Science & Engineering

Fellowships in Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics (STEM)

 

Please note: many off-campus awards fall into more than one category. If you would like assistance identifying fellowship opportunities, please contact ONIF. For campus scholarship listings, login with your LMU ID here

Deadlines are approximate.

  • American Scandinavian Foundation Fellowship

    American Scandinavian Foundation Fellowship

    The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) promotes firsthand exchange of intellectual and creative influence between the United States and the Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden.

    Amount: fellowships - up to $23,000; grants - up to $5,000

    Location: Nordic Countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden)

    Eligibility: Must be United States citizen or permanent resident. Must have completed their undergraduate education by the start of the fellowship. Seniors, graduate students, and alumni.

    Key Qualifications: Affiliation with institution and/or researcher in Scandinavia, together with a clear rationale for study there.

    Internal Draft Deadline: 10/15/2016

    Internal Final Deadline: 10/25/2016

    External Deadline: 11/1/2016

    Results Announced: 4/15/2017

  • Barry Goldwater Scholarship

    The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation was established by Congress in 1986 to serve as a living memorial to honor the lifetime work of Senator Barry Goldwater, who served his country for 56 years as a soldier and statesman, including 30 years in the U.S. Senate.

    The Goldwater Scholarship Program, one of the oldest and most prestigious national scholarships in the natural sciences, engineering and mathematics in the United States, seeks to identify and support college sophomores and juniors who show exceptional promise of becoming this Nation’s next generation of research leaders in these fields.

    The characteristics the Foundation seeks in a Goldwater Scholar include:

    • strong commitment to a research career in the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering,
    • effective display of intellectual intensity in the sciences, mathematics and engineering, and
    • potential for a significant future contribution to research in his/her chosen field.

    Scholarships of up to $7,500 a year are provided to help cover costs associated with tuition, mandatory fees, books, room and board. A sophomore who receives a Goldwater Scholarship will receive up to $7,500 in each of his/her junior and senior years. A junior who receives a Goldwater Scholarship will receive up to $7,500 in his/her senior year. 

    Students who are nominated who do not receive a scholarship but who show particular promise will be recognized with an Honorable Mention. Students who receive an Honorable Mention do not receive financial support.

    Eligibility and Qualifications

    • Be a full-time matriculated sophomore or junior during the academic year in which they apply.
    • Intend to pursue a research career in a natural science, mathematics or engineering.
    • Have a college grade-point average of at least a B (or the equivalent) and be in the upper fourth of his or her class.
    • Be a U.S. citizen from the 50 states or the District of Columbia; a U.S. national for those students nominated by institutions in Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands; or a permanent resident. A permanent resident nominated for the scholarship must include a letter stating his/her intent to become a U.S. citizen. A photocopy of the nominee’s Permanent Resident Card, also known as the Alien Registration Card or Green Card, must also be submitted.

    Application Procedures and Selection Criteria

    Applications are submitted through the online application and reviewed by the Office of National and International Fellowships. Applications must include:

    • Online questionnaire 
    • Research essay
    • 3 letters of recommendation
    • Transcripts
    • Institutional nomination

    In awarding scholarships, the Foundation will consider the nominee's field of study and career objectives and the extent to which that individual has the commitment and potential to make a significant contribution to his or her field. It is expected that students selected as scholars will pursue advanced degrees.

    Campus Info Session: View the 2018 Goldwater Scholarship PowerPoint

    Student Profile and Pre-Application Deadline: November 3, 2017

    Applicant Workshop Webinar: November 17, 2017

    Campus Deadline: December 8, 2017

    National Deadline: January 26, 2018

    Results Announced: March 30, 2018

     

    Contact

    Cassidy Alvarado, Director of International Fellowships
    Office of National & International Fellowships (ONIF)
    University Hall 1879
    fellowships@lmu.edu
    310.338.3792

  • Continue the Journey

    Continue the Journey

    Deadline: Varies by campus

    Purpose: to cultivate students as researchers and prepare them for the admission process to doctoral academic programs

    Amount: stipend of $2,500, a limited travel allowance, and on-campus housing for the summer

    Location: University of California Campus

    Eligibility: U.S. citizen or permanent resident; CGPA of 3.0; junior-level student preferred; senior or graduate student can be accommodated; interest in pursuing doctoral study Link: http://www.ucop.edu/journey

  • Critical Languages Scholarship

    Critical Languages Scholarship

    The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully-funded overseas language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students with the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and building relationships between the people of the United States and other countries.

    Amount: The CLS Program covers many of the costs of participating in its overseas institutes, including intensive overseas group based language courses, room and board, U.S. academic credit issued through Bryn Mawr College, domestic and international airfare. 

    Location: The CLS Program offers instruction in fourteen critical languages (No Previous Study Required - Azerbaijani, Bangla, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Punjabi, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu; One+ Year Previous Study Required - Arabic, Persian; Two+ Year Previous Study Required - Chinese, Japanese, Russian)

    Eligibility: Open to U.S. citizens only. Must be enrolled in an accredited U.S. undergraduate or graduate degree-granting program which results in a degree. Must be enrolled at your home college or university in the Fall Semester of the application year. Students taking a leave of absence to participate in an organized semester- or year-long study abroad program, or to participate in a substantive internship program, may still be considered eligible. Must be at least 18 years old. Must be able to submit a satisfactory Medical Information Form and Physician's statement and must inform the program of any changes in their health status between submission of these forms and departure in order to participate in the program. Undergraduate students must have completed at least one academic year of study. Must receive a visa in the country of study prior to program entry.

    National Deadline: November 15, 2017

    Results Announced: March

    CLS Walk-In Hours:

    ONIF will be holding WALK-IN HOURS for students interested in applying on the following dates/times:

    • Monday, November 6 from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. 
    • Monday, November 13 from 3 p.m.-5 p.m. 

     Students may walk-in with general questions OR bring drafts of their applications for review. Drop by University Hall 1879 or email with any questions.

  • DAAD Graduate Study Grants

    DAAD Graduate Study Grants

    Deadline: mid-October

    Purpose: to fund study, research, and creative projects in Germany

    Amount: monthly stipends 850-1075 euros, health insurance and travel.

    Location: Throughout Germany.

    Eligibility: current seniors, graduate student or alumni who completed their undergraduate degrees no more than six years ago.

    Key Qualifications: Affiliation with program and possible mentors. For humanities and arts degrees and project, good command of German, for other fields, students without language expertise may qualify if language of instruction is English.

  • DAAD Research in Science and Engineering Grants

    DAAD Research in Science and Engineering Grants

    Deadline: January

    Purpose: to fund summer research with post-docs in Germany research institutions

    Amount: monthly stipends, German language classes.

    Location: Throughout Germany.

    Eligibility: current sophomore and juniors, STEM majors.

    Key Qualifications: Careful review of current internship placements, application that highlights specific courses and research experience and how these relate to a potential placement.

  • Erasmus Mundus/EU Graduate Study Grants

    Erasmus Mundus/EU Graduate Study Grants

    Deadline: varies by program, usually beginning mid-November

    Purpose: to fund non-EU students, in select graduate programs Amount: varies by program

    Location: Varies

    Eligibility: US Citizens, international students may qualify in different categories within the Erasmus Mundus scholarship scheme.

    Key Qualifications: Careful review of admissions requirements for the individual masters programs which can be funded through the Erasmus Mundus scheme for non-EU applicants. N.B. competition regulations may vary for LMU international students.

  • The GEM Fellowship Program

    National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science (GEM) Fellowship Program

    Preparing technical leaders for advanced careers in industry, academia, and government agencies by identifying and selecting highly qualified students to complete a program of STEM graduate study and industry internships.

    Benefits:

    GEM MS Engineering Fellows receive*:

    • $4,000 living stipend per full-time semester up to 4 semesters ($8K per academic year – 3 quarters)
    • up to two paid summer internships with a GEM Employer Member
    • full tuition and fees provided by a GEM University Member

    Ph.D. Engineering/Science Fellows receive*:

    • $16,000 stipend in the first academic year of the GEM Fellowship
    • GEM Member University provides a living stipend up to the 5th year of PhD program, equivalent to other funded doctorate students in the department
    • a minimum of one paid summer internship with a GEM Employer Member
    • full tuition and fees at a GEM University Member

    *The GEM Member University will provide a financial contract at the time the GEM Fellowship is confirmed per this recommended distribution of the GEM Employer contribution.

    Eligibility

    • Under-representation: Candidates are targeted for participation who are members of the following under-represented groups in science and engineering as defined by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics:
      • American Indian/Native
      • African American/Black
      • Hispanic American/Latino
    • Citizenship: Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident at time of application.

    National Deadline: November

  • Greater Research Opportunities/EPA Grant

    Greater Research Opportunities/EPA Grant

    Deadline: December

    Purpose: to fund students majoring in environmental fields, normally science or social science who study at institutions with LMU’s research profile.

    Amount: up to around $50,000 over two years, including funds for educational expenses, summer internship.

    Location: Summer internships at EPA centers around the US, grant becomes part of LMU financial aid portfolio.

    Eligibility: sophomore level US Citizens or permanent residents.

    GPA Requirement: at least a “B” average

    Key Qualifications: Interest in a career in environmental science or policy, careful review of the areas in the field that are under the purview of the EPA.

  • Ford Predoctoral Fellowship

    Ford Predoctoral Fellowship

    Deadline: mid-November

    Purpose: to ensure the academic and financial success of promising pre-doctoral students in a research-based discipline who represent minorities

    Amount: renewable annual stipend of $17,000 and cost-of-education allowance of $6,000

    Location: Varies

    Eligibility: U.S. citizens or nationals pursuing study in an applicable research-based Ph.D. or Sc.D. program

    Key Qualifications: Academic excellence, with promise as a researcher and university professor committed to diversity. Review eligible graduate programs carefully.

  • NOAA/ Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship

    NOAA's Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship

    The Hollings Scholarship Program provides successful undergraduate applicants with awards that include academic assistance  for two years of full-time study and a 10-week, full-time paid ($700/week) internship at a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) facility during the summer.

    Amount: Up to $9,500 per year, plus a summer internship.

    Eligibility

    • be a U.S. citizen;
    • be currently enrolled or accepted as a full-time 2nd year student in a four-year academic program or as a full-time 3rd year student in a five-year undergraduate program at an accredited college or university or university within the United States or U.S. territories;
    • earn and maintain a 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent on other identified scale) in all completed undergraduate courses each term and cumulative, as well as an overall GPA of 3.0 in your major field of study. The grade point average requirement applies prior to and at the time of application for a scholarship, for the period between application and award notification, and after award distribution; and
    • have and maintain a declared major in a discipline including, but not limited to, oceanic, environmental, biological, and atmospheric sciences, mathematics, engineering, remote sensing technology, physical and social sciences including geography, physics, hydrology, geomatics, or teacher education that support NOAA's programs and mission.


    National Deadline: January

    Results Announced: April

  • Morris K. Udall Scholarship

    The Udall Scholarship was authorized by the US Congress in 1992 to honor Congressman Morris King Udall and his legacy of public service. The Morris K. Udall Foundation awards up to fifty scholarships of $7,000 and fifty honorable mentions to sophomores and juniors committed to careers related to the environment, tribal public policy, or Native American health care. The Udall Foundation seeks future leaders across a wide spectrum of environmental fields, and future Native American and Alaska Native leaders in Native American health care and tribal public policy. Each scholarship covers expenses for tuition, fees, books, and room and board up to a maximum of $7,000. Scholarship recipients are eligible for one year of scholarship support. Scholars selected during their sophomore year may be re-nominated during their junior year.

    Eligibility and Qualifications

    • Applicants must be US citizens, US nationals, or resident aliens
    • Applicants must be sophomores or juniors
    • Applicants should have recommended minimum GPA of at least a "B" or the equivalent
    • Applicants must intend to pursue a career in environmental public policy OR be a Native American or Alaska Native student interested in a career related to health care and tribal public policy

    Application Procedures and Selection Criteria

    Students apply through the Office of National & International Fellowships. The application includes:

    • An 11-question application;
    • An 800-word essay on a speech, legislative act, book, or public policy statement by either Morris K. Udall or Stewart L. Udall and its impact on your interests and goals;
    • Transcripts for all college coursework; and
    • Three letters of recommendation that speak to your leadership, public service and academic achievements.

    Additional documentation is required for applicants in tribal public policy and health care, and for U.S. permanent residents.

    Scholars are selected based upon the following criteria:

    • Demonstrated commitment to environmental or natural resource issues; OR demonstrated commitment to tribal public policy; OR demonstrated commitment to Native American health care. Commitment is demonstrated through substantial contributions to and participation in one or more of the following: campus activities, research, tribal involvement, community or public service.
    • Course of study and proposed career likely to lead to position where nominee can make significant contributions to the shaping of either environmental, or tribal public policy, or Native American health care issues, whether through scientific advances, public or political service, or community action.
    • Leadership, character, desire to make a difference, general well-roundedness.

    How to Apply

    Step 1: Determine if the Udall Scholarship is right for you. Review About the Scholarship and Who Should Apply pages.

    Step 2: Contact ONIF. Only ONIF can give you access to the online application.

    Step 3: Review the sample application. The Udall Scholarship is a highly competitive award; start now so that you can prepare the best application possible. Work closely with your faculty rep as you revise your application.

    Step 4: Request your letters of recommendation and transcripts. Visit our FAQs to learn more.

    Step 5: Revise, revise, revise. Visit Advice and Guidance for additional information.

    Campus Info Session: November 3 at 2 p.m. in Seaver 111

    Campus Deadline: February 9, 2018

    National Deadline: March 8, 2018

    Results Announced: April 10, 2018

    Contact

    Cassidy Alvarado, Director of International Fellowships
    Office of National & International Fellowships (ONIF)
    University Hall 1879
    fellowships@lmu.edu
    310.338.3792

  • National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship

    National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship

    NDSEG Fellowships are designed to encourage baccalaureate recipients to enter graduate school and ultimately gain doctorates in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields.  

    Benefits

    • NDSEG Fellowships last for a period of up to four years (based on continued funding), and covers full tuition and mandatory fees. Fellows also receive a monthly stipend, and up to $1,500 a year in medical insurance.
    • There is no DoD service requirement with this award.

    Eligibility:

    • Open only to applicants who are citizens or nationals of the United States. 
    • Intend to pursue a doctoral degree in one of the following disciplines: Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, Biosciences (includes toxicology), Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Cognitive, Neural, and Behavioral Sciences, Computer and Computational Sciences, Electrical Engineering, Geosciences (includes terrain, water, and air), Materials Science and Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering (includes undersea systems), Oceanography (includes ocean acoustics, remote sensing, and marine meteorology), or Physics (including optics).
    • Applicants must either be enrolled in their final year of undergraduate studies, or have completed no more than two years of full-time years graduate study in the discipline in which they are applying.
    • NDSEG Fellows must be enrolled full-time and must be pursuing graduate study at a U.S. institution.

    National Deadline: December

  • National Institutes of Health Undergraduate Scholarship Program

    National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program 

    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research.

    Benefits:

    • Scholarship support
    • Paid research training at the NIH during the summer
    • Paid employment and training at the NIH after graduation

    Eligibility

    • U.S.A. citizen or U.S.A. permanent resident
    • Enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a full-time student at an accredited 4-year undergraduate institution located in the United States of America
    • Undergraduate University Grade Point Average of 3.3 or higher on a 4.0-point scale or within the top 5 percent of your class
    • Having 'Exceptional Financial Need' as certified by your undergraduate institution financial aid office (Federal Register: 80 FR 3236) - see table (updated 8 December 2016).

    National Deadline: March

    Results Announced: Late July

  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program

    National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program

    The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program supports graduate students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based Master's and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions.

    Amount: Three-year annual stipend of $34,000 along with a $12,000 cost of education allowance for tuition and fees (paid to the institution), opportunities for international research and professional development, and the freedom to conduct their own research at any accredited U.S. institution of graduate education they choose.

    Location: United States.

    Eligibility

    • U.S. citizens and permanent residents
    • Early-career: undergrad & grad students
    • Pursuing research-based MS or PhD
    • Science and engineering
    • Enrolled in accredited institution in US by Fall
    • Review the PowerPoint from the September 12 NSF GRFP Info Session for more info

    External Deadline: Late-October (exact date varies by program)

    Results Announced: Late March

  • Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program

    Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program

    The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program is an opportunity for students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines to receive a full scholarship and be gainfully employed by the Department of Defense (DoD) upon degree completion.

    Benefits

    • Full tuition and education related fees (does not include items such as meal plans, housing, or parking)
    • Stipend paid at a rate of $25,000 - $38,000 depending on degree pursuing (may be prorated depending on award length)
    • Summer research internships
    • Health Insurance allowance up to $1,200 per calendar year
    • Miscellaneous Supplies Allowance of $1,000 per academic year
    • Mentoring
    • Employment placement at a DoD facility after graduation. 

    Eligibility

    • a citizen of the United States, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, or United Kingdom,
    • 18 years of age or older as of August 1 of the award year,
    • able to participate in summer internships at a DoD facility,
    • willing to accept post-graduate employment with the DoD,
    • a student in good standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale at the time of award and,
    • pursuing a technical undergraduate or graduate degree in one of the disciplines listed on the About SMART page.

    National Deadline: December