Outside Fellowships

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

Special Requirements

  • U.S citizenship
  • Ethnic identification of American Indian, Black American, Mexican American, Puerto Rican, or other Hispanic

Fellowship Application Procedure

For details, visit the GEM Web site or contact the GEM Central Office:
GEM Consortium
P.O. Box 537
Notre Dame, IN 46556
Phone: 574-631-7771
Fax: 574-287-1486
E-mail: gem@nd.edu

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

International Students

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. 

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Fellowships & Scholarships Website

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