Fellowship Opportunities

PhD Fellowships Calendar


This page lists fellowships for the current academic year. Please see the PhD Fellowships Calendar for upcoming deadline announcements.
NameDeadlineDetails
Sandia National Laboratories President Harry S. Truman Fellowship in National Security Science and Engineering2014-11-01

[Nov 1, 2014]

The Truman Fellowship is a three-year appointment that typically begins on October 1. The application deadline for fellows is November 1 of the year prior to the October start date. In other words, applicants by November 1, 2014 would be eligible for the October 2015 Fellowship. Students apply directly to this fellowship.

Eligibility:
Full eligibility information provided here. Applicants must be recent Ph.D. (awarded within the past three years) or have the ability to complete all Ph.D. requirements before beginning the fellowship
Benefits:
Benefits information provided here.

Microsoft Women's Scholarship2014-09-152014-09-15

Sep 15, 2014

[Sep 15, 2014]

Nomination packages should be submitted electronically to debbie@ece.cmu.edu by 12 PM EST. Late or incomplete nominations will not be accepted.

Number of ECE Nominees:
3
Nomination Process:

Please submit the nomination package to Debbie@ece.cmu.edu electronically by Monday, September 15, 2014.

Materials must be prepared per Microsoft instructions (use Word or PDF format only). Nomination packages must include:

  • Faculty Advisor Nomination Letter;
  • Nominee's Curriculum Vitae;
  • A copy of the nominee's undergraduate transcript, if not on file
  • A 500 word essay describing the student's research and how this scholarship would enable their success

If the nominee is selected by the ECE department, the following will be required by Monday, October 1, 2014:

  • One letter of reference (in Word of PDF) from the student's undergraduate advisor or another faculty member familiar with the student's undergraduate work

Please include the nominee's name in the subject line when submitting this additional information to debbie@ece.cmu.edu.

We recommend that as soon as students are notified of their nomination that they begin lining up their additional letter of reference.

Eligibility:
Women ECE students who are enrolled in their first academic year in 2014-2015. Students who have already completed a two-year MS/MA degree or equivalent are also eligible, provided they are enrolled in the first year of a PhD program. Full eligibility criteria is available here.
Benefits:
Benefits include: $15,000 award for the 2015-2016 academic year and a $2,000 conference allowance. The scholarship is awarded for one year and cannot be extended.

Microsoft Ph.D. Fellowship Program2014-09-152014-09-15

Sep 15, 2014

[Sep 15, 2014]

Nomination packages should be submitted electronically to debbie@ece.cmu.edu by 12 PM EST. Late or incomplete nominations will not be accepted.

Number of ECE Nominees:
3
Nomination Process:

Please submit the nomination package to Debbie@ece.cmu.edu electronically by Monday, September 15, 2014.

Materials must be prepared per Microsoft instructions (use Word or PDF format only). Nomination packages must include:

  • Faculty Advisor Nomination Letter;
  • Nominee's Curriculum Vitae;
  • Nominee's Thesis Proposal or Research Statement (5 pages max)

In your email submitting these documents to Debbie at debbie@ece.cmu.edu, please list the names and titles of the two additional references and comment on why they were chosen. It is important that these additional references be established researchers who are familiar with the nominee's research.

If the nominee is selected by the ECE department to move forward, the following will be required by Wednesday, October 1, 2014:

  • Two additional letters of references (in Word or PDF format only) by established researchers who are familiar with the nominee's research should be emailed to me at debbie@ece.cmu.edu. It would be helpful if the nominee's name is in the subject line of the email.

Suggestions

  • Be sure to mention any work connections with Microsoft (full-time, internships, collaborations, etc.)
  • Where possible, make explicit connections between your research and Microsoft's research interest.
Eligibility:
The fellowship is awarded only to full-time PhD students in their second or third year as of Fall 2014. A complete description of eligibility can be found here.
Benefits:
  • 100% of tuition and fees for 2 academic years
  • A $28,000 stipend for living expenses
  • A $4,000 conference and travel allowance
  • All recipients will be offered the opportunity to complete one salaried internship during the year following the award

For further information, contact

Samantha Goldstein
(412)-268-3200
srgold@ece.cmu.edu