There are a variety of internal and external fellowship and award opportunities for graduate students. Note:
- Always check the official websites for the most accurate deadlines, eligibility and benefits, as they tend to change each year and may not fully synchronize with information shown on this page. For opportunities that have not announced deadlines for the current year, we show their deadlines from the previous year.
- Some opportunities require coordination within Georgia Tech (e.g., 2 total nominees from GT). We highlight such opportunities' deadlines in yellow; internal deadlines are typically one month earlier (e.g., suppose a fellowship's official deadline is 9/30, assume 8/30 as its GT-internal deadline).
For questions, updates and corrections, please let us know.
|Name||Deadline||Eligibility, Benefits||GT Winners|
|Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship||8/15/19||3rd year PhD. 3 nominees per department.
|Michaelanne Dye (2017); Caitlyn Seim, Amir Yazdanbakhsh (2016); Trang Thai (2011); Christopher Le Dantec (2009); Andrea Grimes (2008)|
|Microsoft Research Ada Lovelace Fellowship||8/15/19||2nd year PhD students. 3 nominees per department.
3-year fellowship for underrepresented students (woman, African American, Black, Hispanic, Latinx, American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, person with a disability, and/or LGBTQI+).
|NVIDIA Graduate Fellowship||9/13/19||2nd year and beyond. $50k for 1 year.||Ching-An Cheng (2019), Aishwarya Agrawal (2018), Jin Wang (2014), Haicheng Wu (2013), Haicheng Wu (2012), Gregory Diamos (2009), Huamin Wang (2006)|
|Facebook Fellowship||10/4/19||2 years of tuition and fees paid, a stipend of $37,000 each year and up to $5,000 in conference travel support.||Xin Zhang (2015); Nan Du (2014); Krishnakumar Balasubramanian (2013)|
|Facebook Emerging Scholar Award||10/4/19||1st or 2nd year PhD students, from traditionally under-represented minority groups in the technology sector.||Vanessa Oguamanam (2019); Edith Ghunney (2018)|
|NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships-Doctoral program||10/17/19||Citizen or permanent resident of Canada. In the first 24 months of your PhD (36 months if you did not do a masters first).|
|NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)||10/22/19||U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident. NSF GRFP solicitation|
|Hertz Fellowship||10/23/19||U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Students in applied physical, biological and engineering sciences. Generally do not award fellowships to students who are already beyond their first year of graduate study.
Up to 5 years.
|13+ fellows. See all.|
|IBM PhD Fellowship||10/24/19||3 nominees per department.
|Stacey Truex (2019); Shang-Tse Chen (2018); Elias Khalil, Jiajia Li, Yichen Wang, Tesca Fitzgerald (2017); Tanushree Mitra (2016)|
|Open Phil AI Fellowship||10/25/19||PhD students focused on AI or ML.
Support includes a $40,000 per year stipend, payment of tuition and fees, and an additional $10,000 in annual support for travel, equipment, and other research expenses. Fellows will be funded through the end of the 5th year of their PhD, with the possibility of renewal for subsequent years.
|ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award||10/30/19|
|AAUW American Fellowships||11/1/19||Women pursuing full-time study to complete dissertations, conducting postdoctoral research full time, or preparing research for publication for eight consecutive weeks
|NASA Space Technology Graduate Research Opportunities (NSTGRO; replaces NSTRF)||11/1/19||NSTGRO solicitation to be announced.||David Gomez, William Jun (2019); Fred Hohman (2018); David Blette, Sean Chait, Adam Sidor (2014)|
|Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans||11/1/19||A New American (i.e., If born abroad: a green card holder or naturalized citizen. If born in the US: both parents are immmigrants and at least one is a naturalized citizen). Not yet 31 years old, as of the application date. In your first or second year of graduate student as of the application date.
Two years graduate study in any field. Each award is $45K/year: $25,000 in maintenance grants and up to $20,000 in tuition and fees or 50% of required tuition and fees/year.
|Binbin Chen (2016)|
|Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future||11/7/19||be a citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States or Canada, have earned, at minimum, a bachelor's degree, be within two years of graduating from a doctoral program and have at least one full academic year of work remaining in August of the year you are awarded.
|GEM Fellowship||11/13/19||Must be (1) underrepresented minority, (2) U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident at time of application, (3) Ph.D. student.||Edgar Garay (2017)|
|Joint AAAI/ACM SIGAI Doctoral Dissertation Award||11/15/19||1 nominee per university. 3rd or 4th year PhD students.|
|Croucher Foundation Scholarships for Doctoral Study||11/15/19||Permanent resident of Hong Kong, first class honors in their first degree (or MPhil degree), in the first three years of doctoral study.
Tuition, fees, and stipend, other fringe benefits.
|AAUW Amerian Fellowship||11/15/19||Women pursuing full-time graduate or postdoctoral study in the United States who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents
|Daisy Bourassa (2015)|
|AAUW Career Development Grants||11/15/19||Women pursuing a certificate or degree to advance their careers, change careers, or reenter the workforce and whose bachelor’s degree was received at least five years before the award period
|Emi Behan (2019)|
|SCGSR Program||11/16/19||U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Must be working in one of the priority areas. See the web page for more details.
Awards to conduct part of your Ph.D. research at a participating DOE lab.
|PEO Scholarship||11/20/19||US citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States or Canada, have earned, at minimum, a bachelor's degree, be within two years of graduating from a doctoral program and have at least one full academic year of work remaining in August of the year you are awarded.
|AAUW Selected Professions Fellowships||12/1/19||Women pursuing full-time study in a master’s or professional degree program in which women are underrepresented, including STEM, law, business, and medicine
|AAUW Community Action Grants||12/1/19||Individuals, AAUW branches and states, and nonprofit organizations to fund innovative programs or nondegree research projects that promote education and equity for women and girls
One-year grant, $2,000-$7,000
|AAUW Research Publication Grant in Engineering, Medicine, and Science||12/1/19||Women conducting basic research in engineering, medicine, or the physical or biological sciences and who have a doctorate degree in one of those fields. The grantee is required to publish their research in a scholarly scientific publication and be listed as a primary author.
|J.P. Morgan PhD Fellowship||12/2/19||2 nominees per university||David Byrd (2019)|
|Google PhD Fellowship||11/30/19||Minsuk (Brian) Kahng (2018); Ahmed M. Said Mohamed Tawfik Issa (2017), Sadra Yazdanbod (2016); Gabriel Reyes (2014); Matthias Grundmann (2011)|
|NortonLifeLock Research Group (NRG) Graduate Fellowship
(formerly Symantec Graduate Fellowship)
|12/4/19||Acar Tamersoy (2014)|
|Women Techmakers Scholars Program
(formerly Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship Program)
|National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship||12/6/19||U.S. citizens and nationals who intend to pursue a doctoral degree in one of fifteen supported disciplines.|
|NPSC Graduate Fellowship||12/6/19|
|Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship (QIF)||12/9/19||Teams of two (2) Ph.D. students from a small list of select universities submit innovative research ideas. See the web page for the list of specific topic areas. Both team members must be enrolled in the PhD program.
$100K to each team.
|Brian Crafton and Muya Chang (2019); Fei Wang and Shaojie (Kyle) Xu (2018)|
|Ford Foundation Fellowship||12/10/19|
|DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (CSGF)||1/15/20||U.S. citizens or permanent residents. 1st year PhD students.|
|Link Foundation Fellowship||1/15/20||1 year fellowship of $30k, for PhD students in areas of Modeling, Simulation, and Training. No limitations are placed on citizenship.|
|Sigma Xi Best PhD Thesis Award||1/31/20||At least 1, and no more than 10% of Ph.D. program graduates in calendar year|
|SIGHPC Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award||2/28/20|
|SIGKDD Doctoral Dissertation Award||*4/30/20||1 per department|
|ACM SIGHPC/Intel Computational & Data Science Fellowships||4/30/20||1 per department|
|ACM–IEEE-CS George Michael Memorial HPC Fellowship||5/1/20|
|Siemens FutureMakers Fellowship||Yuyu Zhang (2019)|
We thank Carnegie Mellon University's Computer Science Department for their list of fellowships that we have adapted, and faculty members and staff members who have contributed to the curation of this list (Alicia Richhart, Allie McFadden, Professors Sonia Chernova, Diyi Yang, Kishore Ramachandran, Jim Foley, Polo Chau, and many more).
Last updated: January 27, 2020.