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
VMWare Graduate Fellowship Program2014-11-172014-11-17

Nov 17, 2014

[Nov 17, 2014]

Nominee application packages must be uploaded by the ECE Department - direct applications from students are not accepted. The ECE Fellowship committee to choose ECE's two nominations. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Number of ECE Nominees:
2
Nomination Process:
Please submit the following nomination package to Debbie (debbie@ece.cmu.edu) electronically by Monday, November 17, 2014 at 12 PM EST. Nomination packages must include:
  • Advisor Nomination Letter;
  • Applicant's Curriculum Vitae;
  • Applicant's research statement (maximum of two single-spaced pages) describing the applicant's research agenda and its relevance to VMware
If the nominee is selected by the ECE department, the following will be required to be submitted to Debbie (debbie@ece.cmu.edu) by Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 12 PM EST:
  • Two additional letters of reference (in Word or PDF format only): one from another faculty member familiar with the student's work, and a third from either another faculty member or, in the case of students that completed a VMware internship, the VMware manager or mentor.
Eligibility:
  • At the time of application, applicants must be currently enrolled, full-time Ph.D. students
  • Applicants must be nominated by their academic department (limit of two nominations per academic department)
  • Nominations are only accepted from academic departments invited to participate in this program.
Benefits:
The VMware Graduate Fellowship is offering a generous benefit in the form of a cash award to cover tuition and stipend for 12 months, in total not exceeding $100k. Recipients will be given preference in intern and full-time hiring.

Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship2014-11-03

[Nov 3, 2014]

All proposals need to be received by Qualcomm by Monday, November 3, 2014.  Any questions can be e-mailed to innovation.fellowship@qualcomm.com.

Eligibility:

Students apply directly to Fellowship. More information about eligibility can be found here.

Benefits:

Qualcomm will be awarding fellowships for at least eight winning teams for the 2015-2016 academic year. Teams are limited to two students.

Each of the winning teams will be awarded a $100,000 fellowship for submitting the most innovative proposals. The respective academic departments at each university will administer funds to the winning students for their fellowship work and research expenses for the academic year of 2015-2016.

Previous Winners:

Christopher Fallin (ECE) and Gennedy Pekhimenko (CS) - Honorable Mention 2012-2013


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.

Facebook Fellowship2015-01-05

[Jan 5, 2015]

Students apply directly to this fellowship opportunity.

Eligibility:

The Fellowship Program is open to full-time PhD students (domestic and international) enrolled during the current academic year and studying computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, system architecture, or a related area.

Benefits:

Each Facebook Fellowship includes several benefits:

  • Tuition and fees will be paid for the academic year(s)
  • $37,000 yearly grant
  • Paid visit to Facebook HQ to present your research
  • Opportunity for a paid internship at Facebook

Symantec Research Labs Graduate Fellowship2014-12-03

[Dec 3, 2014]

Students apply directly to this fellowship opportunity.

Eligibility:
  • Applying students must be enrolled in a Ph.D. program.
  • Preference will be given to students with a desire to work in an industrial research lab and those working on innovative research projects in areas related to Symantec’s businesses such as security, data mining, storage, backup, machine learning, virtualization, cloud computing, big data infrastructure, etc.
  • Recipients will also be selected based on their overall potential for research excellence and their academic progress to date as evidenced by publications.
Benefits:

The SRL Graduate Fellowship provides up to $20,000 USD that may be used to cover one year of the student’s tuition fees and to reimburse expenses incurred by the student to engage into research collaboration with Symantec, such as conference registration fees, travel expenses, hardware, etc. If the fellowship is to cover tuition, this portion of the award will be made through the university.

Previous Winners:
Previous CMU winners: Kai Ren (2013), Jiyong Jang (2011), Polo Chau (2008, 2009), David Brumley (2007)

The Data Incubator

Deadline is estimated.

Eligibility:
"We welcome applications from anyone who has or within 1 year of receiving their PhD from any math, science, engineering, or social science field, including math, physics, chemistry, biology, psychology, social science, operations research, neuroscience, and many others. This includes postdocs, faculty, PhD candidates about to graduate, and people with PhDs in industry. The program is geared towards helping them make a transition to the private sector from academia and we are looking for candidates who want to start within 12 months of completing the bootcamp."

For further information, contact

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