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Federal Undergraduate Scholarships & Fellowships

The American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) administers a number of federal scholarship and fellowship programs for undergraduates – including for the Office of Naval Research’s Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program and NASA’s Aeronautics Scholarship Program.

Applications are due December 15, 2014 for the SMART (Science, Math, and Research for Transformation)  Scholarship for Service program. See the application instructions HERE.

ASEE also administers engineering scholarship, internship, and fellowship programs for graduate students and postdoctoral researchers.


Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship

DOD logoSMALL The National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship Program (NDSEG), administered by ASEE, is a highly competitive fellowship that is awarded to U.S. citizens and nationals who intend to pursue a doctoral degree in one of 15 supported disciplines. NDSEG confers high honors upon its recipients and allows them to attend whichever U.S. institution they choose. Fellowships last for three years and pay for full tuition and all mandatory fees, a monthly stipend, and up to $1,000 a year in medical insurance.

The application is now open for the 2014 award cycle, and the department plans to award 200 new graduate fellowships in April 2014. The Department of Defense (DoD) is committed to increasing the number and quality of U.S. nation’s scientists and engineers, and towards this end, has awarded approximately 3,200 NDSEG fellowships since the program’s inception 22 years ago.

Stevens Institute gets $60 Million from Defense Department


The Department of Defense has awarded Stevens Institute of Technology and its Systems Engineering Research Center (SERC) a five-year, $60 million contract to help launch 11 projects focusing on national security and improving cyber security systems, according to New Jersey On-line.

The Hoboken, N.J. college first started working with the defense department in 2008, when it was awarded an initial $25 million grant. Dinesh Verma, SERC executive director, told the news outlet that “As systems become so complex and so distributed, as we start to expose ourselves more using Information technology, in many ways, these systems aren’t just nice to have. They have become pretty critical.”

College Qualified Leaders Program

ASEE and the Department of Defense sponsor the College Qualified Leaders Program, an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to conduct research in a Defense Department laboratory for six months or longer.

There is no deadline for applications — they can be submitted any time for appointments during the year or over the summer. The Army Education Outreach Program website lists more information and an online application.

Fellowships with Fall 2013/Winter 2014 Deadlines

We’ve compiled a list of fellowships from websites of the California Institute of Technology, University of California at Berkeley, and a number of other organizations. All include engineering among applicable disciplines and apply to a wide range of applicants, majors, and career paths. (See the list under the cut).

The Accelerator keeps a longer list of fellowships with fall 2013 deadlines.

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