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PhD Fellowship Opportunities

For all PhD students
For underrepresented PhD students
For US citizens and permanent residents

Please note that additional eligibility requirements may apply. Please see individual listings for details.


For all PhD students

Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship

Award: Tuition and fees for 2 years; $42K annual stipend for 2 years
Eligibility: Students must be in the third year of their PhD program at the time of nomination
Deadline for Advisors to Submit Name and Material to Grad Coordinator:July 30, 2020
Official Fellowship Deadline: August 2020 (exact date to be released in July 2020)
Number of Nominees Allowed: 3

IBM PhD Fellowship

Award: $25K toward tuition and fees for 1 year; $35K annual stipend for 2 years
Eligibility: At least three years remaining at time of nomination
Deadline for Advisors to Submit Name and Material to Grad Coordinator: September 1, 2020
Official Fellowship Deadline: Nominations begin the 3rd week of September and are accepted for 5 weeks
Number of Nominees Allowed: 3

Adobe Research Fellowship

Award: $10K stipend
Eligibility: Full time enrollment in a PhD program
Deadline for Advisors to Submit Name and Material to Grad Coordinator: Student applies directly
Official Fellowship Deadline: September 2020 (exact date to be released in August 2020)
Number of Nominees Allowed: n/a

Google PhD Fellowship

Award: Tuition and fees for 3 years; Living stipend
Eligibility: Applicants must have completed graduate coursework before the beginning of the first award year
Deadline for Advisors to Submit Name and Material to Grad Coordinator: November 5, 2020
Official Fellowship Deadline: November 20, 2020
Number of Nominees Allowed: 4

Facebook Fellowship

Award: Tuition and fees for 1 year; $30K stipend; $5K travel grant
Eligibility: Full time enrollment in a PhD program
Deadline for Advisors to Submit Name and Material to Grad Coordinator: Student applies directly
Official Fellowship Deadline: August 2020 (exact date TBA)
Number of Nominees Allowed: n/a

NortonLifeLock Graduate Fellowship

Award: $20K stipend for 1 year
Eligibility: Full time enrollment in a PhD program
Deadline for Advisors to Submit Name and Material to Grad Coordinator: Student applies directly
Official Fellowship Deadline: December 2020 (exact date TBA)
Number of Nominees Allowed: n/a

NVIDIA Fellowship

Award: Up to $50K stipend for 1 year
Eligibility: Applicants must have completed their first year of PhD study at time of application
Deadline for Advisors to Submit Name and Material to Grad Coordinator: Student applies directly
Official Fellowship Deadline: September 2020 (exact date TBA)
Number of Nominees Allowed: n/a


For underrepresented PhD students

Microsoft Ada Lovelace PhD Fellowship

Award: Tuition and fees for 3 years; $42K annual stipend for 3 years
Eligibility: Students must be in the second year of their PhD program at the time of nomination
Deadline for Advisors to Submit Name and Material to Grad Coordinator: July 30, 2020
Official Fellowship Deadline: August 2020 (exact date to be released in July 2020)
Number of Nominees Allowed: 3

AAUW - American Dissertation Fellowships

Award: $20K stipend for 1 year
Eligibility: US citizenship or permanent residency. Students must be in their final year during the year of the award
Deadline for Advisors to Submit Name and Material to Grad Coordinator: Student applies directly
Official Fellowship Deadline: November 2020 (exact date TBA)
Number of Nominees Allowed: n/a

Soros Fellowships for New Americans

Award: 50% of tuition and fees for 2 years (up to $20K); $25K annual stipend for 2 years
Eligibility: Applicants must meet the definition of new American as defined on the fellowship's website, must be 30 years old or younger at the time of application, and must apply prior to their third year of PhD study
Deadline for Advisors to Submit Name and Material to Grad Coordinator: Student applies directly
Official Fellowship Deadline: November 2020 (exact date TBA)
Number of Nominees Allowed: n/a

AAUW - International Fellowships

Award: $18K stipend for 1 year (Masters); $20K stipend for 1 year (PhD); $30K stipend for 1 year (Postdoc)
Eligibility: Non-US citizenship
Deadline for Advisors to Submit Name and Material to Grad Coordinator: Student applies directly
Official Fellowship Deadline: November 2020 (exact date TBA)
Number of Nominees Allowed: n/a

Google Anita Borg Scholarship

Award: $10K award for 1 year
Eligibility: Full time enrollment in a Masters or PhD program
Deadline for Advisors to Submit Name and Material to Grad Coordinator: Student applies directly
Official Fellowship Deadline: Deadline TBA
Number of Nominees Allowed: n/a


For US citizens and permanent residents

SMART Scholarship

Award: Full tuition and fees (duration varies); $25K-$38K annual stipend (duration varies)
Eligibility: US citizenship
Deadline for Advisors to Submit Name and Material to Grad Coordinator: Student applies directly
Official Fellowship Deadline: Deadline to be released in August 2020
Number of Nominees Allowed: n/a

Hertz Fellowship

Award: Tuition and fees for 5 years; $34K annual stipend for 5 years; $5K additional annual stipend for Fellows with dependent children
Eligibility: US citizenship or permanent residency. Students in their first year of study at the time of nomination are given priority.
Deadline for Advisors to Submit Name and Material to Grad Coordinator: Student applies directly
Official Fellowship Deadline: Deadline to be released in September 2020
Number of Nominees Allowed: n/a

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Award: $12K annually toward tuition and fees for 3 years; $34K annual stipend for 3 years
Eligibility: US citizenship or permanent residency. Students must be in the first or second year of their first graduate program
Deadline for Advisors to Submit Name and Material to Grad Coordinator: Student applies directly
Official Fellowship Deadline: October 20, 2020
Number of Nominees Allowed: n/a

Ford Foundation Pre-Dissertation Fellowship

Award: $27K stipend for 3 years
Eligibility: US citizenship or permanent residency. Students must have at least 4 years remining at the time of the nomination
Deadline for Advisors to Submit Name and Material to Grad Coordinator: Student applies directly
Official Fellowship Deadline: December 2020 (exact date TBA)
Number of Nominees Allowed: n/a

Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship

Award: $28K stipend for 1 year
Eligibility: US citizenship or permanent residency. Students must be in their final year during the year of the award
Deadline for Advisors to Submit Name and Material to Grad Coordinator: Student applies directly
Official Fellowship Deadline: December 2020 (exact date TBA)
Number of Nominees Allowed: n/a

NPSC Graduate Fellowship

Award: Tuition and fees (duration varies); $20K annual stipend (duration varies)
Eligibility: US citizenship
Deadline for Advisors to Submit Name and Material to Grad Coordinator: Student applies directly
Official Fellowship Deadline: December 2020 (exact date TBA)
Number of Nominees Allowed: n/a

NDSEG Fellowship

Award: Tuition and fees for 3 years; $38,400 annual stipend for 3 years; $5K travel grant
Eligibility: US citizenship. Applicants must apply prior to their third year of PhD study
Deadline for Advisors to Submit Name and Material to Grad Coordinator: Student applies directly
Official Fellowship Deadline: December 2020 (exact date TBA)
Number of Nominees Allowed: n/a

DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (CSGF)

Award: Full tuition and fees for 4 years; $37K annual stipend for 4 years
Eligibility: US citizenship or permanent residency. Applicants must apply prior to their second year of PhD study
Deadline for Advisors to Submit Name and Material to Grad Coordinator: Student applies directly
Official Fellowship Deadline: January 2021 (exact date TBA)
Number of Nominees Allowed: n/a