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Many students in the Department of of Computer Science have won or currently hold fellowships for graduate study. The following list is for your convenience in searching for fellowship opportunities. Please notify someone in the Graduate Office if you find any information that is incorrect, or if there are other relevant opportunities to add to this list.

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Fellowship Name Source of Fellowship Website Link Description Academic Specialty Application Deadline Application Link Maximum Award Maximum Duration Conditions of Award Degree Eligibility Year of Study Eligibility Citizenship Eligibility Group Eligibility Gender Eligibility
George Michael Memorial HPC Fellowship ACM / IEEE link Honors exceptional PhD students throughout the world whose research focus is on high-performance computing applications, networking, storage, or large-scale data analysis using the most powerful computers that are currently available.   Applications accepted annually March 3 thru May 1 link $5,000 1 year   PhD Second-year and above      
Selected Professions Fellowships American Association of University Women (AAUW) link Awarded to women pursuing a course of study in a degree program where women's participation traditionally has been low.   1/10/14 link $18,000 1 year   Masters or PhD First-year and above U.S. citizens & permanent residents   Women only
AISES Intel Scholarship American Indian Science and Engineering Society link Developed by AISES and Intel to support the advancement of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) students with technical and leadership accomplishments, as well as a commitment to and passion for the computer science field.   6/14/14 link $10,000     Masters or PhD Seniors and above   Native American / Alaskan  
Google Scholarship American Indian Science and Engineering Society link Funds scholarships to American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian and people of First Nations from Canada pursuing degrees in the computer science, computer engineering and related programming fields. Must be AISES member.   3/31/14 link $10,000     Masters or PhD Seniors and above   Native American / Alaskan / Hawaiian  
Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program American Society for Engineering Education link Established by the Department of Defense (DoD) to support undergraduate and graduate students pursuing STEM disciplines; aims to increase the number of civilian scientists and engineers working at DoD laboratories.   12/16/13 link $38,000   Employment obligation to Dept of Defense Masters or PhD   U.S. citizens only    
Cyber Security Scholarships Armed Forces Communications link Awarded to students pursuing degrees in cyber security, cyber attack, computer science, information technology, digital forensics, or electronic engineering   11/1/14 and November 1st thereafter link $5,000     Masters or PhD Seniors and above U.S. citizens only    
Intelligence Scholarships Armed Forces Communications link Awarded to students studying fields directly related to support of U.S. intelligence and homeland security.   11/1/14 and November 1st thereafter link $5,000     Masters or PhD Seniors and above U.S. citizens only    
Collegiate Inventors Competition Collegiate Inventors Competition link Competition showcases the most advanced student STEM research and creative invention.   6/15/14 link $15,000     Masters or PhD        
Facebook Graduate Fellowship Program Facebook link Supports students interested in architecture, compilers, data mining, databases, distributed systems, formal methods, graphics, human-computer interaction, internet economics, machine learning, natural language processing, networking operating systems, programming languages, security/privacy, social computing, theory, and vision.   1/3/14   $30,000 1 year   PhD   No restrictions on nationality    
Dissertation Fellowship Program Ford Foundation link Seeks to increase the diversity of the nation's college and university faculties by supporting students committed to careers in university-level teaching and research.   11/15/13 link $21,000 1 year Must complete dissertation by calendar year end PhD Dissertation completion U.S. citizens & permanent residents Underrepresented ethnicities  
Predoctoral Fellowship Program Ford Foundation link Seeks to increase the diversity of the nation's college and university faculties by supporting students committed to careers in university-level teaching and research.   11/20/13 link $20,000 3 years   PhD Seniors and above U.S. citizens & permanent residents Underrepresented ethnicities  
Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship Google link Honors Anita Borg's memory by supporting women in technology.   2/28/14 link $10,000 1 year Award must be spent on tuition, fees, books, supplies and equipment Masters or PhD First-year and above No restrictions on nationality   Women only
PhD Fellowship Program Google link Recognizes outstanding graduate students doing exceptional work in computer science, related disciplines, or promising research areas. [Nominations are by participating schools.]   2/1/14   $33,000 2 years   PhD Dissertation completion   Must attend eligible university  
General College Scholarships Hispanic Scholarship Fund link Designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a degree.   12/15/13 link $5,000 1 year   Masters or PhD Seniors and above U.S. citizens & permanent residents Hispanic heritage  
IBM Ph.D. Fellowship Awards Program IBM link Competitive worldwide program supports exceptional Ph.D. students who have an interest in solving problems that are important to IBM and fundamental to innovation in many academic disciplines. Nomination is by faculty. cyber security, cloud and mobile computing, analytics 10/30/13 Nomination link available about 09/20/2013   1 year May not accept a major award in addition to IBM Ph.D. Fellowship. PhD Second-year and above No restrictions on nationality Preference for previous IBM interns and collaborators  
Intel PhD Fellowship Program Intel link Select U.S. universities are invited to submit candidates for consideration. Awards fellowships to exceptional PhD candidates pursuing leading-edge innovation.       1 year   PhD Dissertation completion U.S. citizens & permanent residents Participating university  
Science and Mathematics Teaching Fellowship Knowles Science Teaching Foundation link Supports individuals passionate about teaching STEM at the high school level and who are at the beginning their teaching career. Secondary education Applications accepted May thru mid-October link   5 years Extensive list of requirements Masters or PhD Seniors and above   Recently earned or will earn secondary teaching credential  
Advanced Simulation and Training Fellowships Link Foundation link Awards up to five fellowships for research in advanced simulation and training. support research in the field of flight training, but its scope has been expanded to a variety of non-aviation applications. simulation training Applications accepted Nov 1 thru Jan 15 for the following academic year link $26,000     PhD Dissertation completion      
MAES Scholarships Mexican American Engineers and Scientists link Supports Mexican Americans and other Hispanics in the technical and scientific fields.   9/4/14 link       Masters or PhD Seniors and above U.S. citizens & permanent residents MAES student members  
Microsoft Research Graduate Women's Scholarship Microsoft Research link Designed to help increase the number of women pursuing a PhD. Supports women in the second year of their graduate studies.   10/16/13 link $15,000 1 year   PhD First-year     Women only
Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship Microsoft Research link For outstanding PhD students nominated by their universities. Must apply during your second or third year.   10/9/13 link $28,000 2 year No other fellowship support permitted. PhD Second-year and above No restrictions on nationality    
Jenkins Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Program National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) link Purpose is to increase the U.S. talent pool of women, minority and disabled persons with masters and doctoral degrees in STEM fields, and to attract these individuals to the NASA workforce pipeline.   8/9/13 link $24,000 3 years   Masters or PhD Seniors and above U.S. citizens only All underrepresented groups  
NASA Aeronautics Scholarship Program National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) link Program focused on aeronautical research and related degree programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Fields of study must have a focus on aeronautics-related research such as, but not limited to, air traffic management research and integrated vehicle health management. aeronautics and related fields, including computer science 1/16/13 link $35,000 2 years (3rd yr option)   Masters or PhD Seniors and above U.S. citizens only    
NASA Harriett G. Jenkins Graduate Fellowship Program National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) link Supports development of future STEM workforce through the increased number of graduate degrees awarded to underrepresented and underserved persons (women, minorities and persons with disabilities) in STEM disciplines.   8/9/13 link $45,000 1 year   Masters or PhD   U.S. citizens only All underrepresented groups  
Out To InnovateT Scholarships National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals link Intended for students pursuing STEM degrees who are either lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) or an active ally of the LGBT community. They are designed to promote academic excellence and increased visibility of talented LGBT students in STEM careers.   6/3/14 link $5,000     Masters or PhD Seniors and above   Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender  
NPSC Graduate Fellowship National Physical Science Consortium link Partnership between government agencies and laboratories, industry, and higher education to increase the number of American citizens with graduate degrees in the physical sciences and related engineering fields, emphasizing recruitment of a diverse applicant pool.   11/30/13 link $20,000 6 years Requires two summers of paid internship   First-year and above U.S. citizens only All underrepresented groups  
Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) National Science Foundation link Program supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees   11/4/13 link $32,000 3 years   Masters or PhD Seniors & First-year U.S. citizens & permanent residents    
SBE Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (SBE DDRIG) National Science Foundation link Funds proposals to undertake significant data-gathering projects and field research in settings away from campus. Students are not encouraged to submit proposals, but should arrange to serve as RAs on proposals submitted by a faculty member on behalf of the student. [See individual research divisions for description, criteria and deadlines.] technology surveys and statistics; geography and spatial sciences; science, technology and society 10/10/13   $16,000 1 year   PhD        
Cisco Corporate Scholarship National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) link Awarded annually to five active NSBE student members to encourage academic excellence and leadership development among African-American students in STEM disciplines.   11/30/13 link $5,000       Seniors and above U.S. citizens & permanent residents    
NVIDIA Graduate Fellowship Program NVIDIA link Provides funding to Ph.D. students researching topics that will lead to major advances in the graphics and high-performance computing industries, and are investigating innovative ways of leveraging the power of the GPU. graphics,high performance computing link       PhD Second-year and above No restrictions on nationality    
Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans link Honors and supports the graduate educations of 30 New Americans - permanent residents or naturalized citizens if born abroad.   11/8/13 link $45,000 2 years   Masters or PhD Seniors and above Green card holders under 31    
Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship Qualcomm link Team-based awards to a select group of universities.   11/1/13     1 year       No restrictions on nationality Participating university  
President Harry S. Truman Fellowship in National Security Science and Engineering Sandia National Laboratories link Post-doctoral fellowship to attract the best nationally recognized new PhD scientists and engineers who conduct independent ground-breaking research that supports Sandia's national-security mission. 11/1/14 and November 1st thereafte link $111,200 3 years   PhD Dissertation completion      
Faculty for the Future Program Schlumberger Foundation link Awarded to women from developing and emerging economies who are preparing for PhD study in the physical sciences, engineering and related disciplines. at top universities for their disciplines abroad.   Applications will be accepted from Sept 2014 link $50,000 5 years   PhD Seniors and above Citizen of developing country or emerging economy   Women only
National Fellowships Program Sigma Delta Epsilon Graduate Women in Science (SDE-GWIS) link Helps increase knowledge in the fundamental sciences and to encourage research careers in the sciences by women. To be eligible, the candidate must use the scientific method of hypothesis-driven research.   1/15/14 link $10,000 1 year   Masters or PhD First-year and above No restrictions on nationality   Women only
Simons Award for Graduate Students in Theoretical Computer Science Simons Foundation link Support students who have already produced outstanding results in theoretical computer science. [Nomination is by the student's school.]   2/7/14 link $24,000 2 years   PhD Second-year and above      
SHPE/GEM Fellowship Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) link Competitive, graduate GEM fellowship for outstanding, active SHPE members pursuing advanced STEM degrees at a GEM Member University.   11/15/2014 and November 15th thereafter link $14,000 1 year   Masters or PhD First-year and above      
Ada I. Pressman Memorial Scholarship Society of Women Engineers (SWE) link Supports women pursuing ABET-accredited programs in preparation for careers in engineering technology and computer science.   Applications accepted Dec 1, 2013 thru Feb 17, 2014 link $5,000 5 years   Masters or PhD Seniors and above U.S. citizens only   Women only
Applied Computer Security Associates Cybersecurity Scholarship Society of Women Engineers (SWE) link Supports women with demonstrated interest in security, as evidenced by coursework, outside study and work experience.   2/15/14 link $10,000 1 year   Masters or PhD Seniors & First-year U.S. citizens only   Women only
Symantec Research Labs Graduate Fellowship Symantec link Program funds innovative research with real-world value in areas like storage, backup, virtualization, cloud computing, big data infrastructure.   2/7/14 link $20,000 1 year   PhD     Preference given to students with desire to work in industrial research  
Hertz Graduate Fellowship The Hertz Foundation link Fellowships support students of the applied physical, biological and engineering sciences Applied math & statistics, computer science 11/1/13 link $37,000 5 years Fellow makes moral commitment to make his/her "skills available to the U.S. in times of national emergency." PhD Seniors and above U.S. citizens & permanent residents    
Space Technology Research Fellowships National Aeronautics and Space Administrations (NASA) link Sponsor students pursuing relevant space technology and STEM disciplines. The fellowships support the goal of creating innovative new space technologies for our nation's science, exploration, and economic future.   11/13/13 link $16,000 1 year Member university pays fellowship after first year. Requires one summer paid internship. PhD Seniors and above U.S. citizens & permanent residents Underrepresented ethnicities  
PhD Science Fellowship The National GEM Consortium link Promotes participation of underrepresented groups in post-graduate science and engineering education and the technical workforce.   11/15/13 link $16,000 1 year Member university pays fellowship after first year. Requires one summer paid internship. PhD Seniors and above U.S. citizens & permanent residents Underrepresented ethnicities  
National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowships U.S. Department of Defense link Program is sponsored by the Army Research Office, Office of Naval Research, Air Force Office of Scientific Research and the DoD High Performance Computing Modernization Program.   12/20/13 link $31,500 3 years   PhD First-year U.S. citizens only    
Computational Science Graduate Fellowship U.S. Department of Energy link Provides outstanding benefits and opportunities to students pursuing doctoral degrees in fields of study that use high performance computing to solve complex science and engineering problems. high performance computing 9/27/13 link $36,000 4 years Must complete an approved program of study prior to third year of fellowship. PhD Seniors and above U.S. citizens & permanent residents    
Fulbright U.S. Student Program U.S. Dept of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs link The flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government. Provides fellowships for U.S. graduate students to study, conduct research, and/or teach English abroad.   Applications will be accepted from May 1-Oct 14, 2014 link       Masters or PhD Seniors and above U.S. citizens only    

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