualified Ph.D. candidates who are early in their academic/professional careers who wish to conduct research in Germany. This grant is open to applicants in all fields. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or Canada. Foreign nationals are eligible if they live in the US or Canada by the time of application deadline and have gained their last degree in the US or Canada or will be gaining it before the beginning of their funding period. A Master’s degree earned as part of a Ph.D. program meets this requirement.
- DAAD Rise RISE (Research Internship in Science and Engineering) Professional Program
- Graduate Funding
Kosciuszko Foundation Graduate Study & Research in Poland Scholarship
The Graduate / Postgraduate Studies and Research Scholarship supports research at various universities in Poland by American graduate students and university faculty members. Scholarships are awarded under the auspices of the Foundation’s Exchange Program with Poland. The scholarship provides a stipend of 1,600 zloty per month for housing and living expenses. In addition, scholarship recipients receive $300 per month of approved study/research as an additional supplement for living expenses.
Candidates who intend to study/attend classes must apply to the university for admission and submit proof of acceptance/admission to the program. The Studies & Research scholarship does not cover the cost of tuition nor airfare to Poland.
ThinkSwiss Research Scholarship
ThinkSwiss offers scholarships for a research stay in Switzerland. It supports highly motivated and qualified U.S. graduate students to do research at a public Swiss university or research institute for 2 to 3 months. The scholarship is open to students of all fields.
The ThinkSwiss Research Scholarship program provides a monthly scholarship of CHF 1,050 (approx. USD 1,100) for a period of 2 to 3 months (CHF 3,150 maximum), which covers only a portion of the average student’s living costs.
U.S. Bose Scholars Program India
In order to build long-term R&D linkages and collaborations across scientific disciplines, cultures and geographical boundaries, the U.S. Bose Program provides opportunities to United States students to undertake research at Indian based universities in the summer for a period of 10-12 weeks. Students receive airfare, a stipend to cover housing and food while there, as well as provide help finding a mentor to work within India. The program is open to students from all disciplines of Science & Engineering.
Inlaks Foundation – Scholarships for Indian Citizens
Scholarships are granted to Indians citizens pursuing graduate degrees at top American, European and UK institutions, for funding requirements including tuition fees. Candidates who are already studying or have started their program abroad are not eligible.
Scholarships are open to all Indian citizens who are resident in India at the time of application. Candidates are normally expected to hold a good first degree from a recognized university in India.
Indian citizens who hold a good undergraduate degree from a recognized university outside India, must have resided continuously and been employed or been studying in India, for at least two years, at the time of application. Candidates must be below 30 years of age on the first of July in the year of application. The Foundation does not give scholarships in the following subjects: Engineering, Computer Science, Business Studies, Medicine, Public Health, Fashion Design, Music, and Film Animation.
Please find the below list created by SEAS and various departments to assist MSE students with finding funding for their MSE degree.
Funding Sources for Master’s Students