Graduate Fellowship Opportunities

 

Teaching, Research And Graduate Assistantships


Graduate students interested in assignments such as teaching assistant, research assistant, or graduate assistant should contact their department for application information.

Some departments may have graduate fellowships for which students may apply, and students should make inquiry with their departments. Specific questions regarding any of the fellowships and awards listed below may be directed to the Graduate Fellowships Office.

Graduate Fellowships Office
201 S. President’s Circle Room 302
Salt Lake City UT 84112

Phone: 801.581.6020

University-Sponsored Fellowships and Scholarships


Department administrators, please download the Graduate School Fellowships Administrative Guide for this year’s Graduate School fellowship application cycle.

Marriner S. Eccles Graduate Fellowship ($16,000 plus tuition).

For U.S. citizens who are full-time graduate students pursuing research in banking, business, education, finance, humanities, law, social sciences, and its impact on relationships among politics, public policy and the economy; renewable for one year. five to seven awards given annually. Due: January 9, 2015

The Graduate School uses a secure electronic application system called STARS Online. You will be required to create an account before you can log in. The system allows you to save your progress as you go and edit the application any time before the due date, even if you’ve already submitted. Click here for a video tutorial.

Note: If you encounter technical difficulties with the electronic application, please contact STARS support at (847) 859-5017.

Steffensen Cannon Scholarship ($10,000: UG, $16,000: G).

For graduate and undergraduate students in the Colleges of Education and Humanities as well as for direct descendants of Ellen Christina Steffensen Cannon. Also for secondary education (particular in mathematics and science) and early childhood education students who will be in the teacher certification program in the Graduate School of Education by the beginning of the academic year of the award; award includes tuition for graduate students only; renewable one year. 12 to 15 awards given annually. Due: January 12, 2015

This year, we are implementing an electronic application system called STARS Online. Please use your CIS credentials to log in. The application will save your progress, so you can complete it at your own pace. Click here for a video tutorial.

Note: If you encounter technical difficulties with the electronic application, please contact STARS support at (847) 859-5017.

Graduate Research Fellowship ($17,000 plus tuition*).

For full-time graduate students who are conducting research or creative projects and who are pursuing the terminal graduate degree in their departments. All qualifying examinations must be successfully passed prior to the beginning of the academic year of the award; nonrenewable. *Award will qualify the student for the university’s tuition benefit program, provided all other tuition benefit program criteria are met (including term limits). 12 to 15 awards given annually. Due:  January 16, 2015. *Your department may have an earlier deadline. You are responsible for being aware of and complying with the department deadline.

This year, we are implementing an electronic application system called STARS Online. Please use your CIS credentials to log in. The application will save your progress, so you can complete it at your own pace. Click here for a video tutorial.

Note: If you encounter technical difficulties with the electronic application, please contact STARS support at (847) 859-5017.

University Teaching Assistantships ($17,000 plus tuition*).

For full-time graduate teaching assistants (first-year graduate students are not eligible). Departments may use the University teaching assistants in a variety of ways to enhance undergraduate teaching and graduate student development. *Award will qualify the student for the university’s tuition benefit program, provided all other tuition benefit program criteria are met (including term limits). 12 to 15 awards given annually. Due: January 23, 2015. *Your department may have an earlier deadline. You are responsible for being aware of and complying with the department deadline.

This year, we are implementing an electronic application system called STARS Online. Please use your CIS credentials to log in. The application will save your progress, so you can complete it at your own pace. Click here for a video tutorial.

Note: If you encounter technical difficulties with the electronic application, please contact STARS support at (847) 859-5017.

Other University Awards and Opportunities


For Rhodes Scholar information and application (note: applicants cannot be older than 24), please contact:

Michelle Taliaferro
Distinguished Scholarship Advisor
Honors College
Email: m.taliaferro@honors.utah.edu
Phone: 801.213.3595

College of Engineering Fellowship Information

http://www.coe.utah.edu/fellowships

Additional University-Sponsored Awards


Garr Cutler Energy Award ($1,500)

For any University student who is enrolled and officially working toward a graduate degree at the University of Utah. The award recognizes that academic year’s paper judged best on energy. The student must be the paper’s sole or principal author. Award is announced at Spring Commencement. One award given annually. Due December 5, 2014.

Thomas G. Stockham Medal for Conspicuously Effective Teaching

For full time graduate students who demonstrate “conspicuously effective teaching.” Candidates for the medal are nominated by their faculty advisors and mentors. The recipient of the Stockham Medal will also receive a $1,000 cash prize. A maximum of one award may be granted each year. Due: December 5, 2014.

The April 15 Resolution


Acceptance of an offer of financial support* (such as a graduate scholarship, fellowship, traineeship, or assistantship) for the next academic year by a prospective or enrolled graduate student completes an agreement that both student and graduate school expect to honor.  In that context, the conditions affecting such offers and their acceptance must be defined carefully and understood by all parties.

Students are under no obligation to respond to offers of financial support prior to April 15; earlier deadlines for acceptance of such offers violate the intent of this Resolution.  In those instances in which a student accepts an offer before April 15, and subsequently desires to withdraw that acceptance, the student may submit in writing a resignation of the appointment at any time through April 15. However, an acceptance given or left in force after April 15 commits the student not to accept another offer without first obtaining a written release from the institution to which a commitment has been made. Similarly, an offer by an institution after April 15 is conditional on presentation by the student of the written release from any previously accepted offer. It is further agreed by the institutions and organizations subscribing to the above Resolution that a copy of this Resolution or a link to the URL should accompany every scholarship, fellowship, traineeship, and assistantship offer.

This Resolution was renewed October 2009.

*This Resolution applies to offers of financial support only, not offers of admission.

Reference Source is An Essential Guide to Graduate Admissions, published by the Council of Graduate Schools.  Information may also be found at the Council of Graduate Schools website at http://www.cgsnet.org/april-15-resolution.

 

External Scholarship and Fellowship Opportunities


The following is a list of searchable databases of funding resources:

UTAH NASA EPSCoR

Research Student Support Proposal Opportunity

The American Council of Learned Societies

http://www.acls.org/programs/comps

Annual Lindau Meeting of Nobel Laureates in Lindau, Germany

Since 1951, Nobel Laureates in chemistry, physics, and physiology/medicine convene annually in Lindau, Germany, to have open and informal meetings with students and young researchers. The 2014 meeting will be for Physiology/Medicine and Economics disciplines. Student researchers must be nominated by their department. Please contact your Department Chair if you are interested. Nominations are typically due on the 1st or 15th of November.

http://www.orau.org/lindau/default.html

HHMI International Student Research Fellowships

Please contact you’re department if you are interested in being nominated. Nominations are typically due in November of each academic year.
http://www.hhmi.org/programs/international-student-research-fellowships.

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program

The National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) helps ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and reinforces its diversity.  The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited US institutions.  The NSF welcomes applications from all qualified students and strongly encourages under-represented populations, including women, under-represented racial and ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities, to apply for this fellowship.

http://www.nsfgrfp.org

The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship

https://smart.asee.org/

The Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE NNSA SSGF)

http://krellinst.org/ssgf

Computational Science Graduate Fellowship

http://www.krellinst.org/csgf

National Research Council of the National Academies: Research Associateship Programs

Competitive awards are available for scientists and engineers to conduct independent research in federal laboratories and affiliated institutions. Awards include attractive stipends, health insurance, professional travel and relocation.

http://www.nationalacademies.org/rap

Whitaker International Fellows and Scholars Program

http://www.whitaker.org

Vietnam Educational Foundation

1. Fellowship Program: Fellowships for Vietnamese nationals to pursue graduate studies (Master’s or Master’s/Ph.D. programs) in the U.S., through cost-sharing agreements between VEF and highly-regarded U.S. universities, including the University of Utah.

2. Visiting Scholar Program: Up to 3 grants for Vietnamese nationals to under-take postdoctoral professional development programs in the U.S., from 5 to 12 months.

3. U.S. Faculty Scholar Program: Up to 3 grants for U.S. faculty to teach courses in English at Vietnamese universities either on-site in Vietnam or by interactive, real-time videoconferencing from the United States, from one to two semesters.

For further details, please visit vef.gov.

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

Fellowships for research in Japan in all fields including humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences: www.jsps.go.jp/english.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

2015 HS-STEM Summer Internships

Application deadline: December 22, 2014

Undergraduate students receive a $6,000 stipend plus travel expenses.

Graduate students receive a $7,000 stipend plus travel expenses.

10-week research experiences are offered at: Argonne, Berkeley, Livermore, Los Alamos, Oak Ridge, Pacific Northwest, and Sandia National Laboratories; as well as at Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute, Coast Guard Research and Development Center, Customs and Borders Protection Laboratories and Scientific Services, Domestic Nuclear Detection Office, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Naval Research Laboratory, Engineer Research and Development Center, National Security Technologies Remote Sensing Laboratory, Transportation Security Laboratory, and more.

Areas of research: Engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological / life sciences, environmental science, emergency and incident management, social sciences, and more.

U.S. citizenship required

Detailed information about the internships can be found at: http://www.orau.gov/dhseducation/internships/

Please share this information with students and colleagues at your academic institution/organization.

A poster is located at:  http://www.orau.gov/dhseducation/internships/files/hs-stem-2015-poster.pdf

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DHS has partnered with the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) to manage the program. For questions please email us at dhsed@orau.org<mailto:dhsed@orau.org>.