GEM M.S. Engineering, Ph.D. Science, and Ph.D. Engineering Fellowship Programs
WPI is a GEM member school. GEM fellowships provide opportunities for underrepresented ethnic minority students to obtain master's degrees in engineering, and Ph.D. degrees in science or engineering, at GEM member schools through a program of paid summer internships and graduate financial assistance.
Fields of Study
Engineering and Science
- U.S citizenship
- Ethnic identification of American Indian, Black American, Mexican American, Puerto Rican, or other Hispanic
Fellowship Application Procedure
External Funding: NSF, NIH, NASA, etc.
In addition to WPI-funded programs, national fellowships outside WPI exist to support students for graduate study. Each has its own application and deadlines. Some are for first-year students and run for 2-3 years, others are for doctoral programs only. These include fellowships from the federal government, such as the National Science Foundation, the Department of Defense and NASA. There are also fellowships from private foundations. Some are restricted to women, to students pursuing a specific program, or to minorities.
Fellowship Information Presentation via the Office of Sponsored Research
Most national fellowships in the United States are available to U.S. citizens only. Some countries offer full assistance to their citizens to go abroad for an advanced degree, with the stipulation that the individual will return home to utilize the advanced education for the good of the country. International students should contact local employers, libraries and their consulate regarding such opportunities.