2020 PhD Global Research Experience Award applications NOW OPEN
Department(s):Graduate & Professional Studies
PhD Global Research Experience Award
WPI Graduate Studies is again offering a global research award opportunity for PhD students.
The goals of the PhD Global Research Experience are to provide students with the opportunity to engage with an international collaborator in a research project that is complementary to the PhD work at WPI. Students will develop their own global network and contacts by participating in this program. In addition, students can learn about culture-specific drivers of technology and innovation, as well as the policies that govern technological development in other countries. The research conducted is expected to become a part of the PhD student’s thesis and body of work. In the past three years, our students have traveled to research laboratories in the UK, Switzerland, Japan, and several other countries. Many of the research projects have led to joint publications between WPI students and their international collaborators.
A very limited number of fellowships are available. This will be a highly competitive program.
For PhD students who want to apply:
The application is available online at
2020 PhD Global Scholar Application
Deadline is February 3, 2020. Decisions will be made and applicants notified by early March.
Terri A. Camesano
Dean of Graduate Studies