Cockrell School Fellowships

Every summer, each graduate program in the Cockrell School of Engineering is invited to nominate a few current students for fellowships. The nominations are based on GPA and GRE scores. Some fellowships are usually available for domestic and international students. The graduate coordinator and graduate adviser will review current student records and make nominations each year.

Funding in Exchange for Work

These two programs award money in exchange for work on specific projects or for specific organizations. Students should consult websites below for details.

Department of Defense Science, Mathematics & Research for Transformation Program (SMART)
National Science Foundation Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT)

Competitive External Fellowships

Many US agencies offer excellent fellowship opportunities for graduate students in science and engineering. The list below is not exhaustive, but includes the most  widely-recognized science and engineering fellowships. Students are encouraged to apply for multiple fellowships in order to increase their chances of receiving one. Students should consult the websites below for eligibility and availability, as not all fellowships are available each year. An example fellowship package is available in the MSE UT Box folder. Students interested in applying for fellowships can request access to this folder from the graduate coordinator.

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program
National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate Fellowship
NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship
US Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Fellowship Program
Hertz Foundation Applied Science Fellowships
Fulbright Program (International Students eligible)
Semiconductor Research Corporation Fellowships and Scholarships