Fellowship Opportunities

PhD Fellowships Calendar

This page lists fellowships for the current academic year. Please see the PhD Fellowships Calendar for upcoming deadline announcements.
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.


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


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.

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 information provided here.

Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship2014-10-31

[Oct 31, 2014]

Students apply directly to fellowship at www.hertzfoundation.com


• Innovators who see challenges in new ways
• Eager to make a positive impact in the applied physical biological, and engineering sciences
• Applying to a PhD program or are in the first year of one
• An American citizen or permanent resident


• Full tuition equivalent for up to five years
• A stipend of $32,000 per academic year
• $5,000 annually for dependent childcare
• $38,000 stipend if coordinated with other 3-year fellowship
• Over 40 currently participating U.S. research universities

The Data Incubator

Deadline is estimated.

"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